Hey guys! Maybe some of you know, some don’t, but ever since the first October challenge came out (make an app, make a dollar!), quite a few of us have started making apps and publishing them to any app store/market/world/whatever.
Now here’s something that RIM has published (just got the mail) which I thought I should share with you. Essentially it’s the third promo I know of by RIM to get more apps into their App World ^^ (the first two were free playbook devices):
On April 10, 2012 at 12:01 am EST, every 100’th NEW app submitted is eligible for a Prize Package that will bring you to BlackBerry 10 Jam in Orlando, Florida from May 1-3. The 100 app submitted must be approved according to BlackBerry App World Vendor Guidelines and the trip is awarded to vendor of the application. The contest closes on April 26 at midnight EST.
The prize package includes $500 USD cash, a voucher for an airline ticket (up to $1,500 USD in North America and $2,500 USD outside of North America), and a pass to BlackBerry 10 Jam on May 1-3 with four nights hotel.
To make the submission process as easy as possible, simply bring any new app to BlackBerry App World and—if you meet the BlackBerry App World Vendor Guidelines—you’ll have an opportunity to win the prize package.
Winners will be notified by primary email on their BlackBerry App World vendor account. Watch for the latest news at devblog.blackberry.com.
The BlackBerry Developer Program Team
*Full Terms and conditions for the “Attend BlackBerry 10 Jam courtesy of RIM! Contest” offer are located at http://us.blackberry.com//developers/started/100appcontest.jsp.
it’s a bit of a hassle to package apps and signing them, but when you got it, it’s quite simple.
Also, what I just read on Facebook:
Heads up! Attendees of the BlackBerry 10 Jam Conference in Orlando, FL May 1-3 will receive the exclusive BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha prototype device. Get hands-on time with the next generation OS and BlackBerry 10 tools!
so now it’s getting funny :D. as some of us will make something this weekend (me too!) plus the apps made in LD, why not starting spamming RIM with shovelware apps :D. some of us might even get a free trip to florida (posts please!)
one more thing: it’s not like i want to be a promoter for RIM, but i thought i should share 😉