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The latest release of the BlackBerry Spark Communications Services has received a major update to fully enable secured IoT functionality.

This release includes a number of improvements in the service, including a big one for developers looking to rapidly prototype their ideas, and a new client for those keen on IoT, especially for Raspberry Pi.

New Development Support:

Android ARM 64 support (means you can run Spark applications on ARM-64 Android devices, including Android emulators on your PC)

Improved Trial Experience

  • We have simplified the trial process, you no longer have to specify your own identity manager for development use
  • This will allow you to rapidly protype your ideas, or get started with one of our sample apps faster then ever.

Linux Client (preview)

  • Includes samples and updated guide information for linux.
  • x86_64 support for development on desktop, and especially Raspberry Pi’s (currently r64 Pi only).

New APIs:

Chat Events – Online-only messages that can be used to send real-time data, such as location info

Sync Private Chat data – lets you have your own private data field for each chat.

Visit the BlackBerry Spark Communications Services Guide for more information. 

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