Ideaworks Labs, developers of the multi-platform Airplay SDK, today announced that application developers will be able to use the Airplay SDK to develop and deploy their high-quality native games and enterprise applications on the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet.
Ideaworks and RIM are working together to make the BlackBerry® Tablet OS a supported platform within the Ideaworks Labs’ Airplay SDK. The move means that the BlackBerry Tablet OS would immediately be open to tens of thousands of developers who have applications developed in standard C or C++ and can now easily deploy these to the BlackBerry PlayBook™ tablet.
“The BlackBerry Tablet OS is a very powerful platform that allows for an incredibly smooth app experience. We’re thrilled to work with Ideaworks to bring the BlackBerry Tablet OS to their amazing developer community,” said Tyler Lessard, Vice President Global Alliances and Developer Relations at Research In Motion.
“RIM’s strategy to provide developers with open, native access to the BlackBerry tablet OS with our Airplay SDK makes the BlackBerry PlayBook an immediate opportunity for developers and their existing applications,” said Niall Murphy, CEO, Ideaworks Labs. “We are proud to work with RIM to support the BlackBerry tablet platform. We believe this relationship highlights the benefits of our technology to developers, and the importance of providing developers with an open method of deploying native applications.”