We broke the news of Web Inspector coming preloaded on the BlackBerry PlayBook before its launch back in mid April. I absolutely love this feature and can’t wait for when BlackBerry OS 7 brings it to BlackBerry devices too. It is what allows us to create and debug BlackBerry sites like the BerryReview PlayBook Edition site.
Until now RIM has been sort of quiet about how to use Web Inspector especially when it comes to using it to debug BlackBerry WebWorks applications on the PlayBook. Until then many developers were using Firebug Lite which works but does not offer as broad of a feature set. Now RIM shows us how to compile BlackBerry WebWorks apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook with Web Inspector enabled.
They also feature three other tools that can be used to help with debugging including:
- Weinre – Weinre (Web Inspector Remote)
If you develop WebWorks apps for the PlayBook or plan on it I highly recommend checking out Adam Stanley’s guide on the RIM developer blog.