Research In Motion (RIM) is committed to providing an open, standards-based web platform that enables developers to create powerful Super Apps.

StandardsWith BlackBerry® 6 and the implementation of the WebKit rendering engine, the BlackBerry WebWorks Platform offers leading HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript® support on a mobile platform. The BlackBerry® Browser (based on WebKit) achieved a perfect ACID3 score, an HTML5 score of 208/300 and a 75% Canvas score.
The BlackBerry WebWorks Platform also supports modern web frameworks such as Sencha, PhoneGap, jQuery or Dojo for both enterprise and consumer-oriented solutions needing advanced web and AJAX functionality.

PowerfulThe BlackBerry WebWorks Platform also enables full integration into the BlackBerry ecosystem. BlackBerry WebWorks applications can tap into the always-on, notification-based, push-enabled, contextual and social attributes of the BlackBerry smartphone. These applications can also access hardware features and integrate with other apps, and are powerful Super Apps that are fully integrated into the BlackBerry Application Platform.

OpenResearch In Motion (RIM) is announcing support for open JavaScript frameworks such as Sencha, PhoneGap, jQuery and Dojo in the form of donations, event sponsorships and developer contributions to these projects. The BlackBerry WebWorks Platform has also been open sourced on GitHub and external participation is welcomed and encouraged.
Research In Motion (RIM) is extremely excited about the opportunities available with the new BlackBerry® Tablet OS and its corresponding application platform. Building on the incredible power of the QNX operating system that’s uniquely suited for tablet computing, the BlackBerry Tablet OS will lay the foundation for the future while preserving the key investments that have made the BlackBerry platform so successful.

TABLET OS Application development

The initial release of the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK allows developers to create Adobe AIR applications. Leveraging Adobe design and development tools, the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR allows you to create rich, powerful applications like never before.
Application distribution through the BlackBerry App World™ storefront makes it easy for end-users to discover, download and use your application.

Coming soon: support for content and applications using Adobe® Flash® 10.1 and HTML5 with the BlackBerry PlayBook Simulator with the BlackBerry® Browser. Register to be notified of new developments in the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK
Development resourcesGet support for your entire development effort with a five-week webcast series, a dedicated support forum, sample code and other resources.

BlackBerry Tablet OS key detailsBased on the proven QNX® Neutrino® RTOS, which powers mission-critical systems on the space station, government defense systems, life-saving medical devices and millions of in-car systems
Reliable, high-performance kernel engineered for multi-core hardware
Multi-threaded POSIX OS (Portable Operating System for Unix) for true multitasking
Built from the ground up to run WebKit and Adobe Flash
Built with the security, efficiency and seamless connectivity from the ground up you’d expect from RIM


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