RIM shows off crazy collaboration app for PlayBook
At Mobile World Congress, RIM shows off a concept app that would give PlayBook tablets quite a colorful role at meetings.
Despite the aura of doom and gloom surrounding Research In Motion, the company demonstrated an amazing concept app at Mobile World Congress 2012 that could make you a believer again.
Confetti, a colorful collaboration app for PlayBook tablets, aims to make meetings more lively by adding a little flair to file and image sharing. The setup creates a virtual space for PlayBook tablets, and a demo shows that an optional cheap QVGA Webcam allows you to position PlayBooks in multiple configurations (like in a circle or together in a cluster) for enhanced interactivity. File sharing appears simple, as you can flick content from one device to another over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
BlackBerry enthusiast Web site Crackberry shot video of the colorful software developed by RIM's Swedish division and describes the experience in further detail.
It could make a meeting more fun, as with this aspect of the experience described by Crackberry: "Before a meeting starts, there's a casual game of virtual catch that you play by tapping your screen's dot. It shoots a streaming of jagged, funky pixels over to another member, and you keep bumping it around until the meeting is ready to start."
When asked about a possible release, the RIM rep in the video says, "This is just an inspirational concept showing the power of the Blackberry Platform."