In light of Hewlett Packard’s decision to contribute webOS to the open source community, we’d like to welcome webOS developers to another open source community: BlackBerry® WebWorks™. We invite you to expand your options by developing HTML5 applications for the BlackBerry device platform using the BlackBerry® WebWorks™ SDK and the Ripple emulator.
Why develop for BlackBerry?
BlackBerry has a vibrant user base that has added over 20 million more subscribers in the last year, reaching 70 million total subscribers. It’s also a platform where developers can make money. As a developer on the BlackBerry Platform, you can reach a global audience in 130 countries.
Developers can take advantage of platform features to help them succeed, such as integration with BlackBerry’s well-loved instant messaging service, BBM™. With more than 50 million BBM users, BBM integration provides an additional monetization stream via both Advertising Service and in-app Payments.
How we can help
We’ve worked with Łukasz Dzierżak, a developer from the BlackBerry community who has experience with both webOS and BlackBerry WebWorks development, to create a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet app development guide for webOS developers.
Łukasz will also be on hand at BlackBerry DevCon Europe to run a hackathon for webOS developers where they can port their apps with the assistance of BlackBerry development experts.
Get started today
Along with the new development guide, why not head to our BlackBerry WebWorks site to get familiar with how to build HTML5 apps with Native capabilities? We have a getting started guide and tools available.
Go for it!