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PlayBook Apps in App World Improving – Telnet Client and Grocery List

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Up until now the apps RIM has approved to show in App World for the BlackBerry PlayBook have been pretty basic. They have slowly been improving and the latest two show more promise for the PlayBook development environment. I spotted a new and free Telnet app by Will Powell on App World intended to help developers debug TCP connections which is kind of cool. Sean Oh has also released a cool grocery list app called My Grocery Book which is also free.

These are nothing compared to the super apps we see so far on the BlackBerry and especially other tablets but I hear those are coming soon. These larger companies do not want to play their hand until they have to and many are holding off submissions to App World and not publishing the app in App World until RIM puts out a release date.

Still I will really want to see more apps like a VNC/LogMeIn client, SSH client, SugarSync client, etc for the PlayBook when it launches. 🙂

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  1. The grocery list app is promising. I hope they have some type of cloud service where you can access your shopping list from multiple devices like OurGroceries on BB.

  2. Sounds really cool. I definitely want to take a closer look at it.

  3. I know this is too early to say, but the apps have to be better. The Grocery one looks to have a decent UI, but compared to most applications, BlackBerry usually is behind to the Android and Apple platforms. Like how a lot of them almost look like they could be DOS programs. (Again, I say this as we haven’t seen very many yet, so don’t kill me). Hopefully the developers will be bringing some awesomeness to the Playbook. Crossing fingers!

  4. I’ll be crossing my fingers, toes, and wishing upon a star.

  5. This app just popped up at PlaybookDaily:

    Sounds like a top-notch RSS/Google Reader app! and free!

  6. I can’t wait

  7. I’m looking forward to the PB super apps.

  8. I cant wait for the Telnet client!!!

  9. I can’t wait for the PlayBook altogether.

  10. Marc Paradise (BBSSH creator) already told me he has plans to port BBSSH to the PlayBook. When I last discussed it with him, he said he was waiting on native or Java APIs. I use BBSSH a lot on my Tour and would love to have something like this work on a PlayBook (assuming it can use the tethered BlackBerry BES data connection)

  11. What is BBSSH?

  12. ssh?

    • Secure SHell. It’s like telnet, but encrypted and better. I assumed that since this thread was about telnet, SSH would need no explanation…

      I primarily use SSH to manage Cisco network devices (switches, routers, firewalls, etc), but it is also used to manage servers as well.

  13. I guess I have no use for this, but thank you for the info.

    • It was mostly for Ronen, since he mentioned that he would like to see an SSH client. It isn’t very helpful unless you are in the IT industry (and even then, you need to be pretty nerdy to want SSH on the go :-p)

  14. I’m definitely not in the IT industry and honestly I know very little about it.

  15. Babi, nothing a fast google or Wikipedia visit cant educate you on.

  16. Here is an interesting app I saw in Crackberry compatible for “Flash SMS.” The app flashes incoming SMS messages across the home screen. Here is the link to the page:

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