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BlackBerry Developer Meet-up September (Built For BlackBerry Revitilized)

  • Saturday, 14th September 2013 at 3:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location: ihub Bishop Magua Building George Padmore Lane Nairobi, Nairobi KE

    Register Here

    • 12 people attended

Built For BlackBerry and Certification

  • Saturday, 3rd August 2013 (all day)
    Location: Ihub 4th Floor Bishop Magua Centre

    Now that everyone is looking forward to build application which qualifies for built for BB We…

    • 45 people attended


  • Saturday, 4th May 2013 at 10am - 5:30pm
    Location: IHub Nairobi

    It was amazing to get great ideas hit the floor as we get new developers started as well as…

    • 22 people attended

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Beta BlackBerry 10.3.3 Autoloaders Are Here!


Get your applications ready for BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.3!  We’ve just released beta autoloaders for 10.3.3, which you can get from the software update page.

There have not been any changes or additions to APIs in 10.3.3, so your applications that support 10.3.2 should also work fine on 10.3.3.  But here is your chance to try it for yourself.

Similar to the previous beta releases, these autoloaders contain a reduced set of BlackBerry 10 applications compared to a full OS release and are intended for application testing, not regular use.

BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 included anti-theft protection that prevented downgrading of the OS.  This is also present in 10.3.3, which means that you won’t be able to downgrade to 10.3.2 after installing a 10.3.3 autoloader.  Your device will remain on the limited 10.3.3 beta until the gold release of 10.3.3.  Before loading you should also make note of the BlackBerry ID account used on the device because you’ll need to log back into the same one after the load is complete.

So go ahead and load your test devices but consider these restrictions if you were thinking of loading this on your primary BlackBerry 10 device.

15 hours ago
More time for Father’s Day with Amazon Shopping on BlackBerry 10


Father’s Day is just around the corner.  We make it easy to get gifts for this important man in your life.

With Amazon Shopping on BlackBerry 10.3.0 devices and above, you have access to great Father’s Day Deals on many things, from tech gadgets to fashion items.

Add Amazon Prime to your order and you can enjoy unlimited access to movies and TV shows, ad-free music, unlimited photo storage, Kindle books and of course free two-day shipping, for any last minute gift ideas. Browse all the items Amazon has to offer and get a great deal for dad and yourself.

From all of us at BlackBerry, we hope you have an amazing Father’s Day!

4 days ago
BES12 v12.4+ Activating Macintosh OSX


In the BES12 v12.3 release we added support to manage a Windows 10 computer. We have expanded that with support for Mac OS X in BES12 v12.4.  You can now use BES12 to Activate an OS X device with ActiveSync.

The process for activating a Mac OS X device is similar to what we did previously with Windows 10 (or other mobile devices). Here is a great little video with the process:

Activate an OS X device or computer

The BES12.4 Admin guide describes the process in detail here.

When activated, you can expect the following:

  • Control your devices with various IT policies and actions
  • Configure Wi-Fi profile
  • Configure 3rd party VPNs
  • SCEP enrollment
  • And of course, email/PIM ActiveSync support

Like we did for Windows 10, If you’re wondering what it looks like on an actual Macintosh, here is an activated Mac screen on a BES12.4.1 server, with our activated profile, ready to go.

bes124_1Macintosh OS X, managed by BES12.4.1

bes124_2BES 12.4 administration console, managing a Macintosh OS X computer.

Now you can manage both Windows 10 AND Mac OS X on your BES12.4.   What comes next, stay tuned.

5 days ago

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