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Latest BlackBerry 10 Port-A-Thon Hits 15,000+ App Submissions

Asaunders port-a-thon

Quite a few RIM employees must be burning the candle at both ends. They just ran their latest Port-A-Thon this weekend with a Community and Android variant going on at the same time. Alec Saunders reported that they actually ran the event for 37.5 hours instead of the scheduled 36 just to hit the 15,000+ mark which is impressive. I can take credit for one of those 15,000 and then went to make some celebratory smoothies with my wife. 🙂

Either way I cannot wait to see these apps drop. RIM has quite a bit planned for us with BlackBerry 10 and they have one more Port-A-Thon going on this weekend so we will be seeing even more submissions! I am still impressed that RIM has ironed out the approval process together with third party approval houses to handle this influx of apps.

Kudos to all the RIM staffers and fellow Port-A-Thon-ers for making this an awesome event!

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  1. Great job, Alec and all the developers!!! 15,000 apps?!?! That’s amazing, and to think it was done in such a short time. Thanks to all the support personnel, too.

  2. Great! Hope that those apps are quality apps not those silly and low quality android apps for playbook currently being ported in BB App world

  3. Wonderful! Need apps for sure, but I hope devs are coming on board with more native apps too. 15,000 apps in one weekend is just awesome!

  4. probably 90% for crap. Devs just want their $100 and free device.

    this is the wrong way of doing thing from RIM. Appworld will have the same crap as Android and Appstore.

    • As a developer, this is a just a deadline, a little push in the back. You can’t do a great app in one day.

      If you don’t want to buy crap you will have to choose within the “Built for Blackberry” apps.

  5. Well I hope this isn’t the case in terms of crappy apps! I hope alot of good ones are being worked on. I would presume that RIM is looking at all the apps and ditching the poor ones!

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