April 21, 2012

Viira for BlackBerry Playbook Beta Released

Filed under: BlackBerry Playbook, Viira, gtd — Tags: , , — admin @ 1:55 pm

To all of you anxiously waiting for the Playbook version of Viira, we have great news. Viira for the BlackBerry Playbook has now officially been approved by App World and is available for download!

To download Viira, just open App World on your Playbook and search for “Viira”.

Viira for the Playbook is a free beta and requires Playbook OS 2.0 or later. This version is a Playbook-only version and does not sync with your BlackBerry device - yet. However as we roll out our cloud sync service over the coming months our goal is to provide just that: a seamless BlackBerry-Playbook wireless sync of your GTD system - so stay tuned!

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The current beta version (version 0.9.2) provides the core pillars of a GTD system on the BlackBerry Playbook such as projects, contexts, a day view and an In-Basket. Over the coming months we will be rolling out support for additional productivity constructs to bring the Playbook version of Viira en par with the feature set of Viira 4, including support for capabilities like task ordering, calendar integration, next actions etc.

In the meantime we would love to hear your feedback so let us know what you think of Viira for the Playbook as well as ways that you think will make it better and more effective!

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November 14, 2011

Viira for The BlackBerry Playbook: Coming Up

Filed under: BlackBerry Playbook, Viira — dev @ 11:59 am

Ever since the BlackBerry Playbook hit store shelves, many of you have asked us when Viira will become available on your Playbooks. We are very excited to be announcing that we are working on making Viira available for the Playbook and will make it available once the 2.0 Playbook update rolls out.

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When our development team was at DevCon 2011 in San Francisco last month we managed to get a bit of one-on-one face time with RIM technical reps which helped us install and see how our current version of Viira will look and behave on a pre-release Playbook running the 2.0 update. And here is a picture of Viira looks on an actual Playbook:

Viira on the BlackBerry Playbook

Viira on the BlackBerry Playbook

Why wait until the 2.0 update to the Playbook? As a third-party software application Viira requires key tools and libraries in order to function on the Playbook. At present RIM has not provided these tools and libraries but they made a formal announcement that everything necessary for porting apps like Viira to the Playbook will be available in the 2.0 update. The 2.0 update to the Playbook is currently slated for February 2012.

A minor clarification is probably needed here. The 2.0 update to the Playbook does not represent a new version of the Playbook but rather a software update that RIM will be making available to all BlackBerry Playbook owners over the coming months. For up-to-date info, reviews and even rumours on everything Playbook-related you can check out the Playbook page at Crackberry.com.

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