1. lorax1284's Avatar
    Give Google 17 dollars so they will let BlackBerry use Google apps on BlackBerry!
    Last edited by lorax1284; 06-13-14 at 07:54 PM.
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    09-14-12 10:42 AM
  2. dbmalloy's Avatar
    Interesting concept.... problem is in the licensing with Google Apple and the app developers. When you sign up for the service of download an app... you are agreeing to the licence set forth by the provider.... Legally you are allowed one license per app and their are rights granted to the provider... By accessing the Apps the way you put forth would amount to Piracy on RIM and the users part..... seeing big lawsuit not just blocking the activity....
    09-14-12 10:47 AM
  3. amjass12's Avatar
    hahahahaha nice idea!

    now pitch this to Thor.. he may just also offer u that job

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    09-14-12 10:48 AM
  4. mooda's Avatar
    no legal issue if rim uses whats left of its cash to buy the apps from the developer.
    09-14-12 10:49 AM
  5. bxp24's Avatar
    Why not just give BB10 customers a $25 credit in App World instead? I think it's safe to say that the majority of consumers don't have more than $25 invested in *application* purchases...probably even less if considering just Android. Media purchases are a different animal.

    An App World credit would achieve the same end result while eliminating the need for a complex and potentially costly system, avoiding any licensing issues, and making developers happy since they would get a new sale.
    09-14-12 11:43 AM
  6. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    The unknown liability would be too hard to budget

    Would be better to give everyone who buys in the first quarter a $50 app world card, $25 for the second quarter, $10 for the 3rd
    That can be budgeted in and tied to sales easier
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    09-14-12 12:01 PM
  7. bxp24's Avatar
    Right, I was assuming there would be a restriction in the total number of offers or the time the offer is available. While there still could be a degree of variance, it would be more predictable than crediting users for their existing non-BB app inventories.
    09-14-12 05:13 PM
  8. lorax1284's Avatar
    I should clairify: I did mention in the middle there that this would be an app world credit for the value... not that it would even force the user to buy the SAME apps, just give the user equivalent value on BB10.

    It does sound a bit like I mean that licenses would be transferred or migrated: not at all... just a tally on money spent on apps (not media). Existing Android or iOS licenses are still the user'sto enjoy on their devices: they would have to "sell their account" to sell the licenses to another person, which effectively makes the migration of software licenses to BB10 impossible, even if there is a BB10 App World "bundle" of the Android version.

    And never underestimate the power of the words "up to"... there could be a cap on it, but regarding the costs: unpredictable, yes, but either the cost is low (the user hasn't got much in paid assets on the source platform) or high-ish, because this is a higher-volume buyer.... the kind of customer RIM wants on their platform!

    Remember, RIM would keep 30% of the value as their profit on App World sales, so the cost to RIM is lower than it would be as a cash rebate (also, no fees to the rebate processing supplier)

    The goodwill to developers, having customers with as much to spend on Apps as those customers have spent on Android and or iOS is a big deal.

    Users would be more likely to actually use the funds they get for "free" just like the google play credit that came with the Nexus 7... and any unused funds sit there, allowing RIM to spread out the costs: developers only get paid when purchases are made, not when the funds go into the App World account.

    I wager (at least for iTunes store) the vast majority of purchases are media files which can already be transferred to other devices or have proprietary DRM and would not be included in the "asset" calculation.... but users could use their App World funds to buy music or movies if they want, I guess. Why not?

    For users that opt in to send their list of apps to RIM, RIM gains really valuable anonymous stats on what apps people buy on the other stores and may spot trends for personalizing app recommendations.

    I think for users who feel literally "invested" in Android or iOS, that feeling is replaced with the lure of something new to try, and best of all for the customer, the still have their iOS and Android licenses... nothing "lost" to the customer.

    I'm sure there are more things to consider, but in the end, I think this could be a very cost-effective way to lure iPhone and Android users over to the Right Side.
    Last edited by lorax1284; 09-14-12 at 10:08 PM.
    09-14-12 09:50 PM
  9. chrysaurora's Avatar
    +1 lorax1284
    I like this idea! Either give user a flat credit (of say $25) to buy whatever app they want. OR Let user submit a proof of purchase and get equivalent credits at BB World. The proof of purchase process should be as simple as possible though.
    12-05-12 08:31 PM
  10. anon(3896606)'s Avatar
    Great idea, however, it would be very hard to do this.
    12-05-12 08:33 PM