Since RIM acquired The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) back in December we haven’t heard much about them but it looks like they’ve produced in preparation for MWC 2011. Over at the Inside BlackBerry blogs, Douglas posted a pair if videos where TAT demonstrates two BlackBerry PlayBook tablet apps: Scrapbook and Aura. Here’s a bit about each app:
In the short amount of time since joining RIM, they’ve already built a variety of fun apps demonstrating the performance of the BlackBerry PlayBook platform. One application that caught our eye was the “scrapbook” app, which demonstrates advanced four-finger multi-touch controls and rich graphics in the above video.
The “aura” application shown in the video above demonstrates rich graphics and physics engine similar to TAT’s “scrapbook” demo, but was built entirely with web technologies like HTML5 and CSS. Built in a week, “aura” demonstrates how web developers can leverage the professional grade performance of the BlackBerry PlayBook platform just like Adobe AIR and native application developers.
Definitely some nice apps from TAT and it looks like they worked in some of their 3D talent. Seeing what TAT can do with the PlayBook is exciting because I can’t wait to see what other apps get published for the PlayBook and future BlackBerry smartphones. Check out the videos below and let me know what you think in the comments!