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Our friends over at the BlackBerry Blog posted a guest piece today from Dan and Minna from the RIM TAT (The Astonishing Tribe) team in Sweden. This is the team that worked on the Scrapbook application for the BlackBerry PlayBook, and they give you a little peek into what all went into developing this cool little app. As with some of the other applications we saw back at Mobile World Conference, Scrapbook was originally just a demo, used to showcase just what the BlackBerry PlayBook would be capable of.
Our intention was to create a fun, comprehensive and visually impressive demo that communicates the power and potential of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. As for all demos at large events, we looked for something that could be explained and demonstrated with an impact in less than a minute. The demo was a hit at MWC and many people who saw the demo wanted to see it become a real application for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Scrapbook was then handed over to a skilled app team within the Research In Motion TAT team, which faced the task of turning it into the real application that many of you enjoy today.
It's an interesting read with some neat pictures of early planning stages, and you can check it all out at the link below. I was especially happy to hear that they have more updates planned as well! Scrapbook was recently updated to v1.1, which brought with it a few new features such as new themes and sharing to Facebook from within the app. If you don't already have this app installed you can grab it from App World at the link below.
To read the full blog post from Inside BlackBerry
To download Scrapbook from BlackBerry App World