First Four Winning BlackBerry Apps in 2009 BlackBerry Developer Challenge

squareFierceTowers160x160.jpgThe BlackBerry Partners Fund today announced the first four (4) Finalists in the 2009 BlackBerry Developer Challenge. The winning apps include two games, a video viewer and one utility application.

  • Fierce Towers by Nickel Buddy - Control the field to stop the waves of attacking enemies in the first ever tower defense game for BlackBerry. Place upgradeable towers around the field as you try your best strategies to stop wave after wave of invading enemies.(Fierce Towers
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  • Astraware Solitare by Handmark - Astraware Solitaire features 12 of the most well-known and best-loved single player card games.
  •  Expense Manager
    by Total Wireless Solutions - helps keep  records of daily expenses while  on the move. You can generate and send customized expense reports in CSV format by email for easy integration with Microsoft Excel and export records in HTML format for printing or as a CSV file for backup on your desktop.

  • vision splash-480.pngVision for YouTube by Metova - Vision for YouTube provides users with easy access to online YouTube videos. Vision is a free application and there is no purchase or registration necessary. You can download Vision to your device by visiting http://vision.metova.com/download.

Finalists were selected by a panel of judges based on the following criteria: compelling product or service; clearly defined value proposition; viable business model; and technical execution.

Each Finalist will receive a prize package that includes one week on the BlackBerry App World Featured Application Carousel; one BlackBerry Developers Conference pass; one BlackBerry smartphone; and, guaranteed participation in the BlackBerry Sweet 16 Demo Event at the 2009 BlackBerry Developers Conference

Four additional Finalists will be selected and announced at the end of
July, August and September respectively. Over the course of the
four-month challenge, a total of 16 Finalists will qualify for the
BlackBerry Sweet 16 Demo Event.

Entries for the BlackBerry Developer
Challenge will be accepted until September 25, 2009 at 11:59pm EDT.
Contest Rules and Regulations
Full contest rules and regulations are available online
(www.blackberrypartnersfund.com/09contest), along with details on
eligibility, judging, key dates and prize packages.