The BlackBerry® Developer Relations will be at the Sprint Open Solutions Conference to help you with porting your existing Android™ or HTML5 application for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet and our upcoming BlackBerry® 10 platform. The Sprint Open Solution Conference runs on Wednesday, October 24th and Thursday, October 25th at the San Jose Convention Center in beautiful downtown San Jose.
— Sprint Dev Program (@SprintDeveloper) October 21, 2012
Stop by our booth to port your HTML5 and Android apps to the BlackBerry 10 platform and the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with few or no required code modifications. We’ll have porting experts on hand to help, and the first ten developers to get their app running on a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha testing device and submitted to the BlackBerry App World™ storefront will be given a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha testing device on site. Plus, if you get it running on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, you could receive 1 of 100 free BlackBerry PlayBook tablets — and once your app is on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, it can be easily ported to BlackBerry 10!
Want to get a head start?
1. Register for BlackBerry App World – Become an official BlackBerry developer.
2. Request signature keys – Ensure you select for BlackBerry PlayBook OS and BlackBerry 10 and higher. Downloading in advance is strongly recommended as the time involved to do so on site could prevent you from competing for Alphas.
3. Get the BlackBerry Tools and Plug-ins – Get your laptop set up with the right tools so you can begin creating apps for BlackBerry 10.
In addition to our Porting Booth, our own Larry McDonough is presenting the session “Mobile Monetization with BlackBerry – What Developers Need to Know” on Thursday, October 25th at 2:30pm PST in room 210G. This presentation will cover the different methods for monetizing mobile applications on BlackBerry devices. Larry will cover NFC, in-app payments, advertising, “freemium” apps, and carrier billing. This discussion will also consider how to prepare and market your app through a mobile app marketplace like BlackBerry App World.
See you in San Jose!