Hey Poita, you don't need an android device to enjoy apps anymore, as the BlackBerry PlayBook will emulate Android applications in the PlayBook's platform.
Originally Posted by Poita316
It's awesome, I have been waiting for this day to come for a very long time.
Yes you can do it as many times as you like.
Originally Posted by kewlaruba
Thanks Ice for this superb contribution and for taking the time to enlight us in how to get the best out of our playbooks
So just go to Android market and download?
Originally Posted by grimreaper
I was trying to download apps from the android market .. but it asked for an id ... i put in my google id ... but it says no android device is attached to this id ... so what do i do?
Was able to download the apps to try and install on the PB ... everything went well ... till the time it was installing it ... then a error message popped up saying "error:Package id required" .... so if anyone can help it would be nice .... :(
If you are trying to download Android app via the market place it wont work. You will need specialized .apk files that have been converted to a .bar file.
Originally Posted by Tloc
Hi!! I have a quick question: How do you get the side-loader (DDPB) to recognize files in a format other than *.bar?
Some of the links to Android apps which have been verified to work on the PlayBook are staged in
*.zip format, and the side-loader won't recognize them. When the *.zip files are unwound, there isn't
a *.bar file included in the contents -- there's an actual directory structure. For example:
[App: eBay for Android, Version 1.8]
- The *.zip file for this app contains this:
unzip -l Android-eBay-1.8.zip
Length Date Time Name
-------- ---- ---- ----
1310 12-20-11 20:02 META-INF/MANIFEST.MF
599 12-20-11 20:02 META-INF/AUTHOR.SF
672 12-20-11 20:02 META-INF/AUTHOR.EC
599 12-20-11 20:02 META-INF/RDK.SF
280 12-20-11 20:02 META-INF/RDK.EC
3868779 12-20-11 19:53 android/eBay-18.apk
3229 12-20-11 19:58 android/res/drawable-hdpi/icon.png
3875468 7 files
This *.zip file was downloaded via the "Top 10 Android Apps To Sideload Onto Your Blackberry PlayBook" article.
I tried posting a link to it, but wasn't able to since I haven't posted much here for a while. :^(
DDPB won't do anything with the unwound directory content, either. Is there a tool out there that will create *.bar
files from directory content? Or, is there another work-around available?
Thanks so much for your help!