03-02-2013 08:39 AM
How many Dev Alphas you got? And how many you're going to return?
I didn't need more than 1 dev alpha but I just won the other ones.
I have 4 total Dev Alphas, the 3 came from the port a thons and 1 came from the appcelerator program. I already applied for the 4 dev alphas for an LE Trade Up, and only 2 got accepted for now. How about you guys?
03-02-2013 09:38 AM
I only have 1 too. In fact I'm pretty sure that was the intention of the program... to get a device into a developers hands so they could build apps and test on the hardware.
Upon successfully creating and submitting an app, BlackBerry was kind enough to offer up the Limited Edition device as a reward for your hard work and believing in BlackBerry 10.
If you gained more than one alpha device (regardless of scenario) so be it... but I think that filing for more than 1 LE device is really abusing the program.
I'd suggest returning the devices to BlackBerry as is... or if BlackBerry concurs this is a good idea, share your DA device with a fellow developer and mentor them so that they can bring their apps to the BlackBerry World marketplace.
03-02-2013 10:31 AM
03-02-2013 10:37 AM
03-02-2013 10:42 AM
As noted... if you personally ended up with more than 1 DA device so be it (I'm not the DA police ;-)
However my feeling is that if you submitted an app, and are therefore eligible for the trade in, great! but if you submitted additional apps under your vendor account those are just extra.
If "Joe Bloggs" at your company submitted an app, then he/that company is eligible for the LE swap.
I just *personally* feel that taking advantage of BlackBerry's program to obtain more than 1 LE device for a single developer is (again, IMHO) abuse of the program. Besides I can really only use 1 device at a time... a 2nd, 3rd, etc. would just be a waste.
03-02-2013 02:07 PM