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TAT Shows Off Blackberry Playbook Apps, Android Users Should be Jealous and Mad.

TAT (The Astonishing Tribe) is no longer Android-related, but we couldn’t help but show you a couple of the new apps they designed for the Blackberry Playbook.  As many of you know, RIM bought up TAT before someone in the Android world could and this is what we are now missing out on:  full 3D graphics, with multi-multi-multi-touch and that playful style that we enjoyed in this original TAT video.  

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Can you imagine the experience they could have given us on say, the Motorola XOOM, Optimus Pad or new Galaxy Tab 10.1?  The Android world screwed up by not locking in these guys.  Come back to us TAT!  Come back!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Claudiu-George/100001048695785 Claudiu George

    I recommend you one of the best blackberry playbook apps http://getwebreader.com/playbook-app-store
    Feel free to leave review.

  • http://twitter.com/TheSyberGroup TheSyberGroup

    That’s HOT and they took cues from the canceled Microsoft Courier project.

  • Logan

    Kellex, are you planning on posting on the Atrix 4G system dump?
    http://j.mp/h3Vmxz

    Wallpapers, ringtones, boot animation etc are now available.

    • Bilvis

      Better content in the comments section than on the actual site…:(

  • gimlet72

    I know a guy that works for RIM and has been able to play around with the new RIM tablet and said it was pretty cool. Will have the ability to watch a video on the left half of the screen and perform other activities on the right have of the screen.. True multitasking

  • Anonymous

    Looks cool but RIM’s “Super Apps” campaign makes me never want to get another BB.

  • Anonymous

    hooray, apps a 5 year old would like! awesome group of developers that is being held captive by a boring ecosystem. they should have continued to do freelance work and sold to apple, rim, and google.

  • Je49424

    Love the Post Kellex! I’m so damn excited for the BB Playbook!! I shall have one on day one and will enojy it along with my HTC Thunderbolt.

  • pj

    I know theres gonna be a lot of hate, but obviously you guys don’t know who these guys are. They are THE leaders in UI development. Anyone could jumble some junk together, but almost noone out there has the know how, commitment, and level of innovation that these guys do. They are personally responsible for portions of androids base UI. TAT laid the groundwork that we all love today. This is the biggest single loss of a dev that any OS could suffer!

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  • http://twitter.com/bigtexatx Bigtex ATX

    Am I the only one that finds apps like this a novelty and not actually useful or practical? When I got my G1 on release day I was so excited with Picsay. I took a couple pictures and made silly captions. After a day of use I never touched it again. I find that’s most apps in general with all platforms. Where is the practical use of an application like this to where it should make me jealous?

  • Anonymous

    I remember seeing this exact same tech demo years ago when Microsoft announced their “Surface” software. Why are people so impressed by being able to multi-touch a photograph and slide/rotate it at the same time? I could write an app to do this (albeit without the fancy 3d wobble of the photos) in a weekend.

  • Anonymous

    I remember seeing this exact same tech demo years ago when Microsoft announced their “Surface” software. Why are people so impressed by being able to multi-touch a photograph and slide/rotate it at the same time? I could write an app to do this (albeit without the fancy 3d wobble of the photos) in a weekend.

    • http://twitter.com/bigtexatx Bigtex ATX

      I still wouldn’t be interested if you did. No offense.

      • Anonymous

        I wouldn’t either. That’s why this is pointless. :)

  • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

    Those look stupid.

  • http://twitter.com/d1m1m1 David Mehedinti

    It’s ok… but could improve, i don’t like the interface

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IRXQUPRGYT353VRYHBW35SFHBM dustin

    stfu with your TV commercial app BS and make it do full-on word processing already, then ill care

  • Franz

    Droid life started with droid only, then general, then talking about RIM’s new projects?

    merge an.droid to droid life again!

    • DBK

      Or we could merge our collective boots and kick you the f*** out.

      Seriously, quit yer bichin (spelled that wrong on purpose).

      • http://www.ellianth.com Ellianth

        he’s right though. I’d like to just have all the news on one website.

      • http://www.ellianth.com Ellianth

        he’s right though. I’d like to just have all the news on one website.

  • Maylee

    For being called The Amazing Tribe, they’re not really that amazing, even less now that they’re with RIM. It seems D-Life always picks one set of developers, Launchers and then just hypes them till the buffalo poop. They do this with Fede from Launcher Pro. I mean, yes, his stuff is nice and all, but ADW Launcher Ex does most of it, and doesn’t clutter it with widgets. They’re both good and deserve equal time, and to be called out on their errors. For example, when Launcher Pro had that “expiration date” problem, not a peep came from Droid-Life, yet it was all over Reddit, Android Central and others. Yet when he releases a minor update, this site does nothing short of rub him all ways till Tuesday. http://forum.androidcentral.com/android-applications/52834-help-launcher-pro.html BTW- He issued an apology and all, but any reader of Droid-Life prob never heard about it. It sucks when your reporting is clouded by your bias for one or two developers.

    • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeff Bernard

      Haha, it’s called being friendly. I am still waiting to hear about that 3ghz DroidX that a “staff member” of droid_life (not Kellex) had and was going to release for everyone to use. You remember the one where even the dev from SetCPU said was a 100% fake. Is that still coming out??

    • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeff Bernard

      Haha, it’s called being friendly. I am still waiting to hear about that 3ghz DroidX that a “staff member” of droid_life (not Kellex) had and was going to release for everyone to use. You remember the one where even the dev from SetCPU said was a 100% fake. Is that still coming out??

    • http://twitter.com/azurikai Austin Witherow

      i highly disagree with you on the TAT not being amazing, I followed their work for a while and the concepts they had going behind them were outstanding. but I agree with everything else you’ve said.

    • Anonymous

      i have never seen this “expiration date” problem on any of the 3 devices i run LP+ on. Plus this is his site he can post what he wants when he wants and how he wants. The mass jump on the staff’s balls is getting old. You don’t like how something is run then don’t come. Or how bout point this out to the staff give them tips about how the beloved LP has a huge bug and maybe they would post about it. If you see a up and coming dev give them a tip so they can share. The staff do have other jobs besides find every single thing to make every single visitor happy.

      • Antig00ber

        Yeah, you’d probably say the same if you were living in Egypt too. Mubarak is not so bad, he provides stability, there’s no reason to oust him. Sure, he kills people and is corrupt, but still….blah blah blah. You would have probably never agreed to fight for American independence either, as it’s the Brit’s empire, they can do whatever they want with it.

      • Antig00ber

        Yeah, you’d probably say the same if you were living in Egypt too. Mubarak is not so bad, he provides stability, there’s no reason to oust him. Sure, he kills people and is corrupt, but still….blah blah blah. You would have probably never agreed to fight for American independence either, as it’s the Brit’s empire, they can do whatever they want with it.

        • Anonymous

          So u compare a blog site to a goverment? Yeah go ahead antidouche have fun.

          • Kiele

            Did you just call yourself a douche? If he’s anti-you, and you called him anti-douche, it seems you just did.

          • Antig00ber

            LOL LOL LOL

      • Logan

        Yeah, because only you matter…gimme a break. Look at Reddit, see how many people were afffected and pissed off about this. http://j.mp/huLeTt

        To boot, that is only the thread on his response. There were a lot of people who did not have access to their phones for a whole day due to this debacle. Yet, Droid-LIfe never even mentioned it. Other sites, to their credit did and called Fede out on it. I mean, a dev can make mistakes and all, but if a site likes to hype his work beyon reason, then they should also report on his screw ups. Yes, it’s kellex’s site, but Ithink it hurts the DL community when other sites do the reporting he should be doing.

        • Anonymous

          Go launcher did get a story and a lot of people here tried it. Some liked it
          some didn’t.

          • Logan

            You can’t compare one story to the way Launcher Pro is hyped. I’m just saying I wish the coverage was more balanced.

          • Anonymous

            Then report the stories thats all it takes. the more people that show a need for info on other devs and apps and launchers ROMs what ever it may be the more likely it will get posted. I do agree about hyping things up but its the dudes site im sure there are things you like more then others that you hype in your daily life too.

          • Logan

            For now, I just make sure to go to Android Central, Reddit/r/android, and other sites to get everything this site misses.

          • Bilvis

            Android Central seems to keep up pretty well and the overall writing and journalism is much better/

          • Anonymous

            its now added to my list of bookmarks. Damn what happen here.

          • Bilvis

            D-L has gone downhill recently for some reason, and I can’t point out why. The quality has definitely gone down. A shame, because I’ve been supporting this site since the beginning.

      • Logan

        Here’s the original thread. Tell me this was not serious enough that Droid-LIfe, which hypes Fede all the time, should have at least mentioned there was a problem: http://j.mp/fJQAVq

        I don’t think its unreasonable to expect as much given how much this site goes out of its way to promote LP+. I mean, I use LP+ and ADW launcher, have tried Go Launcher and Zeam, and just wish they got some coverage here. At least so far, none have gotten as big a screw up as the expiration date debacle was with LP+.

  • Anonymous

    What is a Blackberry

  • Anonymous

    Having NEVER used a Blackberry device…this gets a big “so what” from me…

    • http://twitter.com/azurikai Austin Witherow

      blackberry does have a few advantages over android in my opinion. I miss the ridiculously long battery life on blackberry.. and wait thats about all i miss. so ONE advantage. everything else not so much. but with TAT entering the scene.. who knows.

      • Anonymous

        Load up a GB ROM for your Droid. The battery life is ridiculous.

      • Anonymous

        Load up a GB ROM for your Droid. The battery life is ridiculous.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    there is nothing, not 1 thing, that makes me jealous about not having a Blackberry. Not now, not ever.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    there is nothing, not 1 thing, that makes me jealous about not having a Blackberry. Not now, not ever.

  • TheDroidAbides

    Wow they really like dangling things from strings. Looks cool but as as others have said this kind of functionality could easy be replicated by an Android developer who is focused making cool apps for tablets.

  • Anonymous

    I realize these were just sample applications but I feel no jealousy towards Blackberry. Sure, TAT were good developers, but there are more good developers out there. I do think that Android Apps in general need to work harder on the UI. It seems like most of the Android apps that have a beautiful UI were i*hone ports…

  • Anonymous

    I realize these were just sample applications but I feel no jealousy towards Blackberry. Sure, TAT were good developers, but there are more good developers out there. I do think that Android Apps in general need to work harder on the UI. It seems like most of the Android apps that have a beautiful UI were i*hone ports…

  • Anonymous

    I was teasing TAT 2 yrs ago to sh@# or get off the pot. Let’s see some apps. Apparently they got off the pot.

  • Anonymous

    despite below.. I think it looks sick and I’m pissed BB has TAT now

  • Mr.Joe

    Not to be rude or anything but this could easily be done with the right people. Who cares if TAT left. Someone start a group up to do it.

    Look at Microsoft Surface. That could do stuff like this and it’s older then this.

  • Mr.Joe

    Not to be rude or anything but this could easily be done with the right people. Who cares if TAT left. Someone start a group up to do it.

    Look at Microsoft Surface. That could do stuff like this and it’s older then this.

    • Anonymous

      Whoops didn’t see you already mentioned surface. One like for missing that.

    • Anonymous

      Whoops didn’t see you already mentioned surface. One like for missing that.

  • Amiel

    I’m not losing any sleep over missing an app like this.

  • Amiel

    I’m not losing any sleep over missing an app like this.

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    Gee…thanks a lot.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z3UKTH7ZNSMYEMUW6VJAAMD374 Timothy Callahan

    agreed….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z3UKTH7ZNSMYEMUW6VJAAMD374 Timothy Callahan

    it looks cool, but the way he was trying to enlarge seemed…flimsy the word i’m looking for? the concept is awesome, but looks to be needing some polishing. i bet bb is just looking to throw something out there to get their name out in the world. TAT, on the other hand, does certainly look like they are on the right track. maybe they will be smart and share the wealth….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710530141 Tyler Buchanan

    I assume posts like this mean that an.droid-life.com is dead? lol

    • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

      Apparently. lol

    • Mr.Joe

      I think it died the moment it launched. No one ever went there.

      • http://twitter.com/bigtexatx Bigtex ATX

        I still go there :( It’s just usually outdated info that I’ve likely read elsewhere by that time. Nice to go to less places and get all of the news even if this site was originally created for the DROID branding.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710530141 Tyler Buchanan

          so do I! I like having a little info for my friends on other carriers. I actually liked the 2 site approach.

    • Anonymous

      chrome didn’t like an.droid as a domain… I gave up then!

    • Anonymous

      I hope so. I like the idea and all, but this site is really my go-to for Android news. I think Kellex needs to realise that he can differentiate not by only reporting on the “Droid” brand, but by how his coverage plays out, how things are written, the community in DL, and the site’s commitment to hacking and rooting.

      Droid Life is the “vanilla” site; Android Life is the “blur” site.

      • Goldman

        Man, you just killed it right there. Blur….ugh.

      • Goldman

        Man, you just killed it right there. Blur….ugh.

  • Alvinm 77

    Would of been nice but oh well…. im still not buying a Playbook.

  • EC8CH

    Somehow I don’t think even TAT can save Blackberry.

  • Anonymous

    y don’t you come back tat?

    • Anonymous

      Google just need to buy RIM and we’re set!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

        waste of money! not much RIM can offer us

        • Anonymous

          you didn’t like TAT?

          • ColTarpit

            They’re overrated, even their wallpapers and such were not that great.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

        waste of money! not much RIM can offer us

  • Kevoskee

    looks nice, to bad we can’t get it

  • Anonymous

    FAIL

  • Anonymous

    FAIL

    • http://twitter.com/Crispityyy Chris Spells

      I hope you mean Android FAIL for not aquiring TAT…because that technology is the shizzz!!

      • Anonymous

        you are correct, sir

      • Mr.Joe

        There’s nothing FAIL about it. Just get a new dev team to it. It’s not like what they did was something ONLY TAT could do.

        • pj

          I know that sounds like a simple statement, but obviously you don’t know who these guys are. They are THE leaders in UI development. Anyone could jumble some junk together, but almost noone out there has the know how, commitment, and level of innovation that these guys do. They are personally responsible for portions of androids base UI. TAT laid the groundwork that we all love today. This is the biggest single loss of a dev that any OS could suffer!

        • pj

          I know that sounds like a simple statement, but obviously you don’t know who these guys are. They are THE leaders in UI development. Anyone could jumble some junk together, but almost noone out there has the know how, commitment, and level of innovation that these guys do. They are personally responsible for portions of androids base UI. TAT laid the groundwork that we all love today. This is the biggest single loss of a dev that any OS could suffer!

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