Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Dec 2012 19:18 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Research In Motion today released the 'gold' build of the BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit. The 'gold' build includes all of the final tools, components, and APIs that will enable developers to create integrated, social and beautiful applications for BlackBerry 10, and have the confidence that their apps will delight customers at launch." Let's hope so. This industry needs more viable players.
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BB10 is looking goooood
by grantpalin on Tue 11th Dec 2012 20:47 UTC
grantpalin
Member since:
2011-02-11

I've been following the releases on the BlackBerry blog, the developer blog, and on CrackBerry. Between the pictures, videos, and specs (so far), BB10 devices look like they will be a world away from existing BBOS devices. A lot of people don't seem to understand that RIM is making a clean break here, cleanly separating BB10 from BBOS. That does bring up the apps compatibility issue, but as I understand it Playbook apps should be fairly easy to update for BB10.

I don't know enough about QNX to speak to it in any real detail, but what I do understand is that QNX will be a much better long-term solution than the existing BBOS. RIM have said that they are taking the long view with this initiative, and it makes sense to me.

I'm thinking to give app development a try. I could use some specific apps on my Playbook, but they are not available. WebWorks looks like a good way to leverage my web dev skills, and I don't know nearly enough about AIR or native development.

Edited 2012-12-11 20:49 UTC

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RE: BB10 is looking goooood
by yourpalal on Wed 12th Dec 2012 06:13 in reply to "BB10 is looking goooood"
yourpalal Member since:
2011-04-15

Having developed a small Playbook game with WebWorks (for the purposes of the make an app, get a tablet promo they ran pre-launch), I can say that actually development of the app was very painless. I did almost all of my developing in Chrome, and now that the Ripple emulator is available, this should become even easier.

The major pain point at the time was the horrible packaging/signing/submitting process. Since Ripple can sign and package your apps as well, this should be much easier now too.

Unfortunately, my app recently broke from an OS update and I haven't had time to finish and deploy my fix. I think I've got the fix done, but I will have to wait for the Christmas break to test/package/deploy it.

Anyway, I highly encourage you to build a WebWorks app. Use it as an excuse to learn a new and interesting framework like angular.js.

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RE[2]: BB10 is looking goooood
by grantpalin on Thu 13th Dec 2012 05:05 in reply to "RE: BB10 is looking goooood"
grantpalin Member since:
2011-02-11

Thanks for the response. I am on break after this week, and would like to work on an app or two this month when I have the time available. It does seem to me that the development process has become much easier, which RIM is getting praise for.

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