1. brianchapnick's Avatar
    I am involved in a professional organization. We are working on an App for our membership. We were advised it is too costly to include our APP for BlackBerry but not for Droids or Iphones. I'm a BlackBerry user and I'm sure there are a lot more in our organization. Why is the cost prohibitive to develop a BlackBerry app?

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    07-14-14 09:18 PM
  2. anon721037's Avatar
    how much would it cost
    07-14-14 09:20 PM
  3. FrankIAm's Avatar
    BlackBerry does not charge for vendor accounts or submissions. The cost would come from the dudes hired by your company to develop such app. Or no cost all if you just publish the android version (but they are not as cool as native apps).
    07-14-14 09:23 PM
  4. Bla1ze's Avatar
    ^^

    What he said.

    It costs nothing to submit an app. Whoever is building the app seemingly wants to charge more for developing it.
    07-14-14 09:26 PM
  5. RyanGermann's Avatar
    It's hard to say without knowing what the app will do: also I assume you mean BlackBerry 7 not BlackBerry 10, correct? There are fewer BlackBerry developers than iOS or Android developers, but BlackBerry 7 does support "Webworks" apps, so an app for BlackBerry 7 (or blackberry 10 for that matter) should be as easy to develop as a "PhoneGap" app for other platforms.

    Also, "more" is relative. How much more? 10 - 30 percent more, maybe, but not like 3 times more.
    07-14-14 09:27 PM
  6. early2bed's Avatar
    Too costly probably means additional cost per potential user. Even if it only cost another 25% to develop an app for Blackberry users, if they only comprise 3% of your membership then then you are paying, for example $20K for about 95% of your membership and another 5K for the 3%.
    07-14-14 10:38 PM
  7. gariac's Avatar
    Since this app is proprietary to your organization, how do you put it on the iphone? Android and BlackBerry can be side loaded.

    If you don't use sensors in the phone, do you really need an app. All modern smartphones how some degree of HTML5 compatibility. BlackBerry ranks the highest in HTML5 and IOS the lowest, so the iphone owners may complain.


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    07-15-14 12:37 AM
  8. early2bed's Avatar
    There are tons of professional organizations that create specific apps for iOS and Android that are made available in the app store. They either have general content that has no proprietary info and don't need user accounts or they simply require an account to access the content.

    These apps are almost expected for large organizations and for users to use as guides to large meetings. They are expected to be native apps because connectivity at large meetings is always a problem. Las Vegas is a prime example. For various reasons, the signals are poor and your smartphone is always hunting for connectivity and it drains the battery in no time.

    These are among the apps that most people here would deem unnecessary because they aren't in the top 100 most popular apps in any category. For people who are attending these conventions, however, they are absolutely necessary to get around in an unfamiliar setting with no place no time to sit and gather your thoughts in front of a laptop and possibly poor connectivity. You're standing, talking to three people and you want to quickly find out when and where your next session is. That's when a native app is absolutely essential.
    07-15-14 09:00 AM
  9. KermEd's Avatar
    Local decent resources will be about 75/hr. You could hire junior developers longer term at about 30/hr.

    Overseas and offshore 20-30/hr. Anything less and they will never complete it.

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    07-15-14 09:14 AM
  10. gariac's Avatar
    There are tons of professional organizations that create specific apps for iOS and Android that are made available in the app store. They either have general content that has no proprietary info and don't need user accounts or they simply require an account to access the content.

    These apps are almost expected for large organizations and for users to use as guides to large meetings. They are expected to be native apps because connectivity at large meetings is always a problem. Las Vegas is a prime example. For various reasons, the signals are poor and your smartphone is always hunting for connectivity and it drains the battery in no time.

    These are among the apps that most people here would deem unnecessary because they aren't in the top 100 most popular apps in any category. For people who are attending these conventions, however, they are absolutely necessary to get around in an unfamiliar setting with no place no time to sit and gather your thoughts in front of a laptop and possibly poor connectivity. You're standing, talking to three people and you want to quickly find out when and where your next session is. That's when a native app is absolutely essential.

    I've done CES and the NAHB plenty of times and didn't need an app. All you need is a guide which you can download.

    I've never had connectivity problems in Las Vegas. In fact, they LVCC has cell sites in the convention center. They are everywhere.

    But this can't be the type of app the OP mentioned. Such an app could be HTML5.


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    07-15-14 02:03 PM

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