BlackBerry Java tools Eclipse plugin now available for Mac - download today!

By Bla1ze on 27 Sep 2010 05:16 pm EDT

Something that BlackBerry developers have been wanting for a while now has finally arrived. While it's just a tech preview for now, the BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse now runs on Mac OS X and is available for download today. You can head on over to the BlackBerry Developer page to get started. There, you can download the tech preview and get a good look at things to come on for BlackBerry developers running Mac OS X.

Features include:

  • On device loading and debugging over USB. No BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator required.
  • Includes all the features of the BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse v1.1.2, including:
    • The ability to package a BlackBerry smartphone app project for multiple versions of BlackBerry® Device Software
    • Support for Eclipse project artifacts and folder structures
    • The ability to leverage familiar Eclipse functionality for BlackBerry smartphone app development

Reader comments

BlackBerry Java tools Eclipse plugin now available for Mac - download today!


I can finally take Windows off of my MacBook. This is awesome. Now they only need to make a build for linux along with Desktop Manager for Linux and I'll be set.

Actually figured out it's really easy. Just import the existing keys from the plugins folder inside of Eclipse from the old system.

No OS X simulator though. They require you to test and debug using a Blackberry Torch... Don't go killing off your Windows environment just yet.

Hi .. I'm so tired with developing apps for BB and losing interest day by day, there was no proper development environment for Mac and Linux. There is only eclipse plugin available for MAC but no Smartphone simulators how can i test and debug. If i need smartphone device for testing my apps than how many smarthones I have to own if I'm developing a common app for all the device sizes.
Even for BB10 I need VMware player to run the BB10 simulators. This is too killng the developers. Android and ios have a developer friendly environment for develop the apps. Still i love to develop the apps for BB but RIM has to resolve so many things..