Registration for BlackBerry® 10 Jam in Orlando is underway and we’re getting excited about all the speakers, sessions, and labs that you’ll be able to experience. Did I say labs? Yes, labs – and lots of them – run by our BlackBerry 10 development experts. But for labs, you need tools, right? You do. And we will have them. We will release the first beta of the BlackBerry ® 10 Developer Tools at BlackBerry 10 Jam! These toolsets will include:
- BlackBerry® 10 Native SDK
- BlackBerry® 10 WebWorks™ SDK
- BlackBerry® 10 SDK for Adobe® Air®
- BlackBerry® 10 SDK for Android™ apps
One of the best parts about BlackBerry 10 Jam will be the opportunity to have hands-on time with the tools and access to BlackBerry platform experts, who can help guide you, give tips and tricks and other info as you get started building apps for BlackBerry 10.
Not only will developer attendees get access to the BlackBerry 10 Developer Tools, but they’ll also be receiving a limited edition developer prototype device – the BlackBerry® 10 Dev Alpha. This is not a BlackBerry 10 smartphone – it is a prototype running a modified version of the PlayBook OS which will help developers design their apps for the BlackBerry 10 smartphone form factor. Just to be 100% clear – it’s not the final hardware or OS for BlackBerry 10 – it’s a device to help developers get started with designing for what’s coming. BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha is only for developers – not end users – and is only available to developer attendees at BlackBerry 10 Jam.
I also want to let you know now that space is limited at this show, so register sooner than later. We’ll have more information on the BlackBerry 10 Developer Tools as we get closer to the show – so keep checking back here to the Inside BlackBerry Developer’s Blog for more updates.