BlackBerry Trying to Get More Devs to Bite

Trying to lure in developers to a platform that, according to the latest comScore data, controls less than ten percent of the market isn’t a simple task in the least. According to details leaked to the tech blogosphere this morning, BlackBerry is doing everything in its power to entice the demoralized BlackBerry developer community. The …   Read More

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Trying to lure in developers to a platform that, according to the latest comScore data, controls less than ten percent of the market isn’t a simple task in the least.

According to details leaked to the tech blogosphere this morning, BlackBerry is doing everything in its power to entice the demoralized BlackBerry developer community.

The $10K Developer Commitment, unveiled on Tuesday, will ensure that developers earn at least $10,000 for each app, as long as they pull in at least $1,000 in actual revenue — including in-app payments — during the app’s first year of release.

“With the $10K Developer Commitment, we’re putting our money where our mouth is,” RIM spokesman Alex Kinsella said in a blog post. “We know our dev community is the best out there, and we’re as committed to your success as you are.”

There are, however, some rules.

For example, the apps will each have to have at least 100 unique downloads over a full year, and there is a capped $10 million “fund pool” for the effort.

For apps to qualify, they will need to be submitted to App World before BlackBerry 10 launches early next year. The precise launch dates are still to be announced.

If you’re a mobile app developer, do you find this offer from BlackBerry to be an attractive one? Please weigh in with a thought or comment below.

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  1. BB apps developer

    Blackberry is trying hard to make a come back in the market on Smartphone devices, with it's 10K scheme it is making efforts to lure and get all out from their developers. Obviously the plan is nice, what comes out can be judged only after the new Blackberry platform is released and market trend.

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