New Meetup: BlackBerry Runtime for Android(tm) Apps + New BBX Platform

From: user 7.
Sent on: Thursday, October 20, 2011 3:24 PM

Hey all,

You might be interested in attending to port your existing Android apps to Blackberry Playbook and smartphones. 


Vancouver BlackBerry Developer Meetup: BlackBerry Runtime for Android™ Apps + New BBX Platform


Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
Location: 1035 West Pender St, Lobby Level, Oceanic Plaza Hastings Room, Vancouver [MAP]
Cost: $10 cash. Pizza + Assorted drinks will be served. Pre-registration is required. 


Come meet with fellow Vancouver BlackBerry and Android developers for an interactive presentation by Larry McDonough, Platform Product Manager of Research in Motion. The presentation will cover Blackberry Runtime for Android Apps, the new BBX platform and a new tool called App Express.  Larry will be bringing App Express so that you can port your existing Android app to the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet or transform an existing web application into a full-fledged app for both the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and BlackBerry® smartphones. Android developers just need to bring their existing apps in .apk format on a flash drive and Larry can convert them right there on the spot, and they will run on the PlayBook™.


This will be also an open forum to discuss common issues and concerns with the Blackberry platform.





Larry McDonough is manager of the Handheld Software Platform Product Management team at RIM with a particular focus on developer APIs and runtimes (WebWorks/HTML5, Native C/C++, and Android Player/Java). Larry has worked for numerous companies in Silicon Valley and LA including Nasa JPL, Walt Disney Studios, Silicon Graphics, and numerous startups. Prior to joining RIM, Larry worked for Sun Microsystems as Senior PM for Java ME and also as Group Engineering Manager for the JavaFX Graphics & Animation and Media teams. Larry lives in Silicon Valley and works at of RIM's Mountain View, CA location.


Hope to see some you at tonight’s Android + Kindle Meetup:








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