BlackBerry and Oracle are bringing a Mobile Apps Challenge to South Africa with the goal of inspiring local developers to build mobile business solutions that can help customers boost productivity and efficiency in their mobile workforces.
The Mobile Apps Challenge invites developers to make mobile enterprise apps that work with Oracle’s existing ERP stack on the new BlackBerry 10 platform or on the Oracle Mobile Application Development Framework.
The two companies will also be hosting joint Oracle and BlackBerry Jam days where developers will be able to experiment with their development toolsets, access the latest information, network with peers and ask questions of the various platform experts. The Jams will be held on 17 July in Cape Town and 19 July in Johannesburg.
“We have worked closely with Oracle to mobilise business processes in the enterprise for more than a decade, and to extend the power of Oracle software to the mobile workforce,” says Alexandra Zagury, MD for South and southern Africa at BlackBerry.
“We are delighted to be working with Oracle to engage South Africa’s talented mobile software developers to extend the power of Oracle business solutions to workers with BlackBerry 10 smartphones.”
“This initiative sees two leaders responding to enterprise mobility needs in South Africa in partnership with the development community,” says Stefan Diedericks, alliance and channel director at Oracle South Africa. “As one of the country’s best-selling smartphone brands with a strong enterprise heritage, BlackBerry is ideally placed to help our customers mobilise their business processes.”