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Developer Success Story: Sarah Northway on Porting Rebuild Game to the BlackBerry PlayBook With the Adobe AIR SDK

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When Sarah Northway first wrote to us about her post-apocalyptic, turn-based zombie game Rebuild, we were curious to know about her story and how she found the porting process to PlayBook. Rebuild is a game created using Adobe AIR, and RIM has put a lot of effort into making sure its BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR is a solid product that would allow developers to create compelling games with. It turns out that RIM is doing a great job and according to Sarah, porting Rebuild to the PlayBook was “extremely easy”. The entire process from setup to the game being available in App World took all but a few days, and according to Sarah the iOS version was “still waiting for review a week later”. Read more about her experience porting to PlayBook below.
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Win Up to $130,000 in the Sony Sponsored Adobe AIR App Challenge

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RIM Announces Webworks SDK 2.0 and Final Version of AIR SDK for Tablet OS

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On the day of the PlayBook launch, RIM has made the available the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK 2.0 for Tablet OS and Smartphones, and the final version of its BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR. These are 2 pretty important releases for developers looking to make apps for the PlayBook.

The BlackBerry Webworks SDK 2.0 features:
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Adobe Flash Player 10.2 Coming to a PlayBook Near You

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Mobile World Congress 2011 is going strong with announcements and yesterday we learned that Adobe Flash 10.2 will be available for the BlackBerry PlayBook (as well as Android Honeycomb). We’re hoping that this update will have a positive impact on battery life and overall user experience, as the update will support Stage Video which apparently can deliver better video quality while making more efficient use of the processor and memory.

According to the press release:

“Stage Video decreases processor and memory usage while enabling higher frame rates and improved video quality. Test results show up to 80 percent CPU savings when playing back video in 1080p on Windows® and Mac OS. Stage Video support for mobile devices will be available on Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” and BlackBerry Tablet OS. Existing H.264 video content on the Web will benefit from Stage Video on mobile platforms without any changes to the content.”

More after the jump.
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More Details About the PlayBook from Meet the PlayBook Events

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There are some interesting tidbits coming out of the Meet the PlayBook events, the first of which was held in NYC. Interestingly enough, it looks like earlier rumors about PlayBook models is false (the source site has even shut down), and the tablet will actually come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB sizes. Does this mean the pricing will change as well or will we get more memory at the previously rumored price? It also looks like RIM only has a handful of PlayBooks that can be demoed, and even those units still don’t have a browser. It looks like developers probably won’t be getting their PlayBooks until the device has launched in February, which makes sense considering the giveaway runs right up to the 1st of the month. Hit the jump for the list of new PlayBook details.
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Video: Setting up Flash Builder “Burrito” and Simulator to Build PlayBook Apps

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Ryan Stewart is a developer evangelist for Adobe and he recently put together a screencast for the beginning steps to creating BlackBerry PlayBook apps. The video runs you through setting up Flash Builder Burrito and the PlayBook simulator, so if you’re more of a visual learner, this video should really help. RIM ran us through these steps during the developer webcasts, but in case you’re just tuning in now, you may appreciate this video.