This is some good news for those developers out there. RIM has decided to extend the Built For BlackBerry $10K Developer Commitment deadline, as many developers were concerned about getting their apps submitted in time due to the large volume in the pipeline. This is of course also good news for users, as it means that there is a large number of apps getting submitted for BlackBerry 10.
Developers will now be held to the following deadlines,
- Apps that have been submitted on or before 8pm EST on January 21st,2013 may qualify for the $10k Developer Commitment if the developer agrees to the official terms and conditions and passes Built for BlackBerry testing.
- Developers may apply for Built for BlackBerry review and the $10k Developer Commitment offer in the BlackBerry World Vendor Portal by 8pm ET Feb 18th
- The qualifying sale dates for the 10k Commitment is 12:01am ET, March 4 2013 to 11:59pm ET, March 3 2014
RIM is continuing to show their support for developers with moves like this, and while this allots more time for devs they should still be making sure that their apps meet all the criteria.