Plazmic 4.5 Content Development Kit is Here!!!!!!!!

Get Plazmic 4.5
By Kevin Michaluk on 18 Jul 2008 05:02 pm
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OK BlackBerry Theme creators and BlackBerry Gurus. Your NEW tool of the trade is here. Plazmic 4.5 CDK has officially been released. Here are the details...

The Plazmic Content Developer Kit (CDK) for BlackBerry is a suite of tools which allows content developers to create interactive and colorful media for BlackBerry wireless devices.

The Plazmic Content Developer Kit incorporates Plazmic's expertise in rich wireless content development to significantly ease the content creation process for the award-winning BlackBerry platform. Developers, graphic artists and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) can use this suite of programs to simplify the authoring of rich wireless content. It leverages the unique features of the BlackBerry solution, such as full color LCD screen, 'always on' connectivity, web accessibility and back-end integration.

Features of the Plazmic Content Developer Kit for BlackBerry:

  • Composer, a graphical authoring tool for SVG content
  • Theme Builder, a utility for customizing various aspects of the user interface, including home screen icons, wallpaper and font, text font and background, menu font and backgrounds idle screen and more. (Note: custom themes are supported on BlackBerry devices running BlackBerry device software v4.2 or higher only). New functionality includes:
    • support for Today Screens
    • support for Windows Vista
    • ability to import themes created with CDK 4.1 and CDK 4.2
    • Additional theme building flexibilities!
  • SWF Conversion Utility, transcoder for Macromedia Flash (SWF) files into SVG
  • Media Engine Simulator, provides testing and debugging features for animated content
  • SVG Transcoding Utility, a utility for transcoding SVG into a format optimized for delivery and use on wireless devices.
  • BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators, allows for smartphone testing on the desktop
Download it here...and get Crack'n! I expect to see TONS of awesome new BlackBerry Themes and Cool Schtuff in the weeks ahead! (thanks for the tip Ronen!)

Topics: BlackBerry Apps

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11 comments

rpalumbo

Thanks man just downloaded it, time to get crankin !!

Kronk

What a pleasant surprise today!

Anonymous

Anyone have an issue when trying to simulate the custom themes??
I can get them to load on the simulator, it says its not compatible with the OS.

Gdavis

I can't get the themes to load onto my phone!!! I keep getting the "No additional applications designed for your device were found" error messge!

Anonymous

to load the theme export the ALX/COD file and then in Desktop Manager select Application Loader and select the ALX file and it will install the theme on your phone.

Anyone know how to get the Zen theme to display and have the Today theme fade in as a display (similar to the Today+), when I do it all I get is both the ZEN and TODAY theme on the homescreen at the same time.

Gdavis

I can't get the themes to load onto my phone!!! I keep getting the "No additional applications designed for your device were found" error messge!

to load the theme export the
By: Anonymous (not verified) | Date: Sat, 07/19/2008 - 09:22 | reply
to load the theme export the ALX/COD file and then in Desktop Manager select Application Loader and select the ALX file and it will install the theme on your phone.

Anyone know how to get the Zen theme to display and have the Today theme fade in as a display (similar to the Today+), when I do it all I get is both the ZEN and TODAY theme on the homescreen at the same time.
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I did the above directions and still get the error message. Does anybody else know what I can do?

Isaac

anyone else having issus downloading plazmic CDK 4.5. when i click on download it starts to download then after awhile i gets a error telling me to choose another location to download to. i figured it might be an memory issue on computer but i checked and i have over 30GB of free memory still left. any help will be appreciated from fellow builders

snowboarder61

The same thing happens to me.... Can't get very far downloading it, then it says it's done, go to run the .exe, but tells me to extract it elsewhere, which will get me no where.... :( Bummer, i was looking forward to playing around with this....

Isaac

i finally was able to download it!!! hey snowboarder61. just keep trying to download it and eventually you will get it. the reason its not downloading completely is due to high traffic of peeps trying to download it. good luck!