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

By Bla1ze on 14 Feb 2014 07:34 pm EST

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.


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

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

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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.


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....

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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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.

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

Posted with my gorgeous Z30

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. - C00012735/ Mike Garson Photography - C00471EA8

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

Posted via CB using my Q10

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

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

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

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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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

Catapulted from my Z10.

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.

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

Posted via CB10

Well done guys, you make us proud.

Think we should do the same here in South Africa

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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!

BlackBerry Q10  & Full Metal CB10!

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!