1. Supa_Fly1's Avatar
    http://n4bb.com/blackberry-global-al...eaves-company/Source: BlackBerry's Marty Mallick is out - what it means for BlackBerry developers | MobileSyrup.com
    Original N4BB.

    After following up on a tip from a source, N4BB has confirmed that Marty Mallick, BlackBerry’s VP of Global Alliances and Ecosystems, has left the company. Here’s the official statement N4BB received from BlackBerry:

    “We can confirm that Marty Mallick has made the decision to leave BlackBerry as the company realigns the Global Alliances and Ecosystem group to focus more on enterprise application development. We are grateful to Marty for his contributions to BlackBerry and wish him well.

    It was only six months ago that Mallick became VP of the newly formed Global Alliances and Ecosystems division, which absorbed BlackBerry World and the former Developer Relations group following Alec Saunders’s move to the new QNX Cloud Business division. At the time, I noted that the move was a shift in BlackBerry’s priorities away from native app development and the cultivation of a robust app ecosystem towards large deals and enterprise software services. It seemed clear that native consumer BlackBerry 10 developers should pay close attention to the company’s sea change.

    With this week’s Amazon announcement, that shift is complete. BlackBerry has essentially opted to purchase Amazon’s consumer apps and services ecosystem than build its own. Considering how their previous attempts have fared to date, this is a very smart move to shore up its consumer offering — important for the BYOD customer — so it can focus on the enterprise apps and services that will fuel its future business. But the net result is a further deprecation of native BlackBerry 10 development and BlackBerry World. N4BB reports that it is unlikely that Mallick will be replaced, and I agree. As one former BlackBerry employee put it to me today, BlackBerry “no longer has a need for that kind of BD organization.”

    (Interesting footnote: this is not the first time BlackBerry has been presented with this type of licensing deal. About a year ago it was rumoured that BlackBerry was in negotiations to get Google services on BlackBerry 10. The catch? BlackBerry had to swallow having the Play Store on BlackBerry 10, effectively killing the native BB10 ecosystem. For a variety of reasons, the deal ultimately fell through. The lesson as always: BlackBerry is a different company under Chen.)
    The times are a changing!
    Last edited by Supa_Fly1; 06-20-14 at 07:08 PM. Reason: Updated N4BB Source Link
    06-20-14 07:04 PM
  2. Supa_Fly1's Avatar
    No Google Play Services – Amazon’s store builds around the need for them with their own services
    • The Amazon Appstore will be the base Android app, not a native experience
    • A unified App Store was NOT even considered
    • Native games and ‘Fun Apps’ will not be featured in the BlackBerry World Carousel
    • Developers can still submit native apps to BlackBerry World – but BlackBerry wants consumer apps in Amazon.


    Source: BlackBerry Shafts Native Developers In Light of Amazon Licensing Deal | N4BB
    06-20-14 07:08 PM
  3. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    Good. Obviously nothing improved when he took over.

    Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.3175
    06-20-14 07:08 PM
  4. Supa_Fly1's Avatar
    Good. Obviously nothing improved when he took over.

    Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.3175
    Nothing good comes of this ... Trust me!
    He was simply handed a raw deal with roating meat! He did his far share of work, at least HE didn't feaverishly post drinking habits during business trips or eating binges. He attempted to get **** done; even if his stage presence blew chunks.
    06-20-14 07:10 PM
  5. Elite1's Avatar
    Very interesting...

    At least now there is officially zero risk of hearing him speak at any future BBRY press conferences!
    Supa_Fly1 and web99 like this.
    06-20-14 07:10 PM
  6. Elite1's Avatar
    Nothing good comes of this ... Trust me!
    He was simply handed a raw deal with roating meat! He did his far share of work, at least HE didn't feaverishly post drinking habits during business trips or eating binges. He attempted to get **** done; even if his stage presence blew chunks.
    We really have no idea how much of the successes, failures, and misses of BlackBerry World can be attributed to him.
    06-20-14 07:11 PM
  7. Bla1ze's Avatar
    http://forums.crackberry.com/news-ru...ompany-940157/

    Stick to the already existing thread please.
    Elite1 likes this.
    06-20-14 07:12 PM

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