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.
BlackBerry Taps Amazon for Smartphone Apps
BlackBerry today said it signed an agreement with Amazon in order to offer more apps to owners of its BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The deal will add Amazon's Appstore to BlackBerry handsets running BBOS 10.3.
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.