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BlackBerry Working With Soc.io Android App Store to Bring More Apps to BlackBerry 10

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BlackBerry and the developer relations team has done a great job bringing lots of Android apps to the new Z10. I see a lot of games on BlackBerry World are Android ports and they seem perform as if they were coded natively. BlackBerry has been working with Soc.io, one of the top Android app stores to bring even more apps over to the budding platform.
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Tell Developers to Port to BlackBerry 10 on Twitter at PortToBlackBerry10.com

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It’s pretty straight forward why developers choose to port their apps to a platform. The main reason is typically a business case. You look at your budgets, determine the porting costs, and guess at the revenue potential from porting. If costs are lower or equal to revenues, you port. There’s other reasons but typically this is the most important. As potential BlackBerry 10 users, a great way to show that there’s a market and potential revenue in porting, is to tell the developers ahead of launch with PortToBlackBerry10.com.
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RIM Hosts 36-hour Worldwide Port-A-Thon for BlackBerry 10

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One of benefits of BlackBerry 10′s new platform is how easy it is to port your existing Android or iOS app. In anticipation of the launch of BlackBerry 10 next months, RIM is hosting a virtual 36-hour Port-A-Thon for BlackBerry 10 and offering developers loads of incentives including live support during the event.
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RIM Offering Addtional Game Porting Incentives for BlackBerry 10

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RIM is offering game developers some extra incentive to port their games to BlackBerry 10. On November 16th, during an event called the BlackBerry Got Game Port-a-Thon, RIM experts will be on hand to help game devs port their games as well as offer extra cash and incentives. The amount of money RIM is offering is pretty small, only $100 for every game approved, especially compared to the $10K offer, but if there’s a quick Flash game port you could do this may be worth it.
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How To Port Your Android Apps to the PlayBook

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If you’re an Android developer, the PlayBook and BBX is an incredible opportunity to get more downloads/purchases. Estimates put the PlayBook sales around 700,000+ and it’s arguably a better platform to develop for as its user base is known to be more affluent and spend more on apps. There are a couple ways you can port your app to PlayBook and we highly recommend you do it asap.
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Editorial: Creating a Better BlackBerry Experience

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I just finished reading Josh Sookman of RBC Venture Partners and the BlackBerry Partners Fund’s article about “Creating a Better BlackBerry Experience.” He touches on some good points and the article is definitely worth a read.

The article is based on the above diagram, which addresses the various levels from developer to end user in the BlackBerry Experience. The first part of the diagram involves addressing fragmentation in the platform. Developers don’t want to waste time and money porting their app to the various screen sizes, and RIM needs to do a better job of offloading this frustration. Acquiring a company or technology that can alleviate porting costs would go a long way for developers.
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