It’s important for any new platform to be populated with apps for users to download and use them. RIM knows it pretty well and that is why they recently held a Port-A-Thon for developers to port their apps to the latest BlackBerry 10 platform.
The Port-A-Thon coupled with cash and hardware incentives seem to have worked for RIM as over 15,000 apps were submitted to RIM for approval in less than two days.
For every approved app, RIM will give $100 to the developers and in some cases BlackBerry Dev Alpha device and even a paid trip to the BlackBerry Jam Europe for the BlackBerry 10 launch.
RIM will reveal the new BlackBerry 10 OS and its devices on January 30.
[Via The Verge]