Due to the overwhelming number of submissions from the port-a-thons over the last couple of weeks, RIM has decided to extend the deadlines for their 10k Commitment and Built for BlackBerry Programs. The new deadlines have been updated as follows:
- Apps that have been submitted on or before 8pm EST on January 21st, 2013 may qualify for the $10k Developer Commitment if the developer agrees to the official terms and conditions and passes Built for BlackBerry testing.
- Developers may apply for Built for BlackBerry review and the $10k Developer Commitment offer in the BlackBerry World Vendor Portal by 8pm ET Feb 18th
- The qualifying sale dates for the 10k Commitment is 12:01am ET, March 4 2013 to 11:59pm ET, March 3 2014
For developers concerned over the volume of apps being reviewed and missing the deadline then this extension grants them additional time to complete the process and breathe a sigh of relief. Developers should make sure their applications meet the Built for BlackBerry criteria first and be aware that Android ports and BlackBerry App Generator apps do not qualify.
Source: Inside BlackBerry Developer Blog