Tools

As an Android developer, you have a couple of tools you can use to help you convert your apps for the BlackBerry 10 OS. You can use these tools to help verify that your app is compatible with the BlackBerry platform, repackage your app as a compatible BAR file, and sign your app so that it can be distributed through the BlackBerry World storefront.

Eclipse Plug-in

A plug-in to Eclipse that allows you to verify, repackage, and sign your Android app for the BlackBerry platform through the integrated framework of Eclipse. You can also use the plug-in to sign your application before distribution. If you want to test your application without signing it, you can use the plug-in to create and install a device debug token.
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Get the Eclipse Plug-in for Android Development Tools

Android Studio Plug-in

This plug-in integrates with your Android Studio development flow, allowing you to easily debug, deploy, and package your Android applications for BlackBerry 10 devices.
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BlackBerry Plug-in for Android Studio 2.0.2 beta (3.44 MB)

Command-line tools

A set of command-line utilities that allow you to verify, repackage, and sign multiple Android apps right from the command line.
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Command-line tools for Android Apps 1.6.1 (2.68 MB) Command-line tools for Android Apps 2.0.2 beta (3.40 MB)

BlackBerry 10 Simulator
for Mac OS X

You can use the BlackBerry 10 Simulator to run your applications as if they are on a BlackBerry 10 device. The simulator is hosted inside a virtual machine which supports accelerated graphics, audio, and peripheral simulation. This lets you test your application and simulate the touch interface using your mouse. To install and configure the simulator, see the Simulator documentation.

Need a different version of the simulator?

BlackBerry 10.2.1 Simulator 10.2.1.1925 (962 MB)


Note: A known issue with Java for Mac OS X may cause issues when installing. For more information and a solution, see here (10.6 only) or here (10.7, 10.8+).