Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) BlackBerry is doing big things with its new operating system. This includes the addition of many of the most popular apps, which has gone a long way in increasing the popularity surrounding the company. While the company has a lot of ground to cover if it is ever going to regain its spot at the top of the smartphone market, it is definitely moving in the right direction.
The Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) BlackBerry Developer Blog recently published an interesting story about how BlackBerry apps are being used in the classroom: University of Waterloo Students Know Apps!
This story gets even more interesting as you read more:
“The 2013 Winter term was definitely a new learning experience for the students in a Computer Science course at the University of Waterloo. The course, Software Design and Architecture (CS 446), led by Professor Reid Holmes and I used BlackBerry 10 application development tools for the class projects. I have to say, the apps from the students were great! Most of the teams also made a short commercial for their app project which are shared below for your viewing pleasure.”
The fact that students all over the world currently rely on Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) apps is not a surprise. What may be a surprise is that courses like this one prompt students to develop their own app. This is the type of engagement the company is hoping for.
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The students were grouped into teams, all of which were staffed with the task of developing their own idea and pitching the app to the rest of the classroom. This is the type of real world experience that goes a long way in helping these students get ready for the future.
The article went on to add the following:
“There was also a mini app contest where the top three teams won some prizes courtesy of the Developer Evangelism and the BlackBerry Academic Program team. The students only had one introductory 40 minutes lecture on the BlackBerry 10 platform at the beginning of the course. The rest, they just learned on their own from our public developer resources.”
This goes a long way in showing just how simple it is for developers to catch onto what the Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) BlackBerry 10 operating system has to offer.
On the next page you can view a video of one of the many apps created through the course at the University of Waterloo.