Many of you are wondering what the BlackBerry PlayBook and its QNX OS will mean for the app ecosystem. Currently we know that a big portion of apps will be Adobe Air apps and every demo I see impresses me. The latest BlackBerry PlayBook app demo I have seen is from Universal Mind. Using Adobe AIR and the PlayBook SDK they built a Fantasy Football application for the BlackBerry PlayBook.
Universal Mind wrote up a post on their blog detailing their experiences with the SDK and it can be summed up in the quote below:
RIM PlayBook SDK offers smooth development… Since their SDK utilizes Adobe AIR, you can create tablet applications without the need to learn a new development languages. Taking existing AIR applications and deploying them to a tablet device couldn’t be easier.
I have never developed an Air application before but I am hoping these early reports keep on rolling in. RIM really can capitalize on the many Adobe Air developers out there with the PlayBook. Now if only they would release the WebWorks SDK for the PlayBook… Or detail if there are going to be any other native platform languages. At DevCon the QNX speakers mentioned that there will probably be some form of Java and a low level plugin platform but I am not sure if that is going to make it into the final version. via BBRocks