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Research In Motion will guarantee revenue of at least $10,00 to developers who release popular BlackBerry 10 apps. A new challenge states that if a developer sells $1,000 worth of apps but fails to generate $10,000 in revenue, RIM will pay the difference. In other words, if an app earns only $6,000 in revenue during a specific timeframe, RIM will pay the developer an additional $4,000. The $10K Developer Commitment will apply to BlackBerry 10 WebWorks and Native apps that are submitted to the BlackBerry App World before the launch of BB 10. Apps that earn at least $1,000, including through in-app payments, can expect a payment of whatever figure brings their total revenue to $10,000. RIM's guarantee can only be redeemed by a developer once, so developers with multiple apps will only be able to receive a payment for one app.
The $10,000 challenge is part of RIM's effort to increase developer support for BlackBerry 10. Though the company says its development community is "the best out there," the popularity of Android and iOS among consumers has caused many developers to devote resources to those platforms. RIM's promise to deliver at least $10,000 to qualifying apps may encourage adoption and lead to more apps ready when BlackBerry 10 launches in 2013. Developers who are interested in joining can get more information here.
, via: The Next Web