At the first BlackBerry 10 Jam conference in Orlando Alec Saunders made it clear that RIM was working on a revenue guarantee for developers of solid BlackBerry 10 apps. RIM has dubbed it the $10K Developer Commitment along with another new program that is tied to it called Build for BlackBerry. RIM introduced Built for BlackBerry accessories a bit back for quality approved accessories and now they are doing the same for apps. It allows devs to submit their WebWorks or Native BlackBerry 10 apps for a third party to review. For now that service will be free and lets devs get a “Built for BlackBerry” quality status badge that they can use on App World and anywhere else. The best part is that you just need to submit your app and accept the terms and conditions (not available yet)
Together with Built for BlackBerry is the new 10K Developer Commitment. This commitment is RIM “putting their money where their mouth is.” If you submit a BlackBerry 10 App into App World before the launch of BlackBerry 10 (Dates to come) then you are eligible. Then if you independently earn $1,000 in net revenue in App World in 12 months then RIM guarantees you will make $10,000+ or they will make up the difference themselves.
RIM has released some details on the Built for BlackBerry program that I highly recommend reading up on including the criteria. I am sure we will hear more soon though for now there are more details on the DevBlog.