Submit your PlayBook apps to BlackBerry App World!

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We’re excited to announce that starting today, you can now submit your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet apps to the BlackBerry App World™ vendor portal!

As announced at the Adobe® MAX conference earlier this year, developers who create an application for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet that is approved for distribution through BlackBerry App World prior to the tablet’s initial release are eligible for a free BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. This is subject to certain terms and conditions*.

We like to keep things simple here at BlackBerry App World HQ. How simple? Submitting a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet app is the same as submitting an app for BlackBerry smartphones – only you’ll be submitting .BAR files instead of .COD files.

Here’s a reminder of what you’ll need when submitting an application:

  • Application name
  • Category
  • Application language
  • Description language
  • Description
  • Icon (480×480 .png image)
  • Screenshots
  • License type
  • Price
  • BAR files
  • File bundle language
  • BAR file language
  • Devices supported
  • OS version supported
  • Selected countries
  • Restricted countries
  • Additional notes
  • Application version

The only thing different you’ll need to do when submitting your app for BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is to ensure you select “PlayBook” as the device when uploading the file bundles. If you’re submitting a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet version of an existing BlackBerry smartphone app, you can just add a new release and file bundle for your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet version. If you’re submitting a brand new app, just submit like you would any new app.

*Now for the legalese…

The primary criterion for the free offer is to have an application accepted into BlackBerry App World for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet prior to the initial North American launch in early 2011. Even though developers are encouraged to submit multiple applications, a developer can only qualify for one free BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Full terms and conditions of the offer can be found at:

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