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SA’s BlackBerry App Master crowned

July 11, 2011 • Gadgets and Gaming

Joe Diedericks, South Africa's first BlackBerry App Master

Joe Diedericks has been named South Africa’s first BlackBerry App Master for his ‘Salon Queen’ application for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, which will launch in South Africa soon.

He has won a BlackBerry PlayBook and an all-expenses-paid trip to San Francisco from 18 October to 20 October for the BlackBerry Developer Conference where he will be exposed to the latest app development best practices and expertise from Research In Motion, (RIM) the company behind the BlackBerry solution.

The app will also be prominently featured on the South African BlackBerry App World carousel when it is available.

The BlackBerry App Master competition challenged South African developers to develop a compelling wireframe for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Numerous South African developers entered the competition with innovative apps that showcase the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet’s robust development environment and powerful specs.

For the BlackBerry App Master competition, competitors could develop apps for the business/productivity or lifestyle/entertainment categories using BlackBerry PlayBook compatible tools such as Adobe AIR and BlackBerry WebWorks.

‘Salon Queen’ is a sales, scheduling and customer relationship management app for hair salons. It makes it simple for hair stylists to showcase their work and hairstyle ideas to their clients as well as the hairstyles the salon has done for them before. The app also enables salons to track their clients as well as schedule hair appointments for clients on the spot.

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