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In 2016 we yet again saw many acquisitions and changes at BlackBerry as we continued our shift. With our focus becoming quite clear, we have great expectations for 2017. Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we would like to reflect on some of our top blog posts from 2016.
With the acquisition of Good Technology, we began offering a BlackBerry Dynamics (formerly Good Dynamics) Overview and introduction to the platform by Building Your First Secured App. After many months of collaboration and hard work, we finally Introduced the BlackBerry Development Platform, offering developers the ability to expand their scope, focus on driving business value to enterprise organizations and enhance the end user experience by developing secure, feature-rich mobility solutions.
We also listened to our developer community and offered native developers a great way to feature their amazing apps on BlackBerry World with Great Apps on BlackBerry. This program is still ongoing and you can expect to see our next collection of top native applications featured at the end of the month.
Although each year seems to pass by rather quick, it feels as though 2016 has been one of the quickest! We have great memories of the past year with the BlackBerry Developer Summit, continued developer support through our webcasts, acquisitions, and new software launches, it is time for a much needed break. A break to rest up and refuel for 2017, which we expect to be even more exciting!
To our developers:
Thank-you for helping us through a successful year. We owe you all a great deal of gratitude for your incredible support over the past year. Thank you for your commitment, apps, updates and advocacy. We highlighted a few of our top developers in recent feature stories, but of course there are many, many more!
In what has now become an annual tradition, our teams shared in a Festivus potluck, which included the Airing of Grievances, Feats of Strength and the Festivus Pole and of course many delicious foods.
What are your holiday traditions?
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Season’s Greetings, Feliz Navidad, Joyeux Noël or whatever you may say to wish others a happy holiday makes no difference. What matters most is family and friends.
From our family at BlackBerry to yours, have a safe and joyous holiday season!
The BlackBerry Development Platform, is an enterprise grade toolset which enables you to build secure, powerful and customized mobility solutions for every use case. The platform augments the world class mobility capabilities of BlackBerry Dynamics for building secure apps, by adding APIs for BlackBerry Unified Endpoint Manager (UEM), BlackBerry Workspaces, BlackBerry Enterprise Identity, BlackBerry 2FA, BBM Enterprise, and BlackBerry Analytics. This collection of tools offers the ability for developers to expand their scope, focus on driving business value to enterprise organizations, and to enhance the end user experience by developing secure, feature-rich mobility solutions.
The BlackBerry Development Platform includes:
BlackBerry Dynamics – A secure mobility SDK that provides back-end services functionality, Security services, Mobile services, and Platform services that enable the creation of mobile apps for business environments.
Unified Endpoint Manager (UEM) – Provides the security, control and visibility that IT needs to manage all endpoints and ownership models, and the flexibility to support evolving business requirements.
BlackBerry Workspaces – Secure enterprise collaboration, file sharing and synchronization across all devices, protecting data with file-level encryption, access controls and rights management.
BlackBerry 2FA – Simplified high-security user authentication for critical systems.
BBM Enterprise – BBM Enterprise Services enables developers to embed secure enterprise-grade IP messaging, communications and collaboration functionality into their own applications and services in a simple, reliable, scalable and cost-efficient manner.
BlackBerry Analytics – Built on top of the BlackBerry secure enterprise framework providing actionable insights and visibility into application usage across organizations and their users.
Check out our recently updated website with all of these new product solutions for developers HERE.
Be part of our growing community of businesses customers and partners who have already developed enterprise solutions. Also, discover secure feature-rich solutions with our full catalogue of ISV partner apps in our marketplace here.
Customer and Partners can register here for our Developer Program and receive our next Enterprise Apps Newsletter
For more on the new BlackBerry Development Platform story watch our latest webcast HERE.