Introducing the BlackBerry WebWorks 2.0 Development Platform

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BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS

The BlackBerry® WebWorks™ SDK 2.0 for Tablet OS and Smartphones is here! We are extremely excited to introduce our most significant release yet for the BlackBerry WebWorks platform.

What’s new in this release?

Our development teams have spent a great deal of time re-architecting the BlackBerry WebWorks framework to prepare for bringing the two platforms together. 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 application. This will also allow new APIs to be easily added to your application.
  • 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.

This release is the first step towards convergence of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK forTablet OS and the BlackBerry Webworks SDK for Smartphones. As we continue to improve and enhance the SDKs, we will better align the features and APIs so developers can easily develop and deploy applications onto both platforms.

Read more at the Inside BlackBerry Developer’s Blog »

About Jasen K.

As a product manager on the Handheld Software Product Management team, Jasen is responsible for the new BlackBerry® WebWorks™ platform and developer tools. He is focused on educating new web developers on how to build Super Apps on the BlackBerry WebWorks platform using web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript®). His goal is to enrich the development experience by creating tools that make it easy for developers to build compelling BlackBerry applications.

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