RIM Extending The Deadline For Built For BlackBerry

Posted on Jan 22 2013 - 10:28am by Editorial Staff


With time ahead from Research In Motion to officially launch the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones, the company has extended the BlackBerry 10 app incentive deadlines over the “remarkable” number of submissions. With sharing further the big numbers, according to company’s VP of Developer Relations, Alec Saunders, the company saw more than 15,000 apps submitted with 19,000 submitted over the last weekend.

“The response and interaction from developers has been nothing short of amazing,” Saunders says, writing on the BlackBerry Developer blog. “This continues to show an overwhelming level of commitment from developers to the BlackBerry 10 platform…The fact is, the volume of apps being submitted for review and entry into the program has been remarkable. Due to that large volume of apps, we are extending the deadline.”

The extended deadline:

  • Apps that have been submitted on or before 8pm EST on January 21st, 2013 may qualify for the $10k Developer Commitment if the developer agrees to the official terms and conditions and passes Built for BlackBerry testing.
  • Developers may apply for Built for BlackBerry review and the $10k Developer Commitment offer in the BlackBerry World Vendor Portal by 8pm ET Feb 18th
  • The qualifying sale dates for the 10k Commitment is 12:01am ET, March 4 2013 to 11:59pm ET, March 3 2014
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