03-28-2011 09:48 PM
1) I'd like to make a button to show a location on a map (Google Maps?). Is it legal to simply form a URL in the app and launch the browser to show the location on the map? Has anyone gotten the Google Maps Flash API working for a PlayBook app?
2) Is there a way to launch the built in e-mail client?
3) Will there be inter-app communication? For example, I'd like to add the ability for my app to launch Skype (Once it's available for PlayBook of course). But will this be possible? Or are apps barred from any direct communication with one another?
03-28-2011 09:55 PM
There are likely several ways to launch other apps, as well as to communicate between apps. Unfortunately, none of them have been clearly documented yet.
Two obvious ways, yet to be confirmed and clarified, are:
There should also be some mechanisms built on the PPS (Persistent Publish/Subscribe) capabilities that are a key feature of QNX, but again nothing has been documented there.
And so we wait...