In this post, we're going to look at setting up FlashBuilder 4 to talk to our BlackBerry PlayBook virtual device. We'll also create our first PlayBook App.
I wanted to release this a couple days ago, but I have been battling connectivity problems at home.
In my last BlackBerry PlayBook post we went through what resources we needed and how to get Flash Builder 4 installed and integrated with the BlackBerry PlayBook SDK. Next we'll look at installing the BlackBerry PlayBook simulator.
The simulator is actually a bootable ISO image that is intended to be run inside of a VMWare virtual machine. I am sure there are resources on how to get VMWare Player (Windows) or VMWare Fusion (Mac) installed on your system, so I will not be covering it in this post. Instead, I will assume you already have it installed.
I, like many others, am VERY excited about the BlackBerry PlayBook, due out sometime early 2011. One of the reasons I am very excited is that Blackberry has partnered with Adobe to make Adobe AIR one of the easiest ways to start making apps for the PlayBook. I LOVE Adobe AIR and have been using it for almost two years now for developing desktop applications.
So the first question that many new AIR developers might have are:
- What do i need to know?
- How do I get started?
- Where do i get what I need?
- What's next?