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greenfish
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎01-19-2011
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Where are the Playbook apps to download

I followed a link from a post by jtegen to the Mandelbrot app that he has submitted for the playbook, this is the link:

 

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/screenshots/21686?lang=en

 

This app has been accepted and can be downloaded, yet when I do a  Search BlackBerry App World with the keyword PlayBook, only 17 apps are listed and Mandelbrot is not one of them.

 

How do you get a list of apps that are for the playbook? Playbook is not a category that has its own set of apps.

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jtegen
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Where are the Playbook apps to download

A new version of App World is suppose to be released "soon".  On the PB, it will probably just show PB apps.  I hope that release will also include an update to the web site, because I agree, not being able to search the catalog of PB apps from the BB website would be very important for me to want to rush out an buy a PB.

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peter9477
Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
My Carrier: none

Re: Where are the Playbook apps to download

You could try Google with a "site:" filter.  I haven't found it to be a flawless approach but it's better than trying to find stuff in AppWorld directly.


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JRab
Posts: 2,462
Registered: ‎11-04-2010
My Device: Bold 9700

Re: Where are the Playbook apps to download

@peter: its scary how fast App World pages get indexed so fast on google. well not just app world but blackberry.com pages. its like google is waiting for a page to change here - that or RIM pays a lotta do to have google index it fast haha

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peter9477
Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
My Carrier: none

Re: Where are the Playbook apps to download

Google uses an auto-tuning algorithm to decide how often to crawl a site.  If the bot finds changes often, it will come back more frequently and do more pages in a single session.  

 

My own site had been idle for months, and after my first updates in December, Google didn't find them for over a week.  Now it's averaging 14 pages crawled per day.  (Still very low compared to many sites I'm sure, but a sign of how it adapts.)

 

I've noticed the App World updates appear to get discovered in just minutes sometimes.


Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
Author of White Noise and Battery Guru for BB10 and for PlayBook | Get more from your battery!
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