BlackBerry CEO calls for a law to oblige developers to make their content available for BB OS

In the midst of another flurry of Net Neutrality discussions, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has seen fit to draw analogies and proclaim app neutrality to be just as important. The message comes in the form of an open letter, sent to various members of US senate and president Barack Obama.
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47. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

John Chen thought that America is John Chen country. Stop your illusions, let developers choose which platform they want to release their apps. As if you know how hard it is to develop cross platform apps.

50. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1233; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Dear Chen, A better solution may be asking for mobile-phone OS neutrality... That is asking Govt for help to force anyone buying Android or iOS phone to buy a BB phone too...

51. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1233; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Dear Chen, How about bringing BBM to Firefox OS, Jolla, Tizen, Symbian, Nokia S40, WebOS???

52. tokuzumi

Posts: 1844; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Making a law which requires companies to develop apps for all platforms only benefits BB. It will only hurt the consumer. What would be nice is for apps to be built on a common platform, like HTML5 (just used as an example). I could easily see WP and BB going this way, and Android would probably follow suit, or at least allow HTML5 apps to run natively. IOS would be the only straggler, who might cave eventually. Let the best OS win.

53. pauldmps

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 17, 2011

If developing apps for BB were not a harrowing experience and if they could sell phones with better specs at justifiable price, there would had been apps for the platform.

54. StuiWooi

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

Not going to lie, just lost some respect for this man. I mean it's obvious why he would WANT apps on blackberry making it a law is dumb. The devs can choose whatever the hell platform they want!

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