Archive of posts filed under the BlackBerry/RIM category.

Re-Elected Adobe Community Professional

I have been re-elected Adobe Community Professional, thanks to Adobe. I think this is my 7th time since 2005!
Wow pretty cool !
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My new toy: iPad3

Yes, getting converted to the Apple world, my new toy iPad 3, WiFi only 32Gb.

Ok, so having multiple tablets, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, RIM PlayBook and multiple smartphones I have to say, design and hardware are great but software wise and interaction I am not totally impressed. Maybe I need to play with it a [...]

AIR 3.2 SDK and runtime released

Adobe released AIR 3.2 SDK and runtime. The update is available on the Google Play (aka Android Market) for Android devices.
I have already updated my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
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My new toy: BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0

At the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona I had the opportunity to follow the RIM developer day and they gave everyone a new BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0. Here an unboxing video.

One of the interesting features, beside support for AIR 3 and Flash, is that the BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 supports Android applications. Their Android implementation supports [...]

Flash for Mobile browsers dead, finally !

Here is a surprising news from Adobe, they are closing development for Flash on Mobile browsers. Finally! Why I say finally? Because there are no developers who are targeting the mobile browser with Flash, cannot make money with it!
I have always mentioned this to developers, how do you make money from Flash withing a mobile [...]

Article: AIR3 secure data persistance

An interesting article on Adobe blogs about AIR3 secure data persistance.
“A second feature in AIR 3 which can make data persistence more secure is the introduction of the mobile EncryptedLocalStore (ELS) API. ELS has been available for the desktop profile since 1.0, but AIR 3 is the first version which makes it available on [...]

RIM new BlackBerry OS for Smartphones and Tablets with Flash and AIR support

Via Mashble, today RIM announced their new BlackBerry OS, QNX, for Smartphones and Tablets.
It will support both Flash and AIR for these devices. Looks like AIR Mobile reach is increasing by the day! My only issue is their certification/submission problem, it’s a mess ! Please fix it, make it simple like other apps store!

Adobe AIR for Digital Home on LG, TiVo and others

Another announcment today from Adobe MAX 2011 is about Adobe AIR expanding its reach to LG tvs and TiVo. Read press release.

“Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced that LG and TiVo have become the latest partners to bring Adobe(R) Flash(R)-based applications via Adobe AIR(R) to [...]

Adobe Tooling goes mobile with Adobe Touch Apps

Today at the Adobe MAX 2011 keynote, Kevin Lynch announced the Adobe Touch Apps which are a set of apps running on Tablets making their tools mobile. Look at the videos to look how Adobe tools become mobile!
Check out Photoshop touch and Proto, pretty impressive.

Adobe AIR: Multi-Screen application running on Android, iOS and Playbook

Here is a video showcasing Adobe AIR application running on multiple devices and OS, such as Android, iOS an PlayBook.
While the press always point to Flash on the web or mobile web, the power of Adobe AIR to develop for multiple devices is a very good proposition which does get much attention.

by the way, Adobe [...]

Flash 11 and AIR 3 announced

Adobe announced Flash 11 and AIR 3. There are a lot of new features and better performance.

Accelerated 2D/3D Graphics: Full hardware-accelerated rendering for 2D and 3D graphics enable 1,000 times faster rendering performance over Flash Player [...]

Adobe DevNet article: Using Flash Builder 4.5 to package applications for BlackBerry Tablet OS devices

Here is an article on the Adobe DevNet: Using Flash Builder 4.5 to package applications for BlackBerry Tablet OS devices
“Flash Builder 4.5 includes support for packaging Flex and ActionScript applications for Google Android, Apple iOS, and BlackBerry Tablet OS devices. The process for acquiring signing certificates and provisioning application packages for the [...]