Price: $3,999.00
Course Number: 90014
Length: 4 Days

Blackberry Tablet Application Development Training course covers all aspects to create applications for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. This program covers application development processes for BlackBerry and Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR, Flash and BlackBerry WebWorks.

Explore BlackBerry® WebWorks™ SDK for Tablet OS to create applications based on web technologies such as JavaScript®, HTML5 and CSS. This development approach allows you to use the same code to target both BlackBerry smartphones and tablets.

Outline

Overview of tablet Platforms and Technologies

  • Multi-threaded POSIX OS for true multitasking
  • QNX® Neutrino® RTOS
  • POSIX OS
  • SMP
  • Open GL
  • Blackberry 6
  • Webkit
  • Adobe Flash and Air
  • Webworks Platform

Characteristics of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

  • Constraints of designing for mobile devices
  • Display specifications
  • Screen size
  • Pixels per inch
  • Dot pitch (mm)
  • Font
  • Touch-centric application
  • Interactions from the bezel
  • User action
  • Interactions with content on the screen
  • Drag or swipe across the screen
  • Touch and hold a finger on an item
  • Pinch open or pinch close
  • Screen design
  • Title bars
  • Menus
  • Dialog boxes
  • Notifications and indicators

The BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK

  • Adobe® AIR® 2.5 runtime environment
  • BlackBerry® WebWorks™ SDK for BlackBerry Tablet OS
  • Development Guide - BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe
  • Pickers
  • Specialized events and event listeners
  • Customizable skins
  • Interface functionality for the media player
  • Tweening functionality
  • Support for Adobe AIR applications
  • Support for BlackBerry WebWorks applications
  • Support for the Payment Service SDK
  • Application distribution through the BlackBerry App World storefront
  • BlackBerry Tablet Simulator
  • Test the appearance and functionality of Adobe® AIR® application
  • BlackBerry PlayBook tablet virtual machine in a VMware® player

BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Network Architecture

  • BlackBerry Internet Service
  • Internet Access Wi-Fi®
  • Bluetooth® Technologies
  • Communication with the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
  • BlackBerry® Internet Service Communications with Core BlackBerry smartphone applications
  • Messages, Calendar, Contacts, and BlackBerry® Messenger Applications
  • Secure Bluetooth connections with a paired BlackBerry smartphone
  • BlackBerry smartphone as a proxy for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to access core BlackBerry smartphone applications
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server
  • BlackBerry Messaging Agent
  • BlackBerry Router
  • BlackBerry Synchronization Service
  • Adobe AIR 2.5 mobile device profile
  • Support for Adobe Flash Builder
  • The BlackBerry® Tablet OS SDK for Adobe® AIR® includes a plug-in for Adobe®
  • Build your application with your existing Adobe tool
  • Flash Builder® 4.01 or later (formerly Adobe® Flex® Builder™) that lets you
  • Adobe® ActionScript® project with Flash Builder to develop your application

BlackBerry® Tablet OS SDK for Adobe® AIR® API Reference

  • Packages and Classes
  • Core
  • Display
  • Media
  • Audio and Video
  • Buttons
  • Text
  • Managing Events

Tablet OS Application Development

  • BlackBerry WebWorks SDK for Tablet OS
  • SDK for Windows
  • SDK for Mac
  • SDK for Linux
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS Key Details
  • BlackBerry® Tablet OS SDK for Adobe® AIR®
  • BlackBerry PlayBook Simulator
  • Working with Simulator for Windows, Mac and Linux
  • WebKit and Adobe® Flash®

Design principles

  • Designing applications for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet
  • Screen design
  • UI components
  • Buttons
  • Check boxes
  • Radio buttons
  • Segmented controls
  • Toggle switches
  • Text fields
  • Lists
  • Pickers
  • Media controls
  • Activity indicators and progress indicators
  • Designing application icons
  • Best practices
  • Design principles
  • Design for a limitless screen
  • Focus on content
  • API Reference - BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR
  • UI Guidelines - BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet for Linux Developers
  • UI Guidelines - BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet for Windows Developers
  • UI Guidelines - BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet for Mac Developers

Labs

  • Create Adobe® AIR® applications for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™
  • Installing the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK for Adobe AIR
  • Creating your first simple application
  • Working with Adobe® ActionScript®
  • Create an ActionScript project in Adobe Flash Builder 4.0
  • Create an ActionScript Mobile AIR project in Adobe Flash Builder 4.5
  • Create an XML configuration file for your icon
  • Add an icon for your ActionScript project
  • Testing your application from Adobe Flash Builder 4
  • Testing your application from the command

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