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AppStoreLover
Posts: 297
Registered: ‎10-30-2010
My Device: PlayBook
My Carrier: other

No Native App SDK? Why LIMIT the potential of an amazing device?

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Hello all,

 

I have never used a blackberry before. I found the PlayBook to be a very interesting device, that I would love to program for.

I am an iPad and iPhone app developer.. Would love to program for the PlayBook..

 

But, it is seriously disappointing that there is a sort of 'Emulation layer' between Apps and the device.

Apps <----> Adobe AIR <-----> OS <-----> Device

 

It is severly limiting and it honestly feels crippled to me.  :smileysad:

 

iPad apps run natively, and it's disappointing the PlayBook won't allow that. Is there an ETA for Native development SDK?

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eno
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎10-30-2010
My Device: Not Specified

Re: No Native App SDK? Why LIMIT the potential of an amazing device?

I have a specific app that I want to port to the new Tablet OS that uses some C/C++ libraries (there's no way around that Im afraid - its critical for the app). So I really need to know if its going to be possible to compile any native libraries - what will the C/C++ SDK conist of?

 

Will it be possible to have the Air runtime or JavaScript in WebKit talk to native C/C++ libraries?

 

Most other mobile platforms (Android, webOS, iOS) have the ability to build native C/C++ libraries and I think its going to be crucial for developers to port existing apps across to the Tablet OS.

 

Also any kind of timeline for release of these other SDKs.

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studiochris
Posts: 165
Registered: ‎10-26-2010
My Device: BlackBerry® PlayBook™
My Carrier: .

Re: No Native App SDK? Why LIMIT the potential of an amazing device?

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haimez
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎10-26-2010
My Device: 9650
My Carrier: VZW

Re: No Native App SDK? Why LIMIT the potential of an amazing device?

Thanks for sharing the Alchemy link! I wouldn't have found out about that without your info.
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