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BlackBerry Shares Some Insight Into Upcoming "Headless Apps" On BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry Jam Unplugged - Geordie Ferguson, Software Architect - BlackBerry 10 -000327 

I was disappointed that BlackBerry did not manage to figure out “headless apps” in BlackBerry OS 10.1 but thankfully it is upcoming on their radar. In case you don’t know “headless apps” are apps that can run in the background without running as an active frame. That means you can have more than 8 apps running and apps like BeBuzz can run on boot and stay running even if you open a 9th app.

In BlackBerry’s latest installment of the BlackBerry Jam Unplugged series they have Geordie Ferguson, software architect for BlackBerry 10, give some insight on headless apps and their considerations for upcoming headless apps. Its well worth watching for both devs and power users.

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  1. I do not have time to watch above, but I have to mention that Google Talk runs in the background as well, totally invisible and all new notifications arrive in the hub if you do receive a text. I was pleasantly surprised when I got a message after closing the app.
    Hopefully skype (I am losing faith in Skype’s availability on OS10) will have the same functionality, if it ever makes it to OS10.

  2. So does WhatsApp… I’m not sure what’s really going on here…

  3. Whats App and Google Talk are as i assume hooked into Blackberry Hub. The headless apps they are referring as to do with apps that do.not have to be open. Like how Advance OS and Led Pro works on current Legacy devices.

  4. This was my first time watching a BlackBerry 10 Jam Unplugged episode and now I want to order the DVD Collector’s set.

  5. What the heck was that! I kept going back and forth between reality and absurdity. I am confused.
    What was that at 2:36?

  6. Sorry I can’t listen to this guy lol I’ll have to read summaries in the forum or something.

    • He’s just explaining that it’s taking a while because there is a lot at stake here. Casper apps are powerful, but frightening at the same time, so they have to protect the users and the poor little batteries from all the things the tormented minds of developers come up with.

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