Running iReverse on the BlackBerry PlayBook

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:

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.

3 Responses to Running iReverse on the BlackBerry PlayBook

  1. Nico says:

    I really like it, too – BUT

    – No Support for Flash Builder 4.5 (Burrito) (always “ok”)
    – No directly support for 64-bit Systems… That’s really sad! (I know… i extracted the files with 7zip myself but it’s not the same. I just can’t get it.. how could u not support 64Bit systems. 🙁

    Looking forward for that “Feature” and the playbook itself. 😉

  2. Matthew Fabb says:

    Nico, uninstall 64-bit JVM and install 32-bit version of JVM and the PlayBook installers should work fine. Also you can use Flex 4.5, you just have to copy Flex framework files into the BlackBerry SDK (or was it the AIR 2.5 SDK? I forget, but I did manage to get it to work by just copying folders and files over).

    I imagine later releases will be better integrated, as this is the case of separate organizations working on releasing beta software at the same time.

    Christian, if you get a hold of a real PlayBook, it would be interesting to see you update the multi-screen video to now include the PlayBook, perhaps the Gallaxy Tab, as well as the app working on AIR or Flash on tvs. As it would be helpful to show this multi-screen example to others as a visible proof of concept beyond just saying it’s possible. Thanks.

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