1. daglesj's Avatar
    Over the past month or so the number of decent apps coming into the Playbook domain seems to have nosedived.

    A couple of decent free games and that's about it. The rest total dross that must have taken at least an hour to 'develop'.

    Are you finding less and less of use as the weeks go by?
    11-03-12 06:19 AM
  2. BigwhiteUK's Avatar
    All depends on what apps you need! I don't play games, so that is not an issue with me. I have downloaded several apps, such as qPDF, Blaq, I would like to see a cross platform video app; there in browser video chat such as AOL.
    11-03-12 06:26 AM
  3. daglesj's Avatar
    Yes but I am meaning new stuff coming in not venerable old must haves.
    11-03-12 06:34 AM
  4. BigwhiteUK's Avatar
    Hopefully that will all change with OS 10
    11-03-12 06:37 AM
  5. daglesj's Avatar
    Hmmmm...not holding my breath.
    11-03-12 06:49 AM
  6. berriac's Avatar
    Developers, if any left, are focusing on BB10 instead of current OS
    kbz1960 likes this.
    11-03-12 07:03 AM
  7. daglesj's Avatar
    Well in that case I look forward to more of the same weblinks with Icons attached apps moved to BB10.
    11-03-12 07:07 AM
  8. PedroBorgas's Avatar
    After "The Bard's Tale", no game can rise to my expectations...

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
    mikeo007 likes this.
    11-03-12 07:27 AM
  9. elbo's Avatar
    Zero, i wish the reason was i already have everything i need but unfortunately its that what i want has not shown up.
    11-03-12 07:57 AM
  10. FF22's Avatar
    I guess I won't know what I need until someone provides an app that scratches the unknown itch. But in the last while, there's been an app that does Video Playlists. There's that new video app that seems to play some of the missing audio/video codecs. I was alerted to an app that can search for files and open them - a form of universal search - it found my plum.doc recipe when I could not remember if it was a doc or pdf file.

    Reading the homepage blog here and reading the threads, occasionally shows me apps I was not aware of. More would be nice - clearly. Hopefully, they will come.
    11-03-12 11:30 AM
  11. Chrysalis1156's Avatar
    I've pretty much got what I need - AutoPlay Videos that bookmarks my place for next time, Book Reader & Pdf Reader (both of which have bookmarking), and enough games to keep me from getting bored. I have noticed less apps but it isn't affecting me.
    11-03-12 11:59 AM
  12. mikeo007's Avatar
    Developers, if any left, are focusing on BB10 instead of current OS
    This is exactly what's happening. I haven't downloaded any apps in a while (with the one exception noted below). The Playbook was never much for apps anyway; we use it almost exclusively for web browsing.

    After "The Bard's Tale", no game can rise to my expectations...

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
    Even though I already own this game on iOS, I had to buy it on the Playbook too. Great game!
    11-03-12 12:10 PM
  13. BB_Bmore's Avatar
    I'm pretty certain os10 will bring a good bit of high quality apps and games. People will still complain though
    11-03-12 01:20 PM
  14. welshyyyyy's Avatar
    Unlike most of the posts here I've downloaded quite a few this week. Blackbird and Blaq (not sure which i prefer yet), autoplay videos (been waiting for a decent video player), memory eater (saves all those lengthy reboots), stereotubes (again been waiting for a music player that can do multi playlists). All good apps.
    Also bought my missus a nexus 7 for her birthday and spent all day yesterday loading it up with films music apps etc and played around with it for a while...and whilst it's really nice I don't think I'd swap my Playbook for it...Maybe it's an age thing but I'm 40 something and quite tech savvy but I just don't need angry birds and a million other apps. Plus the PB has hdmi out,great onboard speakers,great video quality,top quality camera..and it cost me 129 for a 64gb player. Awesome!
    11-03-12 02:50 PM
  15. Chrysalis1156's Avatar
    ... autoplay videos (been waiting for a decent video player)...
    Absolutely awesome isn't it? I've spent the last year being torqued off every time I watched a movie on my pb because I knew if I had to stop in the middle, I'd have to try to find my place again by scrolling thru it the next time. Thank God for 3rd party app developers - sad that RIM couldn't put out a decent video player, pdf reader, or even include browser bookmarking, and they've had a year and a half to do it. So - props and thanks to the wonderful developers out there who make my Playbook do what it should have been able to right out of the box.
    11-03-12 05:19 PM
  16. Hawnz's Avatar
    I bought Remote Media Player, which bookmarks the video. It also can fast forward and reverse in 30 second increments, which has come in handy when I don't pay attention to the video playing.

    Also got Uncompressor, which extracts rar files.
    11-03-12 05:35 PM
  17. nappp's Avatar
    thanks everyone for your reviews. can't wait to try
    11-03-12 06:20 PM
  18. tarektoverso's Avatar
    Installed about 10 useful apps.

    Best free eReader: GoReader
    Best free Map: Bing map
    Best free Gps: GeoRdr
    Best free office suite: smart office lite
    Twitter
    Best free translator:. Tra.duc.tor
    Best weather app:. Weathereye
    Trip advisor
    Wallpaper setter (did what the native playbook app had to be)
    Tablet hd tv pro free
    11-03-12 06:22 PM
  19. Bobert_123's Avatar
    Not much of an app guy, I really love the increasing game library though. I really don't care about price , as long as it's there I'm happy.

    Just bought: Pop Corny, FlyCraft, Major Mayhem, and Tomb Escape (free)
    11-03-12 07:29 PM
  20. Ishaq786's Avatar
    What is the TS talking about?

    Union just ported a ton of games to Playbook, we even got Shadowgun for free. Bullet Time just came to Playbook. There's also, Flycraft(exclusive for playbook). We got Modern Combat 3. Tomb escape has been made free. Bard's tale has been discounted. When it comes to games, the Playbook is really getting a good fair share of high quality games.

    On the apps side, the Animated Weather HD by Andrei Avram is class. Kalemsoft released a media player that can play almost every file format. XLabz released a journal on top of their groovy notes. For a fee, you can get Pacemaker DJ app. There's no shortage of file managers.

    I agree that apps are not coming quick enough but I think games are coming thick and fast.

    Spend some time in the apps and games forum. You'll learn new stuff all the time.
    nappp likes this.
    11-03-12 08:10 PM

Similar Threads

  1. How many apps have you got installed? ;)
    By Takeo in forum PlayBook Apps & Games
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 08-13-13, 12:52 PM
  2. How many new free apps so far?
    By curly76 in forum BlackBerry Bold 9780
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-09-11, 04:04 PM
  3. How many new free apps so far?
    By curly76 in forum BlackBerry OS Apps
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-09-11, 04:04 PM
  4. How many/which Twitter apps do you keep on your BB?
    By RatfinkStooley in forum BlackBerry OS Apps
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 09-15-10, 11:31 AM
  5. How many apps have you...? What is your ...?
    By Duvi in forum Apple iPhone/iPad
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 09-20-08, 01:08 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD