RIM Announces Webworks SDK 2.0 and Final Version of AIR SDK for Tablet OS

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On the day of the PlayBook launch, RIM has made the available the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK 2.0 for Tablet OS and Smartphones, and the final version of its BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR. These are 2 pretty important releases for developers looking to make apps for the PlayBook.

The BlackBerry Webworks SDK 2.0 features:

  • JavaScript APIs are now separated from the OS. This new architecture will allow developers to easily modify and enhance the existing APIs and package them with their BlackBerry WebWorks application. It will also simplify adding new APIs to applications.
  • The BlackBerry WebWorks framework and all of the APIs are open sourced and are available on GitHub! Developers can now contribute and participate in the evolution of the BlackBerry WebWorks project.

RIM has also released the final version of the Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR which includes the following changes:

  • Special APIs for the BlackBerry PlayBook Plugins for Adobe Flash Builder
  • A BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Simulator
  • A Getting Started Guide

To find out more about these updates and download the latest SDKs go here.

For more info about the WebWorks SDK go here.

And for BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR info, go here.