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RE: [van-android-developers] You are invited to learn about BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps

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Hi Patty – is there already a sponsor for this event?








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Sent: Thursday, October 13,[masked]:07 PM
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Subject: [van-android-developers] You are invited to learn about BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps


You are Invited to the Vancouver BlackBerry Developer Meetup -
BlackBerry Runtime for Android™ Apps

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
Location: 1035 West Pender St. Lobby Level, Oceanic Plaza Meeting Rm B, Vancouver
Cost: $10 cash. Pizza + Pop will be served. Please pre-register.

Come meet with fellow Vancouver BlackBerry and Android developers for an interactive presentation by Michael Kader of
JaredCo to learn how to run your existing Android apps on the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. This session introduces the BlackBerry Runtime player for Android apps including limitations and support available.

This will be an open forum to discuss common issues and concerns with the Blackberry platform in order to provide constructive feedback back to RIM.



This year’s Blackberry DevCon is in San Francisco from October 18-20 is full of Android developer tools, sessions, and incentives. To help lure Android developers, Blackberry DevCon will be providing on-site App Express kiosks to let Android developers fast track their applications; porting existing Android apps to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and submitting them to BlackBerry App World on the spot. 


Wavefront is giving away a few complimentary passes, so please email Patty if you are a Canadian developer interested in attending.


There will also be Android-focused speaker sessions and hands-on labs that will:

  • Show how to run an existing Android application on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet
  • Demonstrate how easy it is to port existing Android code to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet
  • Provide expert guidance on getting started developing for BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps


Benefits for Developers to Attend Blackberry DevCon:

  • Get trained on the latest developer tools first hand, such as BlackBerry® 7, the new BBM™ Social Platform, BlackBerry® PlayBook™ Tablet OS, Adobe® AIR®, Adobe® Flash®, BlackBerry® WebWorks™, and more
  • Learn best practices that will assist with development projects Look at what other companies are doing and how their approaches could benefit you and your organization
  • Explore the potential to sell and distribute apps as a new revenue source by using BlackBerry App World and various commercial services
  • Network with the best in the industry, including experts from RIM and the developer community





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