Turning your jQuery app into a HTML5 + BlackBerry WebWorks app

Web Development

Hello everyone, I’m Erik O. from the BlackBerry® Developer Relations team, making my blogging debut! I’m an Application Development Consultant and my primary focus is on Java® and BlackBerry® WebWorks™ development. I’ve been with Research In Motion® (RIM®) for just over two years now and have had some great opportunities to connect with developers in this time. I’m really excited about what BlackBerry WebWorks and HTML5 hold for the future of RIM. The open collaboration of web development really captures what I hope to see continue to grow in our developer community.

Are you working with jQuery wondering what you need to do to bring your app to the BlackBerry platform? Maybe you’re already a web developer considering BlackBerry, jQuery, or both. If you fall into any of these camps, head on over to our jQuery to WebWorks Fundamentals Guide for some pointers. Learn what you need to do in order to port your web solution to BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, what BlackBerry WebWorks can bring to your project, as well as considerations for leveraging jQuery. We discuss common topics such as UI considerations, debugging, and compatibility for the various in-market OS versions.

If there are any jQuery topics you’re still wondering about, be sure to leave some feedback and we’ll do our best to expand even further.

For those of you that already have a web project underway, this guide can show you how to bring your solution to BlackBerry platforms with relative ease – just in time for the free BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet offer!

Look for me in the BlackBerry Jam Zone (oros) and on our @BlackBerryDev Twitter® account – I post as ^EO. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or feedback, or if you just want to say “Hello!”

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