RIM introduces new BlackBerry tools for web developers

Research In Motion (RIM) has announced new and enhanced tools for developing web applications for BlackBerry smartphones. The tools include the new BlackBerry Web Development Plug-in for Eclipse and the BlackBerry Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio version 1.2.

These tools are part of a complete portfolio of BlackBerry developer tools for web and Java development and a rich set of APIs that enable developers to easily create a wide variety of mobile applications that connect BlackBerry smartphone users to the information they care about.

The BlackBerry application platform also incorporates significant advantages, including real-time push technology, unmatched security and highly efficient data compression and network bandwidth utilisation, allowing developers to deliver optimised applications on the most powerful, secure and efficient platform in the industry.

Alan Brenner, senior vice president, BlackBerry platform group at RIM, commented: “The BlackBerry developer tools portfolio aims to bring together the best of Java and web development for the creation of web applications that are integrated with core BlackBerry smartphone functions for a seamless, intuitive and robust user experience. The evolving portfolio of web development tools for the BlackBerry platform allows developers to work in familiar development environments to create, debug, profile, test and optimise their web applications for BlackBerry smartphones.”