Monthly Archive for September, 2012

Don Lindsay, RIM VP of UX, Gives A Brief History of BlackBerry 10′s “Peek” Feature

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During the keynotes at BlackBerry Jam Americas, Don Lindsay took the stage to talk about BlackBerry 10′s User Experience and Interface design. Lindsay has an interesting background as he was Design Director at Microsoft Live Labs and Design Director of Mac OS User Experience Group at Apple. If RIM is going to have a competitive smartphone user experience, he’s definitely the man to help get the job done. Lindsay explained the origins of Peek and it’s a really cool story.
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Glutton Xonix is a Free Skill Game for BlackBerry

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Glutton Xonix is a free game for BlackBerry with gameplay similar to the classic coin-op title Qix by Taito. Avoid enemies and draw boxes to “eat” the majority of the food on the plate.
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What’s RIM’s BlackBerry 10 Device Sales and Marketing Strategy?

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BlackBerry Jam Americas is coming along really nicely. There’s some excellent updates for developers including updated tools, a new BlackBerry Dev Alpha device and a BlackBerry 10 upgrade to the Dev Alphas that includes some amazing new features. From a developer’s perspective, the pieces are all falling into place and the puzzle is almost complete. But there’s one major question that’s still on everyone’s mind: what is RIM’s marketing strategy for BlackBerry 10 in order to get the users.
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Wikitude Announces First Augmented Reality SDK

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Augmented Reality Pioneer Wikitude announced the first Augmented Reality SDK. The beta release of the Wikitude SDK allows developers to quickly deploy AR features into their BlackBerry 10 apps.
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RIM Missing Social App Promotion Opportunity for BlackBerry Developers

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RIM has done an incredible job embracing social media. The @blackberry Twitter account has over 1 million followers and there’s a network of blogs providing the community with relevant news, tips and updates. The social media team seems mostly focused on providing information that’s based around BlackBerry hardware, but it’s really missing an opportunity to promote developers and the people who are going to make this platform succeed.
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BlackBerry Jam: Gaming Press Panel Discusses the Future of Gaming on BlackBerry 10

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A panel of gaming industry leaders met to discuss all things gaming and BlackBerry 10. They covered issues such as the new features of BlackBerry 10 and how gaming studios will utilize them. It’s undeniable that the BlackBerry Playbook/BlackBerry 10 is much more game-friendly than legacy BlackBerry OSes.


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