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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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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Two BlackBerry 10 GPU's?

Just a quick post. As I was submitting an app to the BlackBerry Vendor portal today I noticed a small change. There are now 2 BlackBerry 10 device GPU's showing for All Touch. Imagination GPU and Qualcomm GPU. We are unsure of the difference between the two as of now, but are awaiting word from RIM.
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Dev Alpha Device to get update next week.

Good news Devolpers! Wayne over in the BlackBerry Beta Zone forums just let us know that an update for the BB10 Developer Alpha devices should be available next week. Wayne said: The good news is that the new Desktop Software 7.1 build should be ready anytime now and developers have implemented fixtures to the software loading on your Alpha devices. The bad news is the new Alpha build for your devices won't be ready till next week (it is handled by another team) so in the meantime it will still say "no updates available". I'll keep everyone posted on the…
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HOW-TO: Build the Wikipedia app for PlayBook using PhoneGap

A week or two ago, a RIM employee ported the Wikipedia app to PlayBook and posted the source on GitHub. Prior to trying this, I was not familiar at all with PhoneGap, but I was able to successfully build the app into an installation file (.bar) and to deploy the app to my PlayBook. So, in the spirit of DevCon Europe (coming up in a day or so) here I will attempt to explain the process. This tutorial is only useful if you are running a Windows based machine What you see below may look daunting, and while it is…
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