• PhoneGap Devs: Get Registered For Mobile Camp LA!

    @WaterlooErik has just posted a nice blog to notify all you developers about the Mobile Camp LA event that will be taking place on October 18th. The event name speaks for itself, as it will be all about mobile development regardless of what part of developing you are involved in (gaming, UI, ect), there will be sessions available for everyone.

    RIM will be out in the community looking for and helping developers who are serious about making their apps for BlackBerry 10. These developers will get an opportunity to take home a Dev Alpha device to help them get started with BlackBerry!

    Check out the details below on how to qualify and register for the event:

    How do I qualify?

    I’m glad you asked. First, you’ll need to have an application that you’ve developed using PhoneGap and you’ve already taken to market outside of BlackBerry App World™.
    Next, you need to bring your application source (or an already compiled BAR file) and we’ll get it up and running on a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha testing device. If all goes well, we’ll have a station on hand where you can submit the newly created application to BlackBerry App World, and you get to walk away with the device!
    If there are obstacles, well that’s what we are there for and we will do all we can to assist you in overcoming them on site and getting your app submitted. If they cannot be addressed on site, we will take your contact information to provide continued support after the event.

    Most importantly, you need to be one of the first ten developers to do so!
    What can you do to speed up the process and get your hands on one of these devices and back to the conference and sessions as quickly as possible?

    • Pre-register as a BlackBerry Developer in the BlackBerry App World Vendor Portal. The entire process is free.
    • Request your BlackBerry Code Signing Keys in advance.
    • Have your laptop, application source, and development tools ready to go.

    For those that haven’t heard, obtaining a Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha testing device will be one of the steps to a limited edition BlackBerry 10 smartphone after the launch in Q1 2013 – details to follow. Submissions received will also be eligible for the 10k Developer Commitment!

    When the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha testing devices run out, we will be entering other developers who visit us at the booth in a raffle to win BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets. Remember, if you can get your app working on BlackBerry PlayBook, it can easily be ported to BlackBerry 10.

    We’ll be there throughout the conference to assist PhoneGap developers with their porting, so be sure to plan out the sessions you want to see accordingly. To get a better idea of what’s being offered, be sure to visit the Mobile Camp LA event page.

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