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Built for BlackBerry™ Program Overview

To qualify for the Built for BlackBerry designation:

  • Vendors must read and agree to the Built for BlackBerry Program Agreement
  • Vendors can submit as many apps to the Built for BlackBerry program as they would like
  • Apps must be approved for sale on BlackBerry® World™ before they are submitted for testing to the Built for BlackBerry program
  • Eligibility: Apps must be built using: BlackBerry 10 Native SDK, Cascades for BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry® WebWorks™ HTML5, or BlackBerry® 10 Adobe AIR SDK
  • Excluded Apps: The following will not be accepted under this Program:
    • An app developed using a tool or template that automatically produces a significant portion of the features and functionality and that creates the same look and feel as apps previously submitted by a Vendor
    • Ported Android™ apps
    • An app that launches a web page

Submissions and Approvals

  • If your app is not approved through the Built for BlackBerry program after your first submission, you will be notified and allowed to re-submit the app up to two more times for re-evaluation
  • Apps that are not approved the third time are not permitted to be submitted again to the Built for BlackBerry program

Maintaining Built for BlackBerry Designation

  • Non-gaming apps must support all devices on codeline; submissions must be made within 90 days of the launch of the new devices
  • Gaming apps must support all touch input devices with a 16:9 aspect ratio on codeline and/or all physical keyboard input devices with a 1:1 aspect ratio on codeline in order to maintain the designation for that respective class of device; submissions must be made within 90 days of the launch of the new devices
  • Apps must support all BlackBerry 10 codelines; submission must be made within 90 days of the launch of the new codeline