BlackBerry App World applications more profitable than Android apps

BlackBerry App World applications more profitable than Android apps
Here’s another shocker from BlackBerry’s DevCon event in Amsterdam - RIM execs brought clarity about the BlackBerry App world saying apps on it are actually more profitable than their counterparts in the Android Market

Newly appointed man-in-charge Thorsten Heins said that the App World is now home to over 60,000 applications. While that’s a mere fraction of the hundreds of thousands on the App Store or the Android Market, Heins said that BlackBerry developers could profit more from their apps than Android programmers. Apps on the App World allegedly bring 40% more profits than Android apps, and an impressive 13% of developers for the platform have cashed in over $100,000 from apps.

There are 174 million app downloads each month, equalling 6 million downloaded apps a day, according to The Verge. This brings the total to 30 applications downloaded by each user, which is quite impressive actually.

Finally, Heins added that the BlackBerry PlayBook OS now supports Qt, which is an interesting move that can attract disillusioned Symbian developers. 

source: TheVerge



9. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 2010

Ya cause what's free on Android Market is like $4.99 on Blackberry. RIM is a joke.

8. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Wasn't there an article just like this one stating the exact same thing like 2 months ago? Are articles being recycled just to cause an uproar?

7. beefsupreme

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

30 apps per user? i wouldn't be close to that even if app world worked on my phone.

6. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

rim rim rim lol really are desperate

5. AndresJ

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

They won't profit for long if BB's phone sells drop even more than now

4. Socalvenom unregistered

I used to love blackberry's back when I bought my first 8820 curve best phone I ever had then I upgraded to a 9000 and I really didn't like the keyboard it just felt to small and cramped for my taste I agree the app store is a funny joke. Unless RIM does something mind blowing I give the Company till September before they file for bankruptcy, everyone that I know ether owns an Iphone an Android or a windows 7 phone.

2. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

LOL. Sure.. have you seen the prices for apps on in the App store??? GAWD!! I find the selection to SUCK and unless I'm buying utilities to make my BB more useful, there isn't anything really that catches my eye.. without spending too much $$!

3. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

Couldn't have said it better myself. RIM's App World is a joke along with the prices.

1. antmiu2

Posts: 552; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

lol, nice try..

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