The number of apps submitted to the BlackBerry 10 App World store grew by 15,000 over the weekend, following an online community 'port-a-thon' designed to encourage developers to make their apps compatible with the upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform.
The event, which overran slightly, began on Friday and was scheduled to run for 36 hours.
"Well there you have it. 37.5 hours in, we hit 15,000 apps for this port-a-thon. Feel like I've run a marathon. Thanks to all the devs," Alec Saunders, vice president of developer relations for Research In Motion (RIM), wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
RIM is keen to entice developers to build for its new platform as it knows a healthy app ecosystem will be crucial to the success of the new handsets and OS.
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