MockIt! Beta 2: Some Statistics and Release Notes

Recently, the Beta 2 version of MockIt! was released in BlackBerry BetaZone. With this release I was able to implement the most requested features and fixes and refine the UI/UX. Since its release, Beta 2 has been downloaded over 7,000 times by over 5,000 unique BlackBerry IDs. Moreover, over 14,300 testers have enrolled in the MockIt! beta program since launch, and MockIt! (all versions) has been downloaded a grand total of 28,000 times.  Keep reading for all the changes and some details regarding the roadmap.
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Introducing the Official OSBB App for BlackBerry 10

Earlier today, the official OSBB App for BlackBerry was approved and appeared in the BlackBerry World storefront. We are excited to have an app available that is native, beautiful, and developed soley by us here at OSBB. Version 1.0 of the app is available for both the full touch and QWERTY BlackBerry 10 devices running BlackBerry 10.1 or higher and is, of course, free.   Feeds When designing the OSBB app, we wanted to show our respect to the BlackBerry UI guidelines, but we also wanted to be a little different, so in the news feeds we added a brief…
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Developers Corner - Jason Carter

Jason Carter is a very accomplished developer on the BlackBerry 10 platform and has one of the most popular games available in BlackBerry World -- Words Plus. Jason is a native of Canada and he and his brother Quincy are the guys behind TwoCasualCoders.com.  These two have brought us the great Cascades BBM integration open source code ‘HelloBBM’ that many Cascades developers use for BBM integration. Jason is a great guy who is very humble and down to earth. I wanted to talk with Jason for quite some time, and I was glad that he took the time to do…
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Developers Corner

I wanted to take a minute and thank you all for visiting the re-designed OpenSourceBB.com (OSBB). We have a lot of awesomeness planned, and we are happy ecstatic to refocus our attention on indie developers. Not only do we want to focus on helping new and veteran developers, but we also want to amplify current independent developers and their apps. Moreover, we want to give the readers useful information about the actual developer behind the app. When we decided to refocus and refine our mission around developers, one of the things I personally wanted to do was focus on the developer…
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Welcome to the all-new OSBB!

  Greetings! First off, thank you for checking out the ALL NEW OSBB!   We have refocused and recommitted to being a community advocate for independent BlackBerry developers.  And as of today, we have just barely scratched the surface of what we plan to offer for developers. If you have an account with the old OSBB site, you must use the account link at the top right and reset your password before you will be able to log in. Our mission is... (short version) ...to put independent developers front and center in everything we do. (long version) ...to amplify independent…
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Hello OSBB, I'm Alex!

Hello World, Yes, I went there! As any developer knows, ‘Hello World’ this is the best way to start off anything new. Oh, and speaking of new… I am pleased to officially be writing for OpenSourceBB.com! I am very excited about this opportunity and anxious to start bringing you guys some awesome news and reviews. I hope that you welcome me to the community with open arms!
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Who uses BlackBerry?

This morning (right now actually) I attended a Market Insights session at BlackBerry Live, and what I learned was at first surprising, although in retrospect I perhaps should have suspected. I'm going to keep it short because this post is coming from my Z10, but the presenters discussed who uses BlackBerry the most. According to the presenters, people in their 30s to 60s are most likely to use BlackBerry, and more likely to use BlackBerry versus other smart phones as compared to other age groups. More importantly for developers like me, most of those BlackBerry users have a higher education…
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Space TV + v1.3.1.3 submitted to BlackBerry World

Space TV + for the BlackBerry Z10 is an application designed to provide users with space related news, photos, and video, wrapped in an intuitive and smooth interface. This evening, I submitted an update for the app that includes some new features, some bug fixes, and a little polish. Version 1.3.1.3 of Space TV + includes the following fixes and feature updates: Now works with or without BBM permissions/integration Added one time tutorial overlay on first launch Optimized orientation settings for video player Added "Contact Us" page allowing users to email support directly from app Added link to review the…
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