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Android Port-A-Thon for BlackBerry 10 to start on January 11th

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Android Port-A-Thon for BlackBerry 10 to start on January 11th
If you have an Android flavored app that you would like to see included in BlackBerry App World prior to the launch of BlackBerry 10, you might want to take part in the Android Port-A-Thon for BlackBerry 10. RIM has a pot of $500,000 USD to distribute to developers who port over their apps. Those who do will get $100 for each app up to a maximum of 20 (that's $2,000 folks!) and those who submit at least five apps will receive an entry for a drawing to win a free BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha Device. RIM will give away 100 of these phones with a limit of one per vendor. Every app you submit over five gives you an additional entry

Developers could win a BB10 Dev Alpha handset

Developers could win a BB10 Dev Alpha handset

To enter the Port-A-Thon, you need to register with RIM, which you can by clicking on the sourcelink. RIM suggests that you download signature keys in advance because it does take time that could cost you the opportunity to earn some money. The Canadian manufacturer also suggests that you select the signature keys for the BlackBerry PlayBook OS and for BlackBerry 10 OS and higher. You should also load up your laptop with BlackBerry tools and plug-ins. You will also need your full source code file, images and icons. RIM has some links to helpful information which you can find at RIM's developer blog.

The Android Port-A-Thon for BlackBerry 10 starts on January 11th at noon and ends on January 12th at 11:59pm. RIM CMO Frank Boulben has said that BlackBerry App World world be filled with 70,000 apps by the time BB10 launches. Will any of them be yours? RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said that the size of an app store doesn't matter and that RIM will focus on the top 200 to 400 apps in each region for the launch of BlackBerry 10.

source: Port-A-ThonRegistration, BlackBerrydevelopersblog via BerryReview

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posted on 24 Dec 2012, 21:59 7

1. ckoch125 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Hopefully they can have all the major apps at launch

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 03:04 1

4. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


with their codes for apps very similiar or even the same as android, apps can be launched much faster on BB probably than WP 8. BB app world also already has some core apps like shazam, soundhound, integrated fb & twitter and some more.

i hope the 70K apps contain popular and userful apps

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 22:24 3

2. mercorp (Posts: 972; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Minecraft!pocket!

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 23:53 1

3. BBGrind (Posts: 50; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)


Bring me my fav 5 apps please.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 03:34 1

5. steelicon (Posts: 313; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)


Good work, Blackberry! The 3rd Ecosystem is now filled up! Bravo!

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 04:33 1

6. gazmatic (Posts: 625; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Developers developers developers developers developers developers developers developers

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 03:56

7. emdot82 (Posts: 14; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


BB is more wash up than a granny

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 11:17

8. baraheemo (Posts: 14; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I wish all blackberry apps to be androided :D

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