What is the Android Port-A-Thon?
This is the Port-A-Thon that our Android developers have been asking for! The intent is to encourage our Android developers to port their applications to BlackBerry 10.
Is my app eligible for the Android Port-A-Thon BlackBerry 10?
If your app has not already been successfully ported to BlackBerry 10 OS then that app is eligible for this Port-A-Thon. Some apps that targeted the BlackBerry PlayBook did not require any changes to work for BlackBerry 10. Those apps that have passed our testing are not eligible for this promotion.
I have an application that is not currently for sale in BlackBerry World, am I eligible for this Port-A-Thon?
Yes! This Port-A-Thon is for our Android developers to port their applications that are not on BlackBerry 10.
Are Android Runtime apps eligible for rewards in this Port-A-Thon?
Yes, Android apps are the only applications that are eligible for the rewards in this Port-A-Thon. We are running this exclusive Android Port-A-Thon just for you on January 11th, 2013.
If I submit a free version and paid version of my application does that count as two (2) apps?
No, unfortunately in order for your apps to be eligible for the rewards you must submit unique applications, submitting a free version and a paid version do not make them unique. Another example, if you submit the same application in multiple languages, these will not be eligible for rewards.
RIM is running two Port-A-Thons at the same time; how do I know which one I qualify for?
If you are an Android developer, you will want to attend the Android Port-A-Thon as your apps will be eligible for this Port-A-Thon rewards only.
I have apps other than Android. Can I participate in both Port-A-Thons?
Yes, you can participate in both the Community Port-A-Thon and Android Port-A-Thon. However, an app will only be eligible once, and two versions of the same app will only qualify once.
How do I know if I am eligible for a reward? When will I be notified?
All app submissions will be time stamped as they are submitted to BlackBerry World; we will be using this as the official time. You will receive an email one week after the Port-A-Thon to let you know which apps have been accepted into the Port-A-Thon and the reward category for which you qualify. Once all your apps are approved, you will receive additional communication to redeem those rewards.