With the ever expanding breadth of devices supporting the Flash Platform times were never more exciting for Flash and Web developers. One such game changing device is the BlackBerry PlayBook which was recently unveiled at the BlackBerry Developer Conference here in San Francisco.
With it’s industry-leading hardware, reliable and secure BlackBerry Tablet OS and it’s out of the box support for Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe AIR, the PlayBook provides brand new possibilities for rich internet applications both inside and outside the browser. It’s unlikely that you missed the announcement but here is a sneak peak at the PlayBook:
Research in Motion (RIM) is one of the Platinum Sponsors at Adobe MAX this year and will be hosting a set of in-depth sessions on how to start developing AIR applications and web content for the PlayBook. RIM will also host a session about AppWorld and the application monetization opportunities it opens up for both Flash and Web developers. Hope to see you at MAX and specifically at some (or all!) of these sessions:
Developing Adobe AIR apps for the BlackBerry® Tablet OS
Speaker: Julian Dolce, QNX
Time: Monday Oct 25 2pm, Wednesday Oct 27 3.30pm
Join Julian as he takes you through the process for creating Adobe® AIR applications for the BlackBerry Tablet OS. During the session Julian will show off some of the key features of the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK, as well as how to publish apps for it. This session will give you all the information you need to know to start creating AIR applications for the platform.
[Register for Julian’s Session http://bit.ly/aB7CCV ]
How to monetize your apps on the BlackBerry® PlayBook
Speaker: Mike Kirkup, Director of Developer Relations – RIM
Time: Tuesday Oct 26 1.30pm
Learn how BlackBerry® App World can be used to deliver your applications to users and make you money. During the sessions you will learn the how to leverage BlackBerry App World as a channel to reach BlackBerry PlayBook users. For once you have acquired customers for your applications, learn how you can make additional revenue with the BlackBerry Payment SDK.
[Register for Mike’s Session http://bit.ly/9pHg0f ]
The Power of BlackBerry® WebWorks
Speaker: Prosanta Bhattacherjee, Application Development Consultant – RIM
Time: Wednesday Oct 27 9.30 am
BlackBerry WebWorks open the doors of BlackBerry Development to web developers enabling them create standalone applications on BlackBerry devices. Join Prosanta Bhattacharjee in discovering what the BlackBerry WebWorks framework is, what a BlackBerry WebWorks application is capable of, and how you can leverage the framework to create a deployable web app to distribute to your users.
[Register for Prosanta’s Session http://bit.ly/9s9fDL ]
See you at Adobe MAX!