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In a world of proprietary and open source software, where does BlackBerry fit?

Not official but they're there

BlackBerry OS autoloaders now available

Worst kept secret

Newer BlackBerry Blend retail demo found in OS

hey big spender

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 in full glory

Still unofficial but it looks great

Hands-on with BlackBerry Assistant

Leading the way

John Chen one of Canada's most powerful business people

It's all about mobility

Mobility - a priority for Indian organizations

Aiming to create new revenue streams

BlackBerry opens Technology Solutions Business Unit

Grab that update

Sprint rolling out OS for the BlackBerry Q10

Passport sneak peek

BlackBerry Passport coming to Carphone Warehouse

it just wants to be free

BlackBerry Passport gets sized up and reviewed once again

trackpad fans rejoice

BlackBerry Classic internal specs appear via Geekbench

Security in more places

BBM Protected now available for Balance enabled devices

Carriers getting onboard

Vodafone Germany preparing for the BlackBerry Passport

Another step closer to release

BlackBerry Passport receives GCF certification

Load Android apps easily with Snap

Snap v3 is coming

BlackBerry and the UAE government

BlackBerry UAE partners up to assist the Government

Blackphone not so 'secure'

Blackphone no challenge at DEF CON

Grab your USB cables!

BlackBerry OS now rolling out

OSBBx unveils App Centre for the BlackBerry PlayBook!

OSBBx unveils App Centre for the BlackBerry PlayBook!
By Bla1ze on 27 Aug 2012 01:53 pm EDT

If you look around you will find plenty of Open Source apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook. One recognized problem with that though is ensuring you have the latest update available. To help ease some of that trouble, OSBBx has now taken the covers off of their App Centre for the BlackBerry PlayBook. With it, you'll be able to find, download and install many of the Open Source apps out there while ensuring you have the latest, up-to-date version available:

  • PB Version:  Localbar 2 support built in for on-device installation
  • Win Version:  BAR installation tools built in allowing for download and immediate installation
  • Browse the latest emulators and open source applications right from your PlayBook

There is a version for the BlackBerry PlayBook, Windows as well as a web version. Each version comes packed with additional tools and features to help you install apps through the sideloading process as well as using LocalBar 2 for installation of non-app world apps directly on your PlayBook. Whether you're just looking for some new apps to try out or maybe even have your app included in the OSBBX app centre, you'll find more information via the link below.

Learn more about OSBBx App Centre



Well would you look at that! I'll be curious to see what type of conversation this app stirs. :)

Ideas and constructive criticism welcomed...


Was that bait? Fishing for trolls? Ha


So are they scraping BlackBerry App World to popular the app with data?


No, they aren't scrapping Appworld. RIM isn't scrapping Appworld either.


This is our own data. We created it from the ground up. Hope you guys enjoy, we worked quite hard on it.


This is freakin' COOL! Love it! Way to go! KUDOS to the development team of this app!


Wow, this is really amazing. I remember reading quite a while ago (back when rooting was really possible) about this maybe being created. I love the localbar2 incorporation! Great work guys! This will be a huge addition to the Playbook community!


Great app! Can't wait to see it expand.

Just a note, I'm running and it did "pop" once during an install. I reloaded it and it re-installed fine after that!


I'll be getting this one on my playbook right away, to compliment Appworld.


Got the application on my playbook, can't still use it to install on my playbook. Any tutorials?


Got the application on my playbook, can't still use it to install on my playbook. Any tutorials?


installlllingggggg nowwww lol gotta see this thing in action


Its like Cydia but for BlackBerry. Very cool.


will this make its way to appworld? Just curious, and if not why not? Can the devs not work with Rim to figure out something?


But this requires having a BlackBerry phone right? I don't have one, and I get errors when attempting to install the applications on AppCenter..


I could use some help.

I downloaded the .bar file and then sideloaded using DDPB but I don't see an app icon.

I am currently on beta and I have reset the device twice since sideloading to see if that would work.

Did I miss a step?


Installed using DDPB and no icon. I tried installing this and another app together and the other app icon showed up.

I'm on


Multiple DDPB installs made it work for me. Installed maybe three times for the icon to pop up. But it works now. Good Luck!!


Any worthwhile apps there, to make it worth the install effort?


You will need some kind of proxy to use it for installing unfortunately (RIM patched that on us bacm in OS1).

But, we are changing where the downloads go so you can repush via DDPB. Just a headsup for folks, DDPB in its current state is quite unstable on OS2. You may need to push apps a few times.

In regards to apps there are about 40. Really its up to you. The list will keep growing and will cater to developers (i.e. Webworks samples etc).

And last we didnt make it to aooworld, we were sadly rejected. We had an option to release it if we stripped out all EMUs and Download / LocalBar capabilities (RIM has told me NO emus other than dosbox). But we felt this would have too negative of an impact for the audience. We spent many sleepless days getting these out hope you guys like em :).


Every time I open the App Centre now, it says there's a new version (1-0-0-35) but when I try to install the latest version, it fails every time. I emailed their support many months ago (some time last year) and never got a response. Did they just give up on this or what?