BlackBerry 6 SDK Now Available to Developers
Aug 3, 2010, 12:12 PM by Philip Berne
Soon after announcing the launch of BlackBerry 6 on the new BlackBerry Torch smartphone, RIM has released its BlackBerry 6 SDK. The new developer kit offers access to the improved BlackBerry UI, among numerous other features. The improved WebKit Web browser and HTML5 capabilities will be available for developers to use in applications or mobile widgets. Developers can integrate location information and even travel times into their apps, using anonymous crowd-sourced data gathered from other BlackBerry devices. Apps will integrate with the new Universal Search feature to let users search the Web, other apps, e-mail, calendar and contacts.
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.
Developers Can (Finally) Create Instant Apps
Google today made its instant apps tool available to all developers. Google first announced instant apps at its I/O developer conference in 2016.
Facebook Pulls Support for BlackBerry 10, BBOS
Facebook has decided to cease supporting the BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS platforms. The company has chosen to discontinue its essential APIs for BlackBerry, effectively breaking the existing app.
BlackBerry Pushing BBOS 10.3.2 and Blend 1.2 to Most Phones
BlackBerry today said it is prepared to update most devices running BlackBerry OS 10 to version 10.3.2. The update also installs BlackBerry Blend version 1.2.
BlackBerry to Kill Off Advertising Business
BlackBerry today said its BlackBerry Advertising Service will reach its end of life on June 16, 2015, after which the servers will be disabled and the APIs will no longer work. BlackBerry launched the service to help developers generate ad-based revenue via mobile applications.