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Developer Explains How He Upgraded His App to "Built for BlackBerry"


BlackBerry has been making a big push for their new “Built for BlackBerry” certification on high quality BlackBerry 10 apps. These apps are supposed to exemplify what BlackBerry considers to be a solid app or game but has caused a bit of confusion among developers. BlackBerry has been trying to address this by sending more details about why an app was rejected from certification when a developer tries to certify it. Its great to see that BlackBerry is trying to keep the bar for this certification high since they seem to be lowering it for BlackBerry World in general.


That is why I think it is really nice that Helex shared his story of how he changed his app from a Built for BlackBerry rejected app to a certified app. Check out the full story here or check out ClipMan for yourself for $0.99 in BlackBerry World. Kudos to Alex on the Dev Relations team for highlighting it.

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  1. That story was a great read! I’m really tempted to buy this app, but I don’t think I’d use it enough. Definitely a cool concept!

  2. Great article – well made app.
    Thank for the good read!


  3. He summarized very well what is expected of devs, based on my chat with someone responsible for the programme.

    It’s a shame it’s too difficult to get HTML5 apps certified.

  4. Since I’ve heard recently that they were lowering the bar, I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the simpler apps were starting to get accepted into the programme, but if you want to use all the UI elements (app menu, context menu, peek, etc.), as described in the guidelines, it’s just close to impossible to meet them using HTML5 because of performance issues that will either drive customers away or prevent your app from being accepted. Using a framework doesn’t help since none of them offers everything which is required (JQM comes close).

    One of the goal of the programme was to get people to use Cascades to build native apps and quite a few developers have realised that it really was the easiest path to bring an app into the programme, so in that regards, BlackBerry succeeded :).

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