Smartphones are amazing.  Packed with a vast array of sensors, they can hear, see, feel the world around them just like we can.  With BlackBerry 10 smartphones, this is no exception.  RIM  is building BlackBerrys with many different sensors to allow developers to create powerful and connected apps.

To make it easier for developers to make the richest apps possible, RIM is actively engaging and catering to the developer community (and I should know, I’m part of it).  The latest BlackBerry Developer Blog discusses the vast array of sensors available with BlackBerry 10 and how to access the specific APIs for each of the sensors.  Providing sample code is a great way to allow developers to be able to leverage the most from the hardware of the Blackberry 10 platform.

BlackBerry smartphones should include:

  • GPS antennas
  • Light sensor
  • Dual microphones
  • Proximity sensor
  • Magneometer
  • Gyroscope
  • 3D Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Dual Cameras
  • Thermometer
Check out the official Inside BlackBerry Developer Blog at the link on the bottom-right for the full article and the native sample code.

Source: Inside BlackBerry Blog