Create an App for Your Community with BlackBerry

COMMUNITY / 04.23.14 / Mark Sohm

BlackBerry Community App

Last year, we released the BlackBerry Community App, which provides easy access to the BlackBerry Blogs, BlackBerry Forums and BlackBerry BBM Channels. The BlackBerry Forums are powered by Lithium, which offer a REST API to access the forum and is used by the BlackBerry Community App. So how can this help you create an app for your community?

I’d like to announce Community 3, which has been released as open source. Community 3 is a generic version of the BlackBerry Community App that you can customize to access your own blogs, Lithium forum and BBM Channels. The code has been designed to be as “fill in the blank” as possible; just add your own imagery, URLs to your blogs and forums and BBM Channel PINs and you have an application ready to go. The file contains a list of steps to walk you through customizing the application. Extend your community to BlackBerry 10 today!

Mark Sohm

About Mark Sohm

Senior Technical Solutions Manager on the Solution Architects team.

Mark Sohm joined BlackBerry in 2003 and currently works as a Senior Technical Solutions Manager on the Solutions Architects team. Mark Sohm has been helping developers create applications using BlackBerry technologies for over 15 years, starting way back with the very first BlackBerry JDK on BlackBerry OS 3.6 through to BlackBerry 10 and now Android with BlackBerry Dynamics and Android Enterprise.