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December 28, 2011
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All bar files in this first post have been tested to make sure they work before being added. Past the first post is a lot of discussion and requests.

All of the requested apps that end up working correctly will get added to the list here in this first post.

 

All of these have been converted, signed, uploaded by us. Since we can do all of the work ourselves we can take requests, if you have an app you would like converted feel free to ask for it. We can usually have it converted and uploaded for testing with in minutes depending on the time of day it is requested.  If you use our list, we would really appreciate it if you were cool about it and gave us some credit for all of the work we do here for the community.

 

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December 31, 2011
5:26 am
rorman69
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Thanks,was looking for the Sirius Canada.Worked Great!

December 31, 2011
6:15 am
kishorat
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Thank you, downloading interested! lets see what happens next in PB!

December 31, 2011
10:00 am
danielnaranjo
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Hi guys, those apps only works on OS 2.0? I currently using 1.0.8.6067.

 

p.s. Happy New Year!

December 31, 2011
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Hi Daniel

Yes only the developer 2.0 for now which many with two PlayBook are running. The official release will be in February.

Post Excerpt: To start using Android apps on your PlayBook you will need to make sure that you are running the latest PlayBook OS 2.0 beta. There are some cons to using this beta OS. Some of the native apps are broken or missing. This version of OS 2.0 is meant for developers only, it does not contain end user features such as: video chat, email, calendar contacts, video store, etc.

BlackBerry PlayBook uses .BAR files no matter what the app is. Android files are .APK. You can use .APK files on a rooted PlayBook only. The guide below and files we have were APK files that were converted to .BAR files to be used with the android app player which uses .BAR files on the PlayBook 2.0 OS. The Officail release of PlayBook 2.0 is expected to be available in February.

Thanks and welcome to the forums.

Happy New Year

December 31, 2011
12:05 pm
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Thanks for uploading and posting all the apps!!

 

When I download I get a few different folders and some an apk file.  Am I missing a step to convert or to get the bar files?

December 31, 2011
12:08 pm
Randy
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Which ones have you downloaded that turned out to be apk files? 

December 31, 2011
12:12 pm
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For example PulseNewsReader link, downloads the PulseNewsReader folder with two subfolders: android and META-INF

 

android folder has subfolder named res and APK file Pulse News Reader 4.9.apk

 

not able to find a bar file, but I may just be severely confused.  Thanks!

December 31, 2011
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Are you sure you have the 2.0 beta OS?

 

All of the files here were converted and tested by me. All of the links go back to a drop box and the drop box doesn't have any apk files in it. I just downloaded pulse and it is a .bar file. 

 

Where are you seeing it called an apk? 

December 31, 2011
12:31 pm
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Thanks for the reply.

Yes to the Beta 2.0.  I'm able to connect PB to DDPB on my PC and it shows Version 2.0.0.6149

It seems the issue for me is the actual download – when I click to download Pulse, the file I get is PulseNewsReader.zip which contains a few different subfolders with no .bar files….

Any suggestions on that?

December 31, 2011
12:41 pm
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That is really strange, I'm not sure why it shows as a zip. None of the files are zipped or archived.

 

When I click on the Pulse link above I get one file named "PulseNewsReader.bar" it don't matter if I use my PC, phone or PB they all download the same file and that file is ready to use as soon as it finishes downloading.

 

Maybe try clicking the Pulse link with your PB's browser. See if it lets you save the file as a .bar

December 31, 2011
12:56 pm
jwongq
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Excellent, PB link download worked for me.

Must just be a PC/Browser issue.  App selection is great, very happy with youversion

 

Cheers

December 31, 2011
1:10 pm
Randy
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Hey glad to be able to help.

 

I'm still not sure why your PC is downloading them as Zip files but your not the only one.  Someone else mentioned he was seeing apk files also. You will not download any apk files from the links above.  Each of the links take you to a file that started as a apk file but ALL of them have been repackaged and are now ready to use bar files.

 

Could you tell me what Windows os you are using and your internet browser?  When you click the link from the PC browser does it automatically say "save file as ——.zip" or does it do like your PlayBook just did and default to "save file as —–.bar"?

 

I am trying to reproduce the problem so I can help others that may run into issues. 

December 31, 2011
1:20 pm
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OS Windows 7 Home Premium, IE9 9.0.8112.16421

When clicking on the links using IE9 on the PC, the file that comes up for download is x.zip

This zip file contains 'x' folder which contains subfolders

PB browser downloads correctly, x.bar file

 

I haven't tried any other browsers.  If you want to PM with your email address, I can send over one of the zip files.

December 31, 2011
1:29 pm
Randy
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Thank you so much.  We do have a issue with IE.  I tried it myself and it does download the files as a .zip,  which isn't good.  I'm guessing it is an issue with how IE handles Drop Box files.

 

I use Firefox, never thought to try IE. Sorry for the confussion and thanks again we will look into ways of fixing it.

December 31, 2011
3:34 pm
jbryce60453
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The apps worked great. Thank you. Any word on a Netflix App?

December 31, 2011
4:45 pm
xocox
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Thanks so much for this library, is it foursquare working?

December 31, 2011
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jbryce60453 said:

The apps worked great. Thank you. Any word on a Netflix App?

Randy tried converting the Netflix app and it was a no go. I am sure he will keep checking for an updated one to convert.

December 31, 2011
11:02 pm
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I have installed all the application given /blackberry-playbook-forums/blackberry-playbook-bar-files/playbook-bar-files-to-get-started-with-over-100-of-them/(around 113 apps). But only Angry bird application is working. No error message is being displayed on touch of other application, but nothing happen.

Playbook OS 2.0.0.6149 has been installed.

Please guide me to resolve this problem.

December 31, 2011
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Some quick questions.
Did you use dingleberry to jailbreak your PlayBook?

Are you opening them through the android player and make sure you did all the steps correctly?

 

You are the only one that has reported a problem like this.

 

Did you download these app via IE9 and it zipped the file? If so when you unzip the file it will interpet the file as an APK.

You need to download via your PlayBook or a Browser like FireFox.

 

Thanks
Joe

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    1. Joe Styer Post author

      what do you need help with. Feel free to use our forum. lots of folks can help.

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        How to solve thats?
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    1. Henrie VII

      The ones converted so far are not working. I have tried several times. The same with Funding radio not working.

  8. Hoodykid007

    can you put more games on plsssss and we just save from you,,, we do not no any web pages to find games,, pls text back

  9. snozzy

    Hi,I was lucky to get PlayBook for my 85th birthday
    .Now I am enjoying. Snooker, Suduko, Racing moto, Slide, etc.Sideload Kindle,(abit disappointed with it, not as good a reader as the reader I purchased from BB.)
    Maybe Skype soon?

  10. Bear

    I am a new user here so be gentle if i screw up……i want to say how disappointed i am as i purchased the new 4g PB for my wife and especially to have the Kobo reader app, only to find out that the app is useless unless you are connected to wifi……she likes pb for simple computing needs etc but looks like i need to buy a kobo reader…what a pile of crap…..does anyone have a fix???….thanks…Bear

    1. ecoder

      once your kobo books are downloaded you do NOT need to be on wi-fi to read them. I read kobo books from my playbook all the time, do WISH that kindle would get there butts in gear and give us a kindle app for the playbook.

  11. snozzy

    Hi, am I alone in having an app that refuses to delete by the regular way?
    Found a way, using sideloading delete button. A bit of a pain but reclaimed some space.
    I hope this helps if anyone has deleting problem.

  12. ecoder

    Was wondering how long it might be before kindle does an app for the playbook, kobo came free with the playbook can’t figure why kindle doesn’t care about losing all those customers.

  13. ecoder

    Yes I know it has been said we can side load and all of that for kindle but really, why should we do that when it is to help buy their books?

  14. yotethayyote

    I install app on blackberry playbook using ADDP.Finished i see the app but unable to open it.What can do? Please tell me How to solve it? Thank

  15. Lyontai

    Hi Everyone,

    Kindly help me to find a working bar file for Temple Run 2…I have tested the one on 4shared but crashed upon starting. I will appreciate any link to it.

    1. Joe Styer Post author

      At this point and time, there are no working Temple Run bar files that I know of. I will keep looking around though.

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