• Highlights Of Upcoming BlackBerry 10 Jam Event

    Only a couple weeks ago we reported that those attending the BB 10 Jam conference would be receiving a much anticipated BB 10 prototype device. In that report we also mentioned the developer tools that would become available to devs who are wanting to update their apps to support the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS.

    Today, RIM has sent us a email outlining the upcoming highlights, some of which we have already covered, of the event. So what are the highlights of BlackBerry 10 Jam?

    • BlackBerry 10 Beta Tools - RIM will be releasing the first beta of the BlackBerry 10 Developer Tools. BlackBerry 10 Jam will be the first opportunity for developers to get hands-on time with the tools and have experts there to offer guidance and help. The new tools include:
      • BlackBerry® 10 Native SDK
      • BlackBerry® 10 WebWorks™ SDK
      • BlackBerry® 10 SDK for Adobe® Air®
      • BlackBerry® 10 SDK for Android™ apps

    BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha - Developers who attend BlackBerry 10 Jam will receive a testing unit to give them a leg up on BlackBerry 10 development. This unprecedented seeding is only for developers who join us at the conference. Please note space is limited and is filling up quickly now, so you need to register as soon as possible.

    Unconference - RIM is giving the developer community the opportunity to drive session topics for the Unconference on the last day of the show, May 3, 2012. RIM is currently collecting ideas which can be submitted via their Facebook page or on Twitter (@BlackBerryDev). In the coming weeks RIM will host a Tweetpoll and Facebook poll where everyone can vote on the topics in which they are most interested.

    Session Catalog Phase One is Live - The first part of our session catalog is up! Check out www.blackberryjamconference.com to see the first slate of sessions that have been released. Sessions are available on all the BlackBerry 10 toolsets for every experience level.

    Session Highlight - Developing NFC Applications for BlackBerry 10:
    This session examines how developers can use NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities in their own BlackBerry 10 applications. The focus will be on working with NFC tags (NFC Reader/Writer Mode). We’ll review use of the new BlackBerry 10 NFC native APIs and C/C++ coding techniques in the context of a sample NFC application.

    Useful Links:
    Event Info: www.blackberryjamconference.com
    Jam Zone: developer.blackberry.com

    Let us know if you will be attending the BlackBerry 10 Jam event and discuss the BlackBerry 10 OS with us in the forums!

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