01-01-2014 06:46 PM
Hi guys, does anyone has experienced a big grow in apps sales during this holiday season? Mine are slightly increased than the usual average, the end of 2012 was far more better for me.
01-02-2014 04:14 AM
Given the decrease in forward looking certainty about BlackBerry's future in the last 12 months, it would not be surprising if consumers were less willing to spend money on apps this year. They could well be concerned that the BlackBerry platform might be poorly supported or even non existent before they get their money's worth out of devices and apps.
01-02-2014 11:50 PM
Here's another datapoint - Flurry report shows less of a holiday pop than last year, perhaps from market saturation:
01-03-2014 03:58 AM
Now, that you mention it: yes!
A growth of several hundred percent (!!!), or in absolute numbers: 3-6 downloads over the holidays, from 0-1 downloads per day normally. Unfortunally, only for my free apps. The paid apps were still at 0-1 downloads per day ^^
01-03-2014 04:18 AM
Oh. Yeah, I didn't really answer the original question. I had results similar to pyth - a big bump up percentage wise off of a tiny little base. Not really something I'd draw any conclusions from. I didn't have much up for sale last holiday season, so I don't have any comparable data for that.
01-06-2014 08:45 PM
BlackBerry has never had much of a Christmas sales spike. I assume that the sales spike for iOS is mostly related to iPads and iPods and not iPhones. Given that BlackBerry is (mostly) just phones there is no real spike. I wrote about this in signifcantly more depth two years ago at http://news.ebscer.com/2011/12/the-myth-of-the-chr
01-21-2014 08:05 AM
02-10-2014 06:21 AM
The app sales will actually peak because of renewed interest in the BlackBerry platform...anyway am a BB die hard and my apps are doing fine in the store given the turbulence being experienced in the board rooms.