Second RIM and Adobe Webcast announced: My First App for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

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In our first of five webcasts, we covered how to set up your development environment, create a basic application and test it with the BlackBerry® Tablet OS Simulator. We’re taking it to the next step in this second webcast – we’ll help you work with Adobe® Flash® Builder and Adobe Flash Pro to create applications for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, as well as covering hot topics like debugging using Flash Builder and the BlackBerry Tablet OS Simulator.

Register for our upcoming webcast “My First App for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet” to learn how to install and use the new SDK, create an application and test it. We’ll have both Research In Motion® (RIM) and Adobe experts on hand to take you through the process and answer your questions during our Q&A period.

Date: Thursday, November 11, 2010
Time: 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST

Presenters:
Prosanta Bhattacherjee,
Application Development Consultant, Research In Motion Limited

Renaun Erickson,
Adobe Developer Evangelist, Adobe Systems Incorporated

This is the second webcast in a five-week series to help you create compelling applications for the new platform. Every week we’ll cover new things and progress to more advanced topics as we move forward. Our goal is to make the development process as easy as possible, so you can qualify for the free BlackBerry PlayBook tablet offer. (There is a limit of one free BlackBerry Playbook per person. Certain other restrictions apply.)

Please remember that the plan is to provide one free BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to every registered vendor with a BlackBerry® App World™-approved AIR application that is available for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet prior to launch. The applications will need to meet the BlackBerry App World Vendor Guidelines, and there will of course be some terms and conditions that are principally designed to prevent abuse of the promotion, but the intent is to reward developers who are working on apps in advance of the product launch. We want to help our developer community participate in this amazing opportunity, and thus we are hosting this webcast to help everyone get started — or, for those who have already begun to develop for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, to discover the benefits of the new SDK.

Register now!

About Mike Kirkup

Mike Kirkup is the Director for the Developer Relations program at Research In Motion (RIM), which is responsible for managing the technical relationships and programs for RIM’s developer community worldwide. Mike and his team work with RIM’s developer community to provide support and guidance as developers work to integrate their applications to the BlackBerry platform. Mike joined RIM in 2001 as a Security Software Developer in RIM’s Wireless Security Group. As part of the Wireless Securty group, Mike contributed to the development of the BlackBerry Cryptography API, S/MIME and PGP implementations. Mike holds a Masters of Management Science and a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

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