At the General Session Keynote on the opening day of BlackBerry DevCon Asia, Tyler Lessard, VP of Global Alliances and Developer Relations for RIM, announced the coming of the new BlackBerry 6.1 Application Platform for BlackBerry Smartphones. 6.1 will build upon BlackBerry 6 and for developers will introduce some new features they can take advantage of. The image above tells the story. New tools/APIs include:
- Magnetometer / Digital compass APIs
- Open GL-ES 2.0
- Window API (overlay native app surfaces)
- Event-based geo-fencing location APIs
- Enhancement to barcode API's for additional formats and custom decoding
- and MUCH MORE
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