Under the title of, "somethings happening, something wonderful," Alec Saunders of RIM has posted a blog contest that will urge developers to submit their BlackBerry apps in hyper-mode. The incentive is an all expenses paid trip to the BlackBerry 10 Jam event in which developers attending will receive a free BB 10 prototype device to aid them in converting and developing their apps for the upcoming OS 10. Starting now, every 100th app submitted to BB App World is eligible to win a prize package that includes $500 USD cash, a voucher for an airline ticket (up to $1,500 USD in North America and $2,500 USD outside of North America), a pass to BlackBerry 10 Jam on May 1-3 and four nights at a hotel. In other words, a all expenses paid dream trip of a lifetime!
We’re going to keep driving that momentum and building that excitement – it’s a rush and we don’t want it to go away. We’ve decided that from now until May 1, 2012, there will be some extra incentive to our community to keep up the development. Starting April 10, 12:01 am, every 100th new app submitted to BlackBerry App World is eligible for a prize package that will bring you to BlackBerry 10 Jam in Orlando, Florida from May 1-3. (Click here for legal terms and conditions). The prize package includes $500 USD cash, a voucher for an airline ticket (up to $1,500 USD in North America and $2,500 USD outside of North America), a pass to BlackBerry 10 Jam on May 1-3 and four nights at a hotel. Winners will be notified via the primary email on BlackBerry App World vendor account.
In his article, Alec recants on the success that BB App World has seen in recent months and the need to continue "driving that momentum and building that excitement" that has been building up around the success of new apps coming to BlackBerry from thousands of developers around the world.