Blackberry Tablet Application Development

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Course Overview

The Blackberry Tablet Application Development Training course covers all aspects of creating applications for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. This Course covers application development processes for BlackBerry and Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR, Flash and BlackBerry WebWorks. Explore BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS to create applications based on web technologies such as JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS. This development approach allows you to use the same code to target both BlackBerry smartphones and tablets.

Course Content

Overview of tablet Platforms and Technologies

  • Multi-threaded POSIX OS for true multitasking
  • QNX Neutrino RTOS
  • SMP
  • Open GL
  • Blackberry 6
  • Webkit
  • Adobe Flash and Air
  • Webworks Platform

Characteristics of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

  • Constraints of designing for mobile devices
  • Display specifications
  • Screen size
  • Pixels per inch
  • Dot pitch (mm)
  • Font
  • Touch-centric application
  • Interactions from the bezel
  • User action
  • Interactions with content on the screen
  • Drag or swipe across the screen
  • Touch and hold a finger on an item
  • Pinch open or pinch close
  • Screen design
  • Title bars
  • Menus
  • Dialog boxes
  • Notifications and indicators

The BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK

  • Adobe AIR 2.5 runtime environment
  • BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for BlackBerry Tablet OS
  • Development Guide - BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe
  • Pickers
  • Specialized events and event listeners
  • Customizable skins
  • Interface functionality for the media player
  • Tweening functionality
  • Support for Adobe AIR applications
  • Support for BlackBerry WebWorks applications
  • Support for the Payment Service SDK
  • Application distribution through the BlackBerry App World storefront
  • BlackBerry Tablet Simulator
  • Test the appearance and functionality of Adobe AIR application
  • BlackBerry PlayBook tablet virtual machine in a VMware player

BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Network Architecture | BlackBerry Internet Service

  • BlackBerry Internet Service
  • Internet Access Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth Technologies
  • Communication with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
  • BlackBerry Internet Service Communications with Core BlackBerry smartphone applications
  • Messages, Calendar, Contacts, and BlackBerry Messenger Applications
  • Secure Bluetooth connections with a paired BlackBerry smartphone
  • BlackBerry smartphone as a proxy for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to access core BlackBerry smartphone applications
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server
  • BlackBerry Messaging Agent
  • BlackBerry Router
  • BlackBerry Synchronization Service
  • Adobe AIR 2.5 mobile device profile
  • Support for Adobe Flash Builder
  • The BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR includes a plug-in for Adobe
  • Build your application with your existing Adobe tool
  • Flash Builder 4.01 or later (formerly Adobe Flex Builder) that lets you
  • Adobe ActionScript project with Flash Builder to develop your application

BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR API Reference

  • Packages and Classes
  • Core
  • Display
  • Media
  • Audio and Video
  • Buttons
  • Text
  • Managing Events

Tablet OS Application Development

  • BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS
  • SDK for Windows
  • SDK for Mac
  • SDK for Linux
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS Key Details
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR
  • BlackBerry PlayBook Simulator
  • Working with Simulator for Windows, Mac and Linux
  • WebKit and Adobe Flash

Design principle

  • Designing applications for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet
  • Screen design
  • UI components
  • Buttons
  • Check boxes
  • Radio buttons
  • Segmented controls
  • Toggle switches
  • Text fields
  • Lists
  • Pickers
  • Media controls
  • Activity indicators and progress indicators
  • Designing application icons
  • Best practices

Design principles

  • Design for a limitless screen
  • Focus on content
  • API Reference - BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR
  • UI Guidelines - BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet for Linux Developers
  • UI Guidelines - BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet for Windows Developers
  • UI Guidelines - BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet for Mac Developers


  • Create Adobe AIR applications for the BlackBerry PlayBook
  • Installing the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR
  • Ceating your first simple application
  • Working with Adobe ActionScript
  • Create an ActionScript project in Adobe Flash Builder 4.0
  • Create an ActionScript Mobile AIR project in Adobe Flash Builder 4.5
  • Create an XML configuration file for your icon
  • Add an icon for your ActionScript project
  • Testing your application from Adobe Flash Builder 4
  • Testing your application from the command

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Course was quite helpful in terms of understanding of concepts and practicality. Its really a very friendly environment to learn. The timing were mutually chosen, as we both are working professional. I am quite satisfied with the course.


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