12-04-2010 10:35 PM
I have an app for Playbook nearing completion and wish to publish to the marketplace.
Are the avenues to marketplace open ?
I also hear early submissions win a playbook how do i apply to that ?
12-04-2010 11:30 PM
currently App World does not have the capability to accept apps for the playbook. it will be available in the coming weeks (most likely by january). it will be announce either via the webinars or the blackberry developer blog (http://devblog.blackberry.com/)
and as for the free playbook offer, RIM has stated that who ever submits an AIR app for the playbook once app world beings accepting apps and gets his or her app approved they will be 'elidgble' for a free playbook. now the details surrounding what the criteria for it are still a little shady so we have to wait till their guidelines come out to be sure what we can or cannot submit.
12-05-2010 09:38 AM - edited 12-05-2010 09:42 AM
I have heard many times, during the webcasts, that RIM wants to get the playbook into as many developers' hands as possible... That is a really good way to ensure continued application development for their platform. The more applications available, the better the acceptance of the device.
Like any offer they will want to have stipulations, I imagine someone who just repackages the Hello World example and submits it to App World is going to get denied. That is not necessarily a "catch" that is a quality control and protection of their interests. Until more information is released I don't see any reasons to doubt their intentions.
I have two apps for submission, one is completely done, the other is well on its way to being ready for submission... ...certainly by the end of the month. These are applications that I would love to use, I just hope they feel the same way about them. A bonus is that these two applications will be offered in the store for free. I don't plan to offer all of my apps for free but until I have a unit in hand to really see how I can push the boundaries of the device I will be writing free versions. I might split the second application into a "lite" version and a more robust pay version for a whopping $0.99 - $1.99.
Yep, retirement here I come.
The next webcast is this coming Thursday ( the 9th of December ), it is titled: Develop for the BlackBerry® Tablet OS SDK for Adobe® AIR®: BlackBerry App World submissions
You can sign up for it here:
I am fairly sure they will cover much more information about this subject as it is the title of the webcast.