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Unity 4.2 Pro and Free Version Now Fully Support BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry Developer Blog


All of us here at BlackBerry Developer Relations are thrilled to announce that the free and Pro releases of Unity 4.2 from Unity Technologies now fully support BlackBerry 10!

To further foster the development of high-quality games for BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry and Unity Technologies have teamed up to offer a number of select Unity Pro License holders a free copy of the BlackBerry Pro add-on license until November 20, 2013, if they submit a game developed with Unity to the BlackBerry World storefront. To sweeten the offer, we’re providing these developers with a free BlackBerry Z10 smartphone too.*

To download Unity 4.2 with the BlackBerry deployment add-on visit: http://unity3d.com/unity/download/

Remember, this offer is on for a limited offer so click the link and be the next killer game to hit BlackBerry World!

Happy Gaming!

*800 licenses and devices available while supplies last.  Term and Conditions apply.  Visit https://unity3d.com/contest/blackberry/terms for complete…

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LinkedIn App for BlackBerry 10 now Updated to v10.1.4

Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog


Today, we are happy to announce a new version of LinkedIn for BlackBerry 10 smartphones is now available for download on BlackBerry World. LinkedIn is a great way to connect with your colleagues, search for job opportunities, network with peers in your industry, and to stay on top of the latest news. Read on for the new features included in today’s update.

LinkedIn for BlackBerry 10 version 10.1.4

Let’s get right to the good stuff – a ton of new features are included in this new release of LinkedIn for BlackBerry 10 smartphones, available on the BlackBerry World storefront. Take a look at the list below and tell us your favorites in the comments.

  • Get More from your Recent Updates
    When you first open the app, your recent updates will now include posts from companies that you follow as well as job suggestions 
  • Auto Refresh
    The latest LinkedIn update…

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BlackBerry 10 and cloudbase.io

BlackBerry Developer Blog


Close your eyes and imagine that with one API your app could send data to the cloud and store it there. Done? Now imagine that with the same API your app could receive push data from the cloud, on multiple devices. Done? Now add on top a control panel to manage and analyze your data.

You don’t have to imagine anymore, the service is here, it integrates perfectly with BlackBerry 10 and it’s called Cloudbase.io! Discover cloud database, cloud functions and the flexibility of the shared APIs to turn your application into a platform at http://cloudbase.io/why/

We are excited to announce that BlackBerry developers can now take full advantage of the Cloudbase.io offering with the BlackBerry 10 Cascades and BlackBerry 10 WebWorks libraries.

To make it even easier we created a sample app that allows you to:

  • Take a photo
  • Upload it to Cloudbase.io along with their meta-data
  • Fetch the array…

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Going mobile with HTML5 is easier than ever!

BlackBerry Developer Blog


We’ve teamed up with our friends at Sencha to bring you an offer that makes it easier than ever to bring your Sencha Touch application to BlackBerry 10. We’re providing a free copy of Sencha Architect ($399 USD value), a BlackBerry Dev Alpha B device and support for qualified developers (terms and conditions apply).

Sencha continues to make strides in supporting BlackBerry 10 and with the release of Sencha Touch 2.3 performance on BlackBerry 10 is better than ever. With industry leading HTML5 performance on BlackBerry 10, it’s never been better to bring your Sencha Touch application to BlackBerry 10!

Get started now at developer.blackberry.com/senchaoffer

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Display Your Vine Videos on WordPress.com

The WordPress.com Blog

You know all those Vine masterpieces you’ve recorded with your mobile phone — six seconds of time, looping over and over, immortalized on your little screen? Now, you can embed these videos on your WordPress.com site, using a URL or shortcode.

Embed a Vine video with a URL

To embed one of your fabulous looping creations, simply copy the video’s URL. If you share a video on Facebook or Twitter, its URL can be found at the end of your post or tweet:

Another way to find a video’s URL:

  1. Click the three dots at the bottom of a Vine post.
  2. Select “Share this post” and then “Embed.”
  3. Copy the URL shown, minus the /embed.

Finding a Vine URL

Once you’ve copied the URL, paste it on a line by itself when you’re editing a post or page (and double-check that you’ve got https:// at the beginning, as shown below):

post editor

Once that’s set…

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Free Cascades and WebWorks training courses available online

BlackBerry Developer Blog


If you’re interested in learning the fundamentals of building BlackBerry 10 Cascades or WebWorks apps, we have a series of over 30 (and counting) online courses to help you get started. These courses can also be useful if you’re planning on taking the BlackBerry Certified Builder exams and need some extra resources to get prepared.

Each and every one of the BlackBerry 10 Cascades and WebWorks courses include the following:

  • an online lesson, typically around 15-30 minutes long
  • a downloadable, self-directed lab exercise to give you the opportunity to apply the concepts you learned in the online lesson
  • a quick quiz to help assess your knowledge of the info covered in the lesson and lab
  • a dedicated message board to post questions or comments relating to the specific course

Additional courses are on their way and we’ll also be updating all of the existing courses once the BlackBerry 10.2 Gold…

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