At the 2009 BlackBerry Developer Conference it was made clear on more than one occasion that to build better BlackBerry apps and maximize your app's awareness (and downloads/sales) you need to embrace all delivery channels (App World, Mobihand, etc.) and especially engage BlackBerry enthusiast sites such as CrackBerry.com.
During one DevCon session in particular, mention was made of a free service we offer here at CrackBerry that not all developers were aware of but encouraged to take advantage of, and that is getting your own dedicated forum within our CrackBerry forums. The BlackBerry Software and Service Companies forum is the place for developers to maintain a presence and reach out to our enthusiast community. Read on for more details!
Here's the scoop. If your company develops BlackBerry apps, we want you to be part of our CrackBerry Forums. We'll set you up with a dedicated subforum for your company and make you "moderator" of your own forum.
What can you do with your forum? Communicate directly with our CrackBerry.com members and communicate your message directly to the greater BlackBerry-using world!
Released a new software app? Announce it in the forums! Need beta testers? Recruit them in our forums! Been wanting to provide tech support for your products/services via a forum but don't want to go through the hassle of setting it up and maintaining it on your own site? Use our forums! Our member community is comprised of thousands of active BlackBerry users and the forums also have a huge audience of passive users who browse through on a regular basis. These forums are not intended to be a simple billboard for promotion, but rather a venue to develop a real relationship with our community that will help you build better apps and generate loyal users.
As moderator of your own dedicated forum, you will be able to keep your forum organized and current - create sticky threads, edit your own posts/threads, etc.
Criteria and Sign-Up:
If you have any other questions on this initiative, feel free to email us - adam at crackberry.com. Please keep the subject "BlackBerry Company Forums". Our Forums Manager, Adam Zeis, will be the point man for this ongoing endeavor. See you on the forums!