1. peterallcdn's Avatar
    Alec Saunders tweeted that in the first 11 days of the free PlayBook offer, they had received something like 6600 developer applications and 1500 app submissions.

    Two days ago, a developer asked him on twitter if RIM had a backlog because app approvals are slow. Alec replied with...

    "yup. Over 6,000 apps and climbing as more are submitted."

    https://twitter.com/#!/asaunders/sta...19299593142272

    Hope some of them are really good!
    Chrisy, dbugem, baysed408 and 2 others like this.
    02-20-12 05:32 AM
  2. blargy's Avatar
    Wait, wait... Over 6,000 apps have been submitted, or over 6,000 apps are BACKLOGGED?

    That could mean a ton more than that are going through.
    02-20-12 05:37 AM
  3. rvision's Avatar
    1 fart app is enough thanks
    02-20-12 05:43 AM
  4. peterallcdn's Avatar
    Wait, wait... Over 6,000 apps have been submitted, or over 6,000 apps are BACKLOGGED?

    That could mean a ton more than that are going through.
    Either way if at least 1% of them are good, I look forward to finding space on my PlayBook for 60 new apps. :-D
    Chrisy likes this.
    02-20-12 05:47 AM
  5. Chrisy's Avatar
    That's awesome!
    02-20-12 05:52 AM
  6. blargy's Avatar
    Reading through Alec's last few posts, it looks like that's how many they have backlogged. Shweet.

    Also, keep in mind that even some of the ones that start out crappy and unrefined (maybe rushed?), will be updated to awesomeness in time.

    ...Now I just need to get out of Afghanistan, or find an alternate way to access App World.
    Chrisy and Mr.Softberry like this.
    02-20-12 05:55 AM
  7. blargy's Avatar
    I like this one...

    "Mark Mruss @MarkAtAndromo
    @asaunders Just letting you know Andromo made Android apps are being approved by BlackBerry. We've got over almost 30,000 people signed up.

    18 Feb Alec Saunders @asaunders
    Close Open Details @MarkAtAndromo VERY cool."
    02-20-12 05:58 AM
  8. peterallcdn's Avatar
    I like this one...

    "Mark Mruss @MarkAtAndromo
    @asaunders Just letting you know Andromo made Android apps are being approved by BlackBerry. We've got over almost 30,000 people signed up.

    18 Feb Alec Saunders @asaunders
    Close Open Details @MarkAtAndromo VERY cool."
    Yeah, I checked out that Andromo site earlier. I'm not a developer so I can't say for sure, but that appears to be a service where you can build an app using various customizable templates. Although this means the apps won't be super unique, their content can still be valuable to some people. And let's face it, these types of apps have filled up the App Store and Android Market and both of them seem more than happy to brag about the number of apps they have... so, it should be just fine for BlackBerry to build up its "app tonnage" the same way. We all want quality apps, but for marketing purposes, size matters... the size of your app store that is.
    02-20-12 06:07 AM
  9. Hawkeberry's Avatar
    Excellent.. one good chess app and I'd be thrilled
    02-20-12 06:11 AM
  10. schotness's Avatar
    Will there be a decent & free Mahjong app though ? & something to hide my porn files from prying eyes?
    02-20-12 07:00 AM
  11. Hawkeberry's Avatar
    you can name 'those' files 'dissection' or 'History of Indus valley civilization'. No one will open them
    purijagmohan likes this.
    02-20-12 07:03 AM
  12. schotness's Avatar
    apart from the photo app you mean....
    02-20-12 07:06 AM
  13. lnichols's Avatar
    Just get the major ones on the platform! You don't need hundreds of thousands of apps, just got to the 20 most wanted crackberry contest and get those out.
    speedypear likes this.
    02-20-12 08:29 AM
  14. r0v3rT3N's Avatar
    Just get the major ones on the platform! You don't need hundreds of thousands of apps, just got to the 20 most wanted crackberry contest and get those out.
    You must have not seen this tweet yet!
    Chrisy likes this.
    02-20-12 08:38 AM
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