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  1. Steppschuh's Avatar

    I want to announce the new all-in-one sideloading tool that I've been working on the past months. I know there are existing tools out there that work great, but they are all missing a nice and easy to use GUI. This tool combines all the steps you need to get an app onto your PlayBook, Z10 or Q10 in one application. You can search and download BAR files, install BAR files onto your device and convert Android APK files into BAR files.


    Here's a little preview of what you can expect:
    The start screen shows a minimalistic dialog that allows you to drag & drop .Bar or .Apk files into the tool and it will instantly install or convert it:

    Easy to use
    If you are familiar with the process of converting or installing apps, you will be happy to hear that:
    • You can add files via drag & drop
    • You can use all features for free
    • You do not need to install the BlackBerry SDK
    • You do not need to register for codesigning keys
    • You do not need to install debug tokens
    • You do not need to use any command prompt window

    Some of you guys will be familiar to the icons, you might have seen them before on bb10bars.net. That's because I'm hosting the site and it's deeply integrated into the tool. You will be able to search for apps directly in the application and, if available, the tool will download and install the app for you automatically.
    Screenshot: Searching for apps


    Open Beta has been started
    You can now download the latest release! Grab the installer from one of the links below:

    BB10 Sideloading Tool Setup

    The current version does include:
    • Installing BAR files
    • Downloading BAR files
    • Installer, uninstaller and shortcuts
    • Software update tool
    • A few bugs for sure

    The current version does not include:
    • Converting APK files Converter available now!

    Change log:
    • Android APK converter
    • Improved default settings
    • Minor bug fixes

    • Double click .bar files to install
    • Added custom URI protocol (test)
    • Added more error handling
    • New software update tool
    • Minor bug fixes

    • Fixed expired cookie bug
    • Added software update tool

    • Initial release

    That's it for now, I will keep you informed about further progress.
    Your feedback is highly appreciated!
    Last edited by Steppschuh; 03-08-14 at 05:55 AM. Reason: Fixed images
    06-27-13 02:44 PM
  2. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    Looks great and very user friendly! I'd definitely use it.
    Apollo_IV likes this.
    06-27-13 02:48 PM
  3. TheEliteOne's Avatar
    06-27-13 02:55 PM
  4. maneck35's Avatar
    Looks amazing! One tiny bit of feedback. In the last screenshot, the spelling of "Download" in the Download tab is wrong.
    All the best! Looking forward to this!
    techsamaritan likes this.
    06-27-13 03:06 PM
  5. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    I would love to be a beta tester !
    06-27-13 03:06 PM
  6. draconis123's Avatar
    Looks amazing! One tiny bit of feedback. In the last screenshot, the spelling of "Download" in the Download tab is wrong.
    All the best! Looking forward to this!
    I would definitely dwonload this.

    Posted via CB10 on my sexy *** Q10
    06-27-13 03:08 PM
  7. pttptppt's Avatar
    Also, try and find a way to use the new conversion method by some how using a debug token that works for everyone. I know how to do it but for noobs, it'd be helpful

    Posted via CB10
    06-27-13 03:09 PM
  8. 93Aero's Avatar
    Looks awesome, can't wait.

    Posted via CB10
    06-27-13 03:10 PM
  9. AzzlanOfBB's Avatar
    Looks good

    Posted via CB10
    06-27-13 03:13 PM
  10. vecharo's Avatar
    When will it be available?
    I really like the UI. One question suggestion is to allow multiple drops or a UI that allows us to choose multiple files.
    06-27-13 03:13 PM
  11. Bilaal's Avatar
    I second the native conversion method. If done correctly, that tool will blow up and won't be seen as such a hassle to sideload.
    06-27-13 03:16 PM
  12. NaijaBerry's Avatar
    Nice! Will you be having a Mac version?
    06-27-13 03:27 PM
  13. jonduran86's Avatar
    Looking good! Hope its released soon for us
    06-27-13 03:28 PM
  14. alieannie's Avatar
    Looks good, I'll try it.
    06-27-13 03:31 PM
  15. Stoffe's Avatar
    Looks good! Keep up the good work!
    06-27-13 03:32 PM
  16. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Looks awesome, need a Mac version though.
    06-27-13 03:36 PM
  17. cyberjunkie1's Avatar
    Subscribed...I'm also interested

    Posted via CB10
    06-27-13 03:39 PM
  18. abass's Avatar
    Looks great my friend, can't wait to try it out!
    06-27-13 03:43 PM
  19. Steppschuh's Avatar
    Wow, thanks for all your support!

    @pttptppt: I'll try to make this as easy as possible. Maybe I'll find a way around the tokens.

    @vecharo: Expect it within the next weeks. As you can see in the screenshot, you can drag & drop thousands of files at once.

    @NaijaBerry: I don't own a Mac and the tool won't be open source, sorry.
    nag3 likes this.
    06-27-13 03:54 PM
  20. playpen007's Avatar
    That's what I am talking about. Some smart people have to invent something like this so that clueless guy like me can follow.
    pantlesspenguin likes this.
    06-27-13 04:00 PM
  21. rgarza8's Avatar
    Very Nice. Bring it on!
    06-27-13 04:05 PM
  22. nag3's Avatar
    awesome ..... wanna see it out soon
    06-27-13 04:45 PM
  23. ksean007's Avatar
    Oh sweet just what us sideloaders. Needed

    From My Powerful Z10
    06-27-13 04:50 PM
  24. cajunberry's Avatar
    Any way to get a notice when an app we have downloaded and installed has a new update?
    06-27-13 04:52 PM
  25. Jamez Avila's Avatar
    Um you want feedback?? Release it NOWWWWWW lmao!! It looks good and we are all ready to use it! I'll even send you money to get it!
    Robert Koong likes this.
    06-27-13 04:58 PM
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