- CrackBerry Abuser
04-04-2011, 08:11 AM #3
- 388 Posts
- 04-04-2011, 10:09 AM #4
While we have no idea what specific features any of the standard apps will have in terms of letting you create/copy/move/delete folders and files (other than basic "save" capability of course), the Tablet OS (QNX) does have full standard Posix filesystem capabilities and it's quite simple to create an app which provides basic "file explorer" capability, including creating new folders. In fact, this was the first thing I did in December when I started developing apps. I'm sure you'll see numerous ones on the market.
Generally speaking, an individual app's "own" data goes into a "sandbox" where it can read/write but no other app can read/write.
There's also a "shared" folder, with a number of predefined subfolders inside (e.g. photos/, books/, documents/, music/), and apps are free to create third-level subfolders inside those as appropriate. This tree is intended for "user" data (as opposed to data used only within and by a specific app), so that's where things like your "Word" docs will go.
This "shared" folder tree is presumably the one which will be exposed/accessible when you connect a PlayBook to your desktop machine as a "mass storage device".
- 04-05-2011, 01:52 PM #6
It's almost definite there will be a file system. Either that or they're tricking us. Look at Kevin's demo from a few weeks ago where he goes to Facebook.com on a PlayBook. When he tries to upload a picture, it pops up a file manager to find the right picture. I can't see why you'd only be allowed folders and subfolders for pictures, so I'm assuming there's a file manager.
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- 04-05-2011, 02:13 PM #7
I sure hope so. I already have a folder and file tree on my desktop so that I am pretty ready to go. It would be nice if I could just drag and drop the contents but if I have to recreate that is fine also.
I was thinking of having "Personal" and "Business" and then under each of those folders it would be "Manuals" "Videos" "Pictures"
Of course it might depend on how the PB does this out of the box.
- CrackBerry User
07-01-2011, 08:54 PM #8
- 24 Posts
I would like to see this folder functionality in the "upload to facebook" dialog. I have many, many images saved in subfolders under my pictures folder and it would be great to not have to scroll through the entire contents of the pictures folder for a selection to toss onto facebook.