Developers offered Free Blackberry Playbook to convert Android Apps to BB apps!


Here is a golden chance for Indian mobile developers to lap up a shiny new 16 GB BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet. We are slightly late in reporting this as there are only 4 more days to go, but I guess it is still worth all the effort!

Alec Saunders, Blackberry’s Vice President of Developer Relations made the announcement about this initiative a few days back on Twitter.


To qualify, developers have to simply repackage an Android APK into a PlayBook BAR (Blackberry App) and submit it to Blackberry App world. The submission of the repackaged app should be done by February 13th for it to be eligible for the offer. Also, applications need to meet the standard BlackBerry App World Vendor Guidelines. Its that simple!

android to blacberry apps

Some important things that developers will have to keep in mind:

  • Developers will have to remove all mention of the word Android from their app, in the application description and in the app itself, before submitting your app to BlackBerry App World
  • Developers will Remove all links to the Android Market from within the submitted app.
  • The app should be built with minimum of OS 2.0 compatibility.
  • Ensure your app is signed. Learn about code signing.

Check out the FAQS, Terms & conditions and other details about “Free BlackBerry PlayBook 2012 offer!”

1 Comment
  1. Pooja Gupta says

    Just checked the announcement link :

    The offer is valid for newly developed apps as well as android apps repackaged as playbook apps.

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