Back in December, BlackBerry unveiled their new BlackBerry Development Platform, an enterprise grade toolset which enables developers to build secure, powerful and customized mobility solutions for almost every use case.
The BlackBerry Development Platform includes BlackBerry Dynamics, consisting of the BlackBerry Dynamics (BD) SDK services that provide a powerful set of tools to ISV and enterprise developers. The company has now announced the release of BlackBerry Dynamics Plugins for Cordova.
The BlackBerry Dynamics Platform provides a range of SDKs and plug-ins, allowing developers to work in familiar environments to build native, hybrid and web apps. Once apps are built, developers can assume the role of IT admin to quickly validate the management and distribution of their apps through the BlackBerry Dynamics Platform.
BlackBerry supports cross-platform development frameworks via dedicated BlackBerry Dynamics SDKs for Cordova/PhoneGap, HTML5 web apps and Xamarin.
What’s New in BlackBerry Dynamics Cordova for Android and iOS v18.104.22.168:
Cordova Library support
Info: *.sc discovery scheme removed
Cordova 4.x removed
BlackBerry Dynamics Cordova architecture changes
Removed GD-enable script
Added support for Cordova plugins
BlackBerry Dynamics Cordova plugins structure
Migrating from previous release: no code changes required
Working with BlackBerry Dynamics Cordova plugins
Add plugins for both iOS and Android platforms
Add plugins separately for iOS and Android
Develop, build and run
About BlackBerry Dynamics Cordova samples
Setup with prepareSampleApps.sh script
ApacheHttp sample application
AppKinetics Client and server sample application
Blank sample application
MailTo sample application
OnProgress sample application
Policy sample application
RssReader sample application
SQLite sample application
UnitTest sample application
Improvements on GDAuthToken plugin
Improvements for UnitTest sample application
Improvements on localStorage.getLength()
Improvements on XmlHttpRequest plugin on Android
Fixed sending attachments from Mailto to GFE on iOS
After updating your Cordova version with the “cordova platform update” command, you might need to reinstall the BlackBerry Dynamics Cordova plugins manually. This is most easily done with the “cordova-plugin-bbd-all” command, also called the “super plugin”.