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  1. TCB on Z10's Avatar
    CBC is not a private for profit Corp. They are mandated to support Canadian culture etc by the taxpayers. When the international media reports the news that even Canadian Broadcasting no longer supports BlackBerry , the market short sellers will be happy. Trouble is, 7000 Canadians already lost their jobs due to BlackBerry's decline and imagine what that cost the taxpayers!

    TCB on Z10
    01-10-15 01:43 PM
  2. z10Jobe's Avatar
    The CBC has been going through budget cuts the last little while. This is probably one of many. I don't like to see support for BB10 dropped, but at the same time, as a tax payer that helps pay for the CBC, there is an expectation that they spend their money, my tax dollars, wisely. The bigger picture is that there are far more Canadians using Android and IOS than BB10. It makes financial sense to continue to support those platforms and that majority of users. (For the rest, there is still the option of their mobile site.)

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    The cbc just went out of their way using our taxpayer dollars to upgrade their ios and android apps and then cut BlackBerry. Not wise nor equitable in my mind. It's a public broadcaster. If dollars are so tight, they should have dropped the apps on all platforms and referred all mobile phone users to their improved experience web site.

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    01-10-15 01:48 PM
  3. z10Jobe's Avatar
    CBC is not a private for profit Corp. They are mandated to support Canadian culture etc by the taxpayers. When the international media reports the news that even Canadian Broadcasting no longer supports BlackBerry , the market short sellers will be happy. Trouble is, 7000 Canadians already lost their jobs due to BlackBerry's decline and imagine what that cost the taxpayers!

    TCB on Z10
    Well said

    Posted via CB10
    01-10-15 01:49 PM
  4. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    So, the way some of you you see it, CBC should always support Canadian entities, even if Canadians in general don't support said entity?

    It is exceptionally odd to me that folks think nationalism sentiment should be a factor here.

    Question: is BBRY held to the same standard?
    01-10-15 02:12 PM
  5. SeanDemers's Avatar
    I sent them a message through the contact us in the app just starting if they can't support the comeback of a Canadian company than I can't support them.

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    01-10-15 03:03 PM
  6. SK122387's Avatar
    CBC is 100% Canadian tax payer funded, it's not a private broadcaster.
    Which is even more reason why they should make prudent business decisions.

    Tax dollars wasted are the very worst kind.
    01-10-15 03:36 PM
  7. SK122387's Avatar
    CBC is not a private for profit Corp. They are mandated to support Canadian culture etc by the taxpayers. When the international media reports the news that even Canadian Broadcasting no longer supports BlackBerry , the market short sellers will be happy. Trouble is, 7000 Canadians already lost their jobs due to BlackBerry's decline and imagine what that cost the taxpayers!

    TCB on Z10


    Do you think CBC should continue to squander all Canadian's tax dollars because a small group of Canadians still uses BlackBerrys and expects the CBC app on their phones then?
    sentimentGX4 and anon1727506 like this.
    01-10-15 03:40 PM
  8. stots's Avatar
    Do you think CBC should continue to squander all Canadian's tax dollars because a small group of Canadians still uses BlackBerrys and expects the CBC app on their phones then?
    With all the money the government waste, yes I think CBC should continue to support a BlackBerry App.

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    01-10-15 04:13 PM
  9. RubberChicken76's Avatar
    The mobile HTML 5 webapp works great and dare I say better than the BB10 app.
    Yeah - I'm so not a "apps are necessary" kind of guy. That said, CBC did a good job on the new mobile site, IMO. As much as it annoys me they've killed the app, they've obviously tested the mobile site heavily on BlackBerry 10 for a good experience.
    01-10-15 07:14 PM
  10. lotuslanderz's Avatar
    The cbc just went out of their way using our taxpayer dollars to upgrade their ios and android apps and then cut BlackBerry. Not wise nor equitable in my mind. It's a public broadcaster. If dollars are so tight, they should have dropped the apps on all platforms and referred all mobile phone users to their improved experience web site.

    Posted via CB10
    Completely agree. Why waste OUR tax dollars making specific apps for iOS and Android when the mobile site works. It similarly irks me when the Vancouver Park Board wastes money creating a crappy golf app. Of course for iOS and Android.

    As much as I like and value having a public broadcaster like the CBC, they (CBC) are seriously going downhill lately. Probably a symptom of funding cuts.

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    01-10-15 10:01 PM
  11. tonythecanuck's Avatar
    Oh crap

    Posted using my BlackBerry Z30.
    01-10-15 10:04 PM
  12. TCB on Z10's Avatar
    Strange bias against BlackBerry by CBC. CTV and Globe news must feel it is good for their bottom line to have BB10 apps. American WSJ and NY Times even have nice native apps for BB10 and they know how to make money. Hey, but let's rally around CBC management because they know what they are doing for us taxpayers.

    TCB on Z10
    CDM76 likes this.
    01-11-15 03:34 AM
  13. Dajavine's Avatar
    It still works, but you get a message in a red banner that says that they are not supporting the app anymore for BlackBerry users and direct you to their mobile site that defaults to the Ottawa area. OK for Ottawa residents I guess.

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    You can reset the region.



    Posted via CB10
    01-11-15 08:02 PM
  14. Notcho's Avatar
    Who cares, CBC bashes BlackBerry they censor the news, $1.3 Billion a year wasted of tax dollars. Their nothing but liberal cheer leaders. Wouldn't bother me if the government shut those socialists down and used the money for important things, maybe give it to Kathleen so she can **** it away, like the Ontario Economy. Enjoy the equalization payments you socialists. Remember it came from hard working Western Canadians.

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    01-11-15 11:30 PM
  15. avt123's Avatar
    Maybe you all should be angry at other Canadians for not supporting BlackBerry, instead of the CBC for supporting the majority of Canadians.
    01-12-15 12:50 AM
  16. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    If the issue is money why would cbc make a native app for each platform... Why not a html5 hybrid for full crossplatform? Save money. There Ya go.

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    01-12-15 02:45 AM
  17. svelt's Avatar
    CTV app is a worthy replacement. Not tears shed here. News apps are not something BB is short on.
    01-12-15 12:20 PM
  18. randomroyalty's Avatar
    I don't know if anyone here has tried the Android app, but on my Nexus 5 lollipop it s*cks dead bears... share menu doesn't work in half the apps I need it to, including BBM and it never remembers where you were when you go back...

    Anyway CBC news has gotten so bad lately I'm turning to other sources. With all the scandals coming out we are learning the mother Corp has been abusing everyone including its viewers and listeners, its employees and the Canadian taxpayer. I say kill it and start over with a real public broadcaster.

    Posted via CB10
    01-12-15 10:47 PM
  19. anon1727506's Avatar
    Last I heard BlackBerry had about a 10% marketshare in Canada.... don't really see a point in any organization wasting money to support such a small userbase - especially as it's split between BBOS and BB10.

    BlackBerry World was dealt a death blow when they chose to allow APK to be installed without converting or sideloading. Android is the future of BlackBerry... for as long a Google ignores us.
    kbz1960 and devin266 like this.
    01-13-15 07:41 AM
  20. RubberChicken76's Avatar
    Last I heard BlackBerry had about a 10% marketshare in Canada.
    Is there a source newer than this which you've seen?

    comScore: Android owns 44% of the Canadian smartphone market, BlackBerry sinks to 15% | MobileSyrup.com
    01-13-15 11:41 AM
  21. early2bed's Avatar
    If the issue is money why would cbc make a native app for each platform... Why not a html5 hybrid for full crossplatform? Save money. There Ya go.
    Because you would be degrading the experience for 90% of your users. There are plenty of apps like this - and it shows. People prefer the features of native apps and since nobody really has to use the app, you want it to be as fast, fluid, and feature rich as possible. There ya go!
    01-13-15 11:51 AM
  22. EchoTango's Avatar
    I too feel CBC should support Canadian business. To cancel support for BB10 after developing the app is like putting salt in the wound.

    I do believe that the decision by ICE to go to Apple had in part to do with the US Government supporting a domestic supplier and while I'm not pleased that happened, I can understand it. Here we have the reverse and I can't see why they've gone against the national interest.

    Just on principle, I for one will not be using the CBC Android app on my Passport.
    01-13-15 12:22 PM
  23. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Here we have the reverse and I can't see why they've gone against the national interest.

    I don't think a mobile app decision qualifies as "going against national interest."
    Last edited by Tre Lawrence; 01-13-15 at 08:13 PM.
    01-13-15 02:46 PM
  24. Djlatino's Avatar
    Coders are a different kind of breed, and their motives are peculiar at times, so it's understandable that the app is shutting down. Whether it be a money issue, or lack of exposure, it deems to fit the shoe that with all the commotion of android, developers feel they hit 2 birds with one stone.

    You must become part of the developer scene to begin with to fundamentally understand why decisions like these happen.
    01-13-15 02:56 PM
  25. ccan's Avatar
    Just downloaded the android cbc app. Works great and the UI is much better. It seems BlackBerry world is dead since they announced the amazon appstore deal. Maybe it's time BlackBerry builds 2 divisions of hardware. One for enterprise using qnx and another for consumers based on google.

    Posted via CB10
    01-13-15 05:17 PM
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