BlackBerry App Generator

Since BlackBerry World 2012, Mippin and BlackBerry have provided a fast and easy way to allow anyone to create a BBOS, PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 app through the BlackBerry App Generator. Now though, emails have gone out letting anyone with an account know the service will reach end of life status as of May 29, 2015.

Here's what you need to do

Prior to May 29, 2015, log in to the BlackBerry App Generator at www.blackberryappgenerator.com/blackberry and you will be asked if you would like to transfer your account to Mippin. If you provide your consent, we will transfer your BlackBerry App Generator account to Mippin on May 29. The new service will be free of charge until December 31, 2015. Prior to this date, Mippin will provide you with options to continue the new service. If you do not provide consent to transfer your account, your applications created through the BlackBerry App Generator will be removed from BlackBerry World on May 29.

Looking ahead

BlackBerry® has made the decision to end of life this product as part of our shift in strategic focus to serve the needs of enterprise customers. As such, we will no longer accept new applications created through the BlackBerry App Generator. We appreciate your support of BlackBerry App Generator and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you,

The BlackBerry Developer Program Team

As noted in the email, Mippin, the real service behind it all will continue on but perhaps the most interesting piece of info is the fact that if you do not provide consent to transfer your account to Mippin, your applications created through the BlackBerry App Generator will be removed from BlackBerry World.

Although I have no idea exactly how many apps were created with the BlackBerry App Generator, it's safe to say it was a lot and that's going to mean a lot of apps will disappear from the BlackBerry World storefront unless everyone consents to the change for better or worse. It's not like a lot of great apps were created by App Generator, they were mostly just personal blogs and filler apps, so it's an interesting bit of house cleaning.