BlackBerry Native SDK

Do you want to port an existing app or create a signature BlackBerry 10 experience?

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Signature look and feel

You can use the Cascades UI APIs to create stunning signature BlackBerry 10 interactions, while the platform APIs provide access to the underlying features of the BlackBerry Application Platform.

Signature look and feel

Beautiful UI out of the box

Let Cascades do the heavy lifting for you. Animations, styling, and layout have never been easier. Create great looking applications with very little effort.

Beautiful UI out of the box

Advanced tooling

The Cascades Builder plug-in for Eclipse lets you design your UI using a visual interface. When you change the code that represents your UI, you can see the effects immediately in the design view.

Advanced tooling

Deep integration

You can use the Cascades platform APIs to access to the underlying features of the BlackBerry Application Platform and integrate with the BlackBerry 10 core apps. This ensures your app becomes a fluid part of the users workflow.

Deep integration

Porting heaven

There are millions of lines of C and C++ code out there waiting to be ported to BlackBerry 10 and the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, and with the BlackBerry Native SDKs, you can leverage your existing code and bring it to many eager users.

The Native SDKs provide useful tools and commonly used libraries that can help get your existing application running quickly and reliably on BlackBerry 10 devices and BlackBerry PlayBook tablets.

Porting Heaven

Gaming rocks!

Take advantage of the power and speed of the QNX Neutrino RTOS that the BlackBerry 10 OS and PlayBook OS are built on to propel your game to the next level.

Whether you're looking for ease of porting your app, screaming performance, or social integration with Scoreloop and BlackBerry Messenger, the BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook tablet platforms provide a great home for your game title.

Gaming rocks!

POSIX compliant

Being POSIX compliant means that all the standard functionality that you know and love works great on BlackBerry 10 devices and PlayBook tablets. It also makes existing Open Source libraries super easy to port.

POSIX compliant

Embedded technologies

If you want to interact with hardware peripherals and protocols such as cameras, Bluetooth, and sensors, you will find lots of APIs available to give you as much versatility as you need.

Embedded technologies