02-08-2012 12:35 AM
Hi there & happy to port my App to the Playbook.
Got it running basically and hope remaining issues can be solved.
Read about my progress here: http://b.ivity.asia/2012/02/08/deploying-testing-a
Also did not receive a eMail to activate my account yet. Hope to test it on a REAL device, as the simulator does not (or should not?) reflect the real world Playbook experience.
02-09-2012 02:58 PM - edited 02-09-2012 03:00 PM
Very nice move from RIM to allow Android apps to be easily converted to Blackberry. Good idea from RIM's point of view and the developers point of view.
Is there any documentation regarding how to move up in ranks? I.E What post count etc get you where?
If BBDevCon is being held in Amsterdam again next year it would only cost me around £200 to get there.
02-10-2012 12:12 AM
I have had people wanting some of my android apps on blackberry for a bit. This playbook offer gave me the nudge. Have not been successful yet in submitting. I have been haveing troubles with making the cod file. Good to see that RIM wanted to support android though. Cheers!
02-11-2012 01:18 PM
I am a newly registered developer after reading through a few of the forums its really great to see a supportive community. I am a college graduate with a B.S. in Computer Science, I hope to contribute to the app world and become friends with some people in the forums! Have a great day
02-12-2012 01:05 PM
New too in tablet developping ,
just package and submit my little android application to App World
i've test on simulator but it is very long what is screen size and dpi of tablet playbook ?
As my application was developp for smartphone , i'm afraid than my button and graphics seems too small on real device.
On my tablet Archos ( gift for my birthday last month) all seems ok except background ... must really change it i think
Application android ported : AriaDice
02-12-2012 02:51 PM - edited 02-13-2012 08:53 AM
I started programming android apps a few months ago with a few fairly successful apps on the android market. The offer of getting a free playbook has enticed me to finally port some of my apps over to Blackberry but seem to be having problems testing it on the simulator (made a separate thread for help) and now panicking that I wont get anything submitted in time before the deadline tomorrow
02-13-2012 05:41 AM
I have been watching the playbook with some interest since its announcement, and the device did not disappoint. Great performance for the specs, and I like the UI. I've held off developing as I've been waiting to deploy via the android runtime and at least at the start, what I was hearing was that development and registration sounded to be a pain.
So here I am and I've converted my app using the eclipse plugin. Problem is it's not been very successful.
I've tried removing styling, reverting to older versions that weren't using compat libraries (for ICS stuff) and setting everything to target the 2.3.3 runtime only and the result has been the same. I'm not talking complex layouts either, two labels, a text entry and a button for my main page.
I am sure there are fixes for these issues (at least I hope so) with the real killer being point 3. Maybe when I have time I'll have another look, but my suspicion is that native is the only real option for me.
The problem is, releasing something this bad hurts me as a developer more than a free playbook is worth, which is unfortunate as both myself and my wife were big fans when we played with one, but I guess I will wait.
I hope that others here have had more luck than I have, it's certainly a great idea and a great way to promote the platform while getting devices in developers hands.