1. 1guitarguy's Avatar
    I think we all can agree that native apps are superior, however the ability to port apps has given the app store a huge boost in apps and has helped to further close the app gap. I really don't see what the problem is with having Android ports. Sure there are some that suck just like there's native apps that suck. To give it a bad review and delete it without even trying it out is pretty dumb in my opinion.

    Posted via CB10
    03-03-14 08:42 PM
  2. masterful's Avatar
    I like android app too but should I say that It should be in native rather than ported

    Posted via CB10
    03-03-14 08:57 PM
  3. Daytona123's Avatar
    I can understand the desire for native apps, I really can. I prefer them, myself. One thing that bothers me, though, is the hatred some have for ported apps. Yes, they won't run as well as native, nor will they likely be as pretty. But they are still apps, apps we as BlackBerry users can actually obtain, no less. I appreciate the ability to use them, even if the experience isn't as smooth. Immediately rejecting an app because it doesn't have an active frame is beyond me.
    03-03-14 09:28 PM
  4. propeller10's Avatar
    Not this thread again.
    03-03-14 09:35 PM
  5. the_igg's Avatar
    What is an Andriod ? trolololol
    03-03-14 09:54 PM
  6. BKA22's Avatar
    What I like is that for many popular apps we have the option to try both the native and android and decide which we like best. The layouts and features can be different and it's good to have that option.

    03-03-14 09:56 PM
  7. Mr.Monty's Avatar
    My biggest gripe is when basic apps require access to a lot of information that shouldn't be relevant. For example picture editing apps that need access to phone, device identification, location, etc, when all it should need access to is Shared files and maybe Camera. Apps like that I tend to delete and not write a review.

    I don't give poor reviews to good ports, but I might deduct a star for not having a native app and explain that in the review.
    03-03-14 10:35 PM
  8. 1guitarguy's Avatar
    No deducting a star for not being native is perfectly understandable. In fact it gives them something to improve on, but giving 1 star to a port that works perfectly fine is just ridiculous

    Posted via CB10
    03-03-14 10:49 PM
  9. bennelong's Avatar
    Can an Android app be ported in such a way that it will allow you to adjust it's permissions?
    Are the greyed-out permission toggles some side effect - or even an incompatibility issue?
    I know that this appears to be the primary reason that they're deleted immediately - from what I've read in reviews.

    Posted via CB10 on a Z10
    03-03-14 10:50 PM
  10. cbdwolff7's Avatar
    My only gripe is Android apps are just a fake to run app for Blackberry! No in app purchasing, no connections. Just use it till you lose it, using it! LOL!
    03-03-14 10:55 PM
  11. Mr.Monty's Avatar
    No deducting a star for not being native is perfectly understandable. In fact it gives them something to improve on, but giving 1 star to a port that works perfectly fine is just ridiculous

    Posted via CB10
    Completely agree with this.
    (I meant to comment on that from you're OP and forgot.)
    03-03-14 10:58 PM
  12. trwallace's Avatar
    first get them over to bb10 then see how much better it is to do a native app then an android port. you have to start start somewhere. We all want these native apps but in order to get them we first need the app in blackberry world and then go from there. We need to make developers see its worth their time to get it over to blackberry then we can start barking about the native side of things. The main things is people seeing its worth their time to develop for blackberry because once that stops its game over.
    03-03-14 11:19 PM
  13. Axacta's Avatar
    I find it interesting how the same threads keep repeating. I posted this in another related thread:

    I had an unexpected experience with apps a while ago - completely inverse to what I would have expected. I was looking for a self-timer app for my Z10 camera. Tried a free BB app. Worked great, and then after a couple of weeks it demanded payment, despite that it made no mention of a free trial period only. A bit of a ****-off, so I tried another BB free app. It wouldn't work. Tried another, and even though it was ostensibly from a different developer it looked suspiciously like the last app that I tried. And it had exactly the same problem. So I tried another free app from yet another developer. Again it looked just like the last two apps, and had the same exact problem. So I decided to find a free Android app to try from Amazon. First one I tried worked perfectly - just what I wanted, with less permissions than the BB apps. Not what I would have expected, that's for sure. I have a new respect for Android apps, and less confidence in BB apps.
    03-03-14 11:52 PM
  14. anon(4044683)'s Avatar
    A lot of people here hate Android apps, just because it is Android. But BB understands the importance of it and continues to develop the runtime. Android runtime shows great improvements though it is not perfect yet. I hope BB perfects it in the next update and makes the integration tighter with the OS.
    03-04-14 02:03 AM
  15. bakron1's Avatar
    I recently went out and bought another z30 and I have found myself using mostly native apps when ever possible , but some of the apps I used in IOS are only available on Android.

    My solution is to have a balance that's works for my daily task and needs. I have only a handful of Android apps installed on my device and they all work fine.

    I try to use native apps as much as possible and if the Android ones I have ever come to the BlackBerry World as a native app, I will use the native one.

    Until that time comes, the ability to install Android apps was one of the reasons I decided to stick with the BlackBerry platform and so far I am a happy camper rocking on my z30 on T Mobile USA.

    Posted via my BlackBerry z30 on
    03-04-14 03:36 AM
  16. eggman1987's Avatar
    I hate the ugly, unresponsive Android ports and their layouts.

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    03-04-14 04:20 AM
  17. eggman1987's Avatar
    Skype and eBay apps on BB10 are shambolic.

    Posted via CB10
    03-04-14 04:21 AM

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