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Opinion on Snap2Chat Removal From AppWorld

As far as I like and support 3rd party vendors who are willing to assist companies to make their services available on other platforms, it is sometimes ridiculous that we actually want to support these companies. From Instagram to Whatsapp, they have had their own legal issues. Now, SnapChat is coming up with the next wave of…

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BlackBerry WebWorks SDK v2.1 Goes Gold

HTML5 developers will be happy to learn that the BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK v2.1 has gone gold with a bunch of new improvements. This includes much better integration with Apache Cordova and a much improved GUI tool. They also focused some features on the enterprise developer side that will hopefully get them better adoption there….

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BlackBerry Details BlackBerry 10.3 Android Runtime Improvements

BlackBerry has done a nice job of detailing out the new features of the much improved runtime in BlackBerry 10.3. This update brings Android Jelly Bean 4.3 compatibility from the previous 4.2.2. It also allows Account support to use the accounts in your BlackBerry where it used to expect Android accounts. They don’t make any…

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10.3 colour palette for themes

Version 10.2 of BlackBerry 10 introduced the Dark and Bright themes which were gradually introduced into most of the apps provided by BlackBerry in the OS, and ever since the first 10.3 leaks, we’ve seen the introduction of controversial, new colours into the UI and discovered that BlackBerry would introduce colour accents into the OS….

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BlackBerry’s four years with Adobe AIR

At the PlayBook announcement in 2010, BlackBerry revealed support for applications running Adobe AIR. After a four year run, that relationship is coming to an end when BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 is released later this year. The removal of the AIR runtime is so that BlackBerry can save money on the licensing fees that are currently…

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Latest Developer Webinar Tackles Converting AIR Apps for BlackBerry 10

Many Adobe AIR developers with apps on BlackBerry 10 got a rude awakening when BlackBerry announced that they were dropping the Adobe AIR runtime in BlackBerry 10.3.1. There is no word on when that release is coming but we are hearing that it is scheduled for the end of the year. BlackBerry has been getting…

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BES 10.2 Adds API For Automating Universal Device Service Tasks (UDS)

BlackBerry highlighted one of the items that will be covered in their free BlackBerry Virtual Jam Direct web conference next Wednesday. That conference is set to focus on developing for the enterprise and one of the key elements BlackBerry has added in BES 10.2 is the BlackBerry Wev services calls for UDS (Universal Device Service)…

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BlackBerry Releases Privacy Guidelines For BlackBerry World Developers

BlackBerry has long been pushing BlackBerry developers to have clear privacy statements and disclosures. Now they have taken things a step further by creating straightforward guidance for developers who publish apps in BlackBerry World. With other platforms suffering from privacy concerns every day its nice to see that BlackBerry is trying to drive more accountability…

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