Research In Motion (RIM) today launched the beta version of the
BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS and new services and developer tools for BlackBerry smartphones at BlackBerry DEVCON Asia.
BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS
The BlackBerry WebWorks platform will allow web and mobile developers
to use the SDK in combination with their web development tools of
choice to create applications for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet that also support BlackBerry smartphones running the BlackBerry 6
* RIM's WebKit web rendering engine (which is at the core of
WebWorks) supporting the latest web technology standards including
* Access to device capabilities and components such as native
dialogs, application invocation and system information
* A command-line tool that allows developers to use their
favorite web development environment to develop WebWorks
* The capability to automatically transform a W3C widget archive
file containing web assets into a BlackBerry WebWorks application
New Services and Tools for BlackBerry Smartphones
At BlackBerry DEVCON Asia, RIM also launched the BlackBerry Payment
Service SDK in Beta, as well as an update of the BlackBerry Push
Service SDK (v 1.0.1) and a new release of the BlackBerry Java
Plug-in for Eclipse (version 1.3).
Integrated into an application as a library, the BlackBerry Payment
Service offers new ways to monetize applications by allowing
developers to incorporate options such as subscriptions, feature
unlocking and pay per use.
The latest update to the BlackBerry Push Service SDK improves the
management of Push operations for Content Providers through a new
Subscription Check API, offers simpler Statistics Gathering and Query
Capabilities as well as Installer enhancements. The new Subscription
Check API provides the ability to check the registration status of a
smartphone with the specific application via a server-side framework,
ensuring Push only occurs to currently subscribed users of the
The BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse version 1.3 includes many
enhancements and new features that help making Java development more
productive on the BlackBerry platform.