I’m in Las Vegas for CES. I’ve been coming here for industry events for 25 years now. Yesterday, however, I did something I had never done in all that time. I rented a car, and drove out of the city to see what else Nevada had to offer besides gambling, hotels, and shows.
An hours drive north led me to the Valley of Fire State Park, where I took in the sunset, and the rising of the moon over Lake Mead to the east. It was stunning. I’ll go back there again, just to see the rock formations along the 20 mile scenic route through the park.
So, what does that have to do with anything?
If you’re a mobile developer, I’d encourage you to try something new today. Take another look at BlackBerry development. Our HTML 5 development platform, including the WebWorks framework, and the Ripple simulator, are great. Developing on the Playbook platform is getting easier all the time too, as we bring more open source, and more development partners to the platform. And there’s a great opportunity in building apps for BlackBerry.
So go ahead. Give it a shot. Try something new.