This week on the SMRpodcast we welcome guest host, Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations at Research in Motion, and we talk a lot of BlackBerry.

RIM is doing a lot to make developing for the BlackBerry platform as easy and as profitable as possible and Alec stops by to tell us about some of the things RIM is working on including the upcoming BlackBerry 10 Jam next month in Orlando where attendees will get their hands on prototype BlackBerry 10 superphones.

Have a listen…

Show Details

  • Recorded: April 3rd, 2012
  • Published: April 4th, 2012
  • Duration: 01hr 4min 00sec



Opening Thoughts

  • This week we have Alec Suanders from RIM and he takes a few minutes to introduce himself

Alec discusses many developer options for porting and creating apps for BlackBerry 10

  • Alec covers options developers have including the Android App Player
  • Rod asks if Amazon could put there app store on a Playbook

Robb asks what is BlackBerry doing to get more flagship apps on the

  • Alec explains how RIM is structured to get these apps onboard.

Rod asks how did rim respond to developer criticism about the platform

  • Alec explains the steps he took to not only address developer complaints but also lure in more developers

Alec also covers

  • BlackBerry Appworld
  • BlackBerry Mobile Fusion
  • BlackBerry 10 Jam
  • and more…


Alec explains how RIM is structured to get these apps onboard.

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