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QuiteSimple
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Re: BBJam Europe - DevAlpha C

I was there on the first day to test an app and no notepad at all. I went on the second day with a stick preloaded with few of my paid apps and then I noticed the notepad (and asked a BlackBerry team member about the details).


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ndsmyter
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Re: BBJam Europe - DevAlpha C

I had uploaded all my BARs to a USB stick after I had the notice via mail that we could use these on the conference. And when I went to the Dev Alpha C Testing area I could just plug in in my USB stick and upload my BARs on the Dev Alpha C. After uploading you could play around with your application on the Dev Alpha C. On the computer (which you used to upload the BAR with) next to the Dev Alpha C there was a notepad open where you could provide your name and vendor mail.

I also miss some written notice, just for the sake as when is the deadline? They said 2 weeks, but is that 2 weeks starting from the first day (where they announced in the general session in the morning), or does these 2 weeks start on the last day of the BB Jam. It would be nice to know how much time we have.

If you didn't had the chance to fill in your name and mail, I guess you can contact some people from BlackBerry to ask how you can still apply for it. Explaining your issue, they will probably understand. They'll probably know if you went to BB Jam or not, looking at the amount of mails I got when attending the sessions :-)


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Tjitte
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Re: BBJam Europe - DevAlpha C

What I understood from the keynote was that the BB Jam attendees would have extra time (2 weeks) to optimize their app if they showed their interest to the Dev Alpha C / Q10. You had to bring your BAR file to the event and test it at the Dev Alpha C testing booth. At the booth there was a laptop with a Dev Alpha C connected to it. Two programs were showing on the laptop: the BlackBerry Graphical Aid to deploy your signed bar to the device and a Notepad window where you could enter your name and email. The Notepad window also stated that you must submit your app before 22 February to apply for the Dev Alpha C.

 

I could not find any official documentation about this offer and also the people at the booth didn't know exactly what the rules were. They said only one app needs to be submitted before 22 February.


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Philipk
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Re: BBJam Europe - DevAlpha C

I think they should allow anyone who went to submit a C optomized app by February 22 to qualify. There was no 'notepad' mentioned in the keynote otherwise I would have put my name on it.
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Re: BBJam Europe - DevAlpha C

And you didn't think of asking the guy at the booth? I appreciate the gesture RIM is doing for the Jam attendants. However if everything has to be that precise or people start complaining I expect even fewer device giveaways at future Jam events.

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Re: BBJam Europe - DevAlpha C

I agree with zezke on this. You could have asked one of the many people running around from BlackBerry for some more information about this. At every Dev Alpha C booth - where you had to go anyway because that was mentioned in the General Session - there were at least 2 people who could give you some more information. A little effort from your side to start a conversation with them was all you needed to do..

You could have asked for more information. I also asked for some information because I didn't know if it was enough to just fill in my details in that file (which it was btw).


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Re: BBJam Europe - DevAlpha C

They just announced on their blog that we will receive more information on the BB Jam Europe Dev Alpha C's in the next week.

Source: http://devblog.blackberry.com/2013/02/device-shipping-update/?CPID=E10C020


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QuiteSimple
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Re: BBJam Europe - DevAlpha C

Has anyone received anything? I mean, the week is over and there are no mails, at least I didn't get one.



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mzex
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Re: BBJam Europe - DevAlpha C

I test my apps first day on DevAlpha C and there was no notepad. I asked BB guy at the booth, how I will leave my data  and he didn't know. So, he take picture of my BBJam pass with his phone, and said he will make sure to submit my data.

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Re: BBJam Europe - DevAlpha C

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I tested my apps on both days, and on the computers I was working there was twice a notepad open.

But anyway, I just received a mail with some more information. The exact deadline and all you need to know.
You can find the T&C on following link: http://developer.blackberry.com/offers/devalphac/

 

In the T&C they only say that you had to be on the Jam Europe 2013. So I guess that all people who haven't filled in their information will still be able to qualify if they submit an app.

 

So let's stop arguing, and start coding !



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