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Create a rocking BlackBerry 10 app in Qatar or Kuwait and get the chance to win $10K!

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By James Richardson on 10 Dec 2012 11:55 pm EST
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Yes, you did read the post title correctly. RIM will be giving away the super prize of $10k to three lucky BlackBerry 10 Jammers in the Middle East. All developers need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to come up with the best and original app in their country.

To participate in the competition, developers simply need to submit their native BlackBerry 10 apps online on the BlackBerry 10 Mini-Jam website. The winning app must be relevant and interesting to the local market, and developed using either NDK (C/C++), NDK Cascade, Webworks/HTML5, or Adobe Air.

Through this competition, BlackBerry developers will be given an exclusive chance to submit one of the first BlackBerry 10 apps for the Middle East region in either Arabic or English. Developers will be encouraged to leverage APIs that can integrate with core BlackBerry apps such as contacts, calendar, BlackBerry Messenger, BlackBerry Hub and more. The submitted applications will be judged following the BlackBerry 10 Mini Jam on a number of parameters including the concept, design, look & feel, market relevancy, and enhancement features. The winners will be announced in the run up to the launch of BlackBerry 10 in the region early next year. 

More details on the contest will be revealed at BlackBerry 10 Mini-Jam events in Qatar on December 11, 2012 and in Kuwait on December 13, 2012.

7 comments

Jimcmf

First ...... and lets see how good of an app you guys are able to create for the wonderful people of the mid east!!!

RIM is a Canadian company ..... so if you have a choice, who would you rather support? The loving Canadians .... or the Loving Americans?

Thomas Petersen

Why would you bring politics into this?

sk8er_tor

True... On the other hand, both Apple and Google are evil companies so please support RIM.

RIM's advertising campaign should be: we don't spy on our customers

birdman_38

Please provide an example of how Google is, in your words, an "evil company".

Thunderbuck

I know this is going to sound picky, but is it a smart idea to use a 9900 in the picture for this post? There still seems to be some confusion among some users who seem to think that OS7 phones will be upgradable to BB10...

Greasy.Spectre

Just moved to Kuwait!

Now to find an idea and dev it up....