Fantasy Football app for BlackBerry Playbook get demoed

November 18th at 5:36 PM

Fantasy Football app for BlackBerry Playbook get demoed

If you have been waiting to see what a 3rd party developer has in store for RIM’s upcoming Playbook tablet launch, this is the first significant video demo we have found — and it looks great. From Universal Mind, they write on their blog about the development experience:

It was entirely built using Adobe Flash Builder and the BlackBerry SDK. The workflow allowed us to deploy a working tablet application in days with full touch and gesture interactions that you would expect in a tablet device.

The framework SDK is integrated into Flash Builder which made for a very familiar dev environment. Compiling the application and deploying it to the PlayBook Simulator is quick and easy with multiple ways to see your application in a working environment. Without a actual device in hand we relied on the Simulator to test all the interactions, so it was a key piece of the workflow.

Kinetic scrolling with rubber-banding effect is built into the SDK, they note, which makes it easy on developers to concentrate on adding greater functionality and features, as opposed to focusing on little transitional/design elements like they have to in the past with RIM’s previous OS development. All in all, it looks good. A little iPad-ish, but we’d take that any day over regular BlackBerry apps. Question for RIM… are 3rd party QNX apps called super, super apps? Video is after the breakage! More →


Beer, Wings, Football, and Facebook

August 27th at 5:38 PM

Beer, Wings, Football, and Facebook

With the coming of fall just around the corner, sports fans will once again login to Fantasy Football leagues to manage their virtual teams in their fictional leagues. Whether you are in a work league or a league amongst friends, you’ll be spending your time building your teams, fielding your players, and watching their performances online. Facebook users who want to make their team management and competition more of social venture, will have the opportunity to do so this upcoming season. Sports Illustrated has jumped on this Facebook-Fantasy Football bandwagon by teaming up with Citizens Sports in launching their Fantasy Football 2008 application. With their integration into Facebook, where millions of people spend millions of hours, they hope to give Yahoo’s and ESPN’s fantasy football leagues a run for their money this upcoming season.