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Jordan app developers get boost from RIM

Jordan Gaming Taskforce, RIM, Maysalward begin new gaming competition in Jordan

Jordan app developers get boost from RIM
Research In Motion, in collaboration with Jordan Gamers Taskforce is launching a competition for app developers in Jordan.

Jordan Gaming Taskforce is collaborating with Research In Motion (RIM) to start a gaming competition for application developers in the Amman Business Park in Jordan.

RIM will give local app developers training and development tools, as well as BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry PlayBook tablets.

"This is the first such lab that RIM is supporting in the Middle East and we are excited to be working with Jordan Gaming Taskforce and Maysalward to bring tools and resources to the BlackBerry developer community in Jordan. Local content can significantly increase the value of an app to users, and we hope to encourage more local content and apps made by and for Jordanians," said Sandeep Saihgal, managing director for the Middle East at RIM.

Middle East mobile developer and mobile games publisher, Maysalward, will staff the Gaming Lab as a technical partner, providing guidance and technical support for app developers working on the BlackBerry platform.

"We are proud to have RIM as a partner in the Gaming Lab, helping Lab users learn about and develop applications for the BlackBerry platform.  Access to tools, devices and training are key to the development of exciting new apps for BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets," said Nour Khrais, chairman of the Gaming Taskforce as well as Founder and CEO of Maysalward.

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