BlackBerry 10.2 SDK goes gold, available to download now

BlackBerry 10.2 SDK
By Simon Sage on 14 Aug 2013 01:58 pm
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As expected, the BlackBerry 10.2 Gold SDK was launched today, and is currently available for developers to download. There are a lot of new capabilities included here, such as headless apps, Android 4.2 runtime support, BlackBerry ID access, and lots more. There are a few new things for Cascades too. 

Starting at 2 PM EST, BlackBerry's holding a virtual event where devs can get their hands dirty with some code, and follow along with experts from BlackBerry. Devs, what do you think so far? Have any of you been playing around with the beta at all?

60 comments

maddymic

Awesome

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1magine

Not totally awesome. Much of the Android run-time is and apparently will remain crippled.

iamagod

Will the API's for keyboard shortcuts for thr Q10 be included in this release?

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dannyd86

message to any of the devs frequenting crackberry. Which is most I think.

Lets run some beta programs for anybody running leaked OS 10.2 on there devices. I want headless apps asap! Assuming our current 10.2 leak goes along with this 10.2 sdk, I have no idea how this all works lol

costas1966

Hear! Hear! to headless apps...they can't come soon enough!!! :)

airmo

first!

damn! wasn't first. what does this sdk mean? are we expecting a lot more android apps be converted into native bb10 apps?

LewLew23

SDK: Software Development Kit, basically more tools to help apps be produced. I can't wait for a headless Wallpaper Changer HD :D

snihed

SDK is a abbreviation for "some dumb skank". General term for a vapid, almost completely interchangeable, b!*(h.

ex. That sdk is printing off 400 front phone books for the pledges in her sorority.

Undbiter65

Oh. Nice. And she's apparently available for download already! Lol

Posted via CB 10 on my naked Z10 ;)

thatplaybookguy

Really, that's what you are going t say on here?

1magine

Well done. See also Miss UT and 2007 Miss South Carolina Teen USA.

coaltowking

Skank starts with an 's'

Posted via my sexy-ass Z10 running 10.2.0.1047 ON A BOAT!!!

Tomas Carrillo

SDK is a tool that helps developers to make app using the available options on this version, like Android 4.2.2.

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trinichindian

Woohooo...

And so the next level starts today...Lets Keep Moving.

.pinkberry

Headless apps! Yes!!!

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chris8189

Wicked. Let the good times roll :D

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Tomas Carrillo

Thanks I'll prepare my apps for this version :3

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blockbuy

It means they can pull their fingers out and bring back the ability to create groups!!!!

edwingmel

What are headless apps?

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Riaan Smit

I also want to know... LOL

Dave Bourque

apps that can run in the background without having them in the active frames

LeroyP09

Hope we get the rest once the official one drops. i.e. HDR Camera and WiFi direct as the 10.2.0.1047 didn't have them.

Zed 10 - 10.2.0.1047. In your face VZW

BIGPOPPA_T

1.2.1047 has hdr camera, you tap the three dots then shooting mode. It's right there

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killerberries

OK stupidity talking here... will it be worthy of a daily driver, aka full os? I know I'm reaching........

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Fanatix85

Probably not. Correct me if I'm wrong, but since it is a developer build it is most likely missing some files. But you can always install the leaked 10.2.0.1047 it's pretty Damn good!

White Z10 Verizon 10.2.0.1047

airmo

one more question. what's a headless app?

mcbarrett

It's an app that can run in the background without being in an active frame.

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snihed

a headless app is aka an uncircumcised wiener.

ex. George was thinking about getting circumcised as he had heard headless apps were unsanitary.

thatplaybookguy

Somebody ban this guy up here. seriously man, take that junk someplace else.

1magine

I'm sending you $1. Please purchase a sense of humor.

snihed

sorry i hurt your feelings. do you want some ice cream?

VanAwful

Yes, someone ban that user.

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Flog Gnaw

That was funny if you're offended the Internet probably isn't the place for you

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vay911

不错呀,希望越来越好

raxamillion

Do I see custom fonts?

Posted using my Z10 on10.2.0.1047

RiceBerry89

I yes can't wait for headless apps let's keep moving blackberry

Using the Crackberry app for my BlackPantherZ10

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PostMortem

One step closer.

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MisterShark

Hoping Vijik will chime in with his take on the new SDK as it may apply to ShortCutMe 10.

There is a good number of us looking forward to BlackBerry providing the necessary developers' tools to enable Vijik to tweak the latest version of our beloved application to its former powerful and flexible glory.

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telefonique

Does anybody know whether they have they fixed email address caching issues yet or with this release?

My first go around with the Z10 left a lot to be desired when I discovered email caching was seemingly non-existent, and the only time I could get auto-fill to work on an email address was if the person was in my contacts (and there are a lot of people I email back and forth with whom I do not wish to have in my contact lists). I was quite shocked to discover at the time that in my opinion, iOS handled email 10 times better than BB10......

somerandombbusername

I'm interested to see what the UI looks like for closing a headless running app. I'm enjoying 48 hours of battery on my Z10 and I want it to stay that way.

extisis

you achieve 2 full days of heavy use?

BUSPBP

A lot of essential apps should have had the background running capability from the beginning of BB10, so please hurry up with the official release or at least its closest leaks.

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os30

There really doesn't seem to be that much added in 10.2. Apart from headless apps and perhaps the new Android runtime, I haven't seen any "wow" new feature...(?)

National Rail Times App for BB10 (Native Q10 and Z10) - http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20352963

os30

Ok maybe Miracast too.

National Rail Times App for BB10 (Native Q10 and Z10) - http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20352963

imcurved

Amtrak needs to release a BB10 app.

imcurved

Never mind, their mobile site (http://m.amtrak.com) looks very slick.

os30

Not as slick as the National Rail Times BB10 NATIVE application :D.

National Rail Times App for BB10 (Native Q10 and Z10) - http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20352963

jayrok1018

How about USB host? That's pretty sweet!

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fearmantis

Awesome news! Keep moving BB!

BB Z10 Rocks!

Louis Belshaw1

Vpn? We need a vpn, old bbs Internet is uncensored and the new bbs is censored to fk.. it's so annoying, I'm in the middle east so you can only imagine the limitations of the Internet here.

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KermEd

I signed up for headless action last night :)

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imcurved

do we have a video of the launch? Thanks.

Just Me

USB host. Wahoo, I hope Suunto create a moves count uploader app.