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How to install .bar on actual device?

Hello,

is there already word from RIM how we can install a .bar file on the actual device? 

For the BlackBerry OS you had the javaloader.

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Re: How to install .bar on actual device?

No word yet. I assume there's going to be some kind of sideloading function where you can copy a .bar over via USB and install it manually -- that's essentially what blackberry-deploy does. Besides, if something like that didn't exist, how would enterprises install custom internal software on their employees' tablets? They're not going to release that stuff on the App World.

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Re: How to install .bar on actual device?

 


macwarrior wrote:

No word yet. I assume there's going to be some kind of sideloading function where you can copy a .bar over via USB and install it manually -- that's essentially what blackberry-deploy does.


 

blackberry-deploy actually appears to work through a small web server that listens on the tablet's IP address on port 80 when you're in development mode.  That implies strongly that it will continue to do so over WiFi once we have the real hardware.

 

I would also not be surprised to see separate functionality available through the USB port and available from the Desktop Manager program, but even if we don't, deploying through WiFi seems very likely.


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Re: How to install .bar on actual device?

 


peter9477 wrote:

 

blackberry-deploy actually appears to work through a small web server that listens on the tablet's IP address on port 80 when you're in development mode.  That implies strongly that it will continue to do so over WiFi once we have the real hardware.

 


Back when the PlayBook was first announced, Dan Dodge (CEO of QNX) mentioned in the QNX "Deep Dive" session at Devcon that there would be one-click deploy and debug over WiFi to the PlayBook. I assume one-click refers to FlashBuilder/Momentics/etc. I'd consider it a fairly good confirmation that development mode on the real devices will work the same way. Obviously things can change, but in this case I don't see why they would.

 

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