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Today, RIM unveiled its vision for the BlackBerry® 10 platform at the BlackBerry World conference in Orlando and released the initial developer toolkit for native and HTML5 software development. The toolkit is available today in beta as a free download here.

Whether using the powerful Cascades framework, writing direct native code or developing in HTML5, BlackBerry 10 will empower developers to create attractive and compelling apps.  The toolkit includes:

·        The BlackBerry® 10 Native SDK with Cascades, which allows developers to create graphically rich, high performance native applications in C/C++ or Qt.

·        The BlackBerry 10 WebWorks™ SDK, which includes support for HTML5 application developers, allowing those developers to create native-like applications using common web programming technologies.

 

Recent feedback for the new BlackBerry 10 platform includes:

·        “RIM has got it right with the BlackBerry 10 platform.  They have really streamlined the app-development process,” said Adam Linford, Truphone Head of Labs and Mobile Applications. “The platform’s support for open-source components flattens the learning curve enabling us to build a new application quickly and cost-effectively and have it ready to go when the first BlackBerry 10 devices debut.”

·        “With 360 Panorama, Occipital is pushing the boundaries of photography on mobile devices.  When evaluating the technical viability of a platform, we consider three areas: camera, sensors, and processing and graphics capabilities.  BlackBerry 10 met and often exceeded our expectations for each of these areas,” said Jeffrey Powers, Occipital Co-Founder and CEO.

 

Quick Links:

·        More details about the NDK for BlackBerry 10 are posted on: http://devblog.blackberry.com/2012/04/blackberry-10-native-sdk

·        More details about Cascades at http://devblog.blackberry.com/2012/04/blackberry-10-cascades-available-now

·        More details about the BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK are posted on http://devblog.blackberry.com/2012/04/blackberry-10-webworks-sdk

 

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