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What is side-loading with the BlackBerry PlayBook app manager?

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Side-loading applications with the PlayBook App Manager is a process by which applications are directly loaded onto a BlackBerry Playbook tablet using a computer, bypassing the use of BlackBerry's official app store. Side-loading is commonly used by developers who frequently need to test unfinished projects not yet made public.

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What is side-loading with the BlackBerry PlayBook app manager?
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The PlayBook App Manager is available as a browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The PlayBook App Manager runs on Windows, Mac and Chrome OS systems and does not require Java to run. PlayBook App Manager is popularly used to side-load Google Android applications onto the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 phones.

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