LocalBar: Install BAR files directly from your BlackBerry PlayBook

Install BAR files directly from your BlackBerry PlayBook.

First Install

You need to sideload LocalBar using your PC/Mac. There are many guides on the Internet. Here is one of them:
How-To Side Load PlayBook Apps
Next time when the upgrade of this app is available, you can install the upgrade directly from PlayBook using this app.

Guide

You MUST enable development mode before installing the apps (you should have done this step when you sideload LocalBar.

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You will need to grant some privileges to this app after first install.

playbook privledges LocalBar: Install BAR files directly from your BlackBerry PlayBook

Here is the main screen after you grant the privileges.

playbook main privledges LocalBar: Install BAR files directly from your BlackBerry PlayBook

Swipe down from the top bezel to show the menu.

512x300 menu LocalBar: Install BAR files directly from your BlackBerry PlayBook

Choose “Install”. It will show the list of bar files that you have. It will automatically scan all your documents folder (including downloads folder from the browser).

512x300 barlist LocalBar: Install BAR files directly from your BlackBerry PlayBook

Select a bar file, a confirmation dialog will appear.

512x300 confirm LocalBar: Install BAR files directly from your BlackBerry PlayBook

Click OK to confirm. A password dialog will appear. Just ignore the user field. This is the PlayBook standard login dialog, and I haven’t explored yet how to disable the username field. And you need to press the OK button (the “Return” key doesn’t work yet).

512x300 pass LocalBar: Install BAR files directly from your BlackBerry PlayBook

And this dialog should appear if everything is fine. After you fill in the password, it will start the installation. If everything is fine, then this dialog should appear.

512x300 ok LocalBar: Install BAR files directly from your BlackBerry PlayBook

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