Tools

As an Android developer, you have a couple of tools you can use to help you convert your apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook OS. You can use these tools to help verify that your app is compatible with the BlackBerry platform, repackage your app as a compatible BAR file, and sign your app so that it can be distributed through the BlackBerry World storefront.

Eclipse Plug-in

A plug-in to Eclipse that allows you to verify, repackage, and sign your Android app for the BlackBerry platform through the integrated framework of Eclipse. You can also use the plug-in to sign your application before distribution. If you want to test your application without signing it, you can use the plug-in to create and install a device debug token.
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Get the Eclipse Plug-in for Android Development Tools

Command-line tools

A set of command-line utilities that allow you to verify, repackage, and sign multiple Android apps right from the command line.
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Command-line tools for Android Apps 1.6.1 (2.68 MB)

BlackBerry Tablet Simulator for Windows

Once your app is repackaged, you'll want to test it out on a tablet. If you don't have a BlackBerry PlayBook on hand, you can use the BlackBerry Tablet Simulator to test your application. The BlackBerry Tablet Simulator allows you to run and view your applications virtually on your computer as you would on a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Before you can use the BlackBerry Tablet Simulator, you should have downloaded and installed a virtual machine player. For more information on downloading the virtual machine player installing and configuring the BlackBerry Tablet Simulator, click here.

BlackBerry Tablet Simulator 2.1 (262 MB)

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