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BlackBerry WebWorks 2.0 Development Platform for PlayBook and Smartphones Released

BlackBerry WebWorks SDK 2.0 for Tablet OS and Smartphones is now available.

“For those of you new to the platform, BlackBerry WebWorks SDK lets developers build rich, integrated, standalone BlackBerry apps using web technologies (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript). These apps are designed to allow full integration into the BlackBerry ecosystem and can be distributed and monetized like traditional apps running on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and BlackBerry smartphones (via BlackBerry App World).”

This release is the first step towards convergence of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK forTablet OS and the BlackBerry Webworks SDK for Smartphones. Some of these changes are as follows:

  • JavaScript APIs are now separated from the OS. This new architecture is designed to allow developers to easily modify and enhance the existing APIs and package them with their BlackBerry WebWorks app. This’ll also allow new APIs to be easily added to your app.
  • The BlackBerry WebWorks framework and all of the APIs are open sourced and available on GitHub! Developers can now contribute to and participate in the evolution of the BlackBerry WebWorks project.

“Existing BlackBerry WebWorks developers will notice that BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS is jumping from to 2.0, and BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Smartphone from 1.5.1 to 2.0. For greater consistency and alignment with each version we’ve synched up the versioning of the two platforms, and going forward, as we continue to merge the SDKs, you’ll see more of this,” informs BlackBerry.

Download BlackBerry WebWorks SDK 2.0 for: PlayBook | Smartphones

[Source: BlackBerry Developers blog]

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