At BlackBerry World 2012, Alec Saunders, RIM’s VP Developer Relations, stated “Quality matters.” He was speaking to the developer community that if they produce better apps they’ll have a greater chance of success, thus potentially yield more revenue. Today, RIM officially announced that they’ve started to accept applications for BlackBerry 10 apps into the BlackBerry App World.
RIM noted on their company blog that apps submitted today “are guaranteed to be reviewed, tested and ready for publishing when BlackBerry 10 launches in Q1 2013.” Developers are encouraged to make apps for BB10, have them become “Built for BlackBerry” certified, then possibly qualify for the $10,000 Developer Commitment. This is a promo where RIM will hand over a minimum of $10,000 for each app a developer creates, submits, passes the quality standards, but each app has to earn at least $1,000. RIM expects to have thousands of apps available on launch day, including Facebook Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare.
Devs can head on over to the BlackBerry App World Vendor Portal where you’ll see a new category called “BlackBerry 10,” with the device named “All Touch”. Check out the full details here at RIM.