02-15-2011 03:12 PM
02-15-2011 03:13 PM
i think ryan said in one of the CES videos that intiially it will not be possible and the user has to use App World for the playbook. he then continued to say that in the future it may be possible.
02-15-2011 03:20 PM
02-15-2011 04:17 PM
I personally feel that the ability to side load apps leads to an increase in stolen apps. This may sound ignorant, and I am an iPhone user who does not jailbreak, but I personally prefer the closed, integrated idea as opposed to the open one. Just my $0.02 but I would hope RIM keeps that app store as the single method of app distribution. It also is easier for the general consumer.
02-15-2011 04:30 PM
I prefer an open environment as opposed to the closed one. I feel it is up to the developer to secure their app in such a way to prevent it from being stolen/misused, but in the same token I understand where you're coming from jffurlan.
02-15-2011 04:56 PM
I have to go with John on this one. We also have to think about the many sites that help promote our applications and are supported by alternate stores.
02-15-2011 05:09 PM
Sorry, I wasn't trying to said one side was right or wrong. Just for me, as a new developer, it's nice to be guided through the process and to be assured that my app will be protected. If I had to handle distribution that would be a different story and long, more complex process for making my app as I woudldn't want it to be downloaded and transfered amongst devices. (you can probably tell I have very little knowledge on the subject of distribution outside of an "App Store")