Mippin, the company whose award-winning app creation platform powers the official apps for OK! magazine and NME, are bringing a rapid application development solution to the BlackBerry platform. Called the “BlackBerry App Generator”, it will purportedly allow developers to “deliver a stunning app in less than 10 minutes”.
The technology seems targeted at apps for reading articles, with the majority of the examples on the Mippin website showing apps for magazines and similar publications – but that doesn’t change the fact over 50,000 apps have been built with the platform in the past 18 months, according to the official press release.
“With the launch of BlackBerry App Generator Mippin and RIM are tearing down the barriers and finding new ways to encourage content publishers to create apps,” said RIM’s Martyn Mallick. “For customers, this means that even more of their favourite published content will soon be available to download as apps.”
The invite-only beta of BlackBerry App Generator can be accessed at blackberryappgenerator.com, where you can also request a beta invitation. All apps built using the platform are compatible with BlackBerry OS 5 and up, the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, and soon, RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphone platform.