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Developers: Good news! The OSBBx bbUI.js Contest is being extended through October! International submissions now welcome!

Just a quick post to let developers know that, due to the response we have gotten, the OSBBx bbUI.js Developer Contest is being extended and will run through the end of October. We have also decided to open the contest up for app submissions from the international developer community! We will announce details, and amend all contest documentation later this week. So, relax, take your time, and spread the word! Register here and happy coding!
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Win a BlackBerry PlayBook and other prizes in the OSBBx bbUI.js Challenge! (Registration now open!)

A couple of weeks ago, we announced the OSBBx bbUI.js app development contest. Developers participating in this contest will have the entire month of September to create their best open source application built using the bbUI.js UI framework. Participating developers can win some awesome OSBBx swag, gift cards, and a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet! Prizes for each category are: Grand Prize for Best Overall Application (Total approximate retail value for this prize package: $270) : New 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook, donated by Research In Motion (approximate retail…
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OSBBx Introduces App Centre for the BlackBerry PlayBook!

One of the challenges facing users on the BlackBerry PlayBook, is the difficulty in finding open source applications and ensuring you have the latest version. OSBBx would like to present App Centre, a team application put together to allow users to downlaod the latest version of open source and free applications directly to the BlackBerry PlayBook or PC. Features: PB Version: Localbar 2 support built in for on-device installation Win Version: BAR installation tools built in allowing for download and immediate installation Browse the latest…
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Introducing the OSBBx bbUI.js Contest

Attention BlackBerry developers! Have you made any new apps lately, or recently gotten started on a new project? Have you ever built an Open Source app, or wanted to, but just didn't know where to start? Have you ever tried building an app using RIM's BBUI.js framework for WebWorks based apps? Do you want the chance to win cool prizes, like a PlayBook, gift cards, or other cool swag, just for doing what you already do? If your answer to any of those questions is…
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BIG congratulations to @KMCooley: this month’s BlackBerry Fan of the Month!

Kim July FOTM Its a new month and that means one thing, a new BlackBerry Fan of the Month. We here at OSBB dont normally post about the Fan of the Month, but this month is a different story. This months Fan of the Month is part of the OSBB extended family and one person I am proud to call a good friend. Kimberly Cooley (@KMCooley) has been a very influential part in the BlackBerry community. She has a strong faith in BlackBerry and the…
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Attention Developers: Announcing OSBBx!

As you know, OSBB is commited to BlackBerry and to BlackBerry developers. In keeping with that commitment, we announced OSBBx a few weeks ago. OSBBx is a new division of OSBB for BlackBerry developers featuring many resources to help facilitate BlackBerry application development. We have been hard at work prepping OSBBx for launch, and today we are excited to publicly launch this exciting new addition to the OSBB brand! With OSBBx, we are seeking to empower new and veteran BlackBerry developers with useful information, tutorials,…
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Announcing OSBBx for Developers

In a matter of a few months Research In Motion (RIM) will be pushing out what many industry experts and media outlets consider to be the company’s last-ditch effort to succeed in the rapidly changing mobile computing market – the BlackBerry 10 operating system. BlackBerry 10 promises to combine RIM’s proven security, email, and PIM into a cohesive and revolutionary platform capable of overcoming the shortfalls of current mobile operating systems. Since the introduction of the new BlackBerry 10 platform, OSBB has been hard at…
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National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

The BlackBerry community, what is it? To some it is just a place to come and get information on the newest BlackBerry OS or device, but for me, it is a family. I wanted to start this article by saying thank you to everyone reading. You have been a huge support for me in both my personal and BlackBerry life. Most of you know by now that in August of 2011, I released my "Top Secret Hybrid". This hybrid was never really hybrid, but the…
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"bluZee" Custom Playbook Theme released by @sushistew

Hey Everyone! I am releasing my custom theme here on OSBB. I have changed the tray icons to match the app icons i made. This theme will change the tray icons and notifications. You can find the link to the Tutorial below. This is Version 1.0 "bluZee" for rooted playbooks. http://opensourcebb.com/forums/?mingleforumaction=viewtopic&t=37 Thanks to the OSBB community for letting me join. This Team is awesome, so much potential can't wait to see what else comes. Join the Forum discussion on this post
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Download PB OS 2.0.0.7971 as a .zip file for Sideloading Bars

Want to download an all-bar copy of the Official Playbook OS 2.0.0.7971? The OSBB team has got you covered! Just head on over to our Playbook OS Download page (http://opensourcebb.com/playbook-oses/) and you can download it now! Or get the direct download at http://jumbofiles.com/akio36goe8ds. Unfortunatly not all the official 2.0 apps (read Contacts, Calendar, Email) will work when sideloaded onto a new OS. Regardless, you can download it and do what you want with it!
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