Research In Motion has posted a very cool “How to” on submitting your BlackBerry 10 applications into App World on the Developer Blog. We also recived an email from RIM with the following information: Amidst trumpet fanfare and rising anticipation, the commercial release of BlackBerry® 10 devices is right around the corner (slated for first calendar quarter, 2013). This is a great opportunity for developers to be on the leading edge of this landmark release. To be in the BlackBerry App World™ store when the BlackBerry 10 launches, you must compile your app using the Beta3 Developer SDKs. For the developers that submitted BlackBerry 10 app for testing, please note that you will need to recompile with the Beta3 Developer SDKs and resubmit it to BlackBerry App World.
When you’re creating a new release in the BlackBerry App World Vendor Portal, you will now see a new Family called “BlackBerry 10” and one new device “All Touch”. Select “All Touch” to target your app for the commercial release of BlackBerry 10.
Those developers who act quickly (submitting their apps in October and November) have better odds for gaining preferred carousel placement. Getting in early also allows you time to tweak as necessary to qualify for the Built for BlackBerry designation and 10k Developer Commitment (and possibly earn USD 10,000 for your efforts).
We’re excited to announce that BlackBerry App World™ is now accepting applications targeted for BlackBerry® 10 devices. This means that apps submitted to the store starting today, October 10, are guaranteed to be reviewed, tested and ready for publishing when BlackBerry 10 launches in Q1 2013. This is a huge opportunity to be the first into the store and capitalize on app-hungry BlackBerry users. (Ed. note, Victoria B played Mexican Train Dominoes until 4am last night. We’re app-hungry too.)
How to Target
When you’re creating a new release in the BlackBerry App World Vendor Portal, you will now see a new Family called “BlackBerry 10” and one new device “All Touch”. You can select “All Touch” to target your app for BlackBerry 10.
The BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha is also still available for targeting your app for testing purposes.
Built for BlackBerry and 10k Developer Commitment
The sooner you get your app submitted to the storefront, the sooner it can be tested for the Built for BlackBerry program; and if it’s tested and certified, you can then qualify for the 10k Developer Commitment.
To top it off, we’re going to review all apps submitted to BlackBerry App World in October and November for preferred carousel placements at launch as a thank you.
Developers, be sure you are using the Beta3 Developer SDKs launched on September 27 to create your applications. Any app previously submitted, needs to be recompiled using the Beta3 Development Software and resubmitted.