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Some Common Sense Feedback on PlayBook NDK Setup Process

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We often link to our good friend Jeff Bacon as he’s been a contributor to BlackBerryCool, as well as a BlackBerry developer for years. In a recent post on his personal blog, he details some common sense things RIM could do to make the PlayBook NDK setup process simpler. RIM has a long history of making the setup process and developer environment needlessly complicated, and it’s posts like this that should be listened to.
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What Did You Think of the BlackBerry Developer Day?

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Photo by @DamianMcCabe

The BlackBerry Developer Days have been going on across North America and they’re a chance for developers to attend and learn more about the BlackBerry platform. I attended the event in Toronto as a developer and media weren’t allowed to attend. Therefore, I can’t write about my own experience. But what I can do is interview my friends in attendance and ask them what they thought. Sweet loophole, bro.

I asked BlackBerryCool contributor and good friend Jeff Bacon who was in attendance if he could provide a little insight about what it was like at the BlackBerry Developer Day. He had this to say:
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Magmic Games on Developing Rubik’s Cube for iPhone and BlackBerry

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jeff bacon and joshua ostrowalker
Image from Financial Post

Magmic recently launched Rubik’s Cube for BlackBerry and we sat down with the company’s Director of Product Management, Jeff Bacon, to talk about the experience. It’s always interesting to hear from companies and developers with experience developing for multiple platforms and hearing about the relative advantages and disadvantages each smartphone brings. Hit the jump for the full interview and get a sense of what it’s like building a popular game for iPhone and BlackBerry.
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