We’re excited to announce that BlackBerry App World™ is now accepting applications targeted for BlackBerry® 10 devices. This means that apps submitted to the store starting today, October 10, are guaranteed to be reviewed, tested and ready for publishing when BlackBerry 10 launches in Q1 2013. This is a huge opportunity to be the first into the store and capitalize on app-hungry BlackBerry users. (Ed. note, Victoria B played Mexican Train Dominoes until 4am last night. We’re app-hungry too.)
How to Target
If you wish to support BlackBerry 10 on a existing Approved/Up for Sale application, please submit it as a new release. Otherwise, when you’re creating a new release in the BlackBerry App World Vendor Portal, you will now see a new Family called “BlackBerry 10” and one new device “All Touch”. You can select “All Touch” to target your app for BlackBerry 10.
The BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha is also still available for targeting your app for testing purposes.
Built for BlackBerry and 10k Developer Commitment
The sooner you get your app submitted to the storefront, the sooner it can be tested for the Built for BlackBerry program; and if it’s tested and certified, you can then qualify for the 10k Developer Commitment.
To top it off, we’re going to review all apps submitted to BlackBerry App World in October and November for preferred carousel placements at launch as a thank you.
Developers, be sure you are using the Beta3 Developer SDKs launched on September 27 to create your applications. Any app previously submitted, needs to be recompiled using the Beta3 Development Software and resubmitted.
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