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BlackBerry OS 10.2 To Bring Screen Reader Functionality for the Visually Impaired

I was waiting for BlackBerry to bring some more accessibility options for the visually impaired on BlackBerry 10. They are doing just that shortly with the upcoming August BlackBerry 10.2 SDK Gold release. That release will allow Cascade controls that will announce the UI to the user who has trouble reading. Here is how BlackBerry…

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Appcelerator Titanium v3.1.1 Released With Updated BlackBerry SDK Beta

Appcelerator has added support for BlackBerry 10 in their Titanium cross platform development product a bit back. Its nice to see they are continuing that support with their subsequent updates including their latest v3.1.1 release. This version includes the latest BlackBerry SDK Beta along with integrating the Studio for app creation. Check out the details…

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BlackBerry 10.2 Brings New Identity Service Library for BBID & Offsite Settings Storage

One of the cool new additions in the latest BlackBerry 10.2 SDK release is the Identity Service Library. This library allows developers to tie into a external identity provider, like BlackBerry ID or even Facebook/Twitter/etc, to log into their app. This way you can allow users to use the authentication information they already have in…

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BlackBerry 10.2 Adds Screenshot & Peripheral (USB, Printers, etc) & Identity APIs

  I was digging through the change logs for the latest BlackBerry OS 10.2 SDK and found some nice additions beyond the big updates BlackBerry mentioned. First of all I was glad to see BlackBerry add a Screen Capture screenshot API both in native and Cascades. This just allows apps to save a picture of…

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BlackBerry 10.2 SDK OS Released for BlackBerry Z10/Q10 and Dev Alpha B & C

Along with the new SDK BlackBerry has updated the Developer SDK OS to BlackBerry 10.2. This new version is available for the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 along with the BlackBerry Dev Alpha B and C. Once again these are trimmed down versions of the full OS so expect many things to be missing like the…

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BlackBerry 10.2 SDK Launches With Loads Of Improvements & Android 4.2 Compatibility

As promised BlackBerry has released v10.2 of the BlackBerry 10 SDK for developers today. This update includes things like Flurry analytics support along with Miracast HD streaming and new Maps API. There is a new Momentics IDE for native developers which is a welcome change. Also new is support for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean in…

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Please DO NOT Install the BlackBerry 10 Dev OS on Your PlayBook

For some reason we are once again hearing about people trying to put the BlackBerry 10 Dev OS on their PlayBook. This method was discovered sometime last year if I remember correctly but it was a bad idea then and continues to be so today. My buddy Bla1ze @CrackBerry posted a link to one of…

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BBM Channels Invoke API Coming For Developers

I have had a few developers ask if BlackBerry would be opening up more API access to BlackBerry Channels and it seems like it is in the works. Ofutur pointed out a thread to me on the BlackBerry Support Forums where BlackBerry employee MSohm has confirmed that you will be able to use the invoke…

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