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Beta Review: MockIt! for BlackBerry 10 by OSBB Code Labs (Download In The Beta Zone)

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The BlackBerry Beta Zone app for BlackBerry 10 has been updated and for the first time, we’re seeing third party developers leverage Beta Zone to test apps. The most recent addition to Beta Zone is MockIt! which can be downloaded and tested for free. The developer of the app, OSBB Code Labs founder Jeremy Duke, is a big contributor to the BlackBerry Dev community through OpenSourceBB.com as well as a prolific developer on BlackBerry World.
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BlackBerry Sponsors Haxe NME for Cross-Platform 2D Games

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Flash developers will find this interesting: BlackBerry is currently sponsoring the Haxe NME (Neko Media Engine) project on Github. NME allows developers to build cross-platform 2D games or apps. The platform allows developers to deploy to Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and BlackBerry, while also supporting Flash Player and HTML5. According to the About section:

“NME mirrors the traditional Flash API, so developers can leverage their existing experience to target new platforms, with better results. Developers with experience in ActionScript 3, Java or C++ can quickly learn to use NME without a long on-ramp.”
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Gameplay: RIM’s Open Source Game Engine for BlackBerry 10 #BB10

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Have a PlayBook and looking for high quality native 3D games? Looking forward to playing the latest
and greatest games on the BB10 phones when they come out? Want to have the same quality app
experience your Android and iOS buddies are having? Well there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and
it’s called Gameplay.
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OSBBx Introduces App Centre for Discovering and Downloading Open Source Apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook

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One of the challenges facing users on the PlayBook is discovering and downloading open source apps and keeping track of the latest versions. There’s some really cool open source software available for the PlayBook, and guys like OSBBx are keeping us updated with the latest tools and software. The latest OSBBx project, App Centre, is a storefront that allows users to download the latest version of open source and free applications directly to the BlackBerry PlayBook or PC.
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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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RIM Opposes Apple’s Trademark Filing for “WebKit” in Canada

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RIM has filed an official opposing action against Apple’s trademark filing for “WebKit” in Canada. Currently, WebKit is an open source project, but the term “Webkit” seems to be first used by Apple as far as we can tell. It’s not clear on what grounds RIM is going to defend the trademark filing and we’ll have to wait for the official documents. Continue reading after the break.
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