BBDC Keynote: BlackBerry Cool Live Blog

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Update: Looks like the BlackBerry Cool 15 created a new category for the Developers Challenge: People’s Choice! Way to go, Nobex! All the Best of Shows won $150,000. You better be at the BlackBerry Cool 15 next year so your company can win!

That’s the end of the Keynote. RIM blew the doors off the place! I’m gonna go get my Storm voucher now!! less than a minute ago from web

people who want storms have to take a voucher. Sigh. Still, way to go RIM!!! less than a minute ago from web

Final Summary: BBDC is something really special for BlackBerry and the mobile community in general. 1 minute ago from web

It’s RIM’s plan to work with as many channels to market as possible. 2 minutes ago from web

‘The store is built to sell software, it’s built with the understanding and versioning, the ability to sell upgrades. 3 minutes ago from web

‘RIM really wants to be transparent around applications, from user perspective and developer perspective.’ less than 20 seconds ago from web

Jeff is talking about the Application Center. Apps strategic to carriers now have a center where they’ll be available for virtual preload 1 minute ago from web

BOLD, FLIP 8220 and BLACKBERRY STORM ARE BEING GIVEN AWAY! YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST! half a minute ago from web ! 1 minute ago from web

cool slide showing 20 million bb users, 400 carrier partners, 150 countries, over 100,00 registered members of the bb community 3 minutes ago from web

Jeff, McDowell, VP of Global Alliances is up, he’s going to make the announcement. 6 minutes ago from web

BREAKING: everyone at the KeyNote will get their Choice of 3 BlackBerrys to take with them!!! Way to go, RIM!! 6 minutes ago from web

Jeff, McDowell, VP of Global Alliances is up, he’s going to make the announcement. half a minute ago from web

BREAKING: everyone at the KeyNote will get their Choice of 3 BlackBerrys to take with them!!! Way to go, RIM!! less than a minute ago from web

BREAKING: I just got tipped off that there’s a huge announcement still to come! less than a minute ago from web

I just realized i don’t understand what my last tweet means. I’ll stop complaining about my dev ignorance now. less than a minute ago from web

Final presentation is Ergin Gurney, speaking about server-side frameworks for end-to-end integration. less than 5 seconds ago from web

the Web IDE for Eclipse and MS Visual Studio should be coming out in the spring, with a few betas before that. 1 minute ago from web

wow, sometimes I forget I’m at a developer conference. I know Tim Neil is speaking in english, but that isn’t helping much. less than a minute ago from web

next up is Tim Neil who is talking about the Web IDE for Eclipse and Microsoft Visual Studio 1 minute ago from web

whew, now’s a good time to take a minute and catch my breath. Fellow tweeters, what BBDC news do you think is the coolest? less than a minute ago from web

he’s showing Eclipse development running on OS 4.7 and the 9500 series devices. Really cool. 2 minutes ago from web

this is pure developer mumbo jumbo, but the dev crowd seems to like it. Lots of applause. 3 minutes ago from web

Going to be giving 3 demos now. Ken Wallis to talk about the java development environment. JDE for Eclipse 1 minute ago from web

The next big piece is the tools. Whether you’re doing java development or web development. less than 10 seconds ago from web

Also, users shouldn’t be able to tell if it’s a web app or a java app. ‘We’re working towards this.’ 2 minutes ago from web

‘One of the things we’re committed to is making sure that your BB app of today works on the BlackBerry device of tomorrow. 2 minutes ago from web

to go through a security audit. Trust me, you don’t want to know what a security audit is.” Heh. 4 minutes ago from web

‘One of the things I’ve learned about the business realities of selling applications.. if you’re working on the BB platform, you don’t have. 4 minutes ago from web

1: It just works. ‘Nuff said. 6 minutes ago from web

doesn’t necessarily have to be email… could be music player, watching ball games, social networking less than 10 seconds ago from web

3: anticipate the user experience. This is a tough one… ProTip: the default menu item on the BlackBerry should be the one you want to use. half a minute ago from web

4: integrates with the BlackBerry experience. If it’s something to do with people, integrate with the address book (yes, please do!) less than 20 seconds ago from web

‘The best wireless applications use wireless the least’. half a minute ago from web

don’t forget that push offers a significant improvement in battery life, so 6 and 5 really go hand in hand. less than 20 seconds ago from web

6: leverages push. 5: preserves battery life. ‘Push is everything and push changes everything.’ less than 20 seconds ago from web

7: use network judiciously. Judiciously means ‘did i really need to send the data at all?’ not just using the network efficiently. less than 20 seconds ago from web

8: be available offline. Wireless is an inherently unreliable medium. less than a minute ago from web

using the MLB app as an indication of what can be taken advantage of on the device (i.e. ajax support) half a minute ago from web

top 10 things about building good mobile applications.. 10: device specific features. 9: responsive user interface 1 minute ago from web

David Yach, CTO of software is up now, going to give us a top ten list. less than 5 seconds ago from web

Mike Kirkup is on the screen talking about supporting developers. You go Mike! Thanks for all your help! less than a minute ago from web

All the Best of Shows won $150,000. You better be at the BlackBerry Cool 15 next year so your company can win! 2 minutes ago from web

Looks like the BlackBerry Cool 15 created a new category for the Developers Challenge: People’s Choice! Way to go, Nobex! 2 minutes ago from web

holy crap, they added a third SURPRISE best in show! Guess who it went to? Nobex, the BlackBerry Cool 15 winner! 3 minutes ago from web

Strands social player is the second best of show! 2 minutes ago from web

Poynt is the first winner! 3 minutes ago from web

here’s a link to the finalists http://tinyurl.com/5c8rn2

BBDChallenge received hundreds of submission from around the world, playing a video to promote finalists (you can see finalists up on bbcool. less than a minute ago

Great job, Rick! Next up is the BlackBerry Developer Challenge finalists. 1 minute ago from web

expect more from Music IP soon. less than 20 seconds ago from web

Rick Segal is now showing the ZeeMote joystick. ‘You’ll throw away your Xbox.’ Rick’s presentation is basically a BBCool 15 rundown! less than 20 seconds ago from web

playlists for you. You can set it for discovery as well… Music IP figures out which songs you might like, and streams them from the cloud. half a minute ago from web

…never believe.” He’s displaying MusicIP’s MyDJ!! It’s a great app. Saw it at CTIA, will be HUGE for BlackBerry. Uses algorithms to build less than 10 seconds ago from web

check it out, going to show us some new apps having to do with multimedia. ‘there’s a lot of thing you can do with the device, that you’d… less than a minute ago from web

Ricks Talking about SmrtGuard and BeamBerry, who got offer sheets from the BlackBerry Cool 15 event last night. Good job guys! less than 20 seconds ago from web

talking about WorldMate Live, ‘must have for road warriors’ less than a minute ago from web

just gave a shout out to the BlackBerry Cool 15! Awesome. Giving a rundown of BBPF: ‘worldwide mandate’ 1 minute ago from web

Rick Segal

Rick Segal from the BBPF is taking the stage! 3 minutes ago from web

Up next is the BlackBerry Partners Fund. Thanks for sponsoring the BlackBerry Cool 15 and giving away some BlackBerry Storms! 3 minutes ago from web

Tyler Lasard is back on the stage. Going to put in new sound effects APIs for will.i.am. He better do it! 4 minutes ago from web

@nanpalmero don’t know if Slacker is live, but I’ll see if I can get you a beta reviewable! 7 minutes ago from web in reply to nanpalmero

sorry I can’t nab pics right now, but my Bold only has 3x zoom! 7 minutes ago from web

the artist can take a pic like will.I.am did, ‘blast it’ (music soon) and it will go out to the Dip Dive community 8 minutes ago from web

They’re displaying what Dip Dive looks on a BlackBerry. Has an advanced theming tool so artists can have it look the way they want. 8 minutes ago from web

it’s a huge testament to RIM’s focus on developers that they have things like dip dive here. This is more than a cheesy John Mayer promo. 12 minutes ago from web

taking a picture of the crowd to put live to dip dive, so his fans can see where he is. It’s like Live Journal + for musicians. 13 minutes ago from web

…connected through their phone, because the phone is always on them. ‘that’s dope.’ Alan agrees. 14 minutes ago from web

will.i.am wants to make his BlackBerry his ‘baseball bat’ to smash up the music industry. Dip Dive is a place where artists live… 14 minutes ago from web

will.I.am has the crowd loving it. ‘I was thinking what does tomorrow look like?’ This may be the last year CDs are in stores. 16 minutes ago from web

‘The music industry is based upon contracts stemming from old technology. But then in came the mp3 and just smashed it..’ 17 minutes ago from web

will.I.am ‘I was privileged to be blessed with yesterday’s record companies. Dip Dive is important for the future of the industry.’ 17 minutes ago from web

wow, will.I.am. is here from Black Eye’d Peas to talk about the Dip Dive mobile application. I’m starstruck. 18 minutes ago from web

wow, RIM is pretty much doing everything but shout ‘developers, developers, developers, developers!’ 19 minutes ago from web

RIM is going to introduce a web content style guide. Really interesting. Java-side: touchscreen APIs, increased customization, LBS support 19 minutes ago from web

Exposing BlackBerry Push APIs to the BlackBerry Platform. Wow, that’s huge. Bringing push to everything! Way to go, RIM! 21 minutes ago from web

Also announcing the introduction of BlackBerry web development tools! Sweet. ‘Web as a first class citizen for the BlackBerry Platform.’ 21 minutes ago from web

It’s displays a different graphic to your BB app screen based upon current weather conditions. Pretty nifty! 22 minutes ago from web

at the back of the room now to get power, pics might be tough… Right now we’re seeing the ‘WebSignals’ application. 23 minutes ago from web

battery died but I’m back!!! Just announced SQL Lite, Gears support! Check out the press release on BBCool! 24 minutes ago from web

only picks up the updates, so it’s very conservative on battery, runs on radio or wi-fi. I can’t say how much I loved this app. 26 minutes ago from web

MLB.com Gameday is a port of a popular desktop app. Gives a realtime datacast of what’s going on during the ball game. 28 minutes ago from web

Oooh, talking about MLB.com web app. This app is great! (reviewed it for the developer challenge) 29 minutes ago from web

talking about the enhanced OS 4.6 browser again 30 minutes ago from web

Slacker is a pure Java app… Guys, battery might die any minute. When it happens I’ll jump to IM and you’ll see it up on bbcool! 34 minutes ago from web

You can select a station, it will cache it via sideloading, and you don’t have to stream. You can listen on the plane. Cool! 35 minutes ago from web

bulding a radio station right now based upon Radiohead. Great choice! The artist station will play Radiohead and artists like Radiohead 37 minutes ago from web

Slacker is ‘unlimited, personal, portable radio.’ You can build your own radio station, but Slacker does the work for you 38 minutes ago from web

Daniel Baird of Slacker is about to talk about their cool mobile application 39 minutes ago from web

Talking about the OS 4.6 browser, which has Ajax support to get closer to the desktop experience. What about the Javascript Alan…? 39 minutes ago from web

But java remains fundamental to BlackBerry; it’s the foundation for the product and it’s not changing. 41 minutes ago from web

‘the world has changed. web technologies are central and we understand that.’ 42 minutes ago from web

‘Mobile applications are not desktop applications.’ Say it loud and proud Alan! Developers please take note of this statement. 43 minutes ago from web

One of the problems is getting their attention. ‘Every keystroke is precious.’ The application has to do the work for the user. 44 minutes ago from web

’20 million passionate blackberry users. The challenge for developers is replicating this experience for these passionate users.’ 44 minutes ago from web

Talking about applications announced at CTIA and others… FLICKR, Myspace, AOL, Facebook. The BlackBerry Community wants them! about 1 hour ago from web

‘it’s an immediate, relevant, live experience.’ about 1 hour ago from web

Going to talk about why the platform works so well, and APIs that are going to make it even better. about 1 hour ago from web

‘let’s talk about the blackberry experience’. Most of the room BlackBerry users. about 1 hour ago from web

next up, Alan Brenner, Senior VP of the BlackBerry Platform!! 2 minutes ago from web

talking about social networking on the BlackBerry, I think he just said over 2 million facebook for BB downloads. 3 minutes ago from web

Now they’re interviewing the same RIM employees, but talking about where BlackBerry is today. 5 minutes ago from web

mike’s done! 1 minute ago from web

Announcing the BlackBerry Application Center and BlackBerry Application Storefront! Expect releases on BBCool soon! 2 minutes ago from web

‘the consumer wireless data market is taking off and that’s the opportunity for you today.’ 3 minutes ago from web

‘this platform has been developed, evolved and perfected in the most demanding markets in the world.’ 5 minutes ago from web

‘One common platform’. Every BlackBerry released is on the same java platform, whether it’s an enterprise or consumer device. 2 minutes ago from web

but the technology has crossed over to consumers. It’s cheaper, the networks have been debugged, carriers focusing on data revenue… 4 minutes ago from web

Mike right now is essentially giving a breakdown of why he is the king of mobile engineering. You go, Mike! 5 minutes ago from web

‘if the user can’t get through a stress free day, it’s not going to take off. It’s hard. Battery tech doesn’t follow Moore’s law.’ 6 minutes ago from web

Also, enterprises won’t integrate unless the platform is secure from end to end, down to the boot ROM. ‘That’s the minimum requirement.’ 7 minutes ago from web

Mikey’s talking about choosing the enterprise market first before the consumer. Because it’s expensive! Disruptive tech starts in enterprise 9 minutes ago from web

‘It’s not just about the gadget.’ It’s about the user interface, software, radio.. etc. combine to create a user experience 11 minutes ago from web

The Laws of Physics square will define what is possible. 12 minutes ago from web

transmitter is 100x more power than the receiver! 12 minutes ago from web

‘we’ve achieved broadband speeds but we have not achieved broadband capacity.’ Always a tradeoff, between battery and performance 13 minutes ago from web

do not think outside the box of the laws of physics! 15 minutes ago from web

‘always balanced customer needs with the laws of physics’. That’s the secret! 1 minute ago from web

back in the day: wireless perfect for police, firefighters and dispatch. But we’ve come a long way an learned a lot 2 minutes ago from web

75% of the room has written a blackberry application 3 minutes ago from web
we’re now welcoming Mike Lazaridis!!! Taking a survey of software developers. 50-50 consumer enterprise split 3 minutes ago from web

Harry Major, VP Platform Development. David Yach, CTO Software. ‘A big risk that we took moving to a java based platform.’ 5 minutes ago from web

Next up, Herb Little, technical director. Hugh Hind, VP Stack Development. Talking about the challenge of constant connection… 6 minutes ago from web

Now taking a look at the first inventors of the BlackBerry… Mike Lazaridis! Enterprises said ‘if it’s not secure, we’ll never deploy it’ 7 minutes ago from web

but also commercial ISVs building cool consumer apps: gaming (Bplay!), LBS, social networking… 10 minutes ago from web

‘Not only the growth of the community but a diversification of the community.’ ISV repping the enterprise, law enforcement… etc 11 minutes ago from web

starting! Tyler Lasard is opening the keynote. Talking about his 7 1/2 years at RIM and how he’s watched the dev community grow. 12 minutes ago from web

show’s going to begin in 5 minutes! I hope my battery holds out! 18 minutes ago from web
right now it’s all house music and a video timeline of BlackBerry development. Kinda cool… Big shout out to the 950! 19 minutes ago from web

sigh, new twitterberry version is ‘bork’d’. sticking with twitter website instead. @quicklybored will be converting tweets to wordpress! 31 minutes ago from web