BlackBerry issues privacy guidelines for BlackBerry World developers
The first new guideline is to Use the Principle of Least Permissions – Limiting Collection. BlackBerry says that developers should request only that information that is "reasonable". In other words, developers should only collect the information that makes their app run better. The manufacturer makes it clear that information not required or needed to improve an app should NOT be collected. BlackBerry also tells developers to Consider the Impact of Third-Party Code. If your app has third party code, developers should know exactly how it works and how it handles customers' information.
If you do use information provided to you by customers, it is of the utmost importance that you Secure Your Customers’ Data. Encrypt data at all levels, suggests BlackBerry. This was something that Snapchat failed to do and it resulted in a massive leak of customers' personal information. Lastly, BlackBerry suggests that you give your customers the feeling that they have some control by offering a settings menu. If you're collecting information not necessary to run the app, make it clear that this is optional. In other words, Empower Your Customers to Control Their Information.
If BlackBerry can't beat iOS and Android with the number of apps available to customers, it can try to attract customers worried about the security of their personal information. Let's see if Apple, Google or Microsoft respond.
source: BlackBerry via BerryReview
1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5150; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Okay...okay, we know BlackBerry is the best when it comes to security, but can BlackBerry focus on increasing the apps on the BB App World now? Really, you can't expect us to switch from other mature platforms to a less app platform. I want to switch to BlackBerry and give it a try but the app gap is just scary.
Just increase the freaking apps. -__-
3. alterecho (Posts: 1071; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Android apps can run on BB10 after th recent update, i hear.
4. sianto (Posts: 65; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)
Ofcourse, you can even (sort of) install the play store!
2. NewroticSlob (Posts: 40; Member since: 09 May 2013)
Nice! Now, that's what they all should've done from the start. A common sense outline for devs.
5. n1k0z (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
it's really easy to install an android app...trust me i've done it after 5 years of android experience. Z10 is seriously good and the android apps make it even better