Research In Motion is already getting ready for a big announcement of BlackBerry 10 operating system, which is officially scheduled to launch on 30th January, 2013. Now, it seems like App submissions for BlackBerry 10 are off a good start, with over 15,000 applications already submitted in under a couple of days, and it said that BB10 OS will get 70,000 more apps available by the end of January.
Developers have submitted a total of 15,000 apps for BlackBerry 10 in just 37.5 hours of time, and it appears to have some intensives to submit applications. In fact, RIM will be facing an uphill battle when it does eventually launch BlackBerry 10 to the world, however the company is making sure it’ll have a healthy selection of apps from the get-go by incentivizing developers.
We also heard that RIM has recently hosted two Port-a-Thon events to encourage developers to submit their games and general apps for BlackBerry 10, offering $100 for any application approved to the BB Store. Naturally, that promise and offering cash seems to have worked perfectly to build and submit 15,000 apps over the course under 48 hours.
For unknown about this offering from RIM. There was also a BlackBerry hardware on offer with develops who submit between two and five applications approved will be getting a free PlayBook tablet. However, those writing more than five approved apps were entered into a random draw to receive a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device.
There’s no doubt that any / every app will be approved for the store, but Research In Motion (RIM) needs as many submissions as possibvle if the company aims for a successful launch.