- CrackBerry Master
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App count a launch?
In the fall, they were saying they expected something like 110,000 apps at launch. Then, more recently, that number has been lowered to 70,000 apps. Was it a case of over optimism at the beginning or are they setting our expectations lower so as to make the announced number seem that much better?
Why do I think that on Wednesday, they will announce a much higher number than 70,000?
My guess: 120,000 apps.
- 01-24-13, 10:33 PM #2
There's the target goal, the current leaked number, and eventually (in just a few days) the true app count. I'll bet that reality will expand quickly, as BB10 hits the streets, and developers recognize the capabilities.
- CrackBerry Genius
01-25-13, 03:17 AM #6
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Personally, I suspect that things like the 34k done in those two portathon weekends are going to cause a backlog in approvals and we are only going to see 80 or 90k at launch with them boosting that number as quickly as they can get the rest approved.
- 01-25-13, 10:40 AM #8
The problem is how many of those will be quality apps? I've seen a few BB10 app reviews on YouTube, and I've been impressed, but who knows, those might be the only 10 good apps out of 100k. I hope not though.
Honestly, even if we get crappy big name apps ported, I'll be happy. As users get the phone and begin to rate the apps poorly, the company will launch a native app. However, my fear is that many of the big companies won't bother porting an app at all, and will therefore largely ignore BB10 for a while.
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
01-25-13, 10:44 AM #9
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- 01-25-13, 12:08 PM #11
Now, going back to my last post, I firmly believe that the most important apps are the "big name" apps like Skype (which thankfully will have at least IM support on BB10), Facebook (check), Twitter (check), Angry Birds (check), Groupon (check), Google Talk (check), Tapatalk (check), eBay (check?) Yelp (check), Youtube (check? and I hope it allows signing in, comments, and the personalized feed feature), Instagram, 500px, Amazon, IMDB, LivingSocial (which even Android doesn't have. Anybody that has used that Android app will understand what I mean), Mint, Meetup, Paypal, Pinterest, Temple Run (& TR 2), Tripadvisor, Tumblr.
That was just me looking through my Android to see what apps I'd want, and that makes it obvious that most of the major ones are actually already on BB. 13 More that I'd like to see, and I'd be extremely satisfied if even 5-10 of those were there. Realistically, other users might add a few more apps, but not having any of the hundreds of thousands of other apps on iOS/Android would be a slight inconvenience at best, for most users.
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