RIM Expands Developer Tool Set
Today at its developer conference, Research In Motion introduced a wide range of new tools for developers to take advantage of when creating applications and services for BlackBerry handsets. The first is support for OpenGL ES, which will help improve 3D gaming and graphics. Second is a new Java GUI builder, which will speed up the development of BlackBerry user interfaces. Third is a new BlackBerry Theme Studio for the creation of themes for BlackBerry devices. RIM also introduced a new advertising services program, which will will offer wider developer access to advertising, payment, content push and location services. Developers will also gain the ability to embed features and functions within applications and ads, such as initiating a phone call from an ad, add a calendar entry or contact entry from an ad, and link to an application in BlackBerry App World from an ad. The new advertising services SDK will be available to developers in the first half of 2010.
Review: BlackBerry Motion
The latest collaboration between BlackBerry Mobile and TCL is the Motion, a large slab that runs Android and boasts BlackBerry's powerful productivity tools. Mobile pros will be happy with features such as BlackBerry Hub and the Productivity Tab, while businesses that deploy the Motion will appreciate the DTEK security software.
Google Finalizes Android O Developer Tools, Releases 3rd Beta
Google today released all the tools developers need to create applications and update apps for Android O. The company made the final Android O APIs available through an updated SDK.
BlackBerry Expands Hub+ to More Android Phones
BlackBerry today made its BlackBerry Hub+ suite of enterprise applications available to a wider range of devices. At the same time, it added five more apps to the suite.
Google Drops Wear OS Developer Preview with Support for P
Google today released the first developer preview of Wear OS, the renamed platform for smartwatches and other wearables. Importantly, this developer preview brings with it support for Android P features.
Google Releases New Play Services SDK for Devs
Google has spent the last few weeks pushing Google Play Services 8.4 to Android devices and today released the SDK developers need to access the new features within. Most of the benefits of Play Services 8.4 are developer facing, rather than end-user facing.