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BlackBerry Balance Gives Developers A Million More Customers

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There’s a component of BlackBerry Balance that isn’t really being talked about but is very relevant to developers: the fact that Government and Enterprise now have access to consumer apps and games. RIM has something like a million government BlackBerrys in circulation in North America and they’re currently locked out of downloading apps and games. With BlackBerry Balance, these BlackBerrys will be first provisioned as consumer devices, with Balance creating a separate instance for Enterprise, allowing any Balance user to switch to their personal side of Balance and buy/download anything they want.
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How To Build and Sell BlackBerry Enterprise Apps

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We had a chat with Gregg Ostrowski this week about enterprise apps and BlackBerry 10. Gregg is the Senior Director of Enterprise Developer Partnerships and focuses on enterprise developers and “behind the firewall” applications. We were curious about how to sell Enterprise apps and what Gregg could offer developers and sales in terms of tips. Read on for more.
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Developers: Remember That Apps Are an International Business

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We’ve written about Eric at Ebscer’s apps many times before and recently he published a talk he gave at BarCamp Rochester about apps being an international business. The talk provides a few details about how Ebscer’s apps are in more countries than McDonalds (not to say the business is bigger, but to give you an idea on the number of countries supported) and the cost of the service he used for translating ($0.05 per word). Check out the brief, 3 minute video after the break.
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RIM Missing Social App Promotion Opportunity for BlackBerry Developers

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RIM has done an incredible job embracing social media. The @blackberry Twitter account has over 1 million followers and there’s a network of blogs providing the community with relevant news, tips and updates. The social media team seems mostly focused on providing information that’s based around BlackBerry hardware, but it’s really missing an opportunity to promote developers and the people who are going to make this platform succeed.
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BlackBerry 10 Developer Song by Alec Saunders

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RIM’s VP of developer relations put together a BlackBerry 10 song all about the company’s love of developers. Passionately touting all of the tools developers use to make apps for BlackBerry 10, the song is both light-hearted and shamelessly nerdy.

Dev Relations: “File Release Denied” Shouldn’t Delay BlackBerry App Submissions

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If you’ve submitted your BlackBerry app to App World and it supports many different devices and OS versions, you’ve almost certainly come across “File Release Denied” at one point or another. It’s something I’ve come across many times submitting an app and since it’s BlackBerry Jam time in San Jose, it seems like a great opportunity to bring up a solution to this problem.
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