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Flash Mobile Device Simulation and Update for PlayBook Device Simulation released!

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

I released the first version of the Flash Mobile Device Simulation and an update of the PlayBook Device Simulation tonight. After the great response on the PlayBook Device Simulation, I decided to extend the solution and provide something similar for all mobile platforms supporting AIR applications. I recreated the ActionScript Simulation Library  and the AIR Simulator application from scratch. The Flash Mobile Device Simulation provides features which are available for all mobile platforms and core functionality for the comminication between the mobile application and the AIR Simulator application. The PlayBook Device Simulation extends the Flash Mobile Device Simulation with PlayBook specific features.

The first version of the Flash Mobile Device Simulation supports Geolocation and Accelerometer and provides the possibilty to import simulation information as XML data, for example as GPS Exchange Format 1.1 (GPX) waypoints.

Additionally to the new features of the Flash Mobile Device Simulation, the PlayBook Device Simulation was updated to implement the latest BlackBerry PlayBook SDK 1.0.1 and supports qnx.system.QNXSystem. To run the PlayBook Device Simulation, you have download both ActionScript libraries.

First version of PlayBook Device Simulation released!

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Today, I released little private project “PlayBook Device Simulation” that allows to use PlayBook specific API when develop with the AIR Debug Launcher (ADL). The solution consists of two parts: an ActionScript3 Library (PlayBook Device Simulation) and an AIR application (PlayBook Device Simulator).

I ported some of the classes of the QNX AIR Library, so that the classes have some functions and variables (1:1). Currently supported classes and features: AudioManager, Device, MediaServiceConnection and QNXApplication. My solutions supports features, which can’t be test with the VMware Image of the PlayBook Device Simulator, like Power Management (Battery).¬† Another reason to test the solution is that won’t get any error messages (VerifyError: Error #1014: Class qnx.pps::PPSChannel could not be found) when using any of the supported classes.

Technically, I’m using the ServerSocket API of Adobe AIR to connect the Mobile AIR Application with the PlayBook Device Simulator. This allows a two communication between the Mobile AIR Application and the simulator.

Additional information about integration and usage can be found on the project site: http://www.patrick-heinzelmann.de/labs/playbookdevicesimulation