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    Default How do Android apps work in BB10?

    So Whatsapp is not coming for the time being, but it is *quite* important for me. So I Google Maps. Now I've heard that you can port Android apps over to BB10 quite easily but if a developer is not interested in doing even that, then isn't there an Android player on something that lets you run any Android app on your BB10? How does that work? Do you expect it to be decent enough for Google Maps and whatsapp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snaqvi91 View Post
    So Whatsapp is not coming for the time being, but it is *quite* important for me. So I Google Maps. Now I've heard that you can port Android apps over to BB10 quite easily but if a developer is not interested in doing even that, then isn't there an Android player on something that lets you run any Android app on your BB10? How does that work? Do you expect it to be decent enough for Google Maps and whatsapp?
    I think it's enough. I use both from ported apps. And those work perfectly.
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    Would I need to port it myself? How would that work?
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    Check out the PlayBook App side loading forum. There is information there on porting apps. If you want to do it yourself, you'll need a set of signing keys from RIM.
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    Update feature, in conjuncture with the BB10 android developer.
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    Here's Google Maps w/ Navigation Sideloaded onto a BB10 Dev Alpha.


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    so u mean to say in a bb 10 device all app in android market can be downloaded on bb 10 devicces???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siddhesh Jain View Post
    so u mean to say in a bb 10 device all app in android market can be downloaded on bb 10 devicces???
    Android apps have to be converted to a .bar file to be loaded onto a BB10 device. Ported Android apps are available in BlackBerry World, as well as being able to side load them. You won't be able to download or install them from a different app store.
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    so will we able to use all the apps of android market on r bb 10 phones , that did be awesomee!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siddhesh Jain View Post
    so will we able to use all the apps of android market on r bb 10 phones , that did be awesomee!!!
    No, not all. If an app was built with a later API build, or includes native C++, it will probably crash. It all depends on how much the Android Player gets updated.

    You won't be able to access Google Play directly, or the Amazon Appstore, since those apps are .apk files, not .bar files. If the developer ports the app, and adds it to BlackBerry World, then it will work. The only official app store for BB10 will be BlackBerry World.

    Other (free) Android apps have been converted by others and have been made available for side loading. Some of these don't work, since they are not fully compatible with the Android Player. But, the ones that do work definitely help fill the gaps.
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    thanks cant wait 2 c the new bb 10 with its new apps
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    whatsapp and instagram is really gonna be the deal breaker for me, all my mates are on whatsapp and not having it on bb10 is really gonna hurt me. anyone knows if we gonna get it either in bar form or as an app?

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    The Android version of WhatsApp has already been ported and available for side loading (and works). It would be nice to either see a native app, or the developers port it and add it to BlackBerry World.
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    what about instagram? any working versions available? i tried porting one to my playbook but cant find a working bar file

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    I've read somewhere that instagram for bb10 is confirmed but I don't have the source
    let's hope !
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    can anyone clarify how to access converted andoid apps through blackberry word for downloading to the z10? when i search for the app in bb world, do i need to specify anything beyond the name of the app, or is the process identical to searching for a native bb apps?
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