Tag Archives: BlackBerry Jam
4:27 pm on Apr 24, 2013 |
BlackBerry Live is coming up in just a few weeks in Orlando, Florida. If you’re still on the fence about attending, this latest bit of news may help you decide. All attendees of BlackBerry Live & Jam 2013 will receive a Z10 as their “Conference Tool.” These devices will be given out courtesy of Brightstar and will serve as the map, guidebook, and session calendar for your time at BlackBerry Live.
This year’s version of BlackBerry Live takes place at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida on May 14-16. Brightstar is sponsoring the event and it’s sure to be a great time filled with big BlackBerry news and maybe even some surprises. Register at the link below.
Source : Inside BlackBerry Developer Blog
1:29 pm on Mar 1, 2013 |
BlackBerry has just opened up registration for this year’s annual BlackBerry conference. BlackBerry Live, the name of this newly redesigned event, combines the previous content of BlackBerry World for consumers and enterprise with the content from what used to be BlackBerry Jam Americas for developers. This is the one and only BlackBerry event that needs to be on your calendar for 2013. It’s all happening in Orlando, Florida on May 14-16. You can register at the link below or head past the break for a little more information on the conference and registration.
BlackBerry Jam Asia is taking place right now and there are some big news stories coming out from there. Here are some of the highlights of what’s going on over there.
- The BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha program is expanding to include the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha C testing device for developers who want to test applications on a BlackBerry 10 device with a QWERTY keyboard.
- The BlackBerry 10 SDKs have received their latest update, incorporating feedback from the developer community. The gold release of the tools is still on track for December 11, 2012.
- The BlackBerry App Generator tool has launched and can turn online content (RSS, Facebook brand/fan pages, blogs, online galleries, etc.) into great looking native BlackBerry 10 apps within minutes.
- Developers currently testing their applications on BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha test devices can now apply to be eligible for a limited edition BlackBerry 10 device.
- RIM and Appcelerator have teamed up, offering the first 1,000 Appcelerator developers a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha test device once their applications have been submitted for review. Up to 10,000 developers will be eligible to receive one year of free Appcelerator Cloud Services and Analytics.
- In addition to tool and incentive updates, RIM also announced a re-branding of BlackBerry App World, which will now be referred to as BlackBerry World.
RIM recently commissioned an independent survey intended to track developer sentiment, intent and conversations around writing apps for various mobile platforms, including BlackBerry 10. The results show positive momentum:
- Developer attitude towards RIM has improved broadly and significantly
- 42% would definitely recommend RIM as a development platform, a 25% increase
- Global developers have shifted their focus away from Apple to other platforms including RIM
- 18% of developers surveyed say they are now developing apps for RIM, a 4% increase
- 8% now consider RIM to be their main (primary) development platform, a 5% increase
- Buzz and excitement is growing for BlackBerry 10 development
- 12% of developers heard positive buzz regarding BlackBerry 10 from other developers, a 7% increase
8:12 am on Oct 20, 2012 |
RIM has just announced that their BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour for Enterprise developers will be coming to 11 new cities in the coming weeks. Here is the list of dates and cities:
- Toronto, Canada – October 23
- London, UK – October 23
- Ottawa, Canada – October 25
- Amsterdam, Netherlands – November 1
- Frankfurt, Germany – November 6
- São Paulo, Brazil – November 6
- Washington, DC – November 8
- New York, NY – November 13
- Madrid, Spain – November 15
- Mexico City, Mexico – November 16
- Chicago, IL – November 28
BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour for Enterprise Developers Coming to 11 Cities Around the World
Waterloo, ON – October 19, 2012 – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the BlackBerry® 10 Jam World Tour for enterprise developers, which will initially roll out to 11 cities around the world beginning October 23 in Toronto, Canada and London, UK. The tour is designed to help developers in organizations create applications on the BlackBerry 10 platform that can securely access and leverage behind-the-firewall data within their organizations.
According to a recent survey conducted by Appcelerator and IDC, enterprise developers planning to develop a mobile business application soared from 29 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010 to 43 percent in the second quarter of 2012.*
3:17 pm on Aug 6, 2012 |
For those developers in the United States who were unable to attend the BlackBerry 10 Jam that coincided with BlackBerry World this year, RIM has opened up another opportunity for you. The BlackBerry Jam Americas conference will be taking place September 25-27 in San Jose, California. If you’re a BlackBerry Developer, this event is a must-go. The conference runs $599 for a full pass; however, you can register before August 31st for just $449. Hit the link below to register and see what all the BlackBerry Jam fuss is about.
11:20 am on Jun 15, 2012 |
RIM has sent over some updates on the progress of their BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour. So far, the tour has stopped in 6 cities and exposed tons of BlackBerry developers to the coming power of BlackBerry 10. Here are some facts about the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour:
- 23 BlackBerry Jam Cities in 12 Weeks
- Over 5,000 Developer Attendees Anticipated Worldwide
- Over 5,000 BlackBerry Dev Alpha test devices seeded
- Over 300 apps to be presented as lightning pitches (whereby select registrants pitch their apps to fellow attendees. Attendees vote for a winner)
- Fully booked events in Paris, London, Jakarta, Barcelona, Berlin, Toronto, New York, Santa Clara and Bangalore
Developers are discovering the power of BlackBerry 10 and embracing the strength and openness of the platform. Read on past the break to see what developers are saying coming out of the BlackBerry Jam events.
2:59 pm on May 1, 2012 |
As we all know by now, RIM is giving out a limited number of BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha Developer phones to attendees of the BlackBerry 10 JAM this week. We’ve seen tons of photos of the device in the past few days, so now we’re going to take a look at the actual device specs and content.
The Dev Alpha looks exactly like a mini-PlayBook tablet. It has the same feel as the PlayBook but with a slightly different configuration. The Dev Alpha’s cameras have been shifted so that the device functions primarily in portrait mode. The device is running the core OS of BlackBerry 10, meaning the speed, functionality, and usability of BlackBerry 10 is all there. The one thing you’ll notice; however, is that the Dev Alpha OS doesn’t look like what we saw Thorsten Heins present at the keynote. That’s because this unit is running BlackBerry 10 skinned over with the PlayBook UI. Head past the break for more on the Dev Alpha, including the full specs.
Alec Saunders, RIM’s now notorious VP of Developer Relations, has just released a new video where he discusses why you need to be at the BlackBerry 10 Jam. The primary reason for developers to attend is, of course, the exclusive BlackBerry 10 developer tools and developer device that Jam attendees will receive. In addition to this, there will be some awesome sessions and meet-ups for BlackBerry devs to further their skills and expand their contacts. You’ll not want to miss a minute of the action. Developers can register at the link below to attend the BlackBerry 10 Jam.