Research In Motion (RIM), makers of the popular blackberry smartphones, is giving away a whopping $500,000 to developers as total prize money to be won with series of events/contests to prepare for the much anticipated BB 10 launch. On Jan 11, 2013, two Port-a-thon will be held simultaneously and virtually for mobile app developers and will last for a total of 36 hours. For every mobile app developers that participates, here are the incentives;
- Port one (1) – five (5) approved apps – $100 per eligible app –to a maximum of 20 paid applications per Vendor
- Port five (5) – ten (10) approved apps – THE FIRST TWO HUNDRED (200) QUALIFIED PARTICIPANTS receive one (1) BlackBerry Dev Alpha Device plus $100
- Port ten (10) or more approved apps – THE FIRST TEN (10) QUALIFIED PARTICIPANTS one (1) paid trip to BlackBerry Jam Europe to celebrate the launch of BlackBerry 10 with us plus a Dev Alpha Device as well as $100.
- Additionally for those that did not receive a BlackBerry Dev Alpha, or Trip to BlackBerry Jam Europe, we will be conducting a random draw for one hundred (100) BlackBerry 10 Dev Alphas and ten (10) trips to BlackBerry Jam Europe. All those who meet the criteria for a Dev Alpha Device or the Trip but were not one of the firs 200 or 10 , respectively, to qualify, are eligible for the respective draws.