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  1. technology_fanboy's Avatar
    I was just on Good e Reader's web site and they currently have over 81 sideloadable apps available. They also have a great how to tutorial on sideloading the apps onto the PlayBook.

    Apps are of good quality and I have only had one app not function as expected.

    For those of you that are new, here is the link >>

    Blackberry Playbook Android Apps | Good e-Reader Android App Store - We support Kobo Vox, Kindle Fire, Blackberry Playbook and More

    Enjoy and spread the good news!
    02-28-12 10:05 PM
  2. aazidane's Avatar
    Mr. Kowlowski runs that site, he is very active in the sideloading section, brother
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    02-28-12 10:11 PM
  3. rkennedy01's Avatar
    Need to make this thread a sticky.

    "Jane, pass me the sticky..." - Mal

    RCK
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    02-28-12 10:30 PM
  4. kozmonaut's Avatar
    02-28-12 10:52 PM
  5. clieman's Avatar
    Can iReader be a BAR file instead of APK?
    02-29-12 03:21 AM
  6. dalej88's Avatar
    Can iReader be a BAR file instead of APK?
    I believe if you download it on your playbook it is a BAR
    02-29-12 07:21 AM
  7. JamesDax3's Avatar
    Any updates on the USA Today and CNN apps?

    edit: nvm just saw that you updated the USA Today app. Getting it now.
    Last edited by JamesDax3; 02-29-12 at 07:48 AM.
    02-29-12 07:43 AM
  8. Apelles123's Avatar
    Confused BB essential app states that it has to be downloaded on PB. Does this mean that it's possible to download apps and install them directly on PB ? Or is this a sideloading tool? I have a Mac. A gallery app would be nice, PB's native gallery isn't good.
    Thanks again,
    02-29-12 07:56 AM
  9. djrobinn's Avatar
    As far as 'verified and working' goes, the Soundhound app doesn't work, it opens, but when you tap the button, it crashes...
    02-29-12 08:20 AM
  10. djrobinn's Avatar
    Confused BB essential app states that it has to be downloaded on PB. Does this mean that it's possible to download apps and install them directly on PB ? Or is this a sideloading tool? I have a Mac. A gallery app would be nice, PB's native gallery isn't good.
    Thanks again,
    Yup, "download using the browser on your Playbook" threw me off too... I don't really see the point in downloading directly on the playbook if I have to use an external installer to install it on the PB anyway... why keep the excess baggage on the PB too? Oh well... I'm sticking to my old method of putting the BARs on the PC and installing them to the PB. To me, that makes sense.
    02-29-12 08:27 AM
  11. helsinki98's Avatar
    I have downloaded and isntalled 7 so far, using the dauden installer.

    words with friends (Very slow, could only get local games to work)
    Air control lite (worked great)
    Blackboard (couldnt find my school, wouldnt get past the search page)
    Photoshop express (didn't recognise i had any pictures on my playbook)
    My paper plane 2 (worked great)
    Twitter (couldnt login)
    Skyfire browser (very slow worked once)


    Has any one found the above apps to work, i will try again using one of the other install methods incase this has been the issue. Was so excited when I first saw these!
    02-29-12 08:49 AM
  12. rubs65's Avatar
    Is the mint on site is mobile to tablet version and if "mobile" can you try to get tablet since that is very nice
    02-29-12 09:38 AM
  13. knightfall's Avatar
    Twitter Android app is fantastic. Tiny bit slow in movement, but I like it a lot. So far seems worth using more so than Blaq. The UI is just better.
    02-29-12 09:49 AM
  14. RUFFSTUFF1's Avatar
    Try rebooting your PB if apps seem to run a bit fishy.
    02-29-12 10:37 AM
  15. fotyc's Avatar
    Wow, this list has really grown since last week!

    I see a newer version of Google Maps than the one I sideloaded last week. Do I need to uninstall the one that's on there, via the DDPB application, and then install the newer one fresh? I guess this applies to any app I sideloaded.
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    02-29-12 12:37 PM
  16. GaiusPrimus's Avatar
    Reading the comments it looks like mvideoplayer is not working for you guys. I don't have the bar file I used, but I can verify that it is indeed working.

    Has anyone found the MX Video player?
    02-29-12 12:45 PM
  17. kritikal's Avatar
    Need to make this thread a sticky.

    "Jane, pass me the sticky..." - Mal

    RCK
    +1 for the Firefly reference, I miss that show...
    02-29-12 12:49 PM
  18. TerribleTim68's Avatar
    +1 for the Firefly reference, I miss that show...
    That's why I have it on DVD, both the series and the movie.
    02-29-12 12:56 PM
  19. RUFFSTUFF1's Avatar
    That's why I have it on DVD, both the series and the movie.
    People in the know like to call the movie... Serenity.
    02-29-12 01:21 PM
  20. RUFFSTUFF1's Avatar
    The only app I couldn't get to work so far is the Slam Dunk Basketball game.

    Works for me:
    Kindle
    Crime Story
    DropBox
    Evernote
    Pandora
    Pinball Deluxe
    SoundCloud
    USA Today
    Words With Friends
    02-29-12 01:26 PM
  21. cputoys's Avatar
    So far I have:

    Amazon Cloud Player/Store
    Pandora
    Dropbox
    Astro File Manager
    Paper Plane
    Advanced Task Killer (not needed)
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    but all working flawlessly as far as I have tested! Thank you!
    02-29-12 01:28 PM
  22. kozmonaut's Avatar
    Thanks for downloading the apps guys! We add new ones everyday, so make sure to keep checking back. We also update a number of apps that aren't working for people, aka USA Today, and many more. This is all based on feedback we get.
    BB9650 likes this.
    02-29-12 02:08 PM
  23. RUFFSTUFF1's Avatar
    USA Today works great for me...
    02-29-12 02:11 PM
  24. kritikal's Avatar
    That's why I have it on DVD, both the series and the movie.
    Off topic

    I have them too but 14 episodes isn't enough!
    02-29-12 02:17 PM
  25. ody360's Avatar
    +1 for the Firefly reference, I miss that show...
    I just watched the series and Serenity on Netflix! lol
    02-29-12 02:19 PM
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