RIM Updates BlackBerry 10 Developer Tools
Research In Motion today provided BlackBerry developers with an updated set of tools to use for creating BB10 apps. The three most significant new features include an application invocation framework, push APIs, and a new version of BlackBerry App World. The application invocation framework will give developers the ability to tie their applications to native BlackBerry 10 features and to other applications. The Push APIs will let developers push content from their application servers directly to end users. The App World update allow developers to target the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha test device for applications. The Dev Alpha was released to BlackBerry developers in May. The new tools can be downloaded directly from RIM's developer web site.
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