RIM’s explains their expanded App Ecosystem and the benefits for customers and developers

Inside BlackBerry has posted an great explanation of what their App Ecosystem expansion means for consumers as well as developers. When RIM announced that the BlackBerry PlayBook would be able to run Andriod apps there were tons of people including myself jumping for joy. With the announcement being made it also left a lot of […]


Slides: Adobe AIR Development for the BlackBerry PlayBook

The slides in this post cover everything on Adobe AIR Development for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Here is some of the info in the slides. •Screen interactions •Device APIs to make great app •Device integration •Offline storage •Event listeners •Skinning UI components •Themes •Skinstates •Methods of skinning •Resources and support

ReelPortal Bringing Adobe AIR 2.5 Video Chatting to PlayBook

ReelPortal is an Adobe AIR 2.5 based video chat and conferencing application for the BlackBerry PlayBook that was seen in the Playbook online App store. Right now the only way to video chat with a Playbook is to connect 2 Playbooks together and chat that way. This is one of the limitations that we have […]

Free Google Reader App GeeReader Heads to the BlackBerry PlayBook

GeeReader is a touch-optimized Google Reader client for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™. Features include: Sync directly with Google Reader. Use your Google account to login. Star, Like, and Share feed items. Mark all items in a feed as read. Sort feed items by “Newest First” or “Oldest First”. View the article detail in a maximized window […]

First 50 WebWorks Apps Accepted into Blackberry App World will Win Free Sprint BB Style 9670

RIM is offering the first 50 WebWorks apps accepted into Blackberry App World a free BlackBerry Style 9670! The applacation can be for either the BlackBerry or the PlayBook. “Developers who create a qualifying application for the BlackBerry® smartphone or the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet are eligible for a free BlackBerry® Style™ 9670 smartphone. Note: this […]

BlackBerry PlayBook Has a PIN Number… and a VendorID?

While digging thru the API documentation for the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe Air something interesting was uncovered. There are two thing that will certainly be similar between the Tablet and the smart phone. Those two things are the PIN and VendorID. As we have stated earlier, it was announced that the PlayBook would […]

BlackBerry Tablet OS simulator for the BlackBerry PlayBook Updated!

RIM has updated the BlackBerry Tablet OS simulator for the BlackBerry PlayBook. The update includes support for the BlackBerry PlayBook browser. The User Agent will continue to match the current User Agent pattern used with BlackBerry smartphone products. This will enable developers to continue to leverage the development investment they have placed into building web […]

BBM Social Platform Beta SDK Confirmed for Q1 Release by RIM

[nggallery id=3] Last week at DevCon Asia, there were some announcements regarding the BBM platform. These were some good things that came from the Conference. RIM is really starting to embrace the new standards such as JavaScript, Adobe Flash and Air, HTML5 and OpenGL. There was one bit that stood out from the announcement: “Last […]

BlackBerry WebWorks for Tablet OS Webcasts – A Series of 4 Webcasts

RIM announced the BlackBerry WebWorks for Tablet OS the other day. Now they have posted a series of 4 webcasts that will start on February 1, 2011 at 2 PM EST. The webcasts will teach you everything you need to know about  WebWorks for tablet OS, including: Install tools Set up development environments Create your first application […]