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Wacky Rapids By Paw Print Games Coming to PlayBook #GDC12

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Paw Print Games are a very successful game company that brought KAMI RETRO to the PlayBook. The company is here at GDC talking about how to port a game to the PlayBook, and apparently their first port was a huge success. The company said that given the development time and sales of the game, the development time was more than paid for. The company is so happy with PlayBook that they’ve committed to the next title, Wacky Wave, to launch on PlayBook.
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The BlackBerry PlayBook Was The #1 Selling Tablet at Future Shop and Best Buy

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Haters are gonna hate but RIM is doing an excellent job pushing out the PlayBook. BlackBerry’s Twitter account recently announced that the PlayBook was the number 1 selling tablet at both Future Shop and Best Buy. This is great news for consumers, developers and for the BlackBerry 10 platform. We’re hoping that these sales entice more developers to get on board and start building great apps for the tablet and BlackBerry 10. Speaking of developers, RIM also announced that they’ve had more than 6,200 apps with 3,000 pending review as of Feb 29th.
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Many Notes For The BlackBerry PlayBook Combines Sticky Notes and a Scrapbook UI

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We’ve been seeing an influx of new apps for the PlayBook since RIM launched its PlayBook giveaway program for developers. We recently heard about a fun note taking app for PlayBook that launched called Many Notes. Many Notes is a note taking app that looks like a combination of the PlayBook Scrapbook app and a sticky note app. With Many Notes, you can create notes, arrange them however you’d like and generally stay organized. The app is in its first version and we’re looking forward to seeing what features roll out in the near future.
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BlackBerry PlayBook Native SDK 2.0 Out of Beta And Now Available for Everyone

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The latest version of the PlayBook SDK is out and this version includes new APIs for developers to make the best apps possible on PlayBook. The new APIs allow developers to collect device information such as battery, phone, storage and more to alert users on resources. Developers can also leverage an LED service API to allow for application notifications as well as a stereo sound API. These APIs aren’t all that impressive but a small step towards the Super Apps that we love on BlackBerry OS 7 being on BlackBerry 10. We’re eager to see what APIs RIM is working on with SDK 3.0.

Developers, what APIs do you want RIM to release ASAP?
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Compilr Lets Developers Write Code From Their BlackBerry PlayBook

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Compilr is an online integrated development environment for programming languages like PHP, C++, Ruby, Java, C# and Visual Basic. The company has recently launched a pretty cool app that lets developers to write code directly from a BlackBerry Playbook. The guys at Compilr say they’re trying to remove all the hassles around development and the best way to do that was to push the experience to the web to remove friction for developers. Considering all the development environments you sometimes need to program, this makes a lot of sense.
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CES 2012: Walkthrough of PlayBook OS 2 by Jon Wong of RIM

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Jon Wong took the time to walk us through OS 2.0 on the PlayBook. We also took a look at some of the apps that make the PlayBook a “professional tablet” such as Citrix. It’s interesting to see how RIM has integrated social into the platform and it brings RIM back to its core messaging strengths. We also took a look at some of the Bridge improvements, such as the ability to now use your smartphone as a remote. This comes in handy for those who have their PlayBook hooked up to a TV and it’s out of reach. The remote event allows for gestures. Video after the jump.
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