BlackBerry WebWorks for BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Webcast Series


With a great deal of anticipation and excitement, the BlackBerry® WebWorks™ SDK for BlackBerry® Tablet OS was recently announced at BlackBerry® DEVCON Asia. The BlackBerry WebWorks SDK provides developers with an additional mechanism for writing applications for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, in addition to a framework that enables rapid application development and easier portability between the BlackBerry smartphone and BlackBerry PlayBook tablet platforms.

Developers are invited to attend a four-part webcast series about the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, hosted by Application Development Consultants Adam Stanley and Prosanta Bhattacherjee.

During this series, Adam and Pro will demonstrate how to setup the necessary tools to start your own development, and then dive deeper into the various features, methods and capabilities of the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS. Developers will be empowered with the knowledge and guidance necessary to either begin writing their first BlackBerry PlayBook tablet application, or take their existing content to the next level.

The schedule and agenda for this webcast series is:

Feb. 1, 2011: Getting Started (2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST)

  • Overview of the BlackBerry WebWorks Platform
  • Setting up your Development Environment
  • Building, deploying and testing a “Hello World” application with the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet simulator

Feb. 3, 2011: My First App (2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST)

  • Building functional and visually appealing applications for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet
  • Migrating content between the BlackBerry platform, Desktop and 3rd party platforms
  • Using the development tools effectively

Feb 8. 2011: BlackBerry PlayBook Integration (2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST)

  • Building “Super Apps” for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet
  • Hardware, data and services integration methods
  • How to implement “must have” application features

Feb. 10, 2011: User Interface Guidelines and Best Practices (2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST)

  • UI components, characteristics and design for touch screen interfaces
  • Best practices for maximizing performance and battery life considerations
  • Managing bandwidth and error handling effectively

A dedicated portion of time for questions and answers will be set at the end of all webcast sessions. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared with their questions about the BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS.

Register today for the webcast series. Looking forward to seeing you online!

About Adam S.

Adam is a Team Lead on the Developer Relations Team at BlackBerry. He manages technical relationships with ISVs as well as incubating the developing community ecosystem. Adam specializes in producing applications based on web and native technologies.

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