1. saintforlife's Avatar
    Or: Why the number of apps in your store is a silly and meaningless metric.

    We already know that things aren't looking great for BlackBerry—despite launching a new operating system and a few reasonably attractive flagship phones in the last year, the company recently announced that it was seeking buyers to help reverse its decline. BlackBerry 10's app store offers one explanation for why the operating system isn't setting the world on fire: BerryReview reports that of the 120,000 apps in BlackBerry World, over 47,000 of them come from a single developer, and as you might be able to guess, the quality of those apps isn't exactly up to snuff.

    S4BB Limited, a self-described "leading edge" mobile app company based in Hong Kong, is the culprit in this case. Even a cursory glance at its products illustrates why you wouldn't want its apps in your store—some of them (a QR reader, a scanner app) appear to have some practical use, but most others are either pointless (Mega Fart, which to its credit does exactly what it says it does) or really pointless ("apps" which serve as wrappers for the Amazon and Wikipedia mobile sites). Full disclosure: I haven't looked at all 47,000 of them, so I may be making unfair assumptions based on the first couple hundred or so.

    08-22-13 03:39 AM
  2. Funq's Avatar
    You're pretty late to the party. There are already quite a few threads about this.
    08-22-13 03:49 AM
  3. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Hhhhhmmm....I wonder if he can make me my Bank of America or my BB&T apps....
    08-22-13 03:50 AM
  4. Speedygi's Avatar
    That is productivity, baby...I can't even make one.

    Hoping for ya, Qbnkelt..

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    08-22-13 04:38 AM
  5. sergey_IL's Avatar
    How many good apps for any mobile platform can be anyway?
    10 messaging apps, 10 notes apps, 30 productivity, 100 professional (medical, financial etc)
    30 social like (Instagram...)
    1000 games
    Anyway we can investigate other app stores, what is already done by many. Why we should be shocked that 80% of apps are crap?
    You can't say that there is no interest in BB10 from developers, even if half of the apps were generated by small group what about the other half?
    08-22-13 05:07 AM

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