- CrackBerry User
12-06-12, 11:06 AM #27
- 58 Posts
WOW! Just how many naff/useless apps does there have to be included in the grand total to be an acceptable number of apps to be comparable to other OS for some people? I think most of us waiting for BB10 to launch will take quality over quantity any day. :^)
- 12-06-12, 11:28 AM #31
- 12-06-12, 11:50 AM #34
Only 70,000 new apps at launch?
Sure all app stores have the "web link" apps and completely useless "advertising apps" as padding, but the ebooks are extra padding that isn't present in other app stores. At least for Google and Apple, there are different front ends that house the ebooks.
- 12-06-12, 11:51 AM #35
At the initial launch, between 2,000 and 3,000 apps were available from the BlackBerry App World. As of May 1, 2012, there are over 24,700 PlayBook applications available in BlackBerry App World.
- CrackBerry Genius
12-06-12, 12:12 PM #37
- 1,587 Posts
BB has well over 100K apps already.
Whats wrong with 70K apps on a new platform??? RIM have criterias its about quality not quantity with BB.Are you or anyone gonna download 70,000 apps?? Reality is its already too much thats way beyond excess.Seriously people must have something better to do with their lifes other than count apps and download them.
Not to be a but its basic reading comprehension.70,000 apps have been built specifically for BB10 ,this says nothing about total of apps available for the phone on release day.Article does not talk about the number of apps being ported over just that 70,000 apps have been built specifically for BB10.There will be more than 70k apps available at launch.
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-06-12, 12:56 PM #38
- 406 Posts
But like some one said earlier, regardless of how you slice it, 70 000 is a huge number of apps on Day 1. Windows Phone launched with 7000 and just past 120 000 this week. If he's not counting repackaged Android Apps and really does mean only native apps, RIM will blow their target of 100 000 apps in BB World for BB 10 on launch day out of the water and will have a greater number of apps in the store on Day 1 then Windows Phone has after more then 2 years on the market.
Anyone who says using open source and industry standards in BB 10 or that BB Jam was a bad idea is clearly mistaken as RIM is demonstrating that catering to developers and supporting the tools they already know and use and taking a real grass roots approach to community building is paying off more then Microsoft's billions of dollars thrown at developers to rewrite their apps using proprietary Microsoft standards with Microsoft's dev tools.
With BB 10, because it supports Qt/QML, Open GL, C++, HTML 5, Adobe Air, and Android Java, if you're already an iOS or Android Developer, its very little effort to take your existing apps and get them on BlackBerry 10.
Another way of looking at it is that there is there is currently only around 70 000 apps in App World for BB OS devices and not all apps support all devices. So Day 1, we will have a dramatically better store experience then we currently have now on our BlackBerrys.
Because of the effort that RIM put into the dev tools for BB 10, if the phones sell, mark my words, RIM will totally close the app gap with the two big players in less then 2 years. The hard job now is winning back customers. Frank better prove he is as good at marketing products to consumers as he is to carriers.
- 12-06-12, 01:28 PM #40
Next people will expect all players with stores to quote unique app downloads (ie. exclude updates from Facebook 1.0 to 1.0.1; and uninstalling and reinstalling the same app). Or quote the mean, median and mode of App selling prices instead of bragging about the aggregate number paid to developers.
Isn't going to happen. Stats like this (however 'funny') are here to stay
- 12-06-12, 01:30 PM #41
"...There are 70,000 apps hat have been built specifically for BlackBerry 10..."
Do you think that this is hinting at the "Built for BlackBerry" Certification?
If so, then 70,000 'Built for BlackBerry' Apps is way better than 70,000 PlayBook apps. That means that they have met certain criteria...Amazing!
- 12-06-12, 04:06 PM #45
- 12-06-12, 05:13 PM #48
Maybe App Wold 10 will launch with 70k apps alongside BB Video Store 10 and BB Books 10, who knows.
- 12-06-12, 05:23 PM #50
70k or 170k..it does not really matter. What matters are the top 200 and Rim says they are there. They can launch with a half million apps but if a handful of top apps are missing they are gonna get crucified. I would think since their life depends on BlackBerry10 they did everything they had too to make sure the ones that matter are there!
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