We have been hearing an interesting new rumor from a few Android developers and now confirmed via Good e-Reader. For over a year now BlackBerry has been forcing Android developers to convert/modify their APK files to BAR files and getting code signing keys before submitting the apps to BlackBerry World. We have heard that BlackBerry is tearing down this requirement and is already letting some developers submit unmodified Android APK files to be hosted on BlackBerry World. This makes life WAYYYYY easier for Android devs who in the past have just done the conversion once and given up.
Its nice to see BlackBerry tearing down more of the tedious rules and requirements for developers to get their apps into BlackBerry World. Hopefully BlackBerry finds a way to make it easier for developers to keep their Android apps up to date in BlackBerry World. Either way its nice to see the BlackBerry World team be a little less of a disappointment holding back BlackBerry 10’s potential.