Blackberry has announced it is making available to developers its software development kit (SDK). With the SDK, developers will be able to integrate secure messaging, voice and video capabilities into applications and services. It also marks the entrance of Blackberry into the Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) market.
In an announcement, Blackberry said the BBM Enterprise SDK will become available from this month to allow BlackBerry to be competitive with other cloud communications platforms by presenting enterprises and developers APIs to enhance overall business processes.
“We are constantly innovating and looking for ways to leverage our legacy and expertise in secure mobility to solve real business problems,” said Marty Beard, Chief Operating Officer, BlackBerry. “We are opening up a new revenue stream for the company with a fully cloud-based communication service that is designed to help developers, ISVs, and enterprises meet the most demanding security and compliance requirements.”
For those who do not know, A software development kit (SDK or “devkit”) is typically a set of software development tools that allows the creation of applications for a certain software package, software framework, hardware platform, computer system, video game console, operating system, or similar development platform.
Some of the partners which support various industries such as healthcare, law enforcement, and financial services had these to say.
“Mobile Innovations is excited to leverage BBM Enterprise SDK. Our law enforcement customers have a strong need for highly secure and protected IM and multi-OS chat groups, as they come together to staff incidents, attend occurrences, and solve crimes,” said Gary Bauer, President, Mobile Innovations Corp.
“We are excited to extend our long-standing relationship with BlackBerry. Combining the security and functionality of BBM Enterprise SDK into Tango Networks’ Kinetic Communications Platform will allow us to deliver solutions that meet and exceed current and future compliance standards. In conjunction with the BBM Enterprise platform, we will be able to decrease the complexity, infrastructure, and cost for our enterprise customers while ensuring the strictest security requirements and protection,” Derek Peper, Senior Vice President, Tango Networks, said.