Sunday, 27 February 2011

Free BlackBerry PlayBook offer overview

Just in case you haven't heard about it yet...

Developers who create a qualifying application for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet prior to its initial North American release are eligible for a free BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. The main criterion to qualify for the free BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet offer is to have a qualifying application accepted into BlackBerry App World™, subject to certain Terms and Conditions.

You can submit multiple BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet apps into BlackBerry App World, but each BlackBerry App World vendor will only qualify for one free BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Apps will need to meet the BlackBerry App World Vendor Guidelines. 

You will find more here...

Submit your own Domino mobile app using soapgate Q!

In case you are interested in submitting a business type app that connects to a Domino back-end, you might want to use our soapgate Q! web service API for Domino. We just decided to open up our licensing model to provide a free personal edition of soapgate Q! which will allow you to create mobile apps for up to 3 users and / or (and that might be even more interesting in the context of the Blackberry Playbook offer) submit any free and add-free Playbook app to the Blackberry App World. Simply submit your app and point users to our free download link for soapgate Q! (no registration required for the personal edition). And don't forget that our Flex/Flash libraries are free and open source too. 

Note: the new licensing model, the free download link as well as the personal edition will be available from 1st March 2011. 

Monday, 21 February 2011

First Domino Database on Blackberry Playbook and just ported their Lotusphere Session Journal application originally developed for Android smartphones on to the Blackberry Playbook. Whilst of course the development has been done using the by RIM provided Playbook Simulator (as the Playbook is not yet available), RIM has tested the application on the real Playbook and confirmed its functioning.

Read more here...

Saturday, 19 February 2011's Domino server answers now on

Until last week had only one public IP and as a result the Domino http task had to answer on a different public port then port 80 (which is used by the Apache server running the website). The public port used for Domino was set to port 81. 

This fact caused problems for some visitors of who wanted to run the demos provided in the show case, but couldn't because of port restrictions in their corporate networks. 

We finally changed our configuration having now two public IPs, the second used to be able to address the Domino server via part 80 on

We will subsequently change all show case demos and the SoapgateQ! product demos to use the above URL rather then 

Side note:
To be able to deal with two public IPs, we had to change our rather basic firewall router to a marvelous little peace of hardware...the Mikrotik RouterBoard 750G, a 60 Euro router that can be programmed to basically do things that only routers in a far higher price category can do (talking Cisco).

And the beauty of it is that the RouterOS is the same (feature wise) for all RouterBoards; the smaller RouterBoards or the bigger highend ones. The difference is simply performance and the traffic it can handle. So once set up,  and your network grows beyond what your box can handle, you simply backup the router’s configuration, plug the next larger box in, restore the backup and off you go.