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BlackBerry Gives the Built for BlackBerry Program an Update

  I have been hearing from a number of BlackBerry developers about BlackBerry diluting the meaning of their “Built for BlackBerry” stamp. BlackBerry has been pushing the designation to differentiate good apps from the tens of thousands of crap apps in BlackBerry World. Its a noble idea and hopefully BlackBerry makes sure the bar stays…

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Unlocked Android Runtime for BlackBerry 10 Appears Online

So, one of the biggest things that helps us love our BlackBerry 10 devices, is the Android runtime that is baked in.  It allows us to use converted Android apps, but there has always been a drawback.  BlackBerry has set limitations to how the runtime worked, or which apps it would let us use and…

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ONE App Developer Responsible for 47,000+ Apps in BlackBerry World?

Some of you may have noticed that a few developers have been exploiting the free submission of apps to BlackBerry World and using it as a promotional tool. @gpheheise pointed out to me that the worst offender by far is S4BB. As of this article BlackBerry World is reporting that S4BB has over 47,000+ Apps…

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V-Play Game Engine Brings More Crossplatform Gaming to BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry just got another cross platform gaming engine to come on board for BlackBerry 10. The Vienna-based V-Play GmbH announced that their latest v1.4 version of their V-Play game engine is now available for BlackBerry 10. That means all of the games built on the engine can also easily be brought over. Like other engines…

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Hub Integrated & Headless Apps Revealed in 10.2 SDK – Developers Must Apply for Access

Two of the features I have been really waiting for developers to get their hands on is headless apps and BlackBerry Hub integration. Both of them have been revealed in BlackBerry 10.2 though a few developers have been granted access to them in earlier OS builds. Now BlackBerry is asking developers to apply for access…

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BlackBerry 10.2.0.1157 Developer OS Now Officially Available

We told you about this OS dropping earlier but now its official. BlackBerry has dropped OS 10.2.0.1157 in a crippled developer OS. This is not meant for prime time but if you want we now have all the links available for all device builds. Sadly no change log yet… Check them out here

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BlackBerry 10.2 Gold SDK & Simulator Released for Developers

We told you about the release of the Gold SDK developer OS builds but now BlackBerry has rolled out the Gold SDK for 10.2 along with the new 10.2 Simulator. There are loads of goodies here for developers along with a whole new developer website. Check it out at this link.

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BlackBerry Gives Developer Site a Makeover – FINALLY Testing Out Documentation Comments

BlackBerry announced a nice redesign of their developer microsites across the board. One of the more interesting additions is something I asked their documentation team to implement over 2 years ago. They are testing out the ability for developers to leave comments on the documentation and other pages. This is something that many opensource projects…

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