BlackBerry recently unveiled its BlackBerry 10 operating system and handset at the Sandton Convention Centre to guests, including enterprise customers and BlackBerry business partners. 
The new platform has been tested by over 150 carriers worldwide, and BlackBerry has given more than 8 000 prototypes to application developers.
Business Connexion was selected to develop two exciting new apps: Jan Braai and Table Magic.
The man behind the Jan Braai App, Jan Scannell, describes the app: “It’s about braaing, and is as proudly South African as National Braai Day.”
He has driven the National Braai Day initiative from the beginning and it has the patronage of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Emeritus Archbishop Doctor Desmond Tutu.
With the Jan Braai App, people will be able to view recipes and demonstration videos by Jan, locate and rate butcheries in their vicinity, and see which butcheries Jan has visited and rated.
Table Magic is South Africa’s first restaurant search, review and instant booking Web site, established by Capetonian Kelly May.
It aims to revolutionise the way South Africans find restaurants and make bookings. May is excited to make her business concept mobile and is looking forward to South African’s finding it easier to interact with the service.
“Businesses around the around the world trust us to help them develop their applications, and we were pleased to have been selected to construct these two local apps.
“We’ve designed great looking apps that make full use the new BlackBerry Cascades platform with features such as peak and flow. We’re ecstatic that South African’s will experience true South African culture by using these apps,” says Eric Stokes, business unit manager for Mobile Services at Business Connexion.
Business Connexion employs over 300 highly skilled application development resources, focused on emerging technologies such as the Microsoft .NET framework, and Java technologies.
The businesses expertise lie in implementing the correct technology solution to the problem. This includes leveraging Windows based operating systems, Open Source operating Systems, Web technologies, and the mobile environment.
With years of experience and outstanding customer service, Business Connexion is fast becoming a leader in the applications development market.