New RIM Android Advertising Campaign!
RIM is targeting Android developers in a new campaign.
This link is posted as an advertisement all over forums and news websites:
(Note: Click the links up the top like 'Tools', 'Documentation' and 'API Support')
You give them your apk, they package it as a bar.
It asks you for your email and asks that you already have code-signing keys. Then it installs a Java applet and asks you to send your apk. Then it tells you how 'compatible' your apk is with the Playbook. Then it allows you to package your apk as a bar.
Last edited by xsacha; 10-18-11 at 12:11 AM.
- 10-18-11, 01:03 AM #7
Looking deeply on the site I found a lot of the limitations of the Android Player and well the apps are going to be real basic. No way any real games are happening
- 10-18-11, 01:11 AM #8
Well it looks like they made it pretty dang easy for the Android Devs to port there apps over. This is a good thing, for consumers and the devs. The developer spends a few hours signing up and submitting and such, and his app is in another Market ready to sell to the consumer.
I wonder if you could just sign up and submit any apk and convert it? Not that I would condone stealing someone else work and trying to sell it in the BB App World, but just to test it out. I would love to take a todo app that syncs with toodledo and just run it through the process for kicks.
- 10-18-11, 01:19 AM #11
I must have missed something, a few months ago Android was a nasty word around here and now it is seen as the saving grace for the PB. What happened? I guess IOS apps will be all of a sudden acceptable in a few months too.
- 10-18-11, 01:34 AM #13
If a guy manages to make a few bucks selling something he already has, all it does is open the door for him/her to seriously consider the PlayBook as a platform to work on, an option that may not have been appealing previously.
There's nothing iOS, as an OS, does well compared to competing OS (QNX, Meego, WP7, ..).
It's all about their high quality apps which devs seem to especially fine-tune and then just port/dump on other platforms.
- 10-18-11, 01:54 AM #17
Getting back to the original topic, I'm all for anything RIM can do to attract developers and get more quality apps into the BB App World. There are so many "standard" apps that people use everyday that need to make an appearance. Skype, To-Do apps that sync with online services, apps that work alongside Google services and so forth. My wish list would include Pocket Informant, 1Password, eWallet, Google+, Netflix, LinkedIn, Opus Domini ( a really nice Mac app) and a good financial app that syncs with something all ready available. If I had those apps on my PB I would put my iPad2 on ebay the same day.
- 10-18-11, 02:08 AM #18
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- 10-18-11, 04:09 AM #21
I notice in the list of Unsupported Media API it lists Bluetooth A2dp, is this an indicator that bluetooth earphones are still not going to work with the Playbook? That would be annoying.
- 10-18-11, 04:37 AM #22
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- 10-18-11, 04:43 AM #23
To me it's mainly a mandatory turn, to convince developers to have a look and then, if they want to go further ... use RIM's native SDK. For the public it could be a "the best of the two (others) world(s)" like ... but may be very deceptive ... warning ... warning ... hot potato here.
- 10-18-11, 04:54 AM #25