RIM has finally released the highly anticipated OS 2.0 for its PlayBook and BlackBerry Bridge 2.0 for its BlackBerry devices, giving the user a more in-depth and fluid interface. Users can now benefit from native email and calendar applications (finally!), use their PlayBook to surf the web, via their BlackBerry device, via bluetooth or Wi-Fi and also completely control their PlayBook using their BlackBerry device.
The release of OS 2.0 for the PlayBook not only harbours these updates, but is now also a new step in application development. The BlackBerry OS is not exactly developer-friendly due to how it works and its coding. However, the QNX OS-based PlayBook is able to run Android applications flawlessly via an application called Android App Player. Android application developers have already set in motion special variants of their already-existing Android applications which only require tweaking in order for them to be ported, via Android App Player, to the BlackBerry PlayBook.
Even though I can run Ship Finder and Plane Finder on my BlackBerry PlayBook, it would be excellent to see Plane Finder and Ship Finder on the PlayBook as a native application. The amount I would use Plane Finder would make a price of £5.00 or even £7.00 seem cheap.
Does our Android app work through this as we were led to believe that apps with maps won't work!
Do you have a screenshot?