We’ve received awesome feedback from our developer community since launching the developer toolset for the conversion and packaging of Android apps for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet OS. Over the last few months, our teams have been at developer meet-ups and conferences listening to your questions and providing answers and updates. The excitement is there with both developers and consumers, and we’re pumped to help bring even more apps to the growing app catalog in the BlackBerry App World™ storefront!
One of the great things about the Android developer ecosystem is the success of mobile app aggregators. These aggregators help developers expand their app distribution to a larger audience. In anticipation for the launch of the BlackBerry® Runtime for Android apps in early 2012, mobile application aggregators will be able to submit the apps from their Android app catalogues to the BlackBerry App World™ storefront. If you are a developer who has submitted an Android application to an aggregator in the past, the aggregator should be in contact with you in the very near future to explain the process.
If you were planning to submit your application directly to BlackBerry App World yourself, take note that your direct submission will take precedence over, and the place of, the aggregator’s submission of your app. Direct submission of your app gives you direct control of your app’s meta data, including screen shots, application descriptions, and pricing.
Feel free to use our tool for packaging Android apps to convert your app to run on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet within your browser, or our BlackBerry Plug-in for Android Development Tools if you would like to make some changes in your code. To get all the latest info, tips, and news, visit our BlackBerry® Runtime for Android apps microsite.