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RIM Extends the Built for BlackBerry $10K Developer Commitment Deadline

RIM reached out to us to let us know that they have extended the deadline for their innovative Built for BlackBerry app program. RIM did this because many developers raised concerns that they will not be able to make it through the process due to the large volume of apps that have come in.That means…


Latest Port-A-Thon Brings 19,071 Apps to BlackBerry 10

RIM just had another blowout Port-A-Thon this weekend. They topped last week by bringing in 19,071 apps in the 36+ hours the Port-A-Thon ran. This easily sets them up for the 70,000+ apps for BlackBerry 10’s launch. Alec Saunders also confirmed that only a “Tiny %age of the catalog have been built using BBAG” so…


BlackBerry 10 Last Chance Port-A-Thon Begins Now!

We told you multiple times about the BlackBerry 10 Last Chance Port-A-Thon and it is now finally here. This is RIM’s chance to stock up App World with loads of apps ready for BlackBerry 10. The event runs from now January 18, 2013 12:00:00 PM EST and ends tomorrow January 19, 2013 11:59:00 PM EST….


Alec Saunders Explains “Built for BlackBerry” Criteria – Uses FancyTran as Example

With RIM’s 10K Developer Commitment contingent on their Built for BlackBerry Program there have been quite a few questions on criteria. Alec Saunders, head of RIM’s developer relations, took to the BlackBerry Dev Blog today to explain a bit more about the program. He explains why the criteria are very strict and explains that Built…


RIM Kicks Off BlackBerry "App Of The Week" Challenge Starting With EMEA

RIM announced a new challenge they are starting for developers beginning with the EMEA region. It is called “App Of The Week” and set certain criteria every week which developers can use to submit apps. If you fill the criteria and get voted in you get a prize pack along with 4 runner up prizes….


Last Chance to Register Online for BlackBerry Jam Europe (Amsterdam)

BlackBerry Jam Europe promises to be a hit this year coming just days after the launch announcements for BlackBerry 10. RIM is going to be opening up the floodgates during this event so expect quite a bit to be coming out there. RIM just sent out an email this is the last chance to register…


RIM Partners With Soc.Io Mall To Help Devs Port Android Apps

RIM has made another connection with a third party Android app store to assist developers in bringing their apps to BlackBerry 10 and App World. They teamed up with Soc.Io Mall and setup a website to help developers port their apps. I am still on the fence on how Android support will play out…


RIM Shows Off BlackBerry 10 Cascades Mapping Elements

  RIM’s latest native SDK update for BlackBerry 10 included MapView for Cascades but only developers really got a look at it. Thankfully Shadid at RIM created a video of RIM’s CustomMapView sample that makes use of the integrated BlackBerry Maps MapView. It allows you to view the 2D maps while rotating the device to…

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