Sample Apps for PlayBook

Sample Application

Common Utilities & UI Components

This fully functioning sample application can be deployed directly onto the BlackBerry PlayBook. It demonstrates the use of various common tablet ultilities and UI components such as navigation menus, search fields, and screen animations.

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RSS Reader Application

Database & UI Components

This sample RSS application demonstrates the usage of a variety of APIs including offline storage (SQLite), UI components, file system access, and simple network connectivity.

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Signature Pad

Drawing

This sample demonstrates the best practices of capturing signatures on the BlackBerry PlayBook with sample code on touch point smoothing, adjusting line thickness, encoding signature data into JPEG format, and saving signature data to the file system.

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Camera API

Embedded Camera View

Embed UI elements on top of a camera view! This sample demonstrates how to overlay a button and crosshair graphic on top of a live camera view from the rear facing camera.

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Mad Libs Application

Web Services

Learn how to request and retrieve data from a simple web service. This sample Mad Libs application returns a random sentence from a web service based on values that the user enters in the textbox.

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Interactive Search Field

ActivityIndicator & TextInput

Use an activity indicator to let the user know that something is happening asynchronously in the background. This interactive search field sample show how to display an activity indicator image while the application is searching for a text string.

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UI Component

Color Wheel

This sample includes a ColorWheel class that creates a vector graphic of the color spectrum, with or without gradating lighting.

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UI Component

Skinning QNX UI Components

This tutorial will show you how to create your own skins with a variety of techniques using helpful code samples and screen shots.

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