Research In Motion (RIM) has previewed BlackBerry Enterprise Application Middleware, which it claims will help businesses create "super apps".
BlackBerry Enterprise Application Middleware includes application programming interfaces (APIs), libraries and server software to enable developers to build apps that can access alerts and transfer files with enterprise applications. The middleware also calls the IT department to query a user's device for geo-location, presence, current camera image, calendar availability and device type.
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The Blackberry Enterprise Application Middleware supports application development platforms such as IBM WebSphere, Oracle Fusion Middleware and the mobility platform from SAP and Sybase.
IBM Interactive, ING DIRECT, Oracle, and SAP joined RIM on stage at the DevCon conference today to unveil their plans to build "super app" and services using the new platform.
RIM also unveiled its first foray into tablet-based computing at the developer's conference with a demo of its forthcoming Playbook.