BlackBerry WebWorks SDK 2.1 released

WebWorks for BlackBerry
By Simon Sage on 19 May 2014 01:23 pm EDT

BlackBerry's HTML5-based software development kit, WebWorks, has reached version 2.1 and is now available for devs to download. The folks at BlackBerry were nice enough to give us a run-down of what's new, but here are the bullet points.

  • Headless (background) native services
  • Work perimeter debugging
  • New GUI tool for enterprise development (such as proxy settings and multiple deployments)
  • New APIs, including one to prevent a screen from sleeping

Apps written in web code don't necessarily make for something as nice as native, but it's portable enough to be used in other situations very easily, or at least that's what I've been able to gather as an absolute non-developer. For those folks that are smarter and are looking to cook up some WebWorks apps, you can download the 2.1 SDK over here.

Source: BlackBerry DevBlog



Yes, "cool" indeed. Thank you for you... timely input on the matter. ;-)

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Personally, I was hoping for a "Nice".

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Off with their heads! More headless functionality going out, thank you BlackBerry!



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This is good. Keep it up BlackBerry team!

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We need more companies to take advantage of the WebWorks SDK, like Marriott and other hotel chains that don't have native apps. This would be quick and easy for them to develop a BlackBerry 10 app.

Prem WatsApp

Yesterday I downloaded the Ubuntu (Phone OS) SDK, and it mentions Blackberry first and then Android, using HTML5 that makes for highly portable apps.

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "


Distrube to all dev and promote this.

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I've always loved that BlackBerry 10 supported HTML5 apps from the get go. If Firefox OS and Tizen phones start to make a dent in the Android-iOS dominant markets (however small that dent may be), then HTML5 apps will start to appeal more to developers, and BlackBerry would already have a mature SDK in place for that.

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What are the advantages of using WebWorks as opposed to Phone Gap?


It's roughly the same thing. Just target QNX when you package your apps using Phonegap.


Mozilla is running a promotion to spur more apps for Firefox OS. If you already have a web app made and you compile it for Firefox OS on Phonegap, then Mozilla will send you a free phone to encourage more development [1]. I'd like to see Blackberry do something similar.



They did when BB10 came out, and even before. They lent BB10 Dev Alpha A, B, and C, dev devices, which could then be converted to a limited edition BlackBerry Z10.

It's been more than a year since, I don't know about the current state of things.

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Bob Egeonu

Welcome development.

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"We recently analyzed download and usage trends for Community APIs that are getting a lot of traction and decided to promote a couple of them to be fully supported in the SDK.". That's how to do it.

The community apis are great!


Whoa when did they release the SDK for Linux? I just noticed it's available for download, sweet!


Hopefully this will help BlackBerry Get aHead of the game.

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yeosy z10

I'm not enterprise account and can I loaded sdk? Mine Z10/STL100.2/leaked OS Please advise. Thank you.

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