RIM Launches WebWorks SDK V2.1 for Smartphones

RIM has announced the availability of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK (Software Development Kit) V2.1 for BlackBerry smartphones. The update follows hot on the heels of 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 SDK enables BlackBerry developers to leverage new capabilities, including NTML & BASIC Authentication support; Camera API; Top Banner Indicator API; Enhanced Push APIs; and improved rendering speeds for some apps.

RIM says 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 BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) platform.

Developers can learn more about the new APIs here. And download the latest WebWorks SDK for BlackBerry smartphones here.