This is one of the best applications for the BlackBerry PlayBook ever developed. At this point in time the only way you can install an app is directly from App World or by sideloading it. Yohan aka TinyHack has developed Yohan aka LocalBar. LocalBar enables you to cut the cord from your PC so to speak. With LocalBar you can download a .BAR file right to your PlayBook and then install it directly with out the need for a PC. Hit the break to learn more about LocalBar.
Next time when the upgrade of this app is available, you can install the upgrade directly from PlayBook using this app.
You MUST enable development mode before installing the apps (you should have done this step when you sideload LocalBar.
You will need to grant some privileges to this app after first install.
Here is the main screen after you grant the privileges.
Swipe down from the top bezel to show the menu.
Choose “Install”. It will show the list of bar files that you have. It will automatically scan all your documents folder (including downloads folder from the browser).
Select a bar file, a confirmation dialog will appear.
Click OK to confirm. A password dialog will appear. Just ignore the user field. This is the PlayBook standard login dialog, and I haven’t explored yet how to disable the username field. And you need to press the OK button (the “Return” key doesn’t work yet).
After you fill in the password, it will start the installation. If everything is fine, then this dialog should appear.