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RIM Guarantees at Least $10,000 to BlackBerry 10 Developers

by Mark Hearn | May 1, 2012May 1, 2012 7:15 pm PST

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Earlier today during BlackBerry 10 Jam in Orlando, Florida, RIM announced its commitment to paying BlackBerry 10 developers a minimum of $10,000. The company is guaranteeing that rate for the first year that an app is available in BlackBerry App World. In the past, RIM has tried to spark developer support by offering free PlayBooks and phones, but there’s nothing like cold hard cash to get people moving.¬†Of course there are a few stipulations to RIM’s generous offering.

In order to qualify for the payout, your application must earn at least $1,000 and meet RIM’s quality certification. If your application earns less than $10,000, RIM will pay whatever the difference is. For example if your app earns $3,000 in its first year, RIM will pay the difference of $7,000. RIM may be losing developers to Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, but hopefully this unique offering will be enough to lure developers back into the BlackBerry scene.

[via: BlackBerry Dev Twitter]


Mark Hearn

Mark Hearn is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. Covering the mobile scene for several years, he also has a love for film, sports, gaming...

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