1. jungle_007's Avatar
    Bought a Playbook yesterday, which i LOVE!
    Today whilst surfing i came across two different websites that said download our app... only for Ipad & android... why does it seem that they always leave out the blackberry user?
    03-02-12 03:27 PM
  2. sjc1963's Avatar
    More people use these other systems......
    03-02-12 03:40 PM
  3. menaknow's Avatar
    Some sites have decided to abandon apps for BB, some are just waiting to see what happens with RIM in the future.

    There are sites that do make apps for the BB/Playbook still however...
    03-02-12 04:05 PM
  4. mandony's Avatar
    Wait, eventually most Android apps for tablets will be side-loaded to the PB.
    But, not all Android apps are tablet compatible, they are used on Phones.
    The question should be, is the app available for a BB Phone?

    If you think there are more apps available for iPad, you are correct.
    The app developers build their apps for the dominant tablet.
    Then, the user always has that purchase option.

    On the other hand, many 'apps' for iPad and Android can be accomplished by going directly to websites (as I do with Citibank) as I do using my PB.
    Last edited by mandony; 03-02-12 at 05:10 PM.
    03-02-12 05:03 PM
  5. llllBULLSEYE's Avatar
    Yeah kinda sucks we get left out.
    There's always and app for iPhones, but you also
    gotta consider that about every single household
    has at least one iPod which is the same as an iPhone.
    so it's in their Best interest to make an app for Apple
    and the rapidly growing Androids. Then maybe make
    a Blackberry app which will take longer to develop.
    Also consider its wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
    harder to make BB phone App mainly cause of the different variations
    of phones touch/non-touch/keyboard/non keyboard and non compatible OS systems.
    OS5,OS6,OS7 Apps are for the most part non compatible.
    Now all this changed with the Playbook. Basically if they make
    and Android app it can take them as little as 5 mins to make it work on
    the Playbook, but a lot of companies don't
    realize this or care anymore.
    03-02-12 05:36 PM
  6. ffejrobins30's Avatar
    The big reason that BB gets left out is because developing for the JVM on the current BB phones is a pain in the behind. Since BB10 isn't the dominant BB os yet, there isn't a lot of dev support. Once the BB10 devices start rolling out in mass numbers, it'll become much more common to see the BB symbol on more and more websites.
    03-02-12 08:41 PM