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Poll: Do you plan to develop for BlackBerry 10?

RIM's incentives for developing for BlackBerry 10 might be enough to get developers' attention. Let us know whether you plan to develop for the platform.

RIM has recently started allowing development for BlackBerry 10, and there have been a flurry of apps developed for it. With some bounties for app development out there, it may be enough to get casual developers interested in BlackBerry again. Microsoft did similar things with Windows Phone 7, with phone giveaways and direct payouts to developers of more high-profile apps and games.

While the BlackBerry market share may be greatly diminished, competition in the app store may be light enough that good apps can make about as much money as they would in the Android or Apple app stores. When you add in the incentives from RIM, developing for BlackBerry 10 may be a lucrative opportunity.

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8 comments
RyanNerd
RyanNerd

RIM has never been developer friendly. I don't expect them to treat developers any differently, even though they've been humbled.

todd_dsm
todd_dsm

BB ignored all market conditions, refusing to change, as Android was killing the iPhone in sales. What a red flag. You, me - everyone wondered, "do these guys even have a pulse?". The philosophy that is essentially summed up as: "I don't have to change, the world has to change around me", is not only ego-driven it's suicidal. Why buy into BlackBerry? They ain't dead yet but we've all been waiting for a funeral date. Who would buy into this type of mindset? Since time is finite, and non-renewable, I believe company/developer focus will be doled out: 1) Android 2) iPhone 3) who cares after that But, it's not as if time management has to fit this profile - if you can live with the consequences of ignoring it. Those that detract from Android/iPhone simply haven't used them yet. I had to work on one of my friends for over a year to give up the BB. When he finally did kill it, he said, "I should have done it a long time ago". Prediction: only the largest companies, with the most expendable resources, will develop for BlackBerry.

halebusa
halebusa

If 10 fails RIM will fail. I think 10 will appeal to businesses who have not already ditched BES.

toasterburn
toasterburn

Blackberry is still the best platform for email management so I wont be giving mine up anytime soon. I would like to see more apps made for it.

Pete6677
Pete6677

Does anyone plan to USE BlackBerry 10? This platform is dead. When the DoD and every other government agency starts issuing iPhones instead of Blackberries, you can kiss the company goodbye!

TrajMag
TrajMag

BB10 is probably the easiest platform to develop "APPLICATIONS." They have set up QNX to run almost every language imaginable and have a history of the highest return for developers. Do a little reaserch. I am totally sick of bash RIM. Yea I'm a fanboy but with good reason. Security.

333239
333239

... on whether you want your app to be as popular as possible or whether you want to make as much money as possible. They can be related as popular apps can be monetised, but some very popular apps make no money at all. A big fish in a small pond may earn far more than that same fish in an ocean of similar apps.

aidemzo_adanac
aidemzo_adanac

When the DoD and government start using iPhones, the nation has a problem. iPhones pale in comparison to BB's when it comes to business tools and multitasking. They are slowly getting there NOW but still a long way off for a company that was late to the party but claimed it was their party all along. I carry an iPhone for work (if they buy it and pay me to carry it, I will), grudgingly, but I still use my own BB for work as I get more done, more efficiently and with a better OS. If I want to be cool and have Siri play my music or start a slide show for someone, I pull out the iToy, if it is business my Berry is irreplaceable. Then again, I am in Canada, home of the Berry. Nobody else has done anything really new in the last few years. Sure iToy5 is out now, yet another iPhone with minor cosmetic changes, but nothing has really changed and RIM fever is itching for the Berry 10 release. I know that, in America, Berry and RIM barely exist, compared to the consumer focused iToys of the last 10 years. That's just one country though, in a world where many abhor mere the thought of owning an iPhone. I am actually quite surprised to see how many business have adopted iPhones when there are far better and more useful enterprise devices available, just not at the corner store or big box outlets. Black berry still rules for business use in more ways than one can count, and that's from someone who carries and uses both Berry and iPhone (the iPhone was given to me as a business tool! LOL sure, I'll get right on that!). I do like the iPhone for pulling up race stat PDF's at the pony track though, or sharing my video of Santa squatting to have a smoke outside the Christmas tree lot in December, beyond that it falls miserably short in every area I can think of. .

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