Some good news for BlackBerry developers making use of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK. BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Smartphones v2.1 is now available and brings with it some new offerings to help make developing smartphone applications a little easier:
New capabilities available to WebWorks developers for BlackBerry Smartphones are:
- NTLM & BASIC Authentication support (NTLM support requires a BlackBerry Enterprise Server)
- Camera API (take a picture or a video)
- Top Banner Indicator API
- Enhanced Push APIs
- Improved rendering speeds for applications not using loading/transition screens
The new banner API and Push API's here are pretty excellent, developers can now use the push API to "wake" applications up and combined with the new banner API inform you, as a user that you have recieved a notification within whatever app it is making use of the new services. For the full details, make sure you check out the BlackBerry Dev Blog.