Beyond all you can learn at BlackBerry® DevCon Americas 2011 and the many great people you can meet, there is another real draw at the show: Your web or Android™ app can be ported over to the BlackBerry platform and be made distribution-ready for submission to the BlackBerry® App World™ storefront.
App Express kiosks are a show feature this year. Walk up to any kiosk in the Golden Gate Foyer, plug in your laptop and you can begin to port your existing Android app to the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. You’ll also be able to transform your existing web application into a ready-to-go app for both the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and BlackBerry smartphones.
You can do all this quickly and then get your app submitted to BlackBerry App World right then and there – no kidding! Just keep in mind, submission to BlackBerry App World still requires your application to be signed with BlackBerry Code Signing keys. Get them here for free before coming on site to BlackBerry DevCon Americas (keys can take up to two hours to be generated). You’ll also want to check out this handy checklist for a list of other items to have ready to facilitate your BlackBerry App World submission.
App Express is free, and it opens on Monday, October 17 and runs through Thursday, October 20. It’s also a great place to meet experts from the development team at Research In Motion® (RIM®) and the BlackBerry App World team.
If you’re not registered for BlackBerry DevCon Americas 2011 yet, don’t worry. Come by and try out App Express on us. And then think about registering for the rest of the conference – there’s a lot to see and experience this year at BlackBerry DevCon 2011.