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11-03-2010 12:32 AM - edited 11-03-2010 01:02 AM
Hardware, design, profile, processing power are the strong suites of the PlayBook. It really is a huge win.
Blackberry seriously let us down with the AIR-based apps though.. I am sure Apple will advertize native apps as a selling point to the iPad.
Why Doesn't Blackberry realize this??? We really need a sort of XCode-like-platform-native SDK.
11-03-2010 12:40 AM
Extending Adobe AIR applications to use native C++ extensions, providing developers with the ability to write part of their application in the BlackBerry Tablet OS's native code (subject to availability of the upcoming BlackBerry Tablet OS native SDK)
11-03-2010 06:43 AM
(just my opinion)
I always considered writing BlackBerry apps in Java as a win compared to native apps. It allows RIM to allow anyone to write apps for the smartphones with less security concerns and policing than the other guys. To write a really malicious app, it has to use privileged code and be signed. If it is signed it can be traced to the author.
11-03-2010 07:45 AM
11-03-2010 05:01 PM
11-03-2010 06:20 PM
I agree with VisitorJ.
Users do not care one how we get to the end result.
From a developing standpoint I'm happy they're doing things this way. Besides, I'm sure they will add a native SDK at some later date.
11-04-2010 05:04 PM
yeah according to the webcast today they will be posting java and native sdk's sometime in the coming months... they have not fully developed the other sdks and the air sdk is the farthest one... the air sdk is just a part of what playbook will offer.
11-04-2010 06:52 PM
I believe the Tablet OS AIR SDK will be the one behind the most popular apps. With this SDK RIM is taping into a world of Flash developers. Even if it was not like this, just being able to run Flash is beautiful.
Biggest drawback might be battery life and/or price.
11-04-2010 07:01 PM
Yup, really expecting this to be a huge hit. Unless there's some serious problem that they release it with, I think this could be a major step up for RIM.
I think battery life won't be an issue; RIM is very good with batteries on their handhelds. Price might be an issue though.