Blackberry WebWorks HTML5 SDK presented by Maurice White

Join us for an overview and QA with Blackberry Mobility Architect Maurice White.


What's a WebWorks application?

A BlackBerry WebWorks application is simply a standalone web application that you can deploy to a BlackBerry smartphone or tablet.

What's the big deal?

First, a BlackBerry WebWorks application is a standalone application, which means you don't need to point to a remote server to load a web page or application (unless you want to). In this case, the application lives on the BlackBerry device. The application is essentially a bundle of web assets that are packaged into a container that can be viewed by a headless browser -- the WebKit engine container.

Second, you can take advantage of standard web technologies, like CSS, HTML5, and JavaScript to build your application. You can also take advantage of popular mobile web frameworks, such as Sencha, PhoneGap, jQuery, or Dojo. Using standard web technologies allows you to create applications quicker because you can reuse your existing web experience and web assets.

Third, and most important, you can add native functionality to your HTML5 application by using the BlackBerry WebWorks platform. You can get full access to the platform APIs through JavaScript wrappers, which you can use to extend your application and take advantage of BlackBerry specific features (for example, BBM, PIM, media, hardware), providing an integrated experience to your users. And all of this is open source: BlackBerry WebWorks is an open source project on GitHub.

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  • Peter D.

    The weather made me a "no show" last night. Since I am CTA rider I decided to get home without getting drenched. I've seen Mr. White in action and he is a great presenter who knows his stuff and is committed to Blackberry, a great platform. My loss. See you next time.

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    He was awesome and fun. He is VERY knowledgeable about the Blackberry and its products. He is also very committed to Blackberry. I loved that the most about him.

    June 12, 2013

  • Frank P. A.

    Sorry all, wx would make the trip just a little too inconvenient. Until next time.

    June 12, 2013

  • Josh H.

    Sorry, gotta bail. Inclement weather ahead.

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry! Got an Production issue...might not join today....i will make it for next meetup!

    June 12, 2013

  • Shara M.

    My +1 has bailed on me. : /

    June 12, 2013

  • Travis A.

    Sorry, need to drop out, I'll definitely catch the next one.

    June 12, 2013

  • jody

    Bringing a friend to this. Can't wait, looks like an awesome topic.

    June 10, 2013

  • Josh H.

    Saw an email from Mattie suggesting this event was Tuesday, a day earlier.

    June 1, 2013

    • Mattie T L.

      You're right Josh. My brain was broken. 12th is correct.

      June 2, 2013

    • Josh H.

      No worries, Mattie. Thanks for clarifying.

      June 2, 2013

  • Mike M.

    I'll be there!

    June 1, 2013

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