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An Interview with BB10 App Developer Roger Leblanc

First and foremost I would like to thank the lovely Mr Roger Leblanc for taking the time out for helping me with my "BB10 Project".  Where I showcase just BlackBerry10 Apps, as my heart and passionate is all for this secure operating system, none of this Android lark!

So let's find out more about the person behind CellNinja and welcome him and his amazing apps to BlackBerry Exclusive!...

An Interview with Roger Leblanc

What is your name?
Hello, my name is Roger Leblanc.

Do you go by a nickname?
Not really, even though sometime I write my first name with a 'd' in the middle,  Rodger. This added letter was needed on when creating a new account in some website if RogerLeblanc was already taken as a user name.

How old are you?
I'm 35 year old... Wow, that's old, just realizing it as I'm writing it.

Where were you born?
I'm born in Quebec, Canada.

Are you still living there now, If not where are you currently living?
Yep, still here, never moved much. 

What is your marital status?
I met my lovely girlfriend 9 years ago.

Do you have any children?
Unfortunately yes, I have two kids, a big 5 year old bad boy and a cute 3 year old princess.

Do you have any pets?
I have a 8 year old fat cat.

Describe yourself in three words?
Loner (solitary), modest, creative.

Describe your day to day life in three words?
Kids, drive, code.

What type of music are you into?
Rock and heavy metal.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
Accountant, really loved numbers when I was young.

If you were stuck on a desert island name three things you couldn't live without?
Music, smartphone and something to drive (anything).
What BlackBerry device did you start out with?
Z10 on launch day.

What BlackBerry device do you currently use?
Passport, Dev Alpha C and couple of defect Z10.

Do you have a special talent?
I can move my two eyes independently, I often make fun of this with restaurant staff or people I meet for the first time.

What are you passionate about?
Truck driving and coding.

How many BB10 apps have you designed and what are they?
I have made around 30 apps, but some were limited time apps (ie: BlackBerry LOVES Pebble app for Valentine's day) or have since been removed. I now have 18 published apps in BlackBerry World, 1 app in Amazon Appstore exclusive to BlackBerry 10 users, and 1 cross platform app available in both Google Play and iTunes Store.

My most popular apps are Hubby, doo, Hub2Watch and Bridge.

What is your favourite native BlackBerry App designed from another BB10 Developer?
Without a doubt, Snap2Share by Marco Bavagnoli.

Now tell us something about yourself that we don't know!

I'm a twin, a truck driver and the father of an autistic kid. I also drive a luxurious  1998 Nissan Altima.

Thanks again to the lovely Roger Leblanc for taking time out of his busy schedule to answer these questions for me.  I will be checking out and reviewing the following apps (right here on BlackBerry Exclusive!):

Silent Keys

So keep your eyes peeled!


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