$4 million to be paid out by BlackBerry to developers participating in Port-A-Thon

$4 million to be paid out by BlackBerry to developers participating in Port-A-Thon
Before the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10, the Canadian OEM wanted to make sure that the shelves of BlackBerry App World were fully stocked. So BlackBerry started the Port-A-Thon program which paid Android developers $100 for each Android app ported over to BlackBerry with a maximum of $2,000 going to each code jockey.

With the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 launched along with the QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry Q10, it is time for BlackBerry to make good on the promised payouts. The company said with 40,000 apps ported over, the results topped expectations and as a result, BlackBerry is on the hook for payments exceeding $4 million. At this point, BlackBerry has contacted all eligible developers by email to receive payment or shipping information. Payments to developers will continue past June 30th, but no new payments will be "initiated" after that date.

BlackBerry is planning to hold its first virtual event for developers later this year. The focus will be on how to make developer's games more successful.

source: BlackBerry via MobileSyrup



1. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Wait what ? Where did you get that money , BlackBerry ? Ripping people off ? Didn't you sell nothing?

2. FlushGordon unregistered

Ported Apps? What's the whole point of this?? I hope they die sooner than expected Will this supposed to recoup their

3. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

hahaha, BlackBerry is such a parasite, Relying on others to live, Without Android there will be no BB apps

7. NewroticSlob

Posts: 182; Member since: May 09, 2013

So, Samsung created and doesn't make money off something they didn't create? Still on your pathetic endeavor to shut BB down, I see. Information, Nick. Defintion of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result. You keep spouting the same crap, over and over again, and nothing changes. Just because the founders of BB were too arrogant to make changes to BB to keep up, doesn't make BB a worthless and unimportant mobile phone provider that can't create a worthwhile product. I beg to differ. Your incensed diatribe is enough for me to say they are worthwhile. The reason you don't like them, is due to your jealousy and fear that they truly are a better phone, OS and company. I challenge you to create your own phone company, OS and let me know how that turns out. Or, an easier challenge, try using a Z10, Q10 or the upcoming A10 for 3 mos, exclusively, and share an exclusive review of one or all of these phones. If you're a true hater of BB, you should be able to share in intricate detail why. If you can't, then, maybe you aren't a true hater. Maybe you're just spouting off, like a spoiled child, cause in a forum, there's little to no accountability. Well, can you stand up to the challenge or continue spouting? (I bet he spouts!)

4. FlushGordon unregistered

There's that joke....the Z10 is still more expensive than the S4

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Good job BlackBerry :)

6. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Ported Android apps on BB10 generally suck. However that may change with the 10.2 update with Jelly Bean support. Fingers crossed

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