BlackBerry Playbook playing nice with iOS apps: video

Everyone knows that Research In Motion’s BlackBerry Playbook hasn’t fared that well in the tablet space, but there are still those loyal to the BlackBerry tablet, and might like to know that an iOS developer has now managed to get some iOS apps to play nice on the RIM slate, and we have video evidence of those iOS apps running on the Playbook for your viewing consideration below.

The iOS apps running on the BlackBerry Playbook video comes our way courtesy of the guys over at Ubergizmo by way of Crackberry, that the developer says is an iOS player of sorts that allows iOS apps to run on the BlackBerry Playbook, showing Super Monkey Ball, Tom Tom, Sushi Cat, iFart, and Tiny Tower.

Apparently the developer businesscat2000 likens the project to WINE, and how it runs Windows apps on Linux, which doesn’t perform hardware emulation, but rather relies on a custom set of APIs. Although one has to remember that although this has proven his work, the implementation is quite a way from perfect, notably when the application itself relies on CoreData frameworks or Apple’s UIWebView.

Anyway enough of me, I’ll simply let you head on down to mash those play buttons and check out the iOS apps playing nice on the BlackBerry Playbook, and who knows perhaps you could be playing IOS apps on your BlackBerry Playbook in the near future…enjoy.


3 thoughts on “BlackBerry Playbook playing nice with iOS apps: video”

    If BlackBerry10/PlayBook can run Android and iOS apps within an emulator (legally), this means the Apps race and eco system now belongs to BlackBerry almost overnight.
    The hypothetical App and Eco System score card would read:
    Apple : ~500,000 apps
    Android : ~250,000 apps
    BlackBerry : ~850,000 apps
    One device with cross platform access to all apps…killer

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