The BlackBerry Native SDK 2.0 Beta 3 is now available for download for developers. This update brings improvements and additions to APIs, tooling and developer documentation.The Native SDK seems to get better and better with every update, so hopefully developers are taking full advantage and will crank out some awesome PlayBook apps as we go along. Features in this update include:
A new easy-to-use Add Library Wizard, which is designed to simplify the process of adding library dependencies to a project
Improved navigation and workflow in the Deployment Setup Wizard
The ability to filter files out of the BAR package to which helps to exclude unnecessary assets
Enhancements to the BAR file editor to view localized manifests for each locale
BPS services can now use channels as chosen by the application for multi-threaded messaging
Scoreloop social gaming APIs
A new "Hello Native SDK" tutorial provides a walkthrough of the OpenGL ES 1.1 Application Project template that comes with the QNX® Momentics® IDE
A new "Displaying a dialog" recipe instructs users how to display dialogs on the screen and handle dialog events
Now that long ago we introduced you to Slotch and FUZZengine, i-Mentalist's latest BlackBerry PlayBook application and personalizing tool that makes it easy for people to download sounds, videos and wallpapers to their tablet to customize as they see fit. The folks over at i-Mentalist let us know about two new important changes they are introducing this month to FUZZengine. Ferringo...
Have you ever purchased an application and wanted to customize it: add your own wallpapers, change up the notification sounds, or add some videos? Well the folks over at i-Mentalist have found a way to do just that with their latest innovation, FUZZengine. What is FUZZengine you might ask? At the moment, FUZZengine is a soon to be released service that allows users to download or...
Calling all devs! If you have a few minutes to spare, take a few clicks and help complete the App Developer Survey. The survey will be used to help understand the current mobile apps ecosystem as well as the thinking of mobile developers. You'll need to have developed mobile apps already as you'll be asked questions along the links of type of app and number of downloads. The survey only...
There has been a lot of discussion lately following some tweets that Alec Saunders, RIM's VP of Developer Relations, posted regarding removal of the ability to side-load apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook. While some people were indifferent or thought it was a good idea to do away with the method, the majority of users that weighed in were not happy about the removal and in fact many were...