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BlackBerry PlayBook: Bring on the AIR apps!

Unless you’ve been without an internet connection or human contact lately, you’ve surely heard of the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook. And if you were at Adobe MAX or our last Flash Dallas meeting, you also know about the offer BlackBerry is making to AIR developers. In case you don’t, the short explanation is that if you develop an AIR app and get it approved and available on BlackBerry App World before the device is released, they’ll send you a free PlayBook!

(I was already excited to try out some BlackBerry+AIR dev but they just pushed it right to the top of my to do list)

So what are you waiting for? Go grab all of the tools and get started! Bring on the AIR apps and bring on the PlayBook!

So how about some helpful links:

PlayBook Application Development is a good starting point with links to items like the PlayBook SDK and simulator.
( http://us.blackberry.com/developers/tablet/ )

Check out the five-week webcast series where you can interact with Research In Motion (RIM) and Adobe experts at PlayBook Development Resources.
( http://us.blackberry.com/developers/tablet/devresources.jsp )

And let’s not forget the very generous FREE PlayBook offer.
( http://devblog.blackberry.com/2010/12/submit-playbook-apps-to-app-world/ )
*I updated the link to the free PlayBook offer to a post with more detailed info

*AIR is everywhere*


Flash Dallas – An Official Adobe Flash User Group

Flash DallasAbout a month ago a new official Adobe Flash User Group, Flash Dallas, was started with my good friend Chris Long at the helm and me co-managing. After doing a little looking around we’ve found a place for our first meeting which will be held on Saturday, June 26th at 11:00am (details below).

***Special thanks to Angela Ferrell for helping so much with the location***

The plan for our first meeting is to set goals for the group, discuss future meeting times and places, talk about topics/speakers that members would like to hear about throughout the year and spend a little time looking at Flash CS5.

If you haven’t already, please join our group and feel free to follow us on twitter as well.