Tag Archives: iOS

May

14

BBM Goes Cross-Platform: Coming to iOS and Android This Summer

posted by Justin Lisenby at on May 14, 2013 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2013 05 14 at 9.56.55 AM 550x235 BBM Goes Cross Platform: Coming to iOS and Android This Summer

BlackBerry has finally heard the cries of BBM fans and is answering. BBM is officially going cross-platform this summer. BBM will be available on iOS and Android devices as a free application beginning this summer. The update will work on iOS 6 and above and Android versions Ice Cream Sandwich and above. BBM cross-platform will initially be messages-only and the rest of BBM services will roll out throughout the year. The initial features will include:

  • The immediacy of BBM chats
  • Multi-person chats
  • Voice note sharing
  • BlackBerry Groups, where BBM users are able to set up groups of up to 30 people and share calendar, photos, files and more

Look for more news on BBM cross-platform in the days and weeks to come. Check out the Press Release about BBM past the break.

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Mar

14

BlackBerry Previews Secure Work Space for iOS and Android

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Mar 14, 2013 | Leave a comment

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BlackBerry has released a preview of their upcoming Secure Work Space for iOS and Android devices. This is a new feature for mobile device management with BES 10 that allows users to access their secure work information on iOS or Android devices, much like BlackBerry 10 allows with work and personal profile separation. This feature is currently being Beta tested by select business partners and will become available to all BES 10 customers in a future update. The full Press Release is featured past the break, containing all the information on this preview.

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Jan

16

RIM’s Last Chance BlackBerry 10 Port-A-Thon Takes Place This Weekend

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Jan 16, 2013 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2012 12 08 at 11.43.24 AM RIMs Last Chance BlackBerry 10 Port A Thon Takes Place This Weekend

RIM has been hosting BlackBerry 10 Port-A-Thons where thousands of app developers have easily ported their applications over to BlackBerry from other platforms. The last chance Port-A-Thon starts January 18th at Noon EST and continues for 36 hours. Here are some requirements and what you’re eligible for if you port:

  • Port one or more approved apps and you’ll receive $100 per eligible app, to a maximum of 20 paid applications per Vendor
  • Additionally, submit five (5) or more apps and be entered into a random draw for one (1) of two hundred and fifty (250) Limited Edition BlackBerry 10 devices. You’ll receive one (1) entry for the first five (5) approved apps and an additional entry for each approved app after that.

Be sure to check out all the details for this last chance even on RIM’s BlackBerry Developer Blog, which is linked below. Porting is easy and pays off very quickly.

  • Learn More at the BlackBerry Developer Blog

 

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Apr

3

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion iOS and Android Clients Now Available for Download

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Apr 3, 2012 | Leave a comment

photo 366x550 BlackBerry Mobile Fusion iOS and Android Clients Now Available for Download

We told you this morning about BlackBerry Mobile Fusion’s official launch; however, we haven’t had the chance to share with you any information about the iOS and Android versions of the application. The BlackBerry Mobile Fusion On-device Clients are now available on both iOS and Android. These are the apps that will need to be installed on corporate devices to allow the IT department to remotely manage these devices. The apps are available for download at the links below; however, unless you’re linked up with a Mobile Fusion Server, they won’t do you much good.

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Apr

3

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Officially Launches with Universal Device Service included

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Apr 3, 2012 | Leave a comment

Universal Device Service screenshot BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Officially Launches with Universal Device Service included

Today, RIM has rolled out the carpet for a full-scale launch of BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. They have published an official Press Release announcing it’s full availability, which you can view past the break. This full-scale launch builds on the limited launch of BlackBerry Mobile Fusion that came with the launch of PlayBook OS 2.0.

Now, support is not only available for BlackBerry-branded Smartphones and Tablets, but for iOS and Android devices as well. The latest version of BlackBerry Mobile Fusion includes Universal Device Service, the platform that will allow IT Administrators to manage all of these devices on one system. This is a big step for RIM and a great option for businesses looking to mix device brands. Read on for the Press Release.

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Source : Inside BlackBerry

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Mar

23

RIM confirms that hired iOS Developers are for BlackBerry Mobile Fusion

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Mar 23, 2012 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2012 03 23 at 9.10.32 AM RIM confirms that hired iOS Developers are for BlackBerry Mobile Fusion

Yesterday we told you about RIM’s job posting for iOS developers. We, along with many others, speculated that it could be for the hotly-anticipated and oft-rumored, cross-platform version of BBM. However, we also told you that the posting was most likely for developers to work on the iOS client for BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. That second option has turned out to be the case, according to a report from AllThingsD. An unspecified RIM employee has been quoted saying:

“In order for BlackBerry Mobile Fusion to perform advanced management functions for iOS devices, RIM will develop an on device client to be included as part of the overall solution”

So there you have it, folks. Cross-platform BBM still looks like nothing but a pipe dream. RIM is putting a lot of effort into BlackBerry Mobile Fusion and the hiring of iOS developers is just another step in that development process.



Source : AllThingsD

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Mar

22

BBM on iOS? RIMs hiring iOS Developers to create “Exciting” new applications

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Mar 22, 2012 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2012 03 22 at 1.01.07 PM 550x82 BBM on iOS? RIMs hiring iOS Developers to create Exciting new applications

RIM’s hiring iOS Developers. I figured we should get the facts out there first, before the speculation begins. All we know right now is that RIM is hiring iOS Developers to work on “exciting” new applications. The full job description, which you can check out past the break, specifically mentions enterprise applications. Ok, now that we have the facts stated, let’s discuss the possibilities.

The most logical explanation for this position would be that RIM is looking for iOS Devs to work on apps for BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. This would especially make since because of the discussion of enterprise applications in the job description. RIM is working hard to get Mobile Fusion ready for a full rollout to iOS and they are going to need some developers to make that happen.

Another possibility is BBM on iOS. This is not something RIM has ever mentioned; however, it could be a logical step and would definitely be a good one for RIM. They already have qualified Android developers on-hand, so bringing in iOS Devs would complete the trifecta for cross-platform BBM.  Those are my possible ideas for this job opening, and I would bet we’ll be seeing something from this new position in the next few months.

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Source : N4BB

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Feb

22

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion now available for Enterprise use

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Feb 22, 2012 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2012 02 22 at 2.53.34 PM 550x401 BlackBerry Mobile Fusion now available for Enterprise use

RIM has officially rolled out their new multi-platform device management service, BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. We heard about Mobile Fusion last year and we knew it would be a pretty great step for RIM to take. What is BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, you ask? It’s an enterprise managements solution that allows IT administrators to manage not only BlackBerry Smartphones and PlayBooks, but Android and iOS devices, as well. Mobile Fusion creates a central hub for managing all your corporate devices with one easy-to-use system and it adds on right to your existing BES or BESX server system. RIM is offering a 90-Day free trial of BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. You can learn more about the software and sign-up for the trial by clicking the link below.

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Jan

11

Kik Messenger for BlackBerry gets an update to v5.2.3

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Jan 11, 2012 | Leave a comment

kik logo1 Kik Messenger for BlackBerry gets an update to v5.2.3

Ahh, Kik Messenger. The program was such a hit in its first week of existence on the BlackBerry that it was pulled from App World and then the company was subsequently sued by Research in Motion. Kik has been back for a short while now, and though it’s not a RIM recognized app, it still runs great and allows you fast, cross-platform communication. The latest update, v5.3.2, brings lots of bug fixes, speed improvements, and battery life fixes. If you’re back on Kik you can download the update at the link below.

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Dec

20

Foursquare for BlackBerry update brings Lists and other updates

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Dec 20, 2011 | Leave a comment

foursquare logo boy Foursquare for BlackBerry update brings Lists and other updates

Foursquare is doing a much better job of keeping the BlackBerry app up to date with the other versions on iOS and Android. They have just updated the BlackBerry version of the popular location game with the new Lists feature. This allows you to view lists of venues on your BlackBerry and then check them off as you visit them. All the new features in this release are:

  • Lists, now discover or create lists of things to do nearby or explore
  • In-line photos, now see your friends checkins with photos inline
  • Improved connection support for a range of devices
  • Updated GPS logic

So whether you’re a longtime Foursquare user or just looking to get in on the action, hit the link below to get the latest version and then get to checking in!

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Dec

4

TheBerryFix.com Weekly Recap

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Dec 4, 2011 | Leave a comment

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Nov

29

RIM announces BlackBerry Mobile Fusion and brings BlackBerry, iOS, and Android together

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Nov 29, 2011 | Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2011 11 29 at 11.29.37 AM RIM announces BlackBerry Mobile Fusion and brings BlackBerry, iOS, and Android together

RIM has just announced a new service coming in 2012 that is being called BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. This service is a all-in-one solution for enterprise device administrators who are faced with employees that use devices other than BlackBerry for their work. This system will bring together support for BlackBerry, iOS, and Android devices and allow the enterprise device administrators to manage all those devices in one system. This will allow a company and its employees to use BlackBerrys, iPhones, and Droids all in unison on a single server, saving the company money on new devices and separate servers. You can read the full press release with all the information on BlackBerry Mobil Fusion after the jump.

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Jul

29

The power of BlackBerry and the UI of iOS – iLike by Bbt Designs

posted by Zach Gilbert at on Jul 29, 2011 | Leave a comment

iLikePhone The power of BlackBerry and the UI of iOS   iLike by Bbt Designs

The hottest selling themes today tend to be themes that replicate another mobile OS operating system like Android or iOS. While some do a decent job there are a few that stand out and really bring the power of the BlackBerry os and the look of another mobile os together. One that has stood out for me is iLike from Bbt Designs.

They’ve created a theme that has a 100% custom written UI and it’s slick. iLike transforms your BlackBerry into visually stunning UI and a powerhouse that we’ve come to love. iLike is available in ShopTheBerryFix.com for $5.99 and is available on almost every BlackBerry model out there, so check it out!

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Jun

29

There’s an app for that? A look at BlackBerry application development

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Jun 29, 2011 | Leave a comment

App For That Image 2 Theres an app for that? A look at BlackBerry application development

Facebook, Kindle, Tumblr, you name it, and there’s probably an app for it. Well, at least and Android or iOS app. Currently, users of BlackBerry Smartphones and the PlayBook tablet are left wondering when they will have an app for many of their favorite applications and online services. BlackBerry development is picking up and happening at a much faster pace than ever before, but it’s still not up to speed with other platforms. This is where you, the BlackBerry Smartphone and PlayBook user, can help. Follow me past the break as we take a look at some apps and some ways you can help encourage BlackBerry application development.

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Jun

20

Press Release: Adobe releases new tools to allow for development of Android, iOS, and PlayBook apps

posted by Justin Lisenby at on Jun 20, 2011 | Leave a comment

adobe logo Press Release: Adobe releases new tools to allow for development of Android, iOS, and PlayBook apps

Adobe Enables Developers to Build Mobile Apps for Android Devices, BlackBerry PlayBook, iPhone and iPad

Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 Update Available Today

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today delivered an update to Adobe® Flash® Builder® 4.5 and Flex 4.5 software to enable developers to build applications for iPhone,iPad and BlackBerry PlayBook. Support for Android devices was released in April 2011. Developers now have a single platform for building highly expressive mobile applications that can be distributed via the Android Market,Apple App Store and BlackBerry App World. Offered standalone or as part of Creative Suite® 5.5 Web Premiumand Master Collection, Flash Builder 4.5 enables the creation of applications that work seamlessly across leading mobile device platforms.

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