BlackBerry Enterprise Application Middleware will include a set of application programming interfaces (APIs), libraries and server software to enable developers to build "super apps" that can access instant data push and alerts, use efficient file transfers with enterprise applications, and make it easy to query a user's device for geo-location, presence, current camera image, calendar availability, device type, and much more. It will be possible to use it with popular application development platforms such as IBM WebSphere, Oracle Fusion Middleware and the mobility platform from SAP and Sybase, and can be integrated with these platforms to give access to developers.
RIM says that when these capabilities are combined with the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution the results will deliver real-time communication via push technology, cost-effective data usage, efficiency over carrier networks, easy web-based administration of smartphones, servers, users, groups and applications, single sign-on, and secure wireless access to enterprise systems. IBM Interactive, Oracle and SAP are currently using BlackBerry Enterprise Application Middleware in early trials.
The initial set of BlackBerry Enterprise Application Middleware libraries are expected to be available in closed beta later this year. Additional libraries are expected to be released in 2011.
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