Do you have passion for BlackBerry, have free time and want to earn extra cash?
Do you ever say "I wish there was an app that could help me with this or that" or "Why there are no good quality productivity apps for BlackBerry?". Read on to find out how you can make this happen...
OK, now that I got your attention here is the deal:
We are a small app dev shop focusing only on BlackBerry. We develop productivity applications. We have two apps in BlackBerry World, three almost done ready to be released soon and bunch more in the pipeline. Our team is located all over the world: Canada, United States, Russia, Germany, India, and China.
We are looking for Product Manager (part time) to help us managing releases of existing and new apps. The job is (relatively) simple:
1. We (together) scope features for next release of an app (based on established priority roadmap) and agree in concept how things should work
2. You go away and write specifications (explain in written form how the changes, enhancements, new functionality should work) preferably in English but we understand C++ too. ;-) (just kidding - you do not need to know anything about programming).
3. We review the specifications with the team (developers who will be working on it) and if needed work with UI designer to create some sample mockups in QML (QML is the language how BlackBerry UI is constructed - similar to HTML).
4. Developer works on the changes - and you coordinate and manage process of reviewing (testing) the app every time developer commits part which is ready for testing and provide feedback. You open issue in our online issue tracker system which is linked to the commits and source code of the application.
5. You write up the release notes and coordinate release of the app to BB world.
Skills required are (in order of importance):
1. Passion for BlackBerry
2. Understanding of how native BlackBerry apps work and how things should work (functionality wise - no programming skills needed)
3. Decent written English skills (we do everything through online systems, email, BBM - very little voice interactions needed unless you prefer that way)
4. Some spare time
I will be honest this is really a spare money type of work (dont expect to feed your family with the money we will pay) but if you have time to kill and want to help creating amazing productivity apps for your favourite mobile platform here is your chance to get involved (and at the same time gain experience how multi-developer online development / collaboration system works in real life - good to put on your resume / CV).
How to apply:
Download one of our apps (links in signature) and become familiar with them. Send email to email@example.com with the following information:
1. Explain why you like BlackBerry and what you are using it for?
2. Describe what you would propose as a next major upgrade to either of the apps. Explain how the enhancement should work. (we want to see how well you can explain your ideas in writing)
3. Let us know what you do for living and how much time you can spare
Deadline for application is Monday, July 21.
(BTW - sorry for posting in Apps forum but this is directly related to apps for BlackBerry) ;-)
- 07-09-14, 09:52 PM #7
I'll tell you what I've always wanted to offer: a "Proof reading" and "English" service to BB Devs to create better BB World App descriptions and screen shots, better use of English in the actual app, and better English communication all around (FAQ's, Help functions, etc).
I have avoided apps with poorly written descriptions and some that have incorrect English in the actual app itself. Apps that otherwise looked usable or well done; call me xenophobic if you want to, but it causes me to question the professionalism of the dev/team. No insult intended - I can't speak ANY 2nd language and I applaud devs for their efforts, I just recommend they tighten up the English for a better image.
NOT saying OP's apps are example - can't remember specifically, but I do remember liking them both in the past when I looked at them.
P.S. Thanks, OP and team for your apps and continuing to support BB10 with native apps!!!
Last edited by DocDRM; 07-09-14 at 09:54 PM. Reason: added P.S.
- 07-10-14, 08:17 AM #10
Hopefully you have seen me around the blackberry 10 app section that enough could get me in
If not look at my past posts/threads
But I will fill out an application
Tomorrow after my exam
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Last edited by khehl; 07-10-14 at 08:37 AM.
- 07-10-14, 02:05 PM #12
Do you understand the post? Do you understand what a Project Manager does? The role can't be replaced by "simply" tossing an incomplete app to beta zone so users can "report u bugs".
The Project Manager would likely be the one to determine when the app is READY for the beta zone.
I recommend re-reading OP, if that doesn't help, Google "mobile application project manager" or even just "project manager" for more education than I can provide you here on this short post.
All I can do is provide knowledge backed by years of experience, therefore wisdom. You provide the willingness and desire to learn. I can do no more for you. Class dismissed. << SMDH, end rant>>
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- 07-14-14, 06:03 AM #18
- 07-14-14, 10:43 PM #22
I just wanted to say thank you for sharing this opportunity.
It's a little sad to see the quality of (some) of the responses on here. If someone isn't willing to follow instructions, type in full sentences, or exit the CB application to click on links - it may not be a good fit in general in my opinion. Imagine if a major effort is required down the road. Alas I digress.
It is a great opportunity.
There is a group of us who are developers, project managers, etc - and we work together on some ambitious projects. We are kicking the idea around the group to see if we have someone we could make available (assuming your interested in our candidate).
I also see some genuine people on here looking to help. I love the idea. The CB community is able to some amazing things. Cheers and good luck!
- CrackBerry Abuser
07-15-14, 07:24 AM #24
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This is fantastic opportunity, I emailed you yesterday just forgot to reply to the thread =D
It is great, as others have mentioned, that you came to the BlackBerry community first to ask and there are lots of us that would be willing to help you.
Thanks again for the opportunity.
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