During BlackBerry Jam Asia, Research In Motion announced a big update for developers. RIM will be opening up the Dev Alpha program to include a Dev Alpha C, which will be a physical keyboard device. Here’s the updates from Jam Asia.

BlackBerry 10 Developer Program updated

  • BlackBerry Dev Alpha program expands to include a BlackBerry Dev Alpha C test device for developers who want to test applications on a BlackBerry 10 device with a physical keyboard
  • Developers currently testing on BlackBerry Dev Alpha test devices can apply for a limited edition BlackBerry 10 device, to be swapped after the launch
  • Build for BlackBerry certification now open – allowing developers to qualify for the 10k commitment

Event Update: BlackBerry announces SingaporePort-a-thon game development event

  • Developers have the opportunity to either bring their existing game or build a new gaming app for BlackBerry 10 at a range of one day events taking place across APAC
  • In Singapore, the event will be taking place at the Games Solution Centre, on Thursday Dec 6
  • The first 10 Singapore developers to get more than 10 apps approved on App World win a BlackBerry 10 Developer Alpha device. First overall wins an all expenses trip to BlackBerry Jam Europe

 Appcelerator and RIM Join Forces to Reward Mobile Developers 

  • Appcelerator will offer its global ecosystem of 390,000 mobile developers incentives including financial rewards, free services and testing hardware, for creating BlackBerry 10 applications on its development platform
  • Appcelerator’s Titanium platform for BlackBerry 10 will be available from Dec 7, allowing developers to reuse between 65-90% of their code as they port from other leading platforms to BlackBerry 10
  • Titanium platform users can get to market up to 70% faster and obtain analytics-driven insights into user behaviour and app performance, according to Appcelerator