Heins: Size doesn't matter, of app stores that is

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins will launch BlackBerry 10 early next year with a major marketing handicap; the number of apps available in the BlackBerry App World pales compared next to the number available for iOS and Android users...
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29. Jurdiales

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Quality, not Quantity, it could be much better if he said in that way...

31. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

yeah...but it sounds the same anyway!

30. onethreealpha

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

And no mention whatsoever if the BB10 app porting marathon run this weekend? As for quantity, I wouldn't call a web link or an e-book an app but there's your proof of trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator.... I'll take a few good ones over a lot of rubbish any day.

32. kamen

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

Trouble with BB is not size but quality as well. Not infrequent are cases when companies stop to develop for BB. Additionally, right now fresh new apps in BB store are made through batch-porting of Android apps which end up not even working - I have one not so popular Android app (it was ~5K downloads at that time) and it was ported by one particular company for free. And I doubt this porting was not pushed by BB themselves - so obviously they tried quantity versus quality. And now when even that did not work, they trow dust in the eyes with Quality-phrases. I really feel sorry for them.

34. lborsato

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

It isn't necessarily the quality or the quantity. It's really the next big app - the next Instagram or Pinterest - that isn't available on the BlackBerry. Existing users will be frustrated, and potential new users will be scared away.

39. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

molome is a good instagram-like! and its been available to both blackberry and symbian before android!

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