Fantasy Football on your BlackBerry PlayBook

Yahoo Fantasy Football
By Adam Zeis on 24 Aug 2012 02:47 pm EDT

Want NFL or Yahoo! Fantasy Football on your PlayBook - Here's how!

Football season is just a few short long weeks away, and fans everywhere are gearing up. One thing on my checklist is my fantasy football team -- I plan to stay on top of things this year and thankfully I can grab the Yahoo! Fantasy Football app for my BlackBerry PlayBook. To get the app installed you'll have to sideload it since it's not available directly in BlackBerry App World, but it's working like a champ for me thus far and is sure to be at my side all seaon long.

If you want to get Yahoo! or NFL Fantasy Football up and running on your BlackBerry PlayBook, just grab the .bar files here and here and keep reading for how to get it done!

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NFL and Yahoo! Fantasy Football for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Loading from a Windows PC

  1. Download and install the Java Runtime Environment suited for your PC
  2. Download and install the DDPB installer - Link
  3. Download any .BAR / .ZIP files already converted - Link
  4. On your PlayBook, turn on Develpment Mode from Settings > Security (remember your password!)
  5. Connect your BlackBerry PlayBook to your PC
  6. Open DDPB Installer that you just downloaded
  7. Enter your the IP address of your PlayBook (found by tapping the Development Mode icon in your status bar) or click "Scan". Enter the password you chose, then click "Connect".
  8. Click the "Add" button and browse for the BAR file you want to install. You can find a list of available BAR files here.
  9. Click "Install".
  10. When the process is complete the application will be installed on your PlayBook.

View the full Windows PC tutorial

Loading from a Mac

  1. Make sure you Mac OS is up to date and then download the Playbook_Tools here.
  2. Unzip the files into your /user/ directory (The directory typically shows as your username - mine is "/adamzeis/". You can put them wherever you want, it's just easier this way).
  3. Move the files from the Playbook_Tools\lib\ folder to the Playbook_Tools directory.
  4. Put your BlackBerry PlayBook into Development Mode by going to Settings > Security Settings and note the IP address of your PlayBook. You'll also be required to enter a password here if you don't have one already. Don't forget your password!!
  5. Find the .bar file for the app you want to install (check our growing list in the forums). After downloading, move the .bar file into the Playbook_Tools directory
  6. Open the Terminal application on your Mac (found under Applications > Utilities > Terminal). Your Terminal screen will show something along the lines of: new-host-2:~ adamzeis$
  7. Type cd playbook_tools and press Enter. Terminal should now read something like: new-host-2:playbook_tools adamzeis$
  8. Type the following into Terminal: java -Xmx512M -jar BarDeploy.jar -installApp -device PLAYBOOK_IP -password PB_PASSWORD Be sure to add in your PlayBook IP address, password and the name of the .bar file.
  9. Terminal will do it's magic and when it's done, your app will be ready to roll on your PlayBook

View the full Mac tutorial

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Reader comments

Fantasy Football on your BlackBerry PlayBook


bah... don't care about American football, give me European Football (AKA soccer) and HOCKEY!

But this is good news for the people who kinda care

wtf.. I get a message:

"not java! close app!"

Then it opens, and I can add the bar file and try to install it, but it just sits there forever saying "installing"

Alec couldn't put these in appworld because the developer for the app had decided to not port it officially to blackberry appworld. So some of the CB genuises converted and signed them and put them available for us to download and sideload.

Yes, I know but my point is it's his job to covince developers t port. he's a busy guy i know but it NFL season, which make this yet another must have app that PB doesn't have. Come on Alec and team let's ge on the ball.

We don't care about more smarai games from Unity.

I'm going to let a few of you in on a little secret. 90% of most online apps are just "SHORTCUTS" to the mobile webpage!!! Just go to the mobile website and book mark the Page to your tablet or smartphone desktop! Congratulations you've just created and "APP." Or just wait for the developers....


WTF_ there is NOT a .Bar code here....i have a .apk. The story clearly says grab your bar file here, but it isn't there.?
someone explain? thanks.