In Short

BlackBerry 10 heralds a new dawn for apps on BlackBerry. Prior to the launch, BlackBerry employees tirelessly worked with the developers, both established and new, to bring the applications to their next generation platform. The result was been nothing short of outstanding. Rich, smooth, and fast 3D games populate the central marketplace, BlackBerry World. Functional apps are also available in a wide variety of categories, including finance, location, news, photography, health, audio, social, and plenty of others.

BlackBerry 10 apps are developed in a wide range of ways. For one, Android applications can be run on BlackBerry thanks to a dedicated runtime. Tech-savvy end-users can even sideload Android applications onto their BlackBerry 10 device. Popular middleware solutions such as Marmalade enables developers to bring their apps into BlackBerry 10 easily, while partnerships with major 3D engines such as Unity enables game developers to bring their creations to the platform. Those more familiar with CSS, JavaScript, and HTML 5 can produce apps through the BlackBerry WebWorks, plus the Cascades user interface tools can make apps very handsome with minimal effort. Of course, developers willing to go all-in with BlackBerry 10 can write apps in C++ within a familiar framework.