Research In Motion announced the official launch of the Built for BlackBerry certification program at BlackBerry Jam Asia today.
At the BlackBerry Jam Asia today in Bangkok, Thailand, Alec Saunders announced that the Built for BlackBerry certification program is now live. The Research In Motion vice president of developer relations and ecosystem development told the over 1400 strong audience of developers, partners and media about official launch of the program and how they could go ahead and get their apps certified.
For developers, receiving the Built for BlackBerry certification for their app allows them to qualify for the $10k Developer Commitment program. The program is one of the supporting initiatives that Research In Motion is throwing behind its developers which guarantees that the Built for BlackBerry certified app will make US$10,000 within the first year of its launch. Failing to do so, Research In Motion will reimburse the developer the difference. The apps will have to make at least US$1,000 on their own first to quality.
The Built for BlackBerry certification is Research In Motion’s move to make sure that they offer BlackBerry 10 device users with the best apps available. Already making sure that the key 100 apps such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Foursquare are available on launch, Research In Motion is also looking to focus on local experiences. Some key partners in the region that are partnering Research In Motion for their BlackBerry 10 launch on 30 January includes Wowloud from Malaysia and Viki from Singapore. Deezer is also in partnership with the BlackBerry 10 launch following its aggressive expansion into Asia.
Alec also mentioned that the cut off date for developers looking to have their apps on board for the launch is 21 January, 2013.
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