Built for BlackBerry and the BlackBerry Q10

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It seems like just yesterday we launched the BlackBerry Z10 and now we’re in the midst of rolling out the BlackBerry Q10 across the globe. Many people, maybe you included, have been waiting for this device to get their hands on the legendary physical keyboard that BlackBerry is famous for.


This is an exciting time to be a BlackBerry developer and if your application has the Built for BlackBerry designation the launch of the BlackBerry Q10 holds special significance to you. As you know, Built for BlackBerry is about identifying those applications that fully embrace the BlackBerry 10 experience. These applications are easy to use because of the familiarity of the interface – they integrate with the operating system, perform spectacularly, and truly showcase what BlackBerry 10 can do.

In order to maintain your Built for BlackBerry designation, your application or game must support the BlackBerry Q10 by September 3rd, 2013. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. Here are a few posts from the Inside BlackBerry Developers Blog that can help get you started:

Don’t forget about the wealth of sample code on our github repository and our fabulous support forum. Both are here to help you be successful with your application or game development. If you’re looking for something more step-by-step, you can always access our BlackBerry Jam Content.

So don’t delay, start bringing your application or game to the BlackBerry Q10 today and get access to the latest BlackBerry enthusiasts.

About Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson – Senior BlackBerry Developer Evangelist – Tom started his career in 1986 with Microsoft Corporation where he was a Program Manager on such products as Windows 3.11, Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95, and Internet Explorer. He was also the creator of the Windows Resource Kit which began that product line. In addition, Tom presented at many trade shows and gave technical presentations with the Microsoft Executive Staff. He left Microsoft in 1995 to form Three Points Consulting with Marianne Reid Anderson and Bob Taniguchi. Three Points focused on bringing the power of the emerging internet technology to everyday life. Tom’s innovative technology solutions played a key role in the successful acquisition of Three Points by TechRx. At TechRx, he acted in the role of CTO until it was acquired by NDC Health of Atlanta, Georgia. In 2004, Tom decided to become a High School Teacher as his primary method of giving back to the community. In 2005 he joined the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA CYBER) where he was awarded the Keystone Award for Innovative Use of Technology in the Class Room. During this time, he also earned a Master’s degree in Software Design through Capella University. In 2009, in addition to teaching, Tom returned to software development creating various web and mobile applications.

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