Why develop for
RIM is now betting big on the Mobile Gaming Applications, which is by far the most rewarding application category.
The average BlackBerry app generates: 43% more daily downloads than the average iOS app and 48% more daily downloads than the average Android app.
(Source: Research2Guidance report, Aug 2011)
“BlackBerry developers are not as plentiful but 13% make over $100,000 from the App World apps, which is considerably more than Android or Apple developers, and will help that platform continue to be compelling to developers”
(Source: Application Distribution survey, Evans Data Corp, Sept 2011)
BlackBerry App World:
• Has more paid downloads than Android Market.
(Source: The Yankee Group, Sept 2011)
• Is the 2nd most profitable app store after Apple.
(Source: Evans Data, Sept 2011)
RIM is building an optimized and differentiated platform from the Ground Up to enable DEVELOPERS to capitalize on the Mobile Gaming Opportunity with BLACKBERRY.
How develop for
Now you have the big opportunity to start developing Games and Rich Apps for BlackBerry Playbook with C/C++, Native SDK (NDK), Scoreloop and BBM integration.
We also have:
Tutorials to help you get started utilizing the powers of the BlackBerry Playbook in your own applications by letting you follow easy to understand, step by step guides.
Support Forums that allow you to ask questions and learn from experts, ramp up your knowledge, chat with peers and solve coding issues.
Native SDK (NDK)
C/C++ for BlackBerry Playbook and in the near future for millions of BB10 OS smartphones, represents the cornerstone for Game Developers, something that really transforms the BlackBerry Platform today into a very attractive one for Developers allowing them to create astonishing gaming experiences.
Scoreloop is about connecting games and people who play them. Scoreloop SDK is next generation technology that enables mobile social gaming. It lets game developers integrate Scoreloop’s set of social gaming features into their games. Leverage Scoreloop to enable Social features (like User Profile, Leaderboards, Challenges, Awards and Achievements) and connect with friends.
BBM Connected Apps
Developers can leverage BBM - an extremely active social network with highly engaged users to take advantage of the social aspects of Gaming, creating truly engaging experiences and driving application discoverability because of the viral nature of this social platform. There are over 50 million BBM users worldwide and over 70% of them use BBM daily. In several countries in Latin America, BBM penetration is almost 100%.