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RIM Explains Platform Strategy Including Lack of BlackBerry Java on BBX Platform

We told you that RIM officially said at DevCon last week that the upcoming BlackBerry BBX Platform would not support BlackBerry Java. Now Alec Saunders from RIM has detailed a bit more about that strategy on their DevBlog. They more or less explain that BlackBerry Java will not be supported on the BBX platform and…

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RIM FINALLY Removes Registration From Developer Downloads!!!

I forgot to mention earlier that one of the biggest changes with the new microsites for all developers is they finally got a bit less annoying. I love the design but they have finally removed the registration requirement from BlackBerry developer downloads. According to Alec Saunders you will NO LONGER have to fill in fake…

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RIM Shows Off Android PlayBook APK Repackaging (Aka Porting)

  We know that any Android developer can now start porting or better yet repackaging their Android APK files into apps that are easy to submit to App World. RIM showed off a simple app like Pulse but the took things a few steps further. They showed off an OpenGL game like Pool Break Pro…

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HTML5 Devs Get Dedicated Microsite – WebWorks v2.2 Released

RIM launched a brand new HTML5 development site to highlight their focus on BlackBerry web development as a platform. The new site is actually very nice and clean which really impressed me. You can check out the new site at: https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/html5/ The other interesting thing is that RIM has integrated Ripple into their dev lifecycle…

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BBX Open Source Initiative – RIM Helping Devs Find Native SDK Open Libraries

  RIM has made a huge push to help bring more open source libraries and frameworks to the PlayBook for native developers. This is to make it easier for developers to find assets they can easily use in their apps. There are some great libraries RIM has already added and confirmed for the native SDK…

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Clarification: Adobe AIR/Flash Apps & Android Player Apps to Run on BBX

Alec Saunders did not mention Adobe AIR/Flash apps or apps built on the Android Player when it came to their future BBX strategy. I have been trying to confirm this since Alec said that but it looks like he might have just missed it off his slide. RIM’s BBX press release says that: The BBX…

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Alec Saunders Addresses His Top 3 BlackBerry Development Myths

Alec Saunders, RIM’s new VP of developer relations, had some fun on stage today trying to dispel some BlackBerry development myths. The first three hit things right on the head though you can get stats to say whatever you want. On the other hand he does have a point with the fourth myth that it…

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BlackBerry Developer Challenge BBM Social Platform Winners

RIM announced the finalists and and then the winners of the last category of the BlackBerry Developers challenge. The winners are SeaBattle SE from ToySoft and MTV Night Finder in Latin America. Kudos to the finalists and winners!  

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