BlackBerry World app store flooded by 47 000 apps from one developer (hint: most of them are crap)

BlackBerry World app store flooded by 47 000 apps from one developer (hint: most of them are crap)
BlackBerry World, the ‘Berry app store, is flooded with low quality apps from a single developer. 47 000 out of some 120 000 total apps on it are made by S4BB, and a lot of them are city guides, audio books, phrasebook and others. The mysterious developer seems to be focused on quantity rather than quality and is taking advantage of the liberal publishing rules in the app catalog. Other types of applications are a few fart apps, apps that password protect other applications, and so on.

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.


source: BerryReview

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27 Comments

1. Seo_Joo_Hyun

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

ARE Y''ALL SURPRISED !!!??

3. Fernandezxc

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 12, 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 ,

11. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

keep on dreaming!

13. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

You seem to have a penchant for dreaming :O

26. Fernandezxc

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 12, 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: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 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: Aug 16, 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: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

28. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

LOL. Maybe 118K out of 120K of BB10 user apps were created with only 20 developer. Who need thousands of developer if you can run a store with only a couple of fake developer /sarcasm.

2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Quantity without Quality is completely waste. its better to have 10 useful good quality apps than 100 garbage apps.

4. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

I wish people who bash WP think like you do.

7. Seo_Joo_Hyun

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Soo true

14. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

yeh but there not quality apps......

21. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 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.

18. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes, that's perfectly right.

8. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 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: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"(hint: most of them are crap)" Nice hint, Victor. :D

9. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Blackberry can make it in the real world if they dump their own software and jump on android bandwagon.

10. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

keep on dreaming!!

12. jsdechavez

Posts: 816; Member since: Jul 20, 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: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

And also cut down the prices to almost halves will just do good for them.

16. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Article reported; contains bad language.

22. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

HollyS**T!!!!! I wonder how much time that dude spent makng those apps which are useless o.O

23. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 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: Jul 09, 2013

expensive equipments and bad apps... they have no hope.

27. thnkthru3

Posts: 73; Member since: Dec 25, 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.

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