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BlackBerry Discussing “New Background Services Framework” at BlackBerry Jam this Month

I continued digging through the BlackBerry Jam developer catalog for later this month and struck gold. I found that BlackBerry has a session dedicated to what they have been calling “headless apps” until now but now call their “Background Services Framework.” In a nutshell this framework will allow developers to run applications and processes in…

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Flurry Mobile Analytics Coming to BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry 10 developers have been complaining to me about the lack of an analytics service for BlackBerry 10 apps. Even BlackBerrys own analytics program does not work on BlackBerry 10 and is set as “coming soon.” This has not stopped an enterprising developer from creating a Localytics unsupported opensource client but it is something. That…

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BlackBerry Previews New WebWorks “Bootstrap” Sample for Developers

BlackBerry WebWorks developers have been struggling to create “Built for BlackBerry” experiences on BlackBerry 10. Our buddy Chad at BlackBerry is trying to simplify that by creating a new WebWorks Bootstrap sample for developers. Instead of using frameworks like jQuery Mobile or even BlackBerrys BBUI.js this sample Bootstrap just gives developers the basic skeleton for…

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BlackBerry Jam Americas 2013 Session Catalog Now Available

BlackBerry Jam Americas is running concurrently with BlackBerry Live again this year in Orlando on May 14th through the 16th. BlackBerry posted up the session catalog for the event with over 60 sessions and 7 hands on labs with 20 more sessions and more labs to come. They will be covering everything from C/C++, HTML5,…

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Sencha Touch 2.2 Release Includes BlackBerry 10 Performance Enhancements

Sencha Touch introduced a BlackBerry 10 theme in their previous release of v2.1.1 of their JavaScript framework. Now with Sencha Touch v2.2 they have added significant enhancements along with Webkit rendering optimization and performance improvements. This includes bringing list scrolling performance to 35-40 frames per second which is nice and fluid along with touch responsiveness…

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BlackBerry Shares Some Insight Into Upcoming "Headless Apps" On BlackBerry 10

  I was disappointed that BlackBerry did not manage to figure out “headless apps” in BlackBerry OS 10.1 but thankfully it is upcoming on their radar. In case you don’t know “headless apps” are apps that can run in the background without running as an active frame. That means you can have more than 8…

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Unity Lets Devs Sign Up for Early Access to BlackBerry Add-on Open Beta

We told you earlier that Unity was working on an add-on for their platform to make it easier to bring games to BlackBerry 10. They are letting developers sign up for early access to the add-on before the open beta which starts later this spring. They want developers to sign on to influence what features…

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Highlights From the BlackBerry 10.1 Developer Beta OS (10.1.0.1485)

BlackBerry rocked the BlackBerry 10 developer world yesterday by launching a public beta of the BlackBerry 10.1 OS for the BlackBerry Z10 & Dev Alpha B/C. They listed a huge warning that this is not a final OS and is not intended for daily use but rather just for testing. Still that has not stopped…

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