10/15/2012 2:47:41 PM
Research in Motion opens tech centre for developers
Research in Motion has opened its first BlackBerry Tech Centre for developers in its Slough UK head office.
The centre will offer a dedicated space for developers seeking to build apps for the manufacturer's forthcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system. Each day will be devoted to specific types of developers, whether it is those working with the likes of HTML5 or Native, or seeking to translate Android, iOS and Windows apps to the BlackBerry platform. Research in Motion said the space will also be used for future developer engagement events.
Alec Saunders, vice-president for developer relations at Research in Motion, said: 'The opening of this first BlackBerry Tech Centre underscores our ongoing commitment to actively engage with and support the efforts of our developer community. This new centre in our EMEA headquarters designates space where developers can draw on the resources and skill set of our experienced developer evangelist team to help them create compelling apps for the new BlackBerry 10 platform. As of 10 October, developers can now submit their BlackBerry 10 apps to the BlackBerry App World storefront and I’m looking forward to seeing the apps that will come from the UK developer community over the weeks and months ahead.'
The manufacturer is aiming to have a base of apps in place for its forthcoming BB10 OS, which is set to launch in the first quarter of next year. It has seeded more than 5,000 BlackBerry 10 DeV Alpha test units to developers to build and test applications.
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