RIM has so far done a great job of talking up this year’s BlackBerry Developer Conference. We’ve seen videos with discussions on what to expect and more. Today RIM shared a sneak peek of what they’ll be unveiling and showcasing at DEVCON 2010 and let me tell you, it sounds very promising.
- Taking Social to a Whole New Level: New Social Apps Platform for Developers
Last year we unveiled the BlackBerry Push Service and opened it up to developers around the world. The feedback has been hugely positive, and we now see new apps launching every week that take advantage of BlackBerry Push Service. But then someone asked us: “Why can I only push from a server to an app running on a device? Why can’t I push data immediately from device to device like BlackBerry® Messenger does, so my app can engage two mobile users in a truly real-time social experience”?
- Building Commercial Businesses on BlackBerry: New Commerce Services
BlackBerry App World™ 2.0 was a huge step forward in opening up commercial opportunities for our developer community. We added credit card and carrier billing capabilities along with the ability for customers to purchase apps from the desktop storefront. So what’s next? Well, you’ll find out at DEVCON! And you won’t just hear about what’s new – you’ll get a chance to join detailed break-out sessions with sample code, Q&A and more.
- New Enterprise Integration Services for Enterprise App Developers
We’re so excited about this one that we’re going to wait for DEVCON to unveil what it’s really all about. And really, the live demos will do a much better job of showcasing the power of this new platform than anything we can write in text. So let’s just say this: If you think there is still a huge opportunity out there for mobilizing mission-critical enterprise applications and back-end data stores, but feel that it is still too difficult and costly to manage data replication, client-side app development, back-end authentication and so on – well, we’re going to have some exciting things to show you!
- Using Web Technologies to Build Apps: (R)evolution of BlackBerry Widgets
Attendees of DEVCON will also get a chance to see BlackBerry 6 running on other smartphones including the Bold 9700 and Pearl 3G 9100. For more info on DEVCON 2010 go to blackberrydevcon.com.