Blue University LIVE Provides IoT Bluetooth Technology Training for Developers
Thursday, April 14, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the 2016 dates for its Blue University LIVE, a global series of full-day training sessions for developers new to Bluetooth technology. Blue University LIVE provides the opportunity for developers to learn how to build and connect Bluetooth enabled products. The in-person training sessions gives developers the...
Report Shows Mobile Developers Are Still Struggling Monetizing Apps
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by Richard Harris
Vision Mobile’s 7th Developer Economics surveyed more than 10,000 developers on the app economy, tracking developer experiences across platforms, revenues, apps, tools, APIs, segments and regions.Highlights from the report Include:Platform Wars- On a global level the platform wars are ending with iOS claiming the majority of the high-end device market and Andr...
Blackberry to Bring 200,000 Amazon Apps to BlackBerry 10.3 OS
Friday, June 20, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
BlackBerry has announced a licensing agreement with the Amazon Appstore to bring more than 200,000 Android apps to BlackBerry 10 device users when the BlackBerry 10.3 operating system launches in the fall.This basically spells the end of any type of future Blackberry specific developer ecosystem as it relates to consumer apps. Blackberry says that it will soon...
BlackBerry Offers Additional Options to Port Android Apps
Friday, April 11, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
BlackBerry has announced a new beta for their BlackBerry Tools for Android Development, which offers new features and support offerings.Last October, BlackBerry announced the availability of the second iteration of their Android development tools to port Android apps to BlackBerry 10. This release introduced the BlackBerry ADB Proxy Manager, which allows the ability to ...
Best Platform For Mobile App Development
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Ron Beaman
“…an exploration of the subject from one perspective intended as a vehicle for shedding light on the merits of any platform as it pertains to mobile development…” When it comes to computing platforms, few debates cause more bias-rage and consternation than the ubiquitous Mac vs. PC donnybrook. As an enterprise software engineer for business applications using Microsoft’...
Adobe Launches New Cloud Based Mobile App Marketing Services
Friday, November 8, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Adobe continues to expand its app developer support services with its introduction of Adobe Mobile services for Adobe Marketing Cloud.
Among the cloud based services offered through the program are app analytics, app experience targeting based on GPS location, and audience testing. The services are integrated with the recently introduced Adobe Analytics and Adobe ...
Breaking News for BlackBerry App Developers
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Ok, maybe its not the real big honking BlackBerry breaking news that the company is being purchased by its largest stockholder to go private, however it seems that the BlackBerry 10 dev team is still business as usual with a couple of announcements today.
First, the company is offering two free Gamepad Packages, consisting of a MOGA Pro controller and a SteelSeries con...
BlackBerry App Developer Site Gets Makeover
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by Richard Harris
The BlackBerry Developer website is receiving a major makeover with changes to its microsites’ appearance and the location of content.
Included is the merging of the Native and Cascades development microsites into a single Native site. PlayBook is getting its own microsite with the inclusion of native content as well as all PlayBook information for HTML5, AIR, and Andr...
Marmalade SDK Makes ME's List of Top 50 Mobile Innovators For 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013 by Richard Harris
Now in it's 3rd year, the annual Mobile Entertainment (ME) who's who list has arrived and Marmalade has made the list of the top 50 mobile innovators again!ME’s Top 50 Mobile Innovators project is aimed at UK registered, privately owned mobile businesses who deserve recognition for their enthusiasm and devotion to the industry. The mobile sectors it encompasse...
Unity3D Is Leading The Way For Windows Phone And Blackberry Developers
Friday, August 9, 2013 by Richard Harris
The recent announcement by Unity 3D that it had released Unity 4.2, which introduced support of Windows Phone 8, Windows Store apps and BlackBerry 10, is another indication that more third party mobile app development tools and services are migrating to the Windows and Blackberry mobile platforms.
Why does this matter? No matter how hard Microsoft and Blackbe...
Weekly Roundup: Apple Developer Outage, Jellybean 4.3, Amazon and Windows Phone, Unity and Blackberry 10, and GDC 2014
Saturday, July 27, 2013 by Richard Harris
From the Editors DeskThis weekend is the last weekend before the August issue release and there has been no shortage of news to cover! From the Apple outage, to the Android 4.3 Jellybean update this week has been one for the books! We won't be publishing a podcast this week, while put all of our efforts towards putting the finishing touches on the August issue, but we'l...
Unity 4.2 Now Supports BlackBerry 10
Friday, July 26, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Blackberry has announced that free and Pro releases of Unity 4.2 from Unity Technologies now support BlackBerry 10.
BlackBerry and Unity Technologies are offering a limited number of Unity Pro License holders a free copy of the BlackBerry Pro add-on license until November 20, 2013, if they submit a game developed with Unity to the BlackBerry World storefront. These dev...
BlackBerry Supports Bluetooth Smart Ready to Drive M2M App Development
Friday, July 26, 2013 by Richard Harris
BlackBerry has announced native support in BlackBerry 10 for Bluetooth Smart Ready, to help provide seamless connectivity between Bluetooth Smart devices. Tightly integrated into the BlackBerry 10 platform, developers can now easily incorporate Bluetooth Smart functionality into their BlackBerry 10 applications.
BlackBerry 10 applications can be written to leverage the...
BlackBerry Jam Direct to be Held July 25
Monday, July 22, 2013 by Richard Harris
The BlackBerry Jam Direct interactive virtual conference for game developers is scheduled for July 25, 2013 from 11:00 am -2:00 pm US Eastern Standard Time.
The event will feature BlackBerry specialists, special guests, well-known developers and other participants. Developers who view the conference will experience a live video feed that not only enables them see the p...
Blackberry Introduces BlackBerry 10 Cascades and WebWorks Courses
Friday, July 19, 2013 by Richard Harris
Blackberry is working to help developers learn the ins and outs of developing BlackBerry 10 Cascades and WebWorks apps with a new series of more than 30 free online courses.
Each course is around 15 – 30 minutes long. The program features a downloadable, self-directed lab exercise, a short quiz to help participants evaluate their knowledge of the information, and a ded...
Sencha Touch for BlackBerry 10 App Program
Friday, July 19, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
In a move to encourage developers to develop cross platform apps in the HTML5 platform, Blackberry has teamed with Sencha to offer developers free copy of Sencha Architect ($399 USD value), a BlackBerry Dev Alpha B device and support for qualified developers.
Sencha Touch is a high-performance HTML5 mobile application frameworkFor more visit developer.blackberry.c...
Blackberry Announces Program Providing 6 Free Months of cloudbase.io for Developers
Friday, July 19, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
BlackBerry developers can now take full advantage of the Cloudbase.io with the BlackBerry 10 Cascades and BlackBerry 10 WebWorks libraries and receive 6 free months of the service at no charge.
With cloudbase.io developers can take advantage of services including cloud database, cloud functions, push notifications, shared APIs and analytics. To help developers better u...
Marmalade Giving Away Free SDK Licenses for BlackBerry 10
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by Richard Harris
Marmalade – the award-winning cross-platform development tool – today announced the launch of a new offer where indie game and app developers can claim a free Marmalade SDK Licence. From today, eligible developers will be able to qualify for the offer by registering on madewithmarmalade.com/blackberry then downloading a free evaluation version of the Marmalade SDK....
Sencha and Rackspace Collaborate to Drive Mobile Application Market
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Richard Harris
Sencha Joins Rackspace Mobile Application Developer Ecosystem; Rackspace to Sponsor SenchaCon 2013REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sencha, the leader in powering HTML5 development for desktop and mobile applications, today announced that they have joined forces with Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, to make it even easier for developers to bu...
Digia releases Qt 5.1 with Android and iOS support
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by Richard Harris
Qt (makers of KDE for Linux) have added preliminary support for Android and iOS to Qt 5.1. This release is fully usable on both platforms and you can begin to develop for both OSs immediately. All of qtbase (Qt Core, Gui, Network etc.) is implemented. Qt Quick works very nicely on Android and most sensors are supported.That means Qt can now be used to build native, smoo...
Want a take BlackBerry 10 for a test drive, now
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by Richard Harris
Blackberry has a new way for you to experience BB10 right from your mobile browser by going to blackberry.com/glimpse. They have a baked in simulator that works across a myriad of mobile web browsers (iOS, Android) and that gives you a peak inside the OS. It will not work on a desktop browser, so don't even try it (changing user agent doesn't work either :)It's not a a ...
Unity 4 with Blackberry 10 Gamepad support
Saturday, March 30, 2013 by Richard Harris
If you thought game controllers were going away anytime soon, think again. Unity 4 has added gamepad support for Blackberry devices using the Native SDK.The new Gamepad API will allow developers to make their games work with physical controllers, giving their players the tactile responsiveness they’re used to from consoles and desktop PCs. When this is combined with Bla...
Blackberry 10 app inventory is 20 percent Android
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by Richard Harris
BlackBerry has been working hard to attract developers into it's ecosystem. But they understand new systems aren't always easy to adapt to, so they allow developers to create Android based apps that run in simulation through the BB10 OS, that look native. This means that if you are a developer with an Android app already, wanting to put an app into the BB10 store but do...
Amazon phones will be great, Microsoft surface not so much
Thursday, November 29, 2012 by Richard Harris
Rumors are swirling today about two tech giants, Amazon and Microsoft, both rolling out branded smartphones. One of these is a good idea: Amazon's phone could really shake up the mobile market, albeit in a way that will make geeks very uncomfortable. For Microsoft, though, building its own phone is a distraction, and one that could lead to the whole Windows Phone e...