Early this week, Research In Motion, the maker of BlackBerry, has extended its deadline for developers who want to submit applications that would be considered in the Built for BlackBerry programme of RIM.
This project was planned to motivate and encourage developers to create high-quality and exclusive apps for the platform of BlackBerry 10 ahead of its release by the end of this month. But RIM has opted to extend the deadline because of a buildup of applications and submissions to be reviewed.
RIM announced that developers may apply for the the review for Built for BlackBerry programme and the $10K Developer Commitment offer in the BlackBerry World Vendor Portal due by February 18.
Moreover, any developer who has submitted an eligible application for BlackBerry 10 platform would be qualified for inclusion in the program’s $10,000 Developer Commitment as this is part of the original scheme. This means that on the condition that the application is earning at least $1,000 on the store, RIM will make up the difference up to $10,000. The Developer Commitment of $10K will be covering sales from Marhc 4, 2013 to March 3, 2014.
Nevertheless, the smartphone maker also reminded the developers that the apps for BlackBerry App Generator and Android apps ported across to the platform do not make it to the qualified apps.
In less than two weeks, this scheme has added over 30,000 app submissions to the BlackBerry World, which was recently referred as BlackBerry App World.