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Flex Based AIR on PlayBook – Tutorial

By Rich Tretola | November 18, 2010
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So, here is what you have been waiting to see. Flex Based AIR applications running on the RIM Blackberry PlayBook emulator via VM Ware. How do I know they are Flex based apps? Easy, I wrote them myself for Android and just recompiled to a .bar file using the instructions that Renaun posted on his blog.

Disclaimer: Most of the functionality doesn’t yet work on the initial release of the emulator, but the application navigation and a few of the API’s do work.

Here is a screen shot of my AIRonAndroidBrowser app running on the PlayBook emulator:

And the Tour de Mobile Flex from James Ward’s site.

How do you do this? Simple, just follow the steps below. (This will be much easier when a Flex Builder 4.5 Burrito plug in is available from RIM)

Here were the steps I took for the Tour de Mobile Flex on Mac with the BlackBerry SDK installed to the default location: