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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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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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Older Twitter Apps Stop Working Today As Twitter Disables Old API

We have been hearing from a few users about their legacy Twitter apps which stopped working last night. This is not an outage but rather Twitter disabling/retiring their much less restrictive APIv1 as it moves up to their new APIv1.1 that newer Twitter clients use. The new API has some serious limits which has more…

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BlackBerry 10 Gets Support for Wireless Gamepads – Shows Off What Devs Are Creating

For the last few months there has been a mysterious “Gamepad API” sitting on BlackBerry 10’s native roadmap. Now that it is launched BlackBerry is ready to peal off the mystery and show us what is possible. They just confirmed on the DevBlog that BlackBerry 10 offers developers support for the following hardware if they…

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BlackBerry 10 WebWorks February SDK Refresh Adds In App Payment & More

BlackBerry has continued its regular updates to the WebWorks SDK out of band with the other BlackBerry 10 SDKs. The latest update for February brings the much needed payment service to WebWorks developers allowing one time and subscription payments. They have also added better support for BBM social APIs. Last but not least they now…

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Devs Don’t Forget To Integrate BlackBerry Messenger in your BlackBerry 10 App

Quite a few top tier BlackBerry apps got a nice boost when RIM first introduced their BlackBerry Messenger Social Platform SDK. This allowed third party developers to plug into the BlackBerry infrastructure and use it for peer to peer communication and sharing. RIM is promising more on this front for BlackBerry 10 but they have…

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Ripple Emulator Refreshed Along With BlackBerry 10 WebWorks Community APIs

RIM has updated their Ripple Emulator this week with a quick refresh. It now allows you to easily set the services to start and stop with chrome and other simplifications to avoid the command line. This new refresh also adds emulation for the new APIs delivered in the latest BlackBerry WebWorks SDK releases. RIM has…

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BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK Has SD Card Support in API? Gets Small Update

After updating all of their BlackBerry 10 SDK’s last week RIM has released a quick refresh to the BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK beta. With the help of some devs feedback they identified a sandboxing logic issue that was not working as documented and the blackberry.io.sandbox property could not be set. They have fixed this issue…

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