11-12-2013 06:01 AM
Well I started a brand new project, but with the news that the Android Play store is coming in the next version of the OS I'm finding it hard to justify finishing it.
I can understand the financial reasons for BlackBerry doing this but from a native developer point of view this is only going to reduce sales further.
Any others have thoughts on this?
11-12-2013 06:07 AM
I'm very disapointed if is true. I'm a biggest Android hater on the world, i think .
I really don't like, that, it will be available Google Play store.
I only hope that most users will prefer native applications
11-12-2013 06:14 AM
11-12-2013 06:19 AM
I've stated before that I really like Cascades and programming for it is fun but at the end of the day writing a native app when you know you will be competing against 100 others on Play (1 or 2 of which will probably be highly rated and generationally mature) just won't make a lot of sense.
Hope is good but I can't see it happening.
Even as a developer I won't be able to resist installing (potentially well-known, free and mature) android apps against new native ones.
Even if they choose not to bring it to the phone and only allow native apk installs the first articles you will see will be how to install Google Play.
11-12-2013 06:24 AM
Unfortunately I don't build small apps so therefore I have to consider rumours before putting considerable time and effort in to an app that could just as easily be written in Java using the Android tools and potentially sell equally as well on a future BBOS with tha added advantage of being on two platforms.
Thanks for both your comments BTW.
11-12-2013 06:26 AM
... and the difference with Google vs Yahoo is that they had many more (incredibly smart) developers to work on it exactly the kind of people we will be competing with if the rumours are true.
11-12-2013 06:46 AM
11-12-2013 07:03 AM
11-12-2013 08:36 AM
It's a rumor...
See this CrackBerry post this morning... http://crackberry.com/blackberry-statement-google-
Here's what BlackBerry had to say about the rumors:
"There is no planned support for Google Play on BlackBerry. BlackBerry World remains the primary source for trusted and curated BlackBerry applications and we continue to support open standards and open source tools so BlackBerry developers can continue to create great apps on any of the development platforms we support."
Thus you can and should continue working on your app! (and feel free to tell us about the app (PM?) so we can get excited about it too!
11-12-2013 08:46 AM