SWEET! I was just about to write up an article about how the March 15th deadline for the free BlackBerry PlayBook offer is almost here and RIM changes it. I am glad to report that RIM has extended the deadline for the free BlackBerry PlayBook offer for any dev with an accepted PlayBook app in App World has been extended. The new deadline is March 31st which gives devs some breathing room.
RIM has also confirmed that they have done away with the annoying requirement for a notarized proof of identity for App World developers. As we said before individuals can now simply submit a proof of identity like a scan of the front and back of a government issued ID. They also confirmed that even this is a stop gap measure and will be automated soon. (Cant wait for more automation RIM!)
RIM is also working on the tools for the BlackBerry PlayBook making them easier to use. Hopefully they will also simplify the code signing process. It took me over an hour to setup the code signing for my PlayBook WebWorks app due to the incorrect documentation and convoluted command line codes. Hopefully that will also be fixed soon along with the conflicting documentation on how to setup code signing.