A developer’s perspective on the BlackBerry 10 delay
Jerome Carty, a BlackBerry developer, has offered some thoughts on what the delay of BlackBerry 10 means for RIM
RIM's BlackBerry 10 operating system won't be released until at least Q1 2013. That's bad news for RIM – but how does it affect developers?
Jerome Carty, a developer from Kisai Labs who developed the Twitter app, Blaq, for the BlackBerry Playbook, offered his thoughts to James Richardson from Crackberry.com.
When asked how he felt about the delay, Carty answered, ‘The delay in BlackBerry 10 may or may not impact current interest in products that are already in the market. However, if RIM doesn't think it's ready, I have faith that they've learned some things from the past and know not to push it this time around.'
Concerning BB10 Jam World Tour and the possible loss of commitment by developers, Carty said, 'the BB10 Jam World Tour has been a great driver of interest in the platform.'
He added: 'With the delay, RIM has more work to do to continue to encourage developers to build for the new platform. The best thing they can do right now is give developers updated tools sooner.'
RIM will need to ensure that it delivers BlackBerry 10 sooner rather than later though. The current outlook for the companies financials is not good, and delays will only exasperate this problem further.
Lets hope there are no more bumps along the road.