With all the potential BlackBerry PlayBook developers out there I thought I would post this reminder. RIM’s offer for a free BlackBerry PlayBook for developers ends at the end of the month! (unless they extend it again) That means if you have not already submitted your app to App World by March 31st then you will not be eligible. RIM is essentially giving away a $499 device so I would get cracking.
RIM sent out this email to developers yesterday confirming that you only need to submit your app to App World by March 31st 2011 not actually have it accepted by then. That means you have a few days left. I have already submitted my app and I hope it goes through…
Here is the full email from RIM:
Last call. The BlackBerry® PlayBook™ will be shipping April 19, 2011. As a BlackBerry App World vendor, one can be yours—free of charge—if you submit your BlackBerry PlayBook app by March 31, 2011*.
The BlackBerry App World approval process will not impact your qualification. You just need to submit your application before the March 31, 2011 deadline to remain eligible for the free offer. Approvals can come after the deadline! For full details on the Free BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Offer, refer to our terms and conditions. You’ll find guidelines for developing an app at the BlackBerry Developer Zone.
We’re making it easier than ever to complete your vendor registration so you can qualify for the free offer. Under the new, streamlined registration process for BlackBerry App World vendors you just need to submit a photocopy of any Government Issued ID.
We sincerely appreciate your support of BlackBerry App World and we’ll be watching for your BlackBerry PlayBook application with anticipation.
Thanks for your participation!
The BlackBerry App World Team
* Fee BlackBerry PlayBook offer subject to terms and conditions