Research In Motion’s plans to do an enterprise applications-focused version of its popular BlackBerry Jam events for developers. RIM announced the BlackBerry® 10 Jam World Tour for enterprise developers, which will initially roll out to 11 cities around the world beginning October 23 in Toronto, Canada and London, UK. The tour is designed to help developers in organizations create applications on the BlackBerry 10 platform that can securely access and leverage behind-the-firewall data within their organizations.
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Waterloo, ON – October 19, 2012 – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the BlackBerry® 10 Jam World Tour for enterprise developers, which will initially roll out to 11 cities around the world beginning October 23 in Toronto, Canada and London, UK. The tour is designed to help developers in organizations create applications on the BlackBerry 10 platform that can securely access and leverage behind-the-firewall data within their organizations.
According to a recent survey conducted by Appcelerator and IDC, enterprise developers planning to develop a mobile business application soared from 29 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010 to 43 percent in the second quarter of 2012.*
The series of day-long events organized for BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour – Enterprise Edition will feature seminars and workshops geared towards specifically addressing the unique demands faced by enterprise developers, including how to provide employees with easy and secure access to company intranets, workflow systems, databases, and other confidential in-house data. They will learn how the wide range of developer tools for BlackBerry® 10, including HTML5 with BlackBerry® WebWorks™ and the BlackBerry® Native Development Kit (C++) with BlackBerry Cascades™, inherently provide mobile applications with the necessary security and connectivity needed for use within an enterprise. The BlackBerry 10 developer tools enable enterprise applications to be developed in just weeks, instead of months, and with user friendly interfaces.
Afternoon workshops will provide participants with the opportunity to work with BlackBerry experts and begin developing or porting behind-the-firewall mobile applications for their organizations.
“We’re committed to ensuring our customers have enterprise application solutions that allow their organizations to achieve the productivity potential offered by mobility today, and tomorrow,” said Derek Peper, Vice President, Enterprise Partnerships for RIM. “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.”
Tour cities and dates:
Toronto, Canada – October 23
London, UK – October 23
Ottawa, Canada – October 25
Amsterdam, Netherlands – November 1
Frankfurt, Germany – November 6
São Paulo, Brazil – November 6
Washington, DC – November 8
New York, NY – November 13
Madrid, Spain – November 15
Mexico City, Mexico – November 16
Chicago, IL – November 28
For more information or to register for BlackBerry® 10 Jam World Tour – Enterprise Edition please visit:
* Source: Appcelerator / IDC 1Q 2012 Mobile Developer Survey
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