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Various Raspberry Pi related tutorials has been updated and fixed. There is now a new tutorial for building Qt on Raspbian Stretch, a QtQuick example and various updates to the 64-bit tools and kernel build tutorials.

A new release of Onki for BlackBerry 10 was released today with major remote godness. Now you can access DVD/BD, TV and Dock devices directly from the app. Also access to setup screen navigation is now available. Other changes include fixes to Now Playing information usage, when Bluetooth input is active it won't grab it anymore so that playback applications will work in the background, a application news feed and other various UI adjustments and internal fixes.

The update should soon be available for download in BlackBerry World. If you have any support questions or feedback, please join our BBM support channel: C0034F5BB


Yep, a native port of ScummVM for the BlackBerry PlayBook is now available for download in BlackBerry World. I do consider it a beta at the moment as the mouse left/right button handling is not perfect and some games might even be unplayable because of it, but most Lucasarts games and Flight of the Amazon Queen should be fine I hope. It is fully integrated with the platform gestures, so swipe down for menu and diagonal swipe to escape, works nicely.

Detailed instructions, links to game sources and other details available on the ScummVM project page.

We now have a dedicated BBM Channel! If you have any questions, feedback, issues or feature request related to any (not just BlackBerry apps) projects here, join the channel!

Release early, release often, right ? Anyway, a small update that fixes a possible crash on Equalizer changes, proper SID title and some other minor fixes should soon be available.

A update to RetroPlayer is now available on BlackBerry World. This updates fixes audio routing so that playback to bluetooth devices works as intended. It also adds a basic favorites feature for quick access to your favorite tunes (a proper playlist system is planned for future versions). And last also equalizer support! Should be available in a couple of days.

With RetroPlayer you can listen to classic computer tunes from the 1980's & 1990's, including Commdore 64 music, Atari XL and Amiga & PC tracker modules. The first version is now available for download in BlackBerry World.

Also a quick bug fix release was just submitted for review. It fixes the missing next/prev functionality for Atari files and also enables all supported Atari music formats. Should be available soon I hope.

Onki 1.0.4 FM Input

Two Onki releases ? Yes, that is right.

1.0.3 brings improvements to support for digital tuners, quick access to tuner presets, more keypad features, keyboard shortcuts (qwer) to Zone views and keypad view. The digital tuner features are unfortunately not tested as DAB is not available here (and devices we have access to don't support it anyway). 1.0.3 is also the last version to support 10.2 OS versions. The update is available on BlackBerry World.

1.0.4 requires OS 10.3.1 or later and brings mostly some minor cosmetic UI improvments. The update is now also available on BlackBerry World.


It first started as a simple test on how to use Qt audio output, then SID playback and finally SID playback using QSA. And the it got tracker module playback support. And Atari music files.

And then it became appararent that it wanted to be a music application for playing various retro music formats. So, coming soon: RetroPlayer for BB10!

I was in a need for a simple, easy to use C/C++ library to access a character LCD screen connected with i2c. The LiquidCrystal library for the Arduino was just what I was looking for. It just needed a bit of porting to use Linux i2c device nodes. This was over a year ago, but I finally got inspired to clean it up and remove usage of wiringPi. Preliminary version (with hardcoded /dev/i2c-1 device path) is now available on github.