1. neko123's Avatar
    So will you still be able to download apps from blackberry world if not from where can I download apps when it shuts down

    Posted from my favorite Q10
    07-05-19 08:55 AM
  2. thurask's Avatar
    Either sideloading ancient Android APKs, or, if the bar file is available, sideloading native apps. Until the development signing infrastructure gets put out of its misery and the latter goes away anyway.
    07-05-19 09:01 AM
  3. brookie229's Avatar
    So will you still be able to download apps from blackberry world if not from where can I download apps when it shuts down

    Posted from my favorite Q10
    BlackBerry World will be shut down so you won't have that resource. Some devs and other individuals MAY create a method to download a few apps but we don't really know for sure if that will happen. If I were you, I would look at the worst case scenario in that nothing will be available anywhere and plan for a backup of the apps you need and have now.
    07-05-19 09:06 AM
  4. conite's Avatar
    BlackBerry World will be shut down so you won't have that resource. Some devs and other individuals MAY create a method to download a few apps but we don't really know for sure if that will happen. If I were you, I would look at the worst case scenario in that nothing will be available anywhere and plan for a backup of the apps you need and have now.
    You need more coffee in the morning. Lol! Always a few seconds behind.
    07-05-19 09:12 AM
  5. brookie229's Avatar
    You need more coffee in the morning. Lol! Always a few seconds behind.
    Haha - I was just making coffee and checking CB. Also just got out of bed!
    07-05-19 09:30 AM
  6. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    BB10 is not like the much-more-open ecosystems of mobile OSs that have been retired in the past - all of the extra levels of security means that you can't just start a new app store and copy apps into it. BB designed the whole system around their own servers and services - with little room for alternatives - so when those servers and services go away, it's going to be a much more difficult situation.

    Essentially, you're going to have to count on developers to make their apps available on their own websites, and as far as updating those apps, as thurask points out, even that is dependent on BB's infrastructure which allows Devs to sign their apps - without which, you can't install an app on your phone.

    Obviously the Android runtime gives some options, but of course the older versions of a lot of apps that still run on the 4.3 runtime in BB10 are no longer being supported by the services they connect to, and that will only become more common as time goes on and minimum Android versions go up and up. Of course, most completely standalone apps, such as a calculator, won't be affected, but anything that connects to an online service are likely to be sooner or later.
    07-05-19 12:05 PM
  7. TrumpetTiger's Avatar
    So will you still be able to download apps from blackberry world if not from where can I download apps when it shuts down

    Posted from my favorite Q10
    Hey neko,

    While you won't be able to download native apps from Blackberry World anymore, there are efforts to secure .bar files (some of which devs have already released) that you can reinstall if needed. Android APKs will not be affected and can be installed in the same way they can now.

    One other note--the core Blackberry system apps (Hub, BBM, Remember, etc.) are all contained within autoloaders and will not be affected by the Blackberry World shutdown.

    Additionally, once an app is signed and the .bar file is available the lack of signing infrastructure, should that ever actually happen, will only affect the ability to develop new apps and not already existing ones that you may have archived through .bar files or system backups.
    07-05-19 11:11 PM

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