Welcome!

Welcome to the official BlackBerry Support Community Forums.

This is your resource to discuss support topics with your peers, and learn from each other.

inside custom component

BlackBerry® World

Reply
Contributor
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎01-31-2013
My Device: BlackBerry Z10

Fake Apps in the Store

Hi

 

There have been stories on the internet about people taking apps from the Google Play App Store and getting them ported into BB World.

 

There are three versions of the K9 mail client from Android in App World, none of which appear to be by the original K9 mail team: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fsck.k9&hl=en

 


The fakes are:

 

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20394982/?countrycode=GB

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20395757/?countrycode=GB

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/137345/?countrycode=GB

 

What checks have BlackBerry actually been making on submissions to the store? Should we trust these applications?  While I'm sure the activity of porting them is well-intentioned, it doesn't look good that there are three duplicate apps all from people who have nothing to do with the original software.

 

 

 

Guru I
Posts: 18,930
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Passport, Playbook, 9320BES
My Carrier: Bouygues _ SFR

Re: Fake Apps in the Store

I agree, I am sure people at BlackBerry World are aware and trying to fix this.



The search box on top-right of this page is your true friend, and the public Knowledge Base too: