20,000 new BlackBerry App Generator apps in 36 hours

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Last weekend, from midday Friday 18 Jan EST to midnight Saturday 19 Jan EST (36 hours in total) BlackBerry ran a last chance port-a-thon challenge, encouraging developers and content owners globally to build and submit an app for BlackBerry 10.

BlackBerry App Generator apps were a key part of the event, and the enthusiasm was overwhelming!

Across the 36 hours, we saw over 5,000 BlackBerry 10 apps built on the App Generator.

And what’s more, for each app they automatically built a separate binary for BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry OS5/6, OS7 and PlayBook… a total of over 20,000 unique app binaries.

That’s one app every 7 seconds, for 36 hours!

Technically, that means that every 7 seconds the App Generator was invoking one of their cloud-based SDKs, compiling an app, signing the app using the BlackBerry signing server and automatically generating screenshots for BlackBerry World.

Every 7 seconds. Amazing!

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