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BlackBerry WebWorks SDK 2.0 Beta Released Built on Apache Cordova

  BlackBerry’s WebWorks team has been working hard to align their project and make it compatible with Apache Cordova (formerly PhoneGap). They finally achieved that with this beta bringing us alignment with Cordova. Now that support for BlackBerry 10 is built into the Apache Cordova engine all PhoneGap and other downstream Cordova distributions can fully…

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BlackBerry Developer Interest Remains Relatively Flat According to Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics ran their developer survey again in September with over 1,600 active mobile developers. Windows Phone got a huge boost this year with over 32% indicating they were planning on supporting the platform next year compared to a previous 16%. On the other hand developer interest in BlackBerry has remained relatively flat around 10%….

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BlackBerry 10 APIs Now Available as Apache Cordova Plugins

  BlackBerry is really working hard to upstream WebWorks into Apache Cordova (previously Adobe PhoneGap). Now they have released the BlackBerry 10 APIs as Apache Cordova Plugins through Cordova’s plugin repository. You simply add the plugin command with the ID to get it to run. If you are working on a WebWorks project or have…

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BlackBerry Pushes Out OS 10.2.1.1057 SDK Beta for Developers (Crippled OS)

It seems like BlackBerry has jumped their own gun and released the SDK beta for developers of OS 10.2.1 before announcing it. SirJes over at CrackBerry Forums has just posted up this developer build of OS 10.2.1.1057 for all devices with one catch. Unlike the previous leak this is a crippled developer OS and is…

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BlackBerry Confirms 10.2.1 is Bringing Big Android Runtime Changes Including Native Code Support!

BlackBerry keeps on surprising me with its larger support for their Android runtime. They just announced on their blog that there are some crazy nice changes coming in OS 10.2.1 for the Android runtime. The main event is that BlackBerry 10 will support Android Native code. This means developers can use native C and C++…

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Selenium WebDriver Support Shows Up in OS 10.2.1 Leak for Web Developers

BlackBerry keeps on pushing more dev tools into the BlackBerry 10 browser. The latest addition spotted in the browser is the inclusion of the Selenium WebDriver. Selenium is used by developers and others to automate browsers. This lets you automate regression or other testing in a browser by sending the commands to the device. This…

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BlackBerry Clarifies More of the Functionality & Limitations of Headless Apps

BlackBerry has finally started making some headway in terms of headless apps. In case you don’t know headless apps are apps that run in the background without an active user interface. Sadly the current implementation will not offer either users or developers what they have been asking BlackBerry for but it is a start. Shadid…

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BlackBerry Wants Devs To Hook Into BlackBerry ID Service – Multiple Device Support?

  I was really excited when I saw BlackBerry add the BlackBerry Identity Service Library in OS 10.2. At launch this only supports BlackBerry ID but in the future it will support multiple identities and allow developers to easily hook into them. Currently developers can use your BlackBerry ID to automatically log you into their…

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