August 22, 2014

RIM courting Android developers with 'Last Chance Port-a-Thon"

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rim_logo_720RIM, looking to attract Android developers to the other side of the tracks, is holding a “BlackBerry 10 Last Chance Port-A-Thon” this coming weekend. What’s more, RIM is also asking for other devs, including those who have written for Native, Qt, HTML5/Web, and Adobe AIR to bring their apps to the BlackBerry platform. The  36 hour program will see up to $2 million in rewards being offered to jump start development.

  • Port one or more approved apps and you’ll receive $100 per eligible app, to a maximum of 20 paid applications per Vendor
  • Additionally, submit five (5) or more apps and be entered into a random draw for one (1) of two hundred and fifty (250) Limited Edition BlackBerry 10 devices. You’ll receive one (1) entry for the first five (5) approved apps and an additional entry for each approved app after that.

If you’re an Android developer who wants to expand horizons a bit, you’re advised to check out the post on BlackBerry’s blog.  The Last Chance Port-A-Thon takes place this weekend, starting at noon ET on January 18, 2013 and run for 36 hours straight.