The third annual BlackBerry Partners Fund Developer Challenge was launched at WES2010, the BlackBerry event that took place from April 27-29.
This year the challenge asks developers to showcase applications that take advantage of the BlackBerry Application Platform's unique capabilities and introduces a regional element with four regions – North America; Latin America; Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia Pacific.
Entries will be accepted until September 6, 2010. To apply, visit http://bpf.wufoo.com/forms/2010-blackberry-super-apps-developer-challenge/ and complete the application form. Both newly developed and existing applications can be entered into this year's BlackBerry Partners Fund Developer Challenge.
Judges will evaluate applications submitted in seven categories:
- Fun & Games
- Navigate & Explore,
- In the Know.
Regional Selections will be notified the week of September 27, 2010. Regional Semi-Finalists in each category will be named by November 1, 2010. Regional Winners and Regional Finalists will be announced on November 18, 2010.
Developers of applications selected at each finalist level will receive prizes to support their development on the BlackBerry Platform and to help them achieve commercial success. Up to four Regional Winners will each receive a prize pack valued at $85,000, including application promotion services, BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry App World marketing support, an Elite membership in the BlackBerry Alliance Program and more.
Up to 28 Regional Semi-Finalists will each receive prize packages worth over $16,000 and up to twelve Regional Finalists will each receive prize packages valued at almost $35,000. Up to 400 Regional Selections will receive a free BlackBerry smartphone for submitting their application into the Challenge.
Applications will be judged on quality, user experience and how effectively they have incorporated "Super App" characteristics.
For more information: http://www.blackberrypartnersfund.com/2010challenge.
To submit an application visit