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Port Your Android App To BlackBerry App World, Receive Free PlayBook

Calling all Android developers. RIM is on the hunt for developers to bring their Android apps over to the BlackBerry App World. In doing so, developers who qualify will be given a free BlackBerry PlayBook. Neat, right? RIM in all of their wisdom, has made it incredibly easy for devs to simply port their Android apps over with just a few clicks of the mouse.

The PlayBook may not be the greatest tablet on the market, but free is free. If you happen to develop, then go get your free PlayBook! You can find all the necessary tools right here at RIM’s site.

Via: Android and Me

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000155987673 Austin Mutschler

    I tried to make a developer account but it says 
    Vendor account status is disabled. It is already making me hate rim even more… Any advice?

  • hambeast

    They must have a lot of these things costing them money sitting in a warehouse somewhere

  • Anonymous

    http://us.blackberry.com/developers/tablet/playbook_offer.jsp
    The Free BlackBerry PlayBook offer was closed as of March 31, 2011.

    ???

  • Brian Walker

    Me and a friend at work are going to get started on an app this weekend. I’m thinking something relatively simple like a file manager. That can’t be too hard, right? You’re basically just doing a dir command.

  • Skennedy412

    Thats pretty cool actually.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Playboook Owners: Get ready for some sexy Asian girls.

    Now, where’s my free paperweight. :P

  • Michael Forte

    1. Use App Inventor
    2. Create simple app
    3. Submit to Blackberry App World and get free Playbook
    4. ?????
    5. PROFIT!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000155987673 Austin Mutschler

      Yes but you have to be in the App Inventor beta like me!

  • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

    They have had this for a while, I think. A friend of mine got a free one a while back. Anyway, if I remember correctly, it is not just any app, they have criteria for what counts. But then again, maybe they changed the rules, so that is why blogs are talking about it now.

  • Jason Purp

    I’ll put an app on the Market that will just have the text “Hey” when you open it, then port it to Blackberry App World.

    • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

      By “Hey”, do you mean “Hello World”? You have to at least have some dev standard.

      • Jason Purp

        No, I mean “Hey.”

      • Brian Walker

        I think that joke will be lost on him until he starts doing some tutorials and begins writing his first app. 

        • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

          It was worth a shot. I am still hoping someone out there read it and chuckled while rolling their eyes.

          • Butters619

            I chuckled.  I still output Hello World all the time when I’m debugging code.

          • Brian Walker

            Well I laughed, so you at least got one :-)

          • Anonymous

            And two :)

        • Jason Purp

          No, I understand what he means. I have tried developing for many different platforms in the past.