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  1. antoscimento's Avatar
    Well considering the app gap is the biggest problem Blackberry is facing, and now after being able to load apk android apps directly to my phone I realised that all I downloaded was: 5 apps; 1 instagram (that I never use after I started using iGrann), 2 Flipboard (I have a Q10 so I have to get the Android app), 3- Pinterest 4- Google Translate and 5- ehemm Snap

    I did download other apps during different times but I never used them so I just deleted them (from the file manager).

    So now after I have realised the app gap is a joke (for me at least) what do you guys think? How many apps did you download so far from different Android stores? Any nice app I should be considering downloading?

    Posted via my Q10/Playbook/Curve
    02-04-14 07:46 AM
  2. bradpromac's Avatar
    I've only downloaded 6, mostly news, local cable company for tv, and a game that drags on my 512mb ram tablet.

    On my awesome BlackBerry Z30
    02-04-14 07:51 AM
  3. norrynew's Avatar
    Impress Remote, Teamviewer
    02-04-14 07:58 AM
  4. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    I've got 12 loaded, but only use seven of them regularly. Couple are industry specific tools, the rest are most likely in the top 50 on the Google Play... Netflix, Directv, Candy Crush, Aldiko, Instagram. Pretty much the same ones that I've been using as Sideloaded apps for months.

    To be clear, I've downloaded more than these.... these are just the ones that work.
    Last edited by Dunt Dunt Dunt; 02-04-14 at 08:50 AM.
    02-04-14 08:03 AM
  5. redsaph's Avatar
    Got 5: Flappy Birds (xD), Minecraft, Tumblr, tvtag (formerly GetGlue) and Clean Master. The others were from BlackBerry World.

    Posted via CB10 | Z10STL100-1/10.2.1.1925
    02-04-14 08:07 AM
  6. jelp2's Avatar
    1-- Brother iPrint and scan
    02-04-14 08:37 AM
  7. 5parkey's Avatar
    I downloaded 8 but deleted 2 as they never fully worked " rooted device "
    02-04-14 08:45 AM
  8. madcat72's Avatar
    I've downloaded a few, deleted most, only one I kept is classic compass, I can't find an equivalent on BBW, need my compass to change from degrees minutes to degrees minute seconds.

    If anyone knows of a compass that works out of BBW, please let me know. I tried view ranger, still an android port.

    Posted via CB10
    02-04-14 08:46 AM
  9. TX Jedi's Avatar
    None. The only one I want is Copy2Contact and it's not available. Everything else my Z10 with it's native functions accomplishes. I use mine to get stuff done.
    02-04-14 08:55 AM
  10. Sniper535i's Avatar
    Amazon App Store, Netflix and Vine

    Posted via CB10
    02-04-14 08:57 AM
  11. glidewells's Avatar
    6, but really only use 2 of them.

    Posted via CB10
    02-04-14 09:36 AM
  12. armanatron's Avatar
    Originally I had 10+ Android apps installed. But I think that Android apps kill your battery. I deleted all of them but one, Groupme.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Z30
    02-04-14 09:50 AM
  13. Mecca EL's Avatar
    I have 17 apk, that I use throughout the day, from my banking commerce apps to radio and game apps. They all function well.
    02-04-14 10:02 AM
  14. npunk42's Avatar
    None for now. I also use a Nexus732GB, to tell the truth I only have a few apps installed on that. I don't get the app gap panic. For me it isn't a thing.
    02-04-14 10:31 AM
  15. mycj7's Avatar
    Only 2, kijiji and Imdb.

    Posted via Q10, awaitng a slider.
    02-04-14 10:33 AM
  16. 1magine's Avatar
    1Mobile Market, Google Maps, Instagram, Netflix, NBA Gametime, tTorent, Chase Mobile. Not allot of apps, but I use them. Maps, Instagram and Game time I use most every day. Ttorent has been really helpful for delivering and distributing large surveys to huge teams of folks doing diligence around the country. Netflix is great for when I don't have to work on my 4 hour daily commute. As OP inferred, it's not the amount of Apps I think that necessarily made the gap, it's the few apps that people want that they could not get. Not sure why Chen or someone else is not making the talk show (also known as "news") rounds and leaking a question to the interviewers about the ability to directly load Android Apps. It only takes a little bit of momentum to drive itself, then others will want to ask about it as well. It's not the answer that's important, it's that the question was asked so people can hear it. "Can you tell us, now that Blackberries can directly download virtually any Android application from 3rd party app stores, do you think this will cause the share price to continue to rise?" "Well Joe, I'm not free to discuss the fact that Blackberries can now directly download virtually all Android applications at this time." "Why's that? I would think the fact that Blackberry can now directly download virtually all Android applications is something you'd want to talk about?" And so on it goes. Not just CNBC. Push yourself on to The View, Morning Joe, O'reilly etc..
    02-04-14 10:38 AM
  17. Calvin Chin's Avatar
    I have downloaded up to 20 apps so far.. BlackBerry should improve its android runtime... some of the android apps are not performing smoothly as expected in android phones...

    Posted via CB10
    02-04-14 10:45 AM
  18. Melinium's Avatar
    4, bank app, meteo, train timetable and totalcommander a filemanager
    02-04-14 10:55 AM
  19. antoscimento's Avatar
    None for now. I also use a Nexus732GB, to tell the truth I only have a few apps installed on that. I don't get the app gap panic. For me it isn't a thing.
    That's my point. Only few, very few apps are the ones that are making the difference and the GAP

    Posted via my Q10/Playbook/Curve
    02-04-14 11:43 AM
  20. antoscimento's Avatar
    The majority of people mentioned less than 10 apps and even 5 apps. And lots of apps are repeated in several replies. My point is: why not Blackberry pay for developers to get the major apps to the platform? Like what windows phone is doing?

    Posted via my Q10/Playbook/Curve
    02-04-14 11:45 AM
  21. Richard Buckley's Avatar
    Three, Amazon Market app, Google Maps, Pebble app.
    02-04-14 12:12 PM
  22. enzo4vpc's Avatar
    I have downloaded 6 or 7. Deleted a few, for now I am keeping Amazon Appstore, TV remote, Brother Iprint and scan.
    02-04-14 12:26 PM
  23. lynxs_claw's Avatar
    10 to 12 games
    02-04-14 12:27 PM
  24. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    My point is: why not Blackberry pay for developers to get the major apps to the platform? Like what windows phone is doing?
    Because it isn't money that developers want; it's MARKETSHARE.

    Many developers have faith that Microsoft, with its billions in the bank, suite of web services, and Office, will gain enough traction, especially in the business market, that development (initial and on-going) and support of WinPhone apps can be justified. WinPhone's marketshare, while small, has been continuing to grow for the last year.

    BB's marketshare continues to fall, their legacy phones continue to out-sell BB10 by 3:1, and now, most devs will simply say "let them run our Android app" and assume BB is taken care of. And even if it's not, the BB10 marketshare is 0.1%, which is too insignificant for devs to care about.

    While initial development of an app certainly costs money, apps continue to cost money to maintain, keep updated, and support, and for a good-sized company, adding another platform to their supported platforms list may mean having to hire 3-10 full-time employees, which could mean as much as $300k-1M a year in costs, indefinitely. Few companies are going to spend that kind of money to support 0.1% of the market, ESPECIALLY if basic functions are available via a web app or an Android app to that same market. This is basic economics.

    And if you think BB can afford to give other companies millions of dollars to develop BB10 apps, you have little understanding of the financial situation BB is in. BB burned through a HUGE amount of its cash in just the last quarter, forcing it to borrow $1.25B dollars. That's not chump change, and remember, they're also paying interest on that money too. And the cash burning is not over.

    BB simply didn't have the ability to get BB10 apps made, which was the whole point of their investment in the Android runtime, but that was always going to be limited considering they aren't going to have access to the Google Services Framework, which more and more Android apps are using, and which all paid apps require.
    02-04-14 01:06 PM
  25. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    The majority of people mentioned less than 10 apps and even 5 apps. And lots of apps are repeated in several replies. My point is: why not Blackberry pay for developers to get the major apps to the platform? Like what windows phone is doing?

    Posted via my Q10/Playbook/Curve
    At launch they should have had at least the top ten common apps in the App Store and Google Play! At that time there was some positive thinking about this new platform... would they sell 30 Million device in their first year, 25 Million, maybe 20 million. A small finicial incentive might have gone a long way back then. But with the result now know.... these developers wouldn't touch BlackBerry for any amount.

    And now... it's over, developers are going to look at BB10.2.1 and say why bother developing or official supporting users when they will use the Android Apps that are available anyway.
    02-04-14 01:20 PM
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