RIM offers $10,000 guarantee for certified Blackberry 10 apps

Research in Motion is going to be putting some money where its mouth is in terms of making sure Blackberry 10 app creators are happy. Reporting from today's Blackberry 10 Jam developers conference (part of Blackberry World), Crackberry.com reports that RIM is offering Blackberry 10 app developers a $10,000 guarantee.

What does this mean? Basically, the app maker is guaranteed by RIM to be paid $10,000 in revenue for a Blackberry 10 app's first year. If for some reason the app doesn't make that amount in the first year, RIM will pay the difference.

Naturally, getting that $10,000 check won't be quite that simple. The app must go through RIM's quality certification process, which apparently includes an inspection by a third party, in order to get that quality certification label. The app must also be sold on the company's BlackBerry App World store.

However, the fact that RIM is making this kind of move at all shows that the company knows that a smartphone and its operating system are only as good as the quality apps that are available for those products. It will be interesting to see how app developers will respond to this promise of money, even if the app doesn't sell well.

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