01-14-2013 10:09 AM
01-14-2013 10:17 AM
01-14-2013 10:37 AM
01-14-2013 10:46 AM
Sounds good, hope you are right ;-)
At the moment my major consern regarding B4BB is that criteria are very flexible and in case that majority of normal but well built apps will be rejected then there always will be doubts about fair processing.
01-14-2013 11:08 AM
I agree with jtegen as this is my first time developing for RIM and have nothing but a good experience so far.
As for B4BB, I think it can only benefits RIM to have indie developers in the program. It would encourage more indie developers to create great quality, unique apps specific toblackberry. Both parties win. Also, like I mentioned when I started this thread, if everyone got the designation then the B4BB logo would be meaningless.
btw, this might be off topic but....Does anyone have an approved apps or games yet?
01-14-2013 11:30 AM
01-15-2013 02:56 PM - edited 01-15-2013 02:58 PM
Ah, page 2 and still no links to Apps which got approved for B4BB?
I got also rejections and I'm feeling very frustrated and fooled by RIM in the meantime. They rejected 3 without any clarification email and 1 with a very weak, pointing to the checklist I have to met. Nothing more!
After trying to find out what I have done wrong I contacted several guys I know from the JAM in Berlin, posted at this forum and ranted during the Port-A-Thon.
I got last night a detailed email with the explanation why they haven't accepted it for Built for BlackBerry. It has nothing to do with all the FAQ's and Checklists with features from BB10 you should use or languages it should support. Sadly the mail had a confidential in the footer so I guess I can't post the content over here. But I'm sure, many developers will get to a similar point. (except those working for companies like Rovio)
You can find a summary over here since it is a very long post and I don't want to crosspost the whole content: http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Built-For-B
If I'm tomorrow still in the same mood as today I will cancel my flight to Amsterdam. I full stopped developing. No deadlines for me I have to stick to.
01-15-2013 03:37 PM
I got fooled by Nokia in the past. Doesn't feel good to get fooled again. I planned my life around RIM the past months. How shouldn't I take it personal?!
At the Jam in Berlin they made a lot of Buzz about B4BB and the 10k Commitment. And last weekend they repeated the same stuff again and again during the Port-A-Thon, only to get developers more enthusiastic. Not to reward committed BB10 developers which done a lot of work to met the B4BB checklist.
I should have simply recompiled my pure QtQuick qml stuff to get it running at the DevAlpha without recreating everything using cascades and fiddling with all his hickups and drawbacks. This way I would have it now ready to publish it at Jolla Mobile and the Ubuntu Handset without much buzz.
A friend got a great Space Invaders Clone developed using qml, it was rejected with the reasoning "to poor graphics", not more. - Space Invaders, Hello?!
01-15-2013 04:00 PM
See the things is there looking for amazing apps not just the basic run of the mill good apps.
The UI has be follow there steps as well and format and text style, correct icons and ect ect....
Also the you say Ravio but yhea they want those kind of apps as well.
Dont get me wrong i applied as well and fingers crossed I get in but Launch Codes for BB is not really a top notch app but id love to hear what they say so i can make it better even if i get rejected.