03-05-2014 09:32 AM
03-05-2014 09:46 AM
The 10K campaign was a complete mess, a lot of great developers will not get any money even if they archived 1000 USD in sales, because of unclear deadlines, no replies from the BfBTestingTeam and all that stuff!
BlackBerry screwed this up big time!
03-05-2014 09:55 AM
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03-05-2014 10:23 AM
03-05-2014 10:36 AM - edited 03-05-2014 10:57 AM
Did you try to send e-mail to email@example.com as Mark Sohm suggested?
Seems to me like you should qualify. Let us know if you get any update.
03-05-2014 12:11 PM
FYI a blog has just gone up on the $10k commitment...
03-06-2014 03:29 AM
I think if you look closely I was the author of some of those threads. :-)
I'm not going to defend BFB in the early days but as someone who put their app in early and waited 2 months just for standard approval (not the BFB approval) setting a date 2 months before I got my app out while others submitting before and after me did wasn't fair on me. So it's clear to me why the dates were shifted.
Exactly! There was a reason Alec made that post and extended the dates for Built for BlackBerry approval and 10K eligibility. Because things had been such a mess, because they hadn't been prepared for so many submissions, and because they hadn't made the Built for BlackBerry criteria clear and unfairly rejected apps. The fact that they've now gone back on these promised extended dates, and retroactively done it after the program closed, is so underhanded and unfair it's almost comical.
See the 'updated' blog post here:
And see the outcry started by developers in this other 10K forum thread:
Yes, I did email jamzonesupport@BlackBerry.com, but based on the blog post update fiasco, I'm no longer holding my breath. BlackBerry seems to have decided that it's better to save a hundred thousand or two that they promised to Developers, than stick to their word and the commitment they made to us over a year ago. The crazy thing is, how many more of us would have qualified? I didn't make the revenue target anyway. I really don't think they would have been in danger of hitting their 100 million cap, even if they had stuck to the dates promised.
My whole problem is that they went back on their word. The blog post was painfully clear, as long as you got Built for BlackBerry approval before March 3rd 2014, then you still qualified. A year later: Oops, sorry! Typo! We covered our butts with these legal terms and conditions. That's deceptive, and not the way to build a good relationship, let alone a business one.
I hope BlackBerry has a great new incentive plan ready to rebuild developer trust, because they've certainly lost mine.