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MSohm
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$2 Million in Rewards Available for the BlackBerry 10 Last Chance Port-A-Thon

From the BlackBerry Developer blog.

 

Last call for porting apps starts Jan 18th – Register now for the Last Chance Port-A-Thon!

After staying up for 37.5 hours and working with some amazing developers to submit 15,060 apps, how do I reward myself? Obviously, by planning another port-a-thon this weekend! We’ve also doubled the reward opportunity for developers as we look for some new and exciting apps to add to BlackBerry World.

That’s right: this weekend we will have $2,000,000 available in rewards to developers for submitting their apps. Our last few port-a-thons have been so successful that we’re confident this weekend will yield some amazing apps for BlackBerry 10.

 

What apps are eligible, you ask? You can build/port apps using any one of the development languages that supports BlackBerry 10. Port from Android, use HTML5, Native C/C++, AIR, jQuery, Marmalade, Qt, PhoneGap, Appcelerator, Sencha and more. Additionally, apps created using BlackBerry App Generatorare also eligible. (Note: you need to own the blog content to be eligible)

All apps that are submitted will be reviewed and approved apps will be notified with rewards. You can find answers to any logistical questions here.

 

These port-a-thons are just part of our dedication to our developers and apps for our new BlackBerry 10 platform. We’re dedicated to building a healthy ecosystem for BlackBerry 10. We’re committed to our Built For BlackBerry initiative and our 10k developer commitment.

 

Get on board – now’s your chance to get your app ready for the BlackBerry 10 launch.

Mark Sohm
BlackBerry Development Advisor

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greenback
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Re: $2 Million in Rewards Available for the BlackBerry 10 Last Chance Port-A-Thon

Are developers who have previously attended a port-a-thon and have since developed new application eligible to receive the prize incentives?

 

 

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MedNez
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Re: $2 Million in Rewards Available for the BlackBerry 10 Last Chance Port-A-Thon

Yes. As long as the app is new to BB10 and not submitted to BB World yet.
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tanphat1412
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Re: $2 Million in Rewards Available for the BlackBerry 10 Last Chance Port-A-Thon

It's about five day after the lastest Port-A-Thon, but I didn't receive any information about my apps. I don't think that i will attend this port-a-thon, a little disappointed :smileysad:.

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MedNez
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Re: $2 Million in Rewards Available for the BlackBerry 10 Last Chance Port-A-Thon

Hi tanphat1412,

There are 15,000 apps to go through. On a good day, you might wait 8-10 days to get an app approved. I think (even though BB has got some outside help to sort through them), you (and I, and others) will be waiting ~2+ weeks to hear about our apps.

Don't despair. I've submitted mine and heard nothing, as have all my other dev friends and colleagues. Not worried at all.

Just give it time. You'll know when all the announcements come out about where they are up to, in a week or so.
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thett
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Re: $2 Million in Rewards Available for the BlackBerry 10 Last Chance Port-A-Thon

Hi Devs,

 

Can anyone help me to clarify the process to attend Portathon this weekend?

 

I've registered for the event, what should I do next?

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MedNez
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Re: $2 Million in Rewards Available for the BlackBerry 10 Last Chance Port-A-Thon

Nothing! When the Port-A-Thon starts you can add your apps into BlackBerry World. Don't add them beforehand - they have to be created within the 36 hour time frame to qualify!

Technical notes - make sure you have your Vendor account all set up, and that your signing keys are installed etc. If you have't done either of these, they can take a bit of time so best to be ready early.
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bcs925
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Re: $2 Million in Rewards Available for the BlackBerry 10 Last Chance Port-A-Thon


thett wrote:

Hi Devs,

 

Can anyone help me to clarify the process to attend Portathon this weekend?

 

I've registered for the event, what should I do next?


Don't need to do anything to qualify for the prizes after you've registered, just submit apps during the 36hour period.

 

And in your confirmation email for signing up you should have got a meeting notice, inside that meeting notice is a link to an Adobe Connect online collaboration meeting.  There you can ask questions to RIM experts as well as other developers.

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mzex
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Re: $2 Million in Rewards Available for the BlackBerry 10 Last Chance Port-A-Thon

I submitted apps for Android and Community portathons, and i got email with confirmation which apps are eligible, and list is OK, but in that email i read one very disturbing line:

 

"If your apps are not all approved by the deadline of January 25, we will reward you based on the number of apps approved at that time."

 

What is meaning of this? So, if my apps arent approved at all until 25 january because of long wait times, i will get no rewards at all? Its not our fault , and we submit apps on time, it is only RIMs fault for so long wait times for approval.

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MedNez
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Re: $2 Million in Rewards Available for the BlackBerry 10 Last Chance Port-A-Thon

As I understand it, all your apps should be approved a few days before January 25. You will then have a day or two to resubmit if an app was not approved. 

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