Research in Motion (RIM) released today an updated Java and online-based development tools for the BlackBerry platform.
The BlackBerry Java Plug-In for Eclipse v1.1 and the BlackBerry Web Plug-in v2.0 offer new capabilities that make it easier to create feature-rich applications. The BlackBerry Widget SDK v1.0 and the BlackBerry Java SDK v5.0, which includes more than 20,000 APIs, provide access to BlackBerry smartphone hardware features, native BlackBerry software applications and other system capabilities of the BlackBerry Application Platform.
Using the new tools developers can build web-based BlackBerry Widgets or Java applications that use the BlackBerry Application Platform to share information and interact with core BlackBerry applications or other third party applications.
“The BlackBerry Application Platform continues to evolve tremendously and the new tool enhancements make developing applications for BlackBerry smartphones easier and faster than ever,” said Alan Brenner, Senior Vice President, BlackBerry Platform at Research In Motion.
“We believe these enhanced tools will spur a new level of creativity and innovation as developers find new ways to leverage the unique power and integrated nature of the BlackBerry platform in order to bring useful, intelligent applications to the millions of BlackBerry smartphone users around the world.”