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Making Enterprise Grade Security Easy in Mobile App Development


Pyxis Mobile and RIM put a presentation together for developers looking to make secure enterprise applications. If you’re a developer or in a company that’s planning a mobile strategy, you should check out this presentation. More after the jump.
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BlackBerry App World Generates Highest Revenue Per App


IHS table

There’s been a lot of buzz recently over the IHS Screen Digest Table: Global Mobile Applications Store Ranking in 2010 and 2009. Though I’m sure you’ve seen it in many articles, I’ve included here for reference.

Most of the buzz related to this chart has revolved around people saying either Apple still dominates, Android has a weaker showing than expected, or look at how much growth Android has had. Very little has been written about the REAL story that chart is showing: BlackBerry App World generates a higher revenue per app than any other store — by a wide margin. Guess you better drop all your iPhone devs and get working on BlackBerry projects right?Well, maybe, but drastic action to statistics is usually a bad idea. Let’s take a closer look at these numbers and I will make the case that BlackBerry gets hosed by the media in terms of coverage (at least positive coverage) for App World and that, while a drop-everything-for-BlackBerry approach is probably not warranted, if you’re still not considering BlackBerry for app development you are seriously hindering your revenue potential for your product.

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Preloaded App World Tutorial Will Help Developers Sell More Apps


blackberry tutorial

RIM is like any other smartphone manufacturer in that they’re constantly trying to attract more developers. These days, applications sell smartphones and the more developers you have supporting your platform the better. But what attracts developers to a smartphone? Any developer is trying to afford lunch just like the next guy, and there are a few things your average developer is looking for, including: a good marketplace to sell the app, a large user base that purchases apps, and the ability to build a brand and get some recognition for a good app.
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Join RIM and Grow a Moustache for Movember to Support Prostate Cancer Research


moustache contest

RIM is hosting a RIMoustache competition in the tradition of Movember to raise awareness and money for prostate cancer research. For those who aren’t aware, Movember is a campaign that asks men to shave their face November 1st, and grow a mustache to raise awareness for prostate cancer. The idea is to change your face to change the face of men’s health. Prostate cancer affects many men and in 2010, it’s estimated that 24,600 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 4,300 will die of it. This is a worthwhile cause.

For more information, check out Movember.com.

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Canada’s Top Employers: A Few Reasons to Want a RIM Job


Want a RIM job?
The joke never gets old.

Now in its 12th year, the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project is a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering the best workplace environment for their employees. Today, the project sent out a news release announcing the 2011 winners and RIM was chosen as one of those leading employers.

Some of the reasons why RIM was selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2011:

  • Gives new employees a free BlackBerry smartphone on their first day
  • Offers tuition subsidies to employees and is only a short walk to the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Helps employees plan for retirement with matching RSP contributions and lets all employees share in the company’s success through a year-end bonus program
  • Provides onsite massage services, flu shot clinics and discounted gym memberships to help employees stay healthy
  • Is an incredible Canadian success story that continues to expand and develop new markets worldwide, creating thousands of new jobs at home and around the world

Learn more about Research in Motion as an employer here.

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BREAKING: Research in Motion Acquires Cellmania with App World Implications



Cellmania is a company based out of Mountain View, California, that specializes in providing infrastructure for digital rights management of downloaded content onto mobile phones, subscription billing, time and location based content management and billing integration onto customer bills. Basically, if you have an application or mobile content, you go to Cellmania to help with distribution over a large network of partners that you may not have had access to. Today, the company has been acquired by Research in Motion and according to the company, the acquisition is to “help strengthen RIM’s focus on mobile content and the BlackBerry ecosystem.” Perhaps there will be some integration with App World and Cellmania’s distribution partners, or perhaps this acquisition is for the human resources and development that could help App World. Either way, congratulations to the team at Cellmania on the acquisition.

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