RIM’s BlackBerry 10 SDK goes gold, claims increased developer confidence

RIM has announced in the lead up to the BlackBerry 10 launch in January that it has completed the software developer kit (SDK) and it has it hit the gold stage. The SDK includes tools for developers using C/C++ languages for creating UI based on BlackBerry 10 cascades, HTML 5 tools for creating web based apps based on WebWorks. There are also tools for creating Adobe Air based content or porting applications from Android.

Some of the apps that have been demoed running on the new platform include Fox Sports, MTV India and Viki Video. RIM claims that Pivot Point Research conducted a survey in which 58 percent developers claimed that they would recommend the incoming OS as a development platform. RIM claims that this an increase of 123 percent from May 2012 to October 2012.

RIM is expected to unveil BlackBerry 10 based smartphones on January 30, 2013. RIM has been actively wooing developers all around the world with its BlackBerry Jam conferences. While BB 10 has already been delayed twice, it appears that on January 30 we will finally see what the folks from Waterloo having been cooking.

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