Double or Quits - Port your Android App to BlackBerry


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During this lunchtime lecture, you'll get familiar with the options from Research in Motion provides to run your Android application on the BlackBerry Platform. Learn about the advantages you will have by offering your Android Application in the BlackBerry AppWorld and get examples from other Apps that already have successfully ported to BlackBerry.
Dom't miss out, you might actually double your developer income after this lecture.

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Double or Quits - Port your Android App to BlackBerry

  1. 1. Double your moneyPort your Android AppD.Reumer - 21 November 2012 - @reumerd
  2. 2. Overview Why Port ? Some Background How to Port ? Considerations Conclusions and followup
  3. 3. Who is the BB user ?
  4. 4. Who is the BB user ?Connected
  5. 5. Who is the BB user ?ConnectedGetting things done
  6. 6. Who is the BB user ?ConnectedGetting things doneOrganised
  7. 7. Who is the BB user ?ConnectedGetting things doneOrganisedCash to burn
  8. 8. Who is the BB user ?ConnectedGetting things doneOrganisedCash to burnHigher klout scores
  9. 9. Who is the BB user ?ConnectedGetting things doneOrganisedCash to burnHigher klout scores
  10. 10. App RevenueJune 2012
  11. 11. Development effortBlackBerry’s has relatively low cost of developing forthe platform. The typical BlackBerry app costs $15,181to bring to market, compared to an average of $27,463in iOS and $22,637 in Android development costs, theVision Mobile study of June 2012 found.
  12. 12. The New Platform - BB10QNX - PlayBook/BB10 - C/C++, Qt/QML, Flash/Air,HTML5, Android 2.3.3
  13. 13. The BB Android RuntimeAndroid open source version 2.3.3 aka “Gingerbread”application framework running on top of BlackBerryPlayBook and BlackBerry 10 OSEnables ported Android apps to be installed andoperate on BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0+ andBlackBerry 10Deep integration with BlackBerry native framework withthe objective to make Android apps indistinguishable
  14. 14. Conversion ToolsTools Online Conversion Tool - Quickest way to get apps converted Eclipse Plug-in - For most Android developers Command-line Tools - Advanced development optionsSimulators - BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry 10Code Signing
  15. 15. ConsiderationsAPI Support - Purchasing / AdvertisingIntegration with BlackBerry Platform ServicesCode singing and Vendor PortalNo one-offs ! - Integrate in your lifecycle of your app.
  16. 16. Success StoriesPineLake Communications on Porting Cubifice toBlackBerry 10 Ported existing OpenGL Android application Porting process took 1 hour 25x more downloads in App World versus Google Play
  17. 17. SummaryGreat market to be in (high exposure)Easy to portIntegrate into your App Lifecycle, it’s not a afterthought.Know the constraints and opportunities (integrate withBB Platform Services)
  18. 18. ResourcesBlackBerry Runtime for Android apps homepage: Runtime for Android apps Roadmap: and Development Tools: started tutorial: gettingstarted.html
  19. 19. Follow upUpcoming Guru session on Android Porting: Bring your App and we’ll you get to port it and submit it all by yourself that same day !
  20. 20. Contact info Monthly social meetup on 3rd Thursday of the Month (29 November 2012) WebSite: Email: @BBDevGroupNL
  21. 21. Q&A