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RIM plug-in for Visual Studio

RIM plug-in for Visual Studio

Research In Motion will let developers create applications for Blackberry phones using Microsoft's .Net programming environment, continuing its efforts to broaden the capabilities of the devices.

The Blackberry plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio lets developers write applications that integrate with existing back-end servers through .Net Web Services, RIM said on Monday. The plug-in works with the Blackberry Mobile Data System.

The new support will open up the Blackberry developer community to include .Net developers and could make it easier for enterprise developers to build new mobile applications for workers.

While the Blackberry for many years was mainly a mobile email device, RIM has increasingly enabled more capabilities for developing other wireless applications as it faces growing competition from companies such as Microsoft and its Windows Mobile operating system.

For example, RIM offers the Mobile Data System, an application development framework for enterprise Blackberry users. Customers use the MDS to build applications that allow mobile workers to access standard enterprise applications from companies like SAP.

RIM will make the plug-in for Visual Studio available for free later this year.


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