BlackBerry developers give back to the Waterloo community by building apps for local companies

By Bla1ze on 14 Feb 2014 07:34 pm EST
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While many folks are concerned with developers supporting BlackBerry, a few developers that work at BlackBerry are concerned with supporting apps for their community. Brian ZubertChad Tetreault and Erik Oros all work at BlackBerry and as outlined by CTV Kitchener​, have found a way to give back to their home area by building apps for local companies​. It's a great piece covering some great work, check out the video above to learn more.

79 comments

yohannyphm

That's the way to get good media exposure. Keep doing it.

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Puz_zled

It's really too bad the Canadian media generally craps all over BlackBerry as much or more-so than any 'Merican outlet. I would love to see a bit more "stick together " amongst Canadian govs, businesses, and consumers.

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RubberChicken76

Yeah - and one of the first CTV channels I saw where the reporters went all iPhone was CKCO.

BerryRipe

Very positive move!

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mscloutier

Awesome, keep up the great work team BlackBerry.

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SDTRMG

Wish I knew how to build apps I'd do it for business in my city.

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TheStoryUp

Looks like I'm going to have to check this farmers market out. Never knew it was there, but only 10 min away. And Chicopee idk, kinda outgrew that hill, but it's great for kids.

Zed30

Prem WatsApp

We have a farm market here too, but no app yet. "Paddock to Plate" is their slogan.
Different weather, more like pineapples and mangoes here instead of beetroot and cabbage. To hot here for blackberries, too.

Will they release some source code for other markets or make the app available as a software solution instead of just using it themselves?

This thing could catch on on BB.

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

chrisstlaurent

I'm right beside Chicopee. I will definitely get the app.

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Gatmyer

Me too!

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Gord Cluthe

Hey neighborhood friends!

This is great that local talent is helping local business.. and the fact that it hit the media is even better!!

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blackmoe

It's not a farmers market but rather a country produce store done in a market style. They are known for some of the best corn you can buy grown at their own location.

Gatmyer

Dude has a great BBM channel as well.

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xBURK

Nice work. This is how it's done.

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route664

did someone really ask that guy why isn't there an iphone app? must be the iphone app gap.. =T

Bla1ze

OK, I laughed at this probably more than I should have haha!

muddberry

Good work keep it up

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paulmike83

That rocks.

Team BlackBerry

ThunderShock2005

Such good people!

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bigbadben10

From a nurtured little seed grows a very strong tree. Well done BlackBerry! Congratulations on a job well done.

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farskija

Dude! I want some BlackBerry cufflinks! Those look cool...

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tjseaman

This is what Canada is all about...giving back. Props to the boys at BlackBerry!!!

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canadian nick

Makes me proud to be Canadian thanks guys. Very positive news lately

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awindsr

Win win for everyone!

Ekene N

Comes natural to Canadians though, good to see from the BlackBerry team.

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rocker_man1

How about building an app for my blog. I have been fighting the BlackBerry 10 fight hard here in BC. Haha. I could only wish.

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overzeer

If you already have a blog that may not be too hard at all with app generator...

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AOAJ007

This is awesome news!

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jiminica

That is awesome. Maybe if they do some American companies, they'll get more love. That's my hope at least.

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jcarlos100

Good move

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North-Face

Very nice!

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blackberry008

Great story, I love these feel good stories, this is a new beginning for BlackBerry.

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scrapmetal58

That's great to hear. Great community support!

jic999

hey enough of this BlackBerry is dead , Lets support BlackBerry its a changed company with awesome people and of course great products !!

NamelessStar

glad to see support from home for home i was in kw for 26 years and i love to see this happen.

alie.tariq

Good work. Corporate social responsibility? :p

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Maximus65

What's with the "5 Billion" under the flying D's?

Anybody?

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greenberry666

Who gives a flook about some village in Canada??

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RonBHolmes2nd

The greatest city in the greatest country on earth you mean? I do!

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greenberry666

I must confess, Canada does look pretty.

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ablefunzo

I have had the Harries Farmers app for a long time. I downloaded out of curiosity because it was local. Thanks BlackBerry for letting this guy's do this for free. You are on the rise in Jesus name.

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Paul Callahan

Heck yeah.. It's always a good thing to see people giving back to their local community..

Posted from my Q10 (TMobile) Running OS 10.2.1.2102 as of 2.14.2014!

BBNation

This is why love BB. Truly Canadian way..

canuckbear

Great company. Great products. Great employees. Good people!

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Mel25

Love this

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abwan11

Success is measured by our relationships with each other.

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TranceRomance

I'm ready for burgers and brews!! Quicksilver! Where you at? Observation Junkie! You know you want to join! Jo Jo! Thatplaybookguy! Birdman!

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Observation Junkie

Yo Trance, it's just so happens to be 5 am here in the UK.
Son, get those burgers going and I'll bring over a 6 pack of brews :)

Let's rustle up the rest of the guys and gals

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TranceRomance

Yez ziiir!!

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kennyiceberry

Just say the magic word...

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Maal628

Good job guys!

#PoweredByBlackBerry

Supa_Fly1

I recall seeing Herrle's Country Farm Market on BlackBerry App World 2 weeks ago (maybe 1 week ago) and recalling seeing it in a video by that company some months back in late 2013.

Herrle's Country Farm Market

Good for these developers ... shows where their heart is.

tnewton85

Hahahah only 2 app. Shocker.

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Observation Junkie

Well done blackberry developers, it shows that everyone is not in it just for the money

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ObadaAlZayed

Can you explain for me what is happening?
I'm not understanding anything!!

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ObadaAlZayed

Can anyone explain for me what is happening??
I'm not understanding anything!!

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Observation Junkie

Yeah sure, just go and hang out at Android Central, you'll find all the explanations you need.

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kennyiceberry

He's put his bot back on again. Dude that approach isn't working.

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ObadaAlZayed

Thank you, but can you explain for me what is happening?

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Observation Junkie

Zzzzzzzzzxxxxxxx

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rngeek

I think that's awesome. Dedication and loyalty.

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sredd68

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1guitarguy

Nice work BlackBerry! Good supporting your own. Can't recall apple/android/windows doing anything like this.

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blackberryz10w

That's why I love BlackBerry.
BlackBerry forever.

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christoph77

Great initiative! :)

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BB Super Junior

Good to give back as I'm sure the community has supported BlackBerry. Nice work fellas.

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za_berry

Well done guys, you make us proud.

Think we should do the same here in South Africa

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Killjoyhere

Downloaded Chicopee and I'm going there today.

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Supa_Fly1

Just watched the video (after my first comment) and I gotta say BlackBerry developer teams head has a LOT to learn by what these three gents did!!

THIS IS HOW YOU ENGAGE DEVELOPERS and Company's to develop apps!

These guys have something more than character showing their community pride. I hope to see more similar news on CB!

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HerrlesMarket

Brian and Chad were so helpful and accommodating. This app is a starting point for us a small business, and the fact that we own the app. But the support doesn't just stop there. BlackBerry Dev is committed to on going support, their investment in us and their community goes a long way!

DStLouis

Two thumbs up

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