RIM announced today the availability of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK v 2.1 for BlackBerry Smartphones. The new update comes shortly after the introduction of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK v 2.1 for Tablet OS, and brings similar functionality and APIs to the BlackBerry Smartphone OS.
The new capabilities that WebWorks developers can now leverage include NTML & BASIC Authentication support, Camera API, Top Banner Indicator API, Enhanced Push APIs andimproved rendering speeds for some applications. The APIs enable web developers to deeply integrate with the BlackBerry Smartphone OS and thereby build feature rich apps that offer more immersive and interactive end user experiences. Other benefits developers can derive from the new application functionality and APIs are better app monetization, diversified development approaches, support for standardized security and better integration with the widely popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) Social Platform.
New capabilities available to WebWorks developers for BlackBerry Smartphones are:
- NTLM & BASIC Authentication support (NTLM support requires a BlackBerry Enterprise Server)
- Camera API (take a picture or a video)
- Top Banner Indicator API
- Enhanced Push APIs
- Improved rendering speeds for applications not using loading/transition screens
Download the WebWorks SDK v2.1 for BlackBerry Smartphones here.