A very exciting news for Blackberry app developers . BlackBerry DEVCON is coming to Asia!
That’s right, from January 13th to 14th in 2011, BlackBerry DEVCON will be making its first ever appearance outside of the US. And there couldn’t be a better location to host the event than beautiful Bali. With 40 sessions planned over two days, it’s sure to be a fast-paced couple of days with lots of opportunity to learn about developing on the BlackBerry platform, collaborate with fellow BlackBerry dev community members, and meet with subject matter experts.
With some of the year’s biggest announcements coming out of BlackBerry DEVCON 2010, BlackBerry DEVCON Asia 2011 has sessions that follow up on each of these announcements and explores them in great detail. There are sessions for BlackBerry PlayBook™, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM™), Analytics Service, Advertising Service, Payment Service, BEAM, and WebWorks, as well as sessions that explore the fundamentals of both the Java® and Web platforms. Attend BlackBerry DEVCON Asia and get the details on all of the latest and greatest products, straight from Research In Motion® (RIM) product and Blackberry development experts!
You’ll also be among the first to see the APIs for the BBM Social platform in action, and get hands-on experience with the BBM SDK. Plus, get the scoop on the Super Apps story and discover how taking advantage of the unique capabilities of the BlackBerry platform can take your application to the next level, above and beyond your competitors. Visit the Ask the Experts area to talk with RIM insiders, where you can find out tips and tricks, take away code samples, and learn how to add features to applications – such as integration with native BlackBerry applications and content push, giving them more depth and richness so they can stand out in an increasingly crowded application space.
But building your application is only the beginning, and learning about new ways to commercialize your application is just as important. Discover how to best take advantage of BlackBerry App World™, carrier billing, pricing tiers and third-party sites to help successfully bring your app to market. We’ll also talk about how the in-app payment and advertising services can help make your applications successful on the BlackBerry platform, and tips and tricks on integrating these services into applications using the frameworks and relationships provided by RIM to offer users the best experience possible.
The conference wouldn’t be complete without giving blackberry developers a look into what the future holds for the BlackBerry platform, and what these new changes and opportunities mean for the mobile space and you as a blackberry app developer.
The response to our BlackBerry PlayBook™ tablet webcast series has been incredible. Our past three webcasts have attracted over 5,000 registrations in total and the questions have been pouring in. One of the most frequent questions is about user interface guidelines, and this next webcast will cover that frequent question. In this webcast, you’ll learn how to design your user interface so it’s consistent with other BlackBerry PlayBook tablet applications.
Register today for our upcoming webcast “User Interface Guidelines for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet”! We’ll have both Research In Motion (RIM) and Adobe experts on hand to take you through the process and answer your questions during our Q&A period.
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2010
Time: 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST
Application Development Consultant, Research In Motion Limited
Adobe Developer Evangelist, Adobe Systems Incorporated
This is the fourth webcast in a five-week series to help you create compelling applications for the new platform. Every week we’ll cover new things and progress to more advanced topics as we move forward.
Please remember that every registered vendor with a BlackBerry App World™-approved AIR application that is available for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet prior to launch is eligible for a free BlackBerry PlayBook tablet subject to certain restrictions that will be outlined in the full Terms and Conditions which will be available when the program launches. We want to help our developer community participate in this amazing opportunity and are hosting this webcast series to help everyone get started, or, for those who have already begun to develop for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, to discover the benefits of the new SDK.
It’s been about a month since we had our first release of the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR, and we’re back with more for you to play with! There’s a few exciting things about this release
- BlackBerry OS UI Component bug fixes: Some tweaks were made to the API to make it better for you, and some beta bugs were fixed as well.
- Windows 64-bit support: The installers now work in Windows 64-bit.
- Linux support: Simulator and BlackBerry OS SDK for Adobe AIR now supported on Linux. Let’s hear some feedback from the community on this one.
- Flash Builder 4.5 (Burrito / Flex Mobile ‘Hero’) Support: The plug-in installers will work with either Flash Builder 4.0 or the pre-release version of Flash Builder Burrito from Adobe’s website.
I did want to take just a few more moments to talk about why support for Flash Builder 4.5 is important. Flash Builder 4.5 introduces Adobe’s Flex Mobile or ‘Hero’, which is significant as it provides Flex components that have been optimized for mobile. Once the Tablet OS plug-in is installed, you can create a Flex Mobile project that targets the BlackBerry Tablet OS platform. Then drag and drop to your heart’s content! (It is important to note that this is a pre-release from Adobe, and we’ll be working with them to make sure it’s fully supported in their final product.)
So now that you’re all excited, head over to www.blackberry.com/developers/tabletos to get your very own copy of the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK v0.9.1 for Adobe AIR and the getting-started guide.