It has been an interesting few days in the BlackBerry PlayBook development field. One potential BlackBerry PlayBook developer went on a rant and the snowball has continued. This is NOT a bad thing for RIM. They are getting feedback directly from the development community which means that there is not only interest but quite a few developers working on the PlayBook.
If you are interested to see what some developers think about BlackBerry PlayBook development I highly recommend checking out these two threads on the official BlackBerry Forums:
- Adobe AIR SDK forum: DEVBLOG: Thanks for the Open Letter to RIM Developer Relations
- WebWorks PlayBook SDK forum: A Response to Jamie Murai’s Post and RIM’s reaction
I am finding that many developers are saying that while the PlayBook development tools are a bit clumsy they are not impossible. If you are determined to make a BlackBerry app don’t let these rants deter you. The complaints are in hopes that RIM will fix the tools and offer clear plans on when they plan on doing so. Some of these things are issues RIM could fix in a few days if they put their mind to them and I am hoping they do but they are in no way deal breakers.
Let us know what you think in the comments!