09-02-2011 04:51 PM
Is there a chance that you might not get an invite this time around?
Rim, I have had the playbook from day 1 and i am desperate to get my hands on the ndk, please please make me be next receiver of invite so i can stop pressing send/receive!!
09-02-2011 07:24 PM
Well it's been a few hours now, and in my email box I see...nothing. No invitation, no rejection. It's late in the day on the Friday of a long weekend, so perhaps that's it.
Oh well, another lesson in raised expectations dashed.
09-02-2011 07:28 PM - edited 09-02-2011 07:30 PM
They did say it was "first come, first served" for this phase, I believe, and given the questions they asked in the application form I expected they would also be selective, accepting only those people they believed would be likely to contribute useful feedback to them.
I do also expect that it being late on Friday is part of it though, and am not going to even think about it again before Tuesday (as it's a holiday in Canada on Monday).
(Edit: I actually meant that they implied there would be a limit on how many people were accepted into this phase, not that they'd do first come, first served. If that's true and they hit the limit, we can expect another week or three delay before the promised "open beta" finally kicks in and we can finally all get it.)
09-02-2011 07:34 PM
I wonder if the "first come, first served" part of that is still operative, considering that as recently as a few hours ago, in this very thread, another invitation to request an invitation was issued.
09-02-2011 07:50 PM
thanks for more false hope,
i am pretty sure i was one of the first to register due to obsessivley checking the developers blog for news on this, i have one of the most consistently popular apps on the playbook market which my users are constantly emailing to request the use of hardware only available with the ndk, yet im sat here waiting for something i now know others have their hands on.
Thanks very much Rim.
09-02-2011 07:53 PM
09-02-2011 08:38 PM
I do recall seeing "first come, first served" or words to that effect on the request form. I haven't gone back to check since then. There was also a preference as to Windows/Mac/Linux, and a free-form entry as to how/why you would benefit from early access (again not using the exact words, as hey it was a week and a half ago already).
I want to believe in RIM and in this platform, but they just make it so **bleep** difficult.
09-03-2011 03:42 AM
Very strange, I ticked Mac as my platform, yet there isn't a native SDK for Mac.
09-03-2011 11:04 PM
And I ticked Linux (though I use Windows if necessary). Of course I still haven't heard anything either. Then again, my motivation isn't really games. Its producing a functional Qt Lighthouse plugin for the PlayBook, so we can start to write (or port) normal Qt applications in C++ for the PlayBook.
(Of course my justification on the form was slightly more vague, just saying something about porting Qt and/or open-source software/frameworks.)