Certain apps will feature prominently on BlackBerry App World marketplace.
RIM has opened the app submissions for its forthcoming mobile operating system, BlackBerry 10. A recent post on the firm's development blog confirms the acceptance of entries for applications designed for BB10.
The post explains the submission process to the BlackBerry storefront in addition to offering links to the Beta3 Developer SDK for those who wish to code. RIM also reminded developers that any app that's accepted into the Built for BlackBerry program and earns $1,000 over 12 months could deliver a payout of $10,000.
RIM said they'll showcase certain apps it approves and give them a notable placement in the BlackBerry App World marketplace.
RIM's vice president of developer relations, Alec Saunders, said there are already 105,000 apps in BlackBerry App World. However, to take advantage of BlackBerry 10's new features, developers are required to start from scratch.
"At BlackBerry Jam Americas we handed out the first 'dev alpha' [devices] with the first releases of software on them. People lined up at 7 [in the morning], and by noon, people had code running," he said on how it's not that difficult to create apps for BB10.
Saunders added that it's important for RIM that it's both lucrative and straightforward to write apps for their new mobile platform. Developers will be able to utilize a wide range of APIs, as well as several carrier billing options that have made it easier for even teenage consumers to pay for apps, he stated.