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.