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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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Save the Date: App Showcase to Feature Magmic, Select Start, Tristan and More

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Back in June we wrote about an app showcase featuring QContinuum, WICKSoft, Zeebu, GlitchSoft and Magmic. The event was hosted by Rob Woodbridge, former CEO of Rove current owner of Untether’d. The app showcase featured a group of developers meeting to show off their apps and it was cool to see what’s brewing locally in Ottawa.
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