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  1. skech's Avatar
    This is more than an impressive for a new platform.

    AS OF 4/12/11: 20,900 Apps SOURCE

    UPDATE: 10,800 Tablet specific apps as of today *estimated*

    UPDATE 4/13: 11,400 apps *estimated* SOURCE


    RIM originally estimated they would have about 4,000 apps by launch. Now it's 5 times better!

    I expect this number to go much higher as we get closer to launch.
    Last edited by skech; 04-13-11 at 08:57 AM.
    dadzy911 and Sonic77 like this.
    04-12-11 08:53 AM
  2. lando989's Avatar
    holy apps batman, this is great news.
    hopefully not 20,000 angry birds replicas!! and 900 fart machine apps
    04-12-11 08:55 AM
  3. howarmat's Avatar
    there are only 25K in app world total so there arent 20k for playbook unless they recently approved about 15k for the PB
    04-12-11 08:58 AM
  4. Shao128's Avatar
    This is more than an impressive for a new platform.
    I expect this number to go much higher as we get closer to launch.

    AS OF 4/12/11: 20,900 Apps

    SOURCE

    RIM originally estimated they would have about 4,000 apps by launch. Now it's 5 times better!

    It's not even close to 20,000. I'd bet the estimate of 3000-4000 is about right.

    Look at the results from google, each app has multiple pages for different languages.
    04-12-11 09:02 AM
  5. missing_K-W's Avatar
    You need to fix the link!
    04-12-11 09:03 AM
  6. Shao128's Avatar
    UPDATE: 10,800 apps as of today SOURCE
    The number is still inflated you are getting multiple pages for different currencies as well.
    04-12-11 09:12 AM
  7. howarmat's Avatar
    this thread is worthless spam
    04-12-11 09:23 AM
  8. Invader3K's Avatar
    20,000!!!...wait a minute, no, 15K...wait no, 10K...wait, no, 5K...

    Seriously, people need to verify facts before posting stuff like this.
    04-12-11 09:30 AM
  9. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    I'm gonna go ahead and say 4k is generous. I'm gonna sound like a troll and put my money on there being 500 apps at launch. Remember that developers think RIM stuff is ancient and won't sell, so why would they want to develop?
    04-12-11 09:41 AM
  10. Smiley88's Avatar
    80% of them are probably simple apps cuz everyone wants their free PB.
    04-12-11 09:47 AM
  11. 1812dave's Avatar
    Dadzy, why did you thank the OP for his bogus info??
    04-12-11 10:28 AM
  12. Sonic77's Avatar
    I like this one BASIC for playbook, now I want one

    https://appworld.blackberry.com/webs.../34834?lang=en
    04-12-11 10:28 AM
  13. skech's Avatar
    for his bogus info??
    Excuse me?

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    You got a better estimate than that?
    04-12-11 10:30 AM
  14. 1812dave's Avatar
    Excuse me?

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    You got a better estimate than that?
    You can't be serious, but if you are...all I can say is your methodology is flawed.
    04-12-11 10:32 AM
  15. Foreverup's Avatar
    This is more than an impressive for a new platform.

    AS OF 4/12/11: 20,900 Apps SOURCE

    UPDATE: 10,800 apps as of today *estimated* SOURCE


    RIM originally estimated they would have about 4,000 apps by launch. Now it's 5 times better!

    I expect this number to go much higher as we get closer to launch.
    Yeah alot of these "10,800" are double links or if you click the link app world says there is no such item
    04-12-11 10:48 AM
  16. big dawg 23's Avatar
    I think they are interlacing the addition of Android Apps ability to run on Playbook.

    I know there will be a fair share of good apps, better than what was there for Motorla Xoom with Honeycomb.
    04-12-11 10:49 AM
  17. NO_CARRIER's Avatar
    I think 4000 apps is a huge number to start. Remember the iPad has been out for over a year and only 40,000 of those apps are iPad specific, the rest are iPhone apps---many of which do not run properly in the iPad due to the different screen aspect ratios. (16:9 iphone vs 4:3 ipad)

    Keep in mind that 40,000 is built by developers that have already experienced developing for iOS for a few years and with the iOS SDK already available since 2008.

    Be patient, the apps will come.
    04-12-11 01:57 PM
  18. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    I have almost 15k posts.... only about 5k of those are RIM hate ones. Should I post a link to my profile page?


    On a serious note... why don't we all just wait and see how many apps the PB has on release. From the recent videos on the PB, AppWorld isn't layed out in such a way to show the total amount of apps available. The Apple AppStore is the same way and it sucks if you ask me. It's almost impossible to find something unless it's popular or unless you specifically know what to search for. Nobody wrote 20k worth of apps in just a couple of months specifically for the PB. lol
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    04-12-11 02:22 PM
  19. drjay868's Avatar
    If you go to appworld and do a search for PlayBook, it only comes up with about 130 apps. I don't know if that only looks for apps with PlayBook in the name or anything made for the PB, but that's a bit more realistic than 20,000.
    04-12-11 02:26 PM
  20. 1812dave's Avatar
    I have almost 15k posts.... only about 5k of those are RIM hate ones. Should I post a link to my profile page?


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    Hmmm...taken at look at the verbiage next to your picture??

    "Carrier: I hate RIM/Carrier VPL Service Books!!! | Truncated Emails... really RIM... really? | KB13677 is BS!"

    Because of that "static" info on every post, it seems to me that EVERY post you make, makes it plain you hate RIM. (Not that I'm a fan)
    04-12-11 02:27 PM
  21. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    Hmmm...taken at look at the verbiage next to your picture??

    "Carrier: I hate RIM/Carrier VPL Service Books!!! | Truncated Emails... really RIM... really? | KB13677 is BS!"

    Because of that "static" info on every post, it seems to me that EVERY post you make, makes it plain you hate RIM. (Not that I'm a fan)
    Darn it!... I forgot about that. Cool, so I guess I can inflate my numbers too.

    [I hope you guys get the fact that these two posts are jokes...]

    Honestly, who cares how many apps you'll have at launch. If it's a good platform, the developers will increase that number quickly. That's what you should be worried about more.
    04-12-11 02:33 PM
  22. theruined's Avatar
    Darn it!... I forgot about that. Cool, so I guess I can inflate my numbers too.

    [I hope you guys get the fact that these two posts are jokes...]

    Honestly, who cares how many apps you'll have at launch. If it's a good platform, the developers will increase that number quickly. That's what you should be worried about more.
    PB = Viagra for developers?
    04-12-11 04:59 PM
  23. kb5zht's Avatar
    The number is still inflated you are getting multiple pages for different currencies as well.
    Are you guys mad because the xoom launched with 11 and now a month later is only up to 50? (both facts).

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-12-11 08:19 PM
  24. mandony's Avatar
    ipad 65,000 apps
    Apple - iPad - Over 65,000 apps. Ready and waiting.
    of which 500 are good?

    android (Playbook available) 200,000 apps
    The Blackberry PlayBook will run 200, 000 Android apps
    of which 500 are good?

    playbook (dedicated) 2000 apps?
    of which 1000 are good?

    The name of the game is not quantity but quality.
    200,000+2000 ain't a bad start to weed out the great from the trash.
    Last edited by mandony; 04-12-11 at 08:39 PM.
    04-12-11 08:35 PM
  25. missing_K-W's Avatar
    This seems like the right time for the BGR blackberry rapper to lay one down for us! Right here...right now

    I can see 20000 PB apps developed rapidly after launch...just not at launch...although there will be a plethora available...everyone should just do a happy dance!

    I for one could care less for apps in general...however the concept and delivery of super apps are compelling!
    04-12-11 08:46 PM
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