Astazi celebra companie RIM a prezentat noul sistem de operare BlackBerry 10 impreuna cu un nou smartphone care in viitor ar trebui sa ii ajute sa iasa din criza in care sunt momentan. Noua versiune a sistemului de operare pentru terminale Blackberry este extrem de interesanta, iar smartphone-ul nu se lasa mai prejos. Dev Alpha se numeste smartphone-ul, el este facut special pentru dezvoltatorii de aplicatii pentru BlackBerry OS, nu este disponibil pentru utilizatori inca, dar este un preview al smartphone-urilor care urmeaza sa fie lansate in toamna acestui an.
BlackBerry 10 contine platforma QNX si aduce pentru clientii RIM un set de functii pe care alti posesori de smartphone-uri le avea de ceva vreme. Sunt de parere ca RIM a facut un mare, mare pas in directia buna si produse de acest gen o vor ajunta sa redevina relevanta pe piata. Dev Alpha are un ecran de 4.2 inch, o presupusa rezolutie de 1280 x 768 si arata foarte bine din punct de vedere al design-ului, insa revin si va spun ca deocamdata el nu poate fi utilizat decat de catre dezvoltatorii de aplicatii pentru Blackberry OS.
Sincer sa fiu daca as fi in cautare unui smartphone secundar m-as uita foarte serios la unul cu Blackberry 10 si poate as renunta la un Android pentru el. Voi ce parere aveti despre ceea ce le propune RIM propriilor clienti?
“BlackBerry 10 builds upon the core values and exceptional user experiences that have attracted more than 77 million BlackBerry customers around the world today,” said Alec Saunders, Vice President, Developer Relations and Ecosystems Development. “Developers building for BlackBerry 10 will be able to easily create the kind of cutting-edge apps that deliver truly engaging experiences and ‘wow’ customers, whether through integration with native features and other apps like BBM or by leveraging the new signature design elements of this new and powerful mobile computing platform.”
“There is tremendous interest, anticipation and momentum building toward the launch of BlackBerry 10 devices, and today we’re extremely excited to release the BlackBerry 10 developer beta tools for general use,” said Christopher Smith, Vice President, Handheld Application Platform and Tools at Research In Motion. “Developers can use this first beta of the tools to get started building apps for BlackBerry 10 and as the tools evolve over the coming months, developers will have access to a rich API set that will allow them to build even more integrated apps. The toolkit we are delivering today also meets developers on their own terms. Whether using the powerful Cascades framework, writing direct native code or developing in HTML5, BlackBerry 10 will empower developers to create attractive and compelling apps that excite customers.”
The toolkit includes the BlackBerry 10 Native SDK with Cascades, which allows developers to create graphically rich, high performance native applications in C/C++ using Qt. The Native SDK for BlackBerry 10 has a rich set of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that give developers access to core device features and a range of BlackBerry application services, such as Push and Payment services. Cascades is a powerful native application development toolset that allows developers to easily build visually stunning applications without having to write complex, low-level graphics code.
More details about the NDK for BlackBerry 10 are posted on http://devblog.blackberry.com/2012/04/b … native-sdk and for Cascades at http://devblog.blackberry.com/2012/04/b … ilable-now.
Applications created with any of the BlackBerry 10 tools will run on BlackBerry 10 smartphones as well as BlackBerry PlayBook tablets when the new platform becomes available for the PlayBook. All of the SDKs will be updated to give developers access to more of the BlackBerry 10 unique capabilities over the coming months.
To further help developers get started on the BlackBerry 10 platform, BlackBerry 10 Jam attendees are being provided a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device. This testing unit is a further commitment from RIM to provide the developer community with the tools they need to build successful applications for BlackBerry 10 devices, so that they are ready when the first BlackBerry 10 devices are expected to launch in the latter part of 2012.
The NDK for BlackBerry 10, including Cascades, is available for download athttp://developer.blackberry.com/native/download.
The BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK is available at http://developer.blackberry.com/html5/download.