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RIM ups the stakes

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    Ray7

    Now here's an offer:

    At the Blackberry World 2012 get-together, RIM made this offer to its developers:

    Engadget said:
    If you get your app certified on App World and don't earn ten grand in the first year, RIM will cut you a check for the difference.

    Blimey.

     

     

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    cbae

    Wut? Did they extend that offer to everyone or only to attendees of BlackBerry World?

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    cbae

    dp

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    AndyC

    You have to pass a quality certification and raise at least $1000 with the app by yourself to qualify, so I imagine there won't actually be all that many elligible apps in reality. It sounds more like an effort to try and pull some of the big name apps to invest in a Blackberry version to avoid having a platform with nothing worth having on it.

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    devSpeed

    @AndyC: 10K is hobbyist level money. If they are expecting to attract "big name apps" that isn't going to be an incentive.

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    Ray7

    , devSpeed wrote

    @AndyC: 10K is hobbyist level money. If they are expecting to attract "big name apps" that isn't going to be an incentive.

    Agreed. 

     

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    Maddus Mattus

    @devSpeed: I'm a hobbyist, can I haz $10k?

    That's 15.000 sold applications, or a gazillion hours spent looking at adds. No Sir, that's not hobbyist money, that's full time developer money.

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    fanbaby

    Funny how something that 5 years ago would have caused a stir - i mean a new platform, new API, new OS, Java, c++, HTML5 etc. etc. - is kinda pathetic today. I think the world's reaction is: what, a new platform? Who ordered that?

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    Proton2

    , fanbaby wrote

    Funny how something that 5 years ago would have caused a stir - i mean a new platform, new API, new OS, Java, c++, HTML5 etc. etc. - is kinda pathetic today. I think the world's reaction is: what, a new platform? Who ordered that?

    I have had the SDK for the PlayBook 2.0 (QNX) for over 6 months, so this isn't exactly new. BB10 is the port more or less of QNX to the phone devices.

    I have to say that I am impressed with the new stuff for the phone. Example here:

    <iframe width="600" height="335" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/JEPYYo0-gfc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    fanbaby

    @Proton2:  What impressed you in that video?

    I think that taking an X to 1 bet against BB10 is pretty safe these days. I'd say X=100, if I only had any money.... Wink

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    AndyC

    @devSpeed: I was thinking more 'If you're Instagram and have an existing codebase that could be ported in a developer month' than necessarily completely writing a new app from scratch.

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