I’m John C Bland II

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Founder of Katapult Media, and full-stack polyglot developer.
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I’m impressed. BlackBerry devices have never been a desire of mine but I find myself seriously considering putting my Galaxy Tab and iPad desires on hold to see where Blackberry stands price-wise.

What’s most impressive is the Playbook runs on the Adobe AIR runtime. This means AIR developers are 90% prepared to build these apps. I give the other 10% to learning the dev approach [simulator, signing, sdk, etc]. I predict the Playbook as being a big deal very soon.

I wanted to post links to dev resources so you can get started developing or porting current apps to the Playbook:

  • Flash Platform Development for BlackBerry Tablet OS [link]
  • BlackBerry Developer’s Blog [link]
  • Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR [link]

That’s a great start but what is even better is the promotion RIM is running to help entice us to start dev’ing Playbook apps: BlackBerry PlayBook Developer Promotion Information. Here is the skinny on the promotion:

“…the plan is to provide one free BlackBerry PlayBook to every registered vendor with a BlackBerry App World-approved AIR application that is available for the BlackBerry PlayBook prior to launch.”

Now, who says the Flash Platform is going to die? 😉 Rock on RIM!