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Time Running Out to Enter BlackBerry Developer Challenge

David Murphy

There’s now less than amonth left to enter the third annual BlackBerry Developer Challenge. The deadline for entries is 6 September.

BlackBerry-maker RIM is encouraging UK developers to build applications for the BlackBerry platform and this year's challenge is focused on finding the best ‘Super Apps.’

The Challenge offers developers prizes worth over $1.5m (£1m). Prizes include app  promotion services, BlackBerry phones, BlackBerry App World marketing support, and an elite membership to the BlackBerry Alliance Program.

Judges will consider the entries across four regions – Asia-Pacific, N. America, Latin America and EMEA. The apps will be evaluated in seven different categories: productivity, entertainment, knowledge, sharing, navigation, multimedia and ‘In the Know’. Apps will be judged on quality, user experience and how effectively they have incorporated ‘Super App’ characteristics. Developers of apps selected at each finalist level will receive prizes.

There’s more information on the BlackBerry Super Apps Developer Challenge, including details on how to submit an entry, here.  

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