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tboyd
Posts: 123
Registered: ‎04-25-2011
My Device: 8530 curve

Success - Ported My Android App to Playbook

I finished an application for Android about a month ago, The only problem I had was that I did not even own an Android phone or tablet. The application was one I had created for a PALM TX and I had used it for many years. I acquired a PB and decided if I could port my applications from the Palm over to the PB I could get rid of the Palm TX. I got a copy of Basic4Android and started building my application. I finished my application about a month ago and had my compiled "apx" file ready for PB android support. Yesterday I loaded my android.apx file in the Online tool and it reported that my application ICON was to small. This morning I re-sized my icon and re-compliled and ran it through the Online tool and it reported my application was compatable with PB android runtime. I side loaded my file to my playbook but I had to restart my PB to get it to run. I also had a problem getting my PB to restart, I had to press power and hold + an - volume for 10 seconds to even get the PB to re-start. Once I got it restarted my application started up and ran perfectly. I now need to do some cosmetics to fit the PB screen a little better, but the application run perfectly on the PB. From Android APX to PB BAR was rather easy. SUCCESS