ZuluTrade for the BlackBerry PlayBook

I just installed the ZuluTrade Android app on my PlayBook. Works flawlessly!

The only problem is that, until ZuluTrade does not “sign” their app with their key, is not very easy to install it by yourself, it’s a complicated proces that consists in:

  1. Register as a developer and ask for a signing key at https://www.blackberry.com/SignedKeys/
  2. Install the keys received by email following the instructions inside the mail
  3. Install the Android SDK (with the Java JDK if you use Windows, not required on other OSes)
  4. Run the Android SDK Manager and download the toolkits for Android Gingerbread 2.3.3
  5. Get the ZuluTrade apk from an Android handset copying /data/app/zulu.trade.app.apk
  6. Download the command line tools for Android apps from RIM  https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/android/tool/
  7. Open a terminal window in that directory
  8. Create a debug token and install following this instructions https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/html5/documentation/ww_testing/runnning_unsigned_apps_using_a_debug_token_1866987_11.html
  9. Write in the terminal: ./apk2bar zulu.trade.app.apk /Developer/Android -d debugtoken.bar
  10. Write in the terminal: ./blackberry-deploy -installApp -device -password xxx -package zulu.trade.app.apk
  11. Done!
Too much work? Yes, actually I was also lazy to do that, and I have programming experience!
If they do it once, it will be easier for everyone, so, do you want ZuluTrade for the PlayBook? Help me petition it on the official forum!

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