Developers submitted 15,000 BlackBerry 10 apps within two days during RIM’s virtual Community Port-a-Thon event.
With BlackBerry 10 experts on hand to help, developers were rewarded with $100 for each eligible app approved for the new operating system.
Those who successfully put forward between five and ten apps received a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device.
Meanwhile, the first ten developers to submit ten approved apps were rewarded with a paid trip to BlackBerry Jam Europe, which will be held in Amsterdam in February.
The ‘porting party’ ended after 37.5 hours with BlackBerry Development Head Alec Saunders tweeting: “Well there you have it. 37.5 hours in, we hit 15,000 apps for this portathon. Feel like I’ve run a marathon. Thanks to all the devs!”
After the event, it was revealed that RIM’s stock jumped more than ten per cent, briefly passing $15 a share for the first time since February 2012.
The long-awaited launch of the BlackBerry 10 operating system, as well as a range of new handsets, will take place on Jan 30th.
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