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Macadamian’s BlackBerry 10 Cascades App Now Available in Github Open Source Community

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Macadamian is a user experience and software design company that was at BlackBerry World and BlackBerry Jam showing off a demo of the work the company has been doing with Cascades. The demo is of an app for a sports apparel company that shows you a graphical representation of how much buzz each team is producing, and therefore giving the business an idea of how much relative inventory it will need. The app uses a combination of OpenGL and Cascades and really shows how beautiful an app on BlackBerry 10 can be.
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Ottawa Developers Talk BlackBerry Development Experience and RIM

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An ice sculpture of a BlackBerry at Ottawa’s Winterlude.

RIM has been catching a lot of negative press lately and it’s interesting to see what Ottawans have to say about it considering the city is home to a lot of RIM employees and some development studios that have experience with BlackBerry. It’s one thing to hear what analysts have to say, but it’s another to actually talk to developers and people who are building businesses on the platform.

Generally, it seems the developer tools are both a blessing and a headache. The tools are creating a barrier to entry which has a negative impact on RIM’s ability to attract new developers, but it’s creating big opportunities for those who know how to use them as it’s sheltering their business from new competitors. RIM is definitely working on a new set of tools and how the company executes could result in a big influx of new developers.

Click through to read about what some developers are saying about the platform.
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