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RIM Taking Android Development Seriously with FREE PlayBooks

It was tweeted by Alec Saunders that Android Developers who submit their app to AppWorld, and then email [email protected] can get a FREE PlayBook.  We saw RIM Do this a little over a  year ago before the PlayBook was released with BlackBerry Developers, and it looks like they are doing their best to lure in Android Developers now too.  If you develop on the Android platform you can find more info and tools here, the deadline is February 13th, 2012. It is interesting to see pushing to fill app world with apps before it officially launches PlayBook OS 2.0.  If you are android developer this offers a potential to not only get a free PlayBook, but also give your application more exposure.

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  1. First thing I thought when I seen this was, watch all the poor quality apps get ported asap lol.

    Hopefully RIM will ensure that quality apps are being ported, especially if they are giving away a PlayBook for it.

    I do have to admit that this is a very good move and I hope they get a lot of good quality apps asap.

    • They didn’t do a whole lot of quality filtering the first time around – a lot of dirt-simple “hello world” apps, even apps that didn’t actually work.

      Hopefully they’ll rethink that this time – since it’s clear that they’re not competing on the app numbers game (and frankly don’t need to – they should be focusing on having the apps you need/want, not 100 similar versions of each app).

  2. Like I said before. Appworld is flooded with android crap and RIM doesn’t really care much about screening android apps either. You see alot of illegal content which RIM NEVER approves for BB apps.

    RIM should give every registered BB developers a free PB so they can start coding for PB10. Android player what a waste of money.

    • True, RIMM needs to do a better job in screening Android apps and make sure there more integrated with QNX OS. For example Pinkin has come out with apps with a simulator and you cannot pause the game. In some of the games the game only takes up part of the screen.

  3. I think a large point of the Adroid player is just to say, yeas we also have 1 million apps. It may be annoying but if they didn’t have all the crap we’d only hear NO APPS for PLAYBOOK. That’s even if they had ALL the top quality ones.

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