Blackberry Playbook

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rjwalker52
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Android apps on Playbook

Postby rjwalker52 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:18 pm

My kids got me a Playbook for Christmas, and like most of the poster's here, was surprised to find no gospel apps for the Playbook (because the os is different than BB phones) I did install the beta of os2 for the Playbook, and side loaded gospel library, and LDS tools. Gospel library worked, mostly, but LDS tools did not. I am happy to be able to report that (after many attempts) I have been able to gain root access, install Google Apps, and have access to Market. I have loaded LDS tools and Gospel Library through the market, and both work great. There were plenty of warnings that some android apps may not work when doing this, but these work for me. The new Ensign app does not work for me. So I would conclude that there is reason to hope that when the official os2 comes out, the android apps will be fine on the Playbook.

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Postby majorgearhead » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:03 pm

As part of OS2 there is not only a runtime for Android but also tools that would allow someone with package source code from an Android app to compile a native Blackerry app. Note this is much more than the first solution of converting the APK to a BAR. If someone who worked on the Android app, who uses Eclipse would donate a few hours of time, the tools are out there to easily port this as a native app and then get it into App World.

How would someone get ahold of the LDS Scriptures Android source. I am willing to give it the old college try to get this out for Playbook users.

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Postby jdlessley » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:18 pm

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Postby drweeks » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:17 pm

Anxious for progress with Gospel Library for BB Playbook
Unfortunately, I am not qualified as a developer but would love to assist in beta testing.

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Playbook OS 2.0

Postby djordan » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:50 pm

Are there any plans to make the android applications that are currently available in the new app world for Playbook OS. My understanding is that it can now play on playbook as long as it is rebranded for app world.

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Postby djordan » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:52 pm

The new OS for playbook can run android apps , it does have to be ported over to BlackBerry for use on app world though. I would wonder about this optionas the android app is already up it basically needs to be ported for use on the playbook.

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Postby aebrown » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:18 pm

djordan wrote:The new OS for playbook can run android apps , it does have to be ported over to BlackBerry for use on app world though. I would wonder about this optionas the android app is already up it basically needs to be ported for use on the playbook.


See the thread Could we get all the android apps onto blackberry playbook?
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Gospel library for playbook

Postby melindambarlow » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:59 pm

With the new operating system for blackberry playbook will we be able to get scripture and lds tools soon?

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Postby rbachelder » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:47 am




To those who are comfortable with sideloading, the Gospel Library is available through this forum (as an android port).

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Postby sckellis » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:31 am

Now available from App World for PlayBook:
http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/91416/?lang=en

Thank you to those who made this possible!


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