Monthly Archives: March 2012

WebWorks-Community-APIs Template Now Available

A few weeks ago Adam put together a template for WebWorks extensions, so future extensions could be done more consistently by just cloning the template and instantiating the actual code.  The template comes in two versions, one for the Tablets and … Continue reading

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WebKit-PlayBook Updated to PlayBook 2.0 Release

As you may know, the BlackBerry PlayBook browser ranks first among all native tablet browsers in the HTML5 test. We’ve pushed a new playbook-2.0.0 branch to our WebKit-PlayBook repository in GitHub. This branch contains the WebKit source code in the PlayBook 2.0 (b.7971) … Continue reading

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Elsewhere… Mar 9, 2012

Innovation Happens Elsewhere Youmi, correctly, complains that my post on GDC2012 only mentions Open Source repositories hosted at, so here are some additional links that might be of interest: Frogatto Ported to the Blackberry Playbook.  Code at GitHub; see LICENSE for details … Continue reading

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V8 on PlayBook

We have added a port of V8 (home site, Wikipedia), an open source JavaScript engine developed by Google, to complement the other scripting language runtimes on the PlayBook. V8 ships with the Google Chrome web browser and other frameworks such … Continue reading

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Open Source at GDC 2012

This week is the Games Developer Conference at the Moscone Center, in San Francisco.  RIM is a sponsor, has a booth at the Expo and has several sessions. Our Open Source projects are a key part of the sessions. Some … Continue reading

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Latest BlackBerry NFC sample applications

Martin Woolley and John Murray from our Developer Relations team have been hard at work creating sample applications that illustrate the use of the BlackBerry NFC APIs. Most of these samples are now available at GitHub; the latest addition is … Continue reading

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swipemenu.js PlayBook menus for WebWorks applications

For PlayBook users, a swipe-down from the top-bezel is almost always associated with the opening of an application’s menu. To address this need for our WebWorks development community, we have just published swipemenu.js at our WebWorks-Samples repository. As a JavaScript … Continue reading

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