RIM to hold BB10 enterprise developer workshops


Sessions, to begin tomorrow in London and Toronto, aimed at those looking to create secure apps for their businesses 

RIM has announced the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour for enterprise developers. It is designed to help them create applications on the BB10 platform that can securely access and leverage behind-the-firewall data within their businesses.

The tour will initially roll out to 11 cities around the world, beginning tomorrow (October 23) in London and Toronto, Canada. This will be followed by a session in Ottawa, Canada on Thursday (October 25).

The day-long events will feature seminars and workshops aimed at addressing demands faced by enterprise developers, including how to provide employees with easy and secure access to intranets, workflow systems, databases and other confidential in-house data.

They will also learn how the developer tools for BlackBerry 10, including HTML5 with BlackBerry WebWorks and the BlackBerry Native Development Kit with BlackBerry Cascades provide mobile apps with the necessary security and connectivity needed for use within a business.

RIM said the BlackBerry 10 developer tools enable enterprise apps to be developed in weeks, rather than months, and with user friendly interfaces.

Workshops in the afternoon will enable participants to work with BlackBerry experts and begin developing or porting behind-the-wall mobile apps for their organisations.

RIM  vice president of enterprise partnerships Derek Peper said: “We’re committed to ensuring our customers have enterprise application solutions that allow their organisations to achieve the productivity potential offered by mobility today, and tomorrow.

“BlackBerry is designed to provide a behind-the-firewall solution that empowers businesses and government agencies to solve issues with access to essential data in real time. Developers can leverage common development tools to easily create mobile applications without having to worry about building and testing a security and connectivity layer.”