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.

Sign Up For Viira for Playbook Announcements And Updates

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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6 Comments »

  1. Now that the os 2 is there when can we hope to see you version for playbook? i really like your tool on my bb but i need the playbook integration. thanks

    Comment by Claude belanger — February 21, 2012 @ 2:40 pm

  2. Hi Claude,

    Yes, the PB version is coming soon very soon! The beta is currently waiting for approval in App World, apparently they have a huge backlog with thousands of new apps having been submitted for the 2.0 release so we are seeing large approval delays.

    We are hopeful that at least within the next week or two the approval process will be finalized and the beta of the Playbook version of Viira will be available for download as we have heard from many people who are very excited to get their hands on it!

    Comment by dev — February 21, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

  3. Count me in BIGTIME!

    Comment by Dave Welch — February 23, 2012 @ 6:53 am

  4. Hey guys. It seems like it’s been a pretty good wait for the Playbook app. What’s the hold up? I love your product, and am anxious to see it on the “big screen.”

    Comment by Sam — March 20, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

  5. Hi Sam,

    The big hold up is the App Wold approval process. App World is backlogged because they received so many developers submitted their apps. Fingers crossed, we are hoping to have the Playbook version of Viira finally approved next week!

    Comment by dev — March 23, 2012 @ 9:09 am

  6. Sure hope that April showers bring Viira for Playbook! Will finally have a top notch calendar/task app for both BB platforms.

    Comment by Claude Pratte — March 28, 2012 @ 6:11 am

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