I have been hearing from a number of BlackBerry developers about BlackBerry diluting the meaning of their “Built for BlackBerry” stamp. BlackBerry has been pushing the designation to differentiate good apps from the tens of thousands of crap apps in BlackBerry World. Its a noble idea and hopefully BlackBerry makes sure the bar stays high for approval since it has recently been lowered significantly.
With that said BlackBerry has added the following improvements for developers in the Built for BlackBerry program. This includes a:
- Developer Checklist: Details the refreshed criteria and steps needed to create a Built for BlackBerry app or game
- Expanded language support: Now choose from up to 34 languages
- Submit via BlackBerry Jam Zone: Experience fast and clear communications during testing process
- Increased visibility: BlackBerry World offers enhancements to make your apps and games stand out