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lynxgeek
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Will a blackberry 7 app works on Playbook ?

Hello I am new to playbook app development.. can we install or port an existong blackberry 7 app to playbook ?

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PawelGorny
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Re: Will a blackberry 7 app works on Playbook ?

Simple answer: no

Detailed answer: yes, but.... first try to convert your java code to android (use android sdk v2.3.3), then try to port android application to Playbook.

http://developer.blackberry.com/android/documentation/mastertopic_2016760_11.html

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simon_hain
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Re: Will a blackberry 7 app works on Playbook ?

i would not suggest porting to android, if you want to port you can as well use native+cascades, which makes the UI quite easy, at least.

or you go with webworks/html5, which would work on both bb7 and bb10 (and other platforms).
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lynxgeek
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Re: Will a blackberry 7 app works on Playbook ?

Thanks for the reply...

I can develop Android applications.. If i develop my application in android Can i use that in playbook? will everything work in playbook as in Android.

 

 

Thanks&regards

Yakub Pasha

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simon_hain
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Re: Will a blackberry 7 app works on Playbook ?

playbook (and bb10) have an android player (based on apilevel 10).
that means you won't have access to any native features that are not mapped (many intents are mapped by the player) and you won't be able to use features newer than apilvl 10.
check
http://developer.blackberry.com/android/
for more details.
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