BlackBerry Theme Studio 6 Gold release coming today

By Bla1ze on 19 May 2011 01:13 pm EDT
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BlackBerry Theme Studio 6

BlackBerry theme developers got a nice surprise from RIM today -- BlackBerry Theme Studio 6 Gold release will be made available for all through the BlackBerry downloads page. Although developers have been pushing new themes out for quite some time now, the Theme Studio used to create them was still labeled beta. The latest version has plenty of changes listed for it:

  • Support for the latest BlackBerry devices, including the BlackBerry Torch 9800 and BlackBerry Style 9670 handsets, and BlackBerry 6.
  • Support for theming BlackBerry 6 features such as graphic popup menus, plus the addition of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), Facebook, and Twitter feeds to Today screens.
  • New productivity features allow you to batch update all of the graphics in a theme automatically. You can also change fonts across multiple phone screens automatically. Also, BlackBerry Theme Studio continues to be compatible with popular graphic design tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Corel Paint Shop Pro.
  • A Background Wizard makes it easy to add dynamic wallpapers to your theme. Options include date-based or time-based changes (to highlight a special holiday or change images by the time of day), and slideshow backgrounds (to cycle through your favorite photos).
  • A new user interface lets you click on any item on the preview and directly edit its settings. This allows faster editing and a shorter learning curve, plus you can select multiple items to change them all at once.
  • A new export option makes it easier to offer themes through BlackBerry App World. The export packages all of the correct files and settings into a single zip file, ready for upload to BlackBerry App World.

All sounds rather promising right? If you're a theme developer, you've no doubt already hit the download page -- if not, you can do so now using the link below. 

Download BlackBerry Theme Studio 6

11 comments

JasonM.

Cool, right in time for BB7!

jlb21

Exactly what I was thinking!

2008jackson

download mirror for those without the dev zone access
http://tinyurl.com/thmstdio

drkknyt98

Been waiting for this for awhile. I think the whole theme developer community will appreciate this!

StaticFX

i just noticed that RIM had this published on 5/13!!

ryanlrobinson

Got all excited to do Facebook/Twitter themes but it's only notifications and not a feed. I wouldn't really want to use that and not sure if anybody else would either.

cookney

right in time for bb7 - this is for os5 and os6 only.........
you have been able to do twitter and facebook notifications on home screen since the first beta
this is a full release but still has bugs in it!

hopefully now tho they can work on tb7 yes!

Deathcommand

Does not fix the GPS icon.

p_the_capo

Is there a version of this software for mac?

If not, why?

Gamesdmc3

Nice,the value of gold is still rising!

ugbadboy

When I download it, I only get BB6 devices, no curve 8520 support! What should i do?