After watching this excellent MAX session by Julian Dolce, I decided to see what it was like developing AIR applications for the BlackBerry PlayBook using the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK. As it turns out, the experience is great. It’s very easy to get started, and everything worked as expected. I went from nothing to a fully configured development environment and a working application in just about an hour.
If you’re interested in getting started developing for the PlayBook using the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK, I recommend the following:
- Check out Julian’s presentation.
- Go grab the SDK and emulator.
- Make sure you have Flash Builder 4.0.1 installed. The BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK does not work with Flash Builder 4.0 or with the 4.5 beta (yet).
Have fun, and remember that if you submit an application to BlackBerry App World and it gets accepted, RIM will send you a free PlayBook.