BlackBerry World app store flooded by 47 000 apps from one developer (hint: most of them are crap)
Take out these 47 000 applications out of the total number of ‘Berry apps for curiosity sake, and you’re left with just around 73 000 apps. In comparison, Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace has over 150 000 applications.
BlackBerry - attempting to push its BB10 operating system and new devices - is struggling to get developers’ attention, and companies like Spotify have declined developing for it.
BlackBerry has a nearly impossible task - compete against iPhone, Android and even Windows Phone. The company launched its new operating system, BB10, at the beginning of the year, and new devices like the Z10 and Q10, but it has struggled to gain traction and has now publicly stated it is considering all options.
3. Fernandezxc (Posts: 39; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)
BB should go android and create some cool flip and slide devices with qwerty and exclusive BB apps. , atleast they'll get some marketshare ,
13. Reality_Check (Posts: 204; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
You seem to have a penchant for dreaming :O
26. Fernandezxc (Posts: 39; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)
BB have nothing left but to keep on dreaming, unfortunately they dont know what to dream abt, so that ws my idea
6. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1176; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
"ARE Y"ALL "??? Wtf?? Lol.. and no , i once owned a BB playbook..apps are crap...took it back to bestBuy, next day
17. takeja (Posts: 35; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)
No, the same like in the Microsoft's store = a very lot of zero quality apps, but a lot of them.
20. Glim12808 (Posts: 384; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Over at crackberry.com some BB fans also claim a developer named mippin has developed 17,000 apps for the Berry app store. So between S4BB and Mippin, they account for half of the 120,000 apps in the BB10 app store.
2. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 536; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Quantity without Quality is completely waste.
its better to have 10 useful good quality apps than 100 garbage apps.
4. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 145; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
I wish people who bash WP think like you do.
21. TheLolGuy (Posts: 463; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Official does not necessarily mean quality.
Just because Google + Instagram etc. are trolling Microsoft by not releasing their apps doesn't mean there isn't a good alternative.
Many have said that the smooth operation and functionality of Instagram replacements match or even exceeds the official app on Android, and I got to confirm that for myself with my cousin's Lumia 920.
Hell, even small developers aside, Microsoft's own Youtube app that Google had no part in making had a better looking interface and was said to be zippy and well made. Don't spread lies.
8. amasog (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)
but its even better to have 100 quality apps!
quantity with quality is just perfect!
why not wish for both of them (quantity & quality)?
5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4579; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"(hint: most of them are crap)"
Nice hint, Victor. :D
9. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
Blackberry can make it in the real world if they dump their own software and jump on android bandwagon.
12. jsdechavez (Posts: 652; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
The apps are really crap and expensive. If they're free, they're only trial versions. And my Bold 9900 doesn't even have Skype.
15. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4644; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
If BlackBerry wants to save themselves from sinking, just add a bunch of useful apps and famous games, and with the help of their upcoming flagship Z30/A10, they will definitely gain some market share. Don't just sleep there, do something!
19. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 1871; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
And also cut down the prices to almost halves will just do good for them.
16. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 722; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
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22. Darkerm (Posts: 97; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)
I wonder how much time that dude spent makng those apps which are useless o.O
23. Jason2k13 (Posts: 464; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
Adding better apps won't help blackberry, look at their phones very expensive and after almost 2 years of their non-existence, many blackberry fans moved to other platforms mainly apple and Android, and if they are happy with their phones then why would they wanna go back to blackberry?
25. amilcarmz86 (Posts: 95; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
expensive equipments and bad apps... they have no hope.
27. thnkthru3 (Posts: 70; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)
BB does not allow developers enough scope to manipulate the code for apps. The results are limited variation on similar and repeated themes. I used to have bold 9700. The hardware is sweet but look for a good calender/agenda app and all you find are the same thing over and over. Home screen replacements with 3 or four lines for task and 3 or four lines for calender entries. When i researed the reason for this it seemed that BB did not give developers the option to manipulate code beyond a certain point.