BlackBerry 10 Mini Jam World Tour arrives in Kuwait
The BlackBerry 10 Mini Jam World Tour arrived in Kuwait yesterday, showcasing the unique capabilities of BlackBerry 10 to developers based in Kuwait.
The hands-on event at the JW Marriott in Kuwait City was well attended by close to 40 local developers in addition to walk-ins through the day, demonstrating a very high level of interest in the BlackBerry 10 platform amongst the thriving Middle Eastern developer community.
Recognising the enthusiasm and passion of developers at the event, Research In Motion announced their $10K app development competition, which gives three BlackBerry 10 developers the chance to take home $10,000 each should their app be chosen as one of the best and most original apps in the country.
To participate in the competition, developers simply need to submit their native BlackBerry 10 apps online on the BlackBerry 10 Mini-Jam website.
Mohamed Al Mefleh, Director Product and Platforms, RIM Middle East, said:
“With every BlackBerry Jam event, the excitement for our new platform is only increasing among our developer community. The enthusiastic participation we have seen today strengthens our commitment to provide our customers in the region with a strong pipeline of locally relevant applications for when BlackBerry 10 launches.”
Mario Hachem, Managing Partner at apps2you says,
“We have already had great success building apps for BlackBerry 7 smartphones.
BlackBerry 10 gives us an opportunity to build on our expertise and enhance the app experience for customers.”
The winners of the BlackBerry 10 app contest will be announced in the run up to the launch of BlackBerry 10 in the region early next year.
Applications created with any of the BlackBerry 10 tools will run on BlackBerry 10 smartphones as well as BlackBerry PlayBook tablets when the new platform becomes available for the PlayBook.