PictureWall: a new HTML5 sample on Github


Gord published a new HTML5 sample during BlackBerry® 10 Jam: PictureWall, which is a BlackBerry® WebWorks™ application that controls a “wall” tiled with tablets like the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. The pictures are delivered from a server that is running nodeJS and are pushed to the tablets using socket.io.

The tablets are in a fixed layout and each tablet knows its position in the wall. At a given time, the wall can be used to present pictures in different combinations of tablets, ranging from one picture per tablet to a single picture split the complete wall. The two pictures below show a 3×3 wall of BlackBerry PlayBook tablets displaying 9 different images, and then a single image split into 9 segments.


Have fun with the sample and let us know how you use it, or extend it. And remember, we welcome contributions back to our repositories on Github.

About Eduardo P-L.

Eduardo joined BlackBerry from Oracle where he was Architect for Open Source and Community in the Application Platform Group for Oracle. Before Oracle Eduardo was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems where he participated and led projects in multiple areas including IDEs, OS, Java, many JSRs and in Open Source. Eduardo's Open Source activities include leading an early engagement at Sun with XEmacs and LGPL, participating in the creation of Apache Tomcat and being the engineering manager for Hudson - he is still involved in Jenkins - and the architect for Open Source and community strategy for Sun's middleware products, including GlassFish. Eduardo has a PhD from UC Berkeley, and a MSc and a BS from Universidad Simon Bolivar, in Venezuela.

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