Hyderabad, India – Hyderabad based Indie Gaming studio Toonheart, have released their latest game Hoppu, exclusively for BlackBerry users across the world. The BlackBerry exclusive app was launched on 19th March (released on 27th March as per BlackBerry World) and is available for all BlackBerry users on BlackBerry World.
Hoppu, is a recent example of the many the startups and developers who have been encouraged and supported by BlackBerry’s Rubus Labs. Providing technical training and giving access to latest technology, BlackBerry’s initiative to encourage such young app developers have seen a jump of over ten-fold – from 4,000 developers initially to now 43,000 developers from India. Within less than 12 hours of launching Hoppu, it has been played around 1248 times by game players and within 48 hours of uploading the game, these young developers got a staggering response of 155 users across the world.
Annie Mathew, Director, Alliances and Business Development at BlackBerry said “Indian students are extremely talented and have good technical skills. We at BlackBerry believe in encouraging and providing them with the latest technology to not only develop their skill, but also to strengthen the emerging app ecosystem in India. Many apps originating from India have been very well received globally and we will continue to work towards our aim of positioning the Indian app developers at a global platform.”
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