1. spkr2185's Avatar
    Hi,

    I have been using some apk apps downloaded through snap. I don't think they are anyway close to native BlackBerry 10 apps. I am just wondering how would they work if I do it old school? Would converted .bar files perform better? What's your take on it? Has anyone tried this recently? Any comparative analysis?

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    06-15-14 01:10 PM
  2. jpvj's Avatar
    No.
    .bar files are "BlackBerry ARchives". They are actually just a renamed .zip file.

    .bar files may contain either a native BlackBerry 10 app or an Android app.

    Only difference is when installing the app: The .apk file will show the additional "warning" screen before installing the app.

    The app will perform exactly the same so don't waste your time converting it unless you need to submit it to BlackBerry World.

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    Elite1 likes this.
    06-15-14 01:20 PM
  3. spkr2185's Avatar
    No.
    .bar files are "BlackBerry ARchives". They are actually just a renamed .zip file.

    .bar files may contain either a native BlackBerry 10 app or an Android app.

    Only difference is when installing the app: The .apk file will show the additional "warning" screen before installing the app.

    The app will perform exactly the same so don't waste your time converting it unless you need to submit it to BlackBerry World.

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    Thank you. I am very new to BlackBerry and I see I have to learn a lot.

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    06-15-14 01:33 PM
  4. Elite1's Avatar
    Everyone was new at some point! Here's some good threads to check out.
    Read this...

    http://forums.crackberry.com/android...-files-873609/

    ... and then check this out:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/android...stores-873637/

    I recommend Snap over these other stores, but it's good to know what's out there. Amazon Appstore is a good one to have too
    jpvj likes this.
    06-15-14 01:41 PM

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