Jeremy Duke

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From Alabama, USA!


I’ve always been a techy guy, but have traditionally been primarily focused on Web Development, building websites for clients.

Currently, I am a Blackberry Cascades developer, BlackBerry Developer Elite member, and editor in chief / co-founder of OpenSourceBB (OSBB) where we attempt to educate developers, beginners and veterans alike.

I have always been a Blackberry enthusiast, but when the BlackBerry PlayBook launched I decided to take a look at app development and chose the WebWorks SDK as my starting point. I made a couple of apps for the PlayBook including a preliminary version of my current Built for BlackBerry application, Space TV.

Once the Cascades Native UI framework began taking shape for BlackBerry 10 devices, I decided to teach myself how to create native applications. My first app was SpaceTV and I used it to begin learning Cascades. Several months after launching v1 of SpaceTV, I had learned enough to completely rewrite and re-launch the app with a completely new UI and improved code.

I use and promote BlackBerry because I value communication and productivity over all else when it comes to my mobile device. There is simply no other platform that caters to me. My first BlackBerry was the BlackBerry Storm, and have been a BlackBerry user since. I currently carry the Z30 as my primary device, but I also own a Limited Edition Z10 and a Q10.

Why BlackBerry?

I develop for BlackBerry for several reasons. Some of the reasons are the same reasons I am a fan, but there are some practical reasons as well. For one. The BlackBerry community is second to none and I don’t think I could get the tight knit community feel developing for any other platform. Secondly, it is easier to get noticed building quality apps for BlackBerry versus building for other platforms.

Honestly, I cannot imagine building for any other platform. For me it’s the community and the product for which I am building that matter most.

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Mockit is the legendary “Built for BlackBerry” meme generator, device Mock creator and photo frame studio.

Use MockIt to create and share photos and images with style. With MockIt you can create custom memes, mock your photos in fake magazine covers, BlackBerry devices simulator and more.

With Space TV for BlackBerry 10, you can stay up to date on everything from Astrophysics and Astronomy to NASA Launches and more!.

  • Live NASA TV (in HD))
  • Space related news from all over the web
  • NASA video on-demand – Astronomy Image of the Day (w/description)
  • Latest images from the Mars Curiosity Rover (Mars Science Laboratory)
  • and more…

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