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  1. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    When I first got my Passport a year ago there was EXcitement & new apps almost daily. Now this has dwindled to a trickle. Isn't that a shame? All that experience & knowledge is going to seed just like Palm...

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    10-18-15 11:51 PM
  2. medic22003's Avatar
    I got updates for 3 of my BlackBerry apps just today. Have a few in the last week or two. SOME developers are still hanging in there.

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    10-19-15 12:30 AM
  3. redcubicle's Avatar
    No. Development continues!

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    10-19-15 01:49 AM
  4. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    BB10 app development wasn't at it's best a year ago either, of course things developed worse. However some loyal devs still keep maintaining their apps. For example I just got two updates yesterday or so.

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    10-19-15 02:03 AM
  5. RezzaBuh's Avatar
    For me, development for BB10 was fun, mostly local but I'd say useful apps (like realtime public transport situation). But as it was for fun, I don't like when someone lies to me and keeps talking about commitment to BB10 when you can clearly see there's nothing happening for a last few months, especially for developers. Second reason is, I prefer pure Qt (5) over Cascades (built on top of Qt 4). Especially as it's easy then to develop multiplatform apps. But BlackBerry stopped Qt 5 development at 5.3 (but it's still possible to find binary overlay) and BB10 support is going be removed in next version. And it was already removed from latest Qt Creator... So even tools I use are being deprecated . That means no fun at all.
    10-19-15 05:44 AM
  6. the_igg's Avatar
    Nope. BlackBerry 10 app development has closed up shop, boarded it up, and letting the stray dogs **** and pee on its doors. BlackBerry 10 is dead. Fact.

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    10-19-15 06:22 AM
  7. crkid's Avatar
    Some native developers are still working on their apps.
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    10-19-15 08:14 AM
  8. Jahcure's Avatar
    Had a few updates this weekend nd someone recently released a nice yelp app. So not dead.

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    10-19-15 08:21 AM
  9. jhimmel's Avatar
    Obvious answer, no, BB10 app development has not "ceased". However, it is slow. Also, I see no reason for (and have no expectations of) any major players producing or updating anything for BB10 while BB themselves winds down the platform. Anyone who sat out the platform before has less reason than ever to get in now.

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    Last edited by jhimmel; 10-19-15 at 10:04 AM.
    10-19-15 08:29 AM
  10. crkid's Avatar
    It's a pity though. C++ development is rock solid. I much prefer it than java.
    10-19-15 08:35 AM
  11. Ricktye's Avatar
    As I mentioned in other threads, as BB moves to Android OS, development and updates for the BB 10 OS will quickly die. If BB doesn't give current OS 10 owners the option of updating to Android OS (and don't tell me it can't be done, it can if BB has the will and consideration for its' customers) BB as we know it will also soon be dead. There are too many good Android devices on the market already for the Priv to overcome. IMO, they need the current customer base staying onboard to be in the least competative...
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    10-19-15 11:00 AM
  12. KermEd's Avatar
    It's the Osborne effect. Users don't want to buy hardware that might become irrelevant. Developers don't want to build for it either.

    That said I have a new BlackBerry game coming - about a month into development - that I'm quite excited about. I'd say about 30 percent of the indie developers I know on BlackBerry have stepped away this quarter.

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    10-19-15 11:16 AM
  13. RezzaBuh's Avatar
    It's a pity though. C++ development is rock solid. I much prefer it than java.
    Cascades are C++ and QML. It's possible to write pure C++ Cascades apps but QML is an amazing technology for mobile UI design.

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    10-19-15 03:35 PM
  14. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    As a Passport owner at 1yr in, it's hard to be excited about the impending descent into uselessness... I loved my HP Pre3 & Touchpad & have not had the heart to sell them off... love dies hard...
    10-19-15 05:55 PM
  15. extisis's Avatar

    That said I have a new BlackBerry game coming - about a month into development - that I'm quite excited about. I'd say about 30 percent of the indie developers I know on BlackBerry have stepped away this quarter.

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    Care to make a thread about it? Or can we sign up for updates?
    10-19-15 06:13 PM
  16. 6stringriffs's Avatar
    Show me an updated native Map. You know, new roads built showing up just 3 months after it is finished, just like Google map.

    Then I will believe that BB10 Development is not dead.
    10-19-15 06:37 PM
  17. jhimmel's Avatar
    Show me an updated native Map. You know, new roads built showing up just 3 months after it is finished, just like Google map.

    Then I will believe that BB10 Development is not dead.
    It's already proven that app development is not ceased. Map app updates might be ceased, but that is not all apps.
    This thread is about app development, not BB10 development.

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    Last edited by jhimmel; 10-19-15 at 07:14 PM.
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    10-19-15 06:41 PM
  18. Technarch's Avatar
    As a Passport owner at 1yr in, it's hard to be excited about the impending descent into uselessness... I loved my HP Pre3 & Touchpad & have not had the heart to sell them off... love dies hard...
    Make the TouchPad into an Android device. Mine is used only for Netflix now.

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    10-19-15 06:56 PM
  19. TomatoPaste's Avatar
    Has scrubs ended?

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    10-19-15 09:21 PM
  20. extisis's Avatar
    Has APP development for BB10 ceased?-img_20151019_192356.png
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    10-19-15 10:29 PM
  21. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    I have had cyanogen on it for quite a while... webOS was better overall

    Make the TouchPad into an Android device. Mine is used only for Netflix now.

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    10-19-15 10:30 PM
  22. 6stringriffs's Avatar
    It's already proven that app development is not ceased. Map app updates might be ceased, but that is not all apps.
    This thread is about app development, not BB10 development.

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    Poppycock! The map is an app. My expectation is that of any smartphone user. I expect it to be updated! And that's not happening, thereby making my Z30 (and my entire BB experience) close to useless.

    Once I get my new phone I'm crushing this Z30 with a sledgehammer.
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    10-19-15 10:54 PM
  23. jhimmel's Avatar
    Poppycock! The map is an app. My expectation is that of any smartphone user. I expect it to be updated! And that's not happening, thereby making my Z30 (and my entire BB experience) close to useless.

    Once I get my new phone I'm crushing this Z30 with a sledgehammer.
    Very good. Yes, BB Maps is an app. ONE app. However, this thread is not about your expectations for the map app (which I happen to use on a daily basis). BB10 is a dying platform, but again - not the specific question being asked here.

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    10-19-15 11:30 PM
  24. extisis's Avatar
    Once I get my new phone I'm crushing this Z30 with a sledgehammer.
    Whoa!! before you do any of that let me pay to ship it to me. Unsledgehammered preferably.

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    10-19-15 11:44 PM
  25. mm2061's Avatar
    Hi all what app like here maps U will suggest as native bb10?

    Posted via CB10
    10-20-15 12:58 AM
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