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BBSJdev
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B4BB needs to be ramped up significantly

With the news that Android's Play Store is coming to the next version of the OS this program needs to be taken up a level if native coding is to triumph over Android apps.

 

I hope when BlackBerry announce this 'new addition' they will also release it alongside a whole slew of new initiatives for native developers!

 


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peter9477
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Re: B4BB needs to be ramped up significantly

As noted in the other thread, this was apparently just a rumour and one which BB has already tried to dispel: http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Native-Development/I-ve-started-but-should-I-finish/m-p/26681...

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BBSJdev
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Re: B4BB needs to be ramped up significantly

Peter, Thanks for your post this was posted at the same time to try and raise awareness and discussion that any movement down this route (even if it is native apk support) needs to balanced with better support on the marketing side as well.

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jtegen
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Re: B4BB needs to be ramped up significantly

That would require BB to do marketing.

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BBSJdev
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Re: B4BB needs to be ramped up significantly

LOL

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greenmr
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Re: B4BB needs to be ramped up significantly

Actually, which we may not see prime-time network coverage, but I am pleasanly surprised how often I see BlackBerry brand and device advertising on big web sites I visit.

 


jtegen wrote:

That would require BB to do marketing.






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BBSJdev
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Re: B4BB needs to be ramped up significantly

This may be the case but it has had no effect on app sales for me.
Having been in the B4BB program since the start and only once promoted on BlackBerry World right at the start when there were hardly any devices out there, I can't say this has been a good program for me.

If the roadshow ever gets back to the UK I look forward to getting some answers on this program.
More transparency is needed like;

- How many apps are now in B4BB
- How often do you expect an app to be promoted and in which locations
- How are apps chosen (random, last in, etc.)
- What's being done to keep informing new users to choose B4BB/native apps over android ports

Now that there are a few million handsets out there it would be nice to be put back in the promotion one more time to guage if the uptake from this program and its acknowledgement amongst the user base has improved.

Has anyone been in the BlackBerry World B4BB section twice? Speak up if you have.

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