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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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Watch the BlackBerry Jam Session on Background Services for BlackBerry 10 (Headless Apps)

The “can’t miss” session from BlackBerry Jam this year for developers was JAM47 on “Background Services – Event Driven Processing for your Application.” This session covered the upcoming Background Services framework currently being used by some developers and coming in BlackBerry OS 10.2. This new Background Services framework will allow developers to run actions and…

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BlackBerry Jam To Signal The Rise of Headless Apps Next Week (Background Apps)

  One of the most requested features for BlackBerry 10 apps has been the ability to run applications in the background without an active frame. Many apps from instant messaging clients to notification utilities would benefit from such a feature and BlackBerry has promised it is coming soon. We mentioned earlier that BlackBerry has a…

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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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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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BlackBerry Adds "Background Apps" & More to Native/Cascades Roadmaps

BlackBerry has updated the roadmaps for both the BlackBerry 10 Native and Cascades SDK to include some goodies. Sadly most of them do not have a defined date set for release but at least BlackBerry has gone public that they are coming. The main one I want to highlight is what they call “Headless Apps.”…

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Stocks+ v1.1 Adds Support for Alerts and Other Improvements

Stocks+ is a nice and simple app that provides a view of your stock portfolio on your homescreen as a background image. We covered the beta when it was launched back in May and we were impressed with the features in the app when it came out of beta. The new version adds alerting capabilities…

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