Box for BlackBerry 10 includes being a core source within the File Manager, File Picker and Share Framework. Anywhere a user interacts with a file, they will have an opportunity to save or retrieve from their Box account. Because Box is an easily accessible source within BlackBerry 10, any application can read and write to a user’s Box account (i.e. you can easily launch a Word editor by touching a Word document within Box, very similar in concept to Box OneCloud).
On September 21, 2018, we announced our intent to end support for BlackBerry10 and BlackBerry Playbook effective November 12, 2018. Get more information here.
How is Box for BlackBerry 10 similar to Box’s other native mobile apps?
- Similar to our iOS and Android native mobile apps, Box for BlackBerry 10 provides the ability to access and share content, as well as the ability to:
- Access, view, edit, share and manage files
- Upload multiple images, videos and files
- Invite colleagues to shared folders and leave comments on files for them
- Find content fast with search
- Manage your files and folders with batch move, copy and delete operations
What features are unique to Box for BlackBerry 10?
- Box for BlackBerry 10 takes advantage of built-in platform functionality to create a deeply integrated experience with the operating system that’s exclusive to BlackBerry 10. These features include:
- Integration into File Manager: Manage your Box account like any other storage source (local or cloud)
- Automatically back up pictures or videos: Feature is disabled by default but can be turned on within the Box app
- Integration into File Picker: Save to or select from your Box account when choosing where to store/pull files from
- Integration into BlackBerry Share Framework: Share your Box content with your BlackBerry 10 contacts your way – Twitter, email, BBM, etc.
- Box as a Source or Destination: Since Box is part of the BlackBerry 10 operating system, any application can use Box as a source or destination, without requiring a specifically built integration. Auto-launch an application simply by clicking on the file and the appropriate viewer will open.
- Save your content for offline viewing: The Box application allows you to “pin” a file or folder so that you can always access your content, even if you’re offline
Using Box for BB10
The Box app icon takes you to your settings for the integration. Once you log in you can access your files by selecting 'View My Files' or going directly to your 'File Manager' and selecting 'Box'.
What languages is Box for BlackBerry 10 available in?
- English (UK)
- Portugese (Brazil)
- Chinese (Simplified)
- Chinese (Traditional)
Does Box for BlackBerry 10 support SSO login?
- Box for BB10 does support SSO. To login using SSO, make sure you have the latest update to the app, enter your Box email address in the username field, and leave the password blank. Once you select authenticate you will be redirected to your company login page where you can login with your company credentials.
Does Box for BlackBerry 10 work with BlackBerry Balance?
- BlackBerry 10 has a concept of BlackBerry Balance – there is a ‘personal perimeter’ and a ‘work perimeter’. It requires a BlackBerry Enterprise Server and creates a safe zone where enterprise applications and data can be stored.
Why Aren't My Files Syncing?
How Can I Upload/Download Files to/from Box?
How Can I Create a Shared Link or Add Collaborators?
- Shared links and collaboration are not available on BB10. Since the Box functionality with BB10 is more an integration than a stand-alone Box app, the file management/sharing options are specific to BB10 and some Box-specific functionality may be missing.
Why Aren't Our Admin Mobile Security Settings Applied to BB10?