03-11-2013 10:04 PM
I'm absolutely floored by the time it's taken to get my app reviewed and put in the store. At least 6 times longer than even the notorious "other" guys who take forever. I get that it's free but this is getting ridiculous. Is there a paid vendor program like the other guys so apps don't take 3 months to get reviewed???
If this is the norm, not sure that I will be developing more apps for this platform. I realize with the release of BB10 you are definitely backed up, but 3 months??? Seriously???
03-11-2013 11:35 PM
This is not normal. Until the last few months new apps were approved in two weeks, and updates were approved in less than two days.
BlackBerry needs to staff themselves up to get back to that. The current delays really are becoming a problem. And one that is only set to get worse as the launch of the Q10 approaches...
03-12-2013 12:23 AM
03-12-2013 01:22 AM
I am well aware of the backlog due to the port-a-thons. But it's bad planning on their part to not have the manpower to keep the flow of apps moving forward.
And let's face it, most ported apps are crappy apps anyway. Apps not hand-crafted and polished for a particular OS are usually awkward and unusable. Games and simple "junk" apps are the exception of course. After all, that's the reason Java was such a horrible failure on desktops...who wanted an ugly application which didn't "fit" into the feel of the host OS.
In the end however, if there was a paid vendor program like the other guys I'd pay the fee just to get to the front of the queue...
03-12-2013 05:53 PM
Is the Alliance program even around still?