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Posts: 40
Registered: ‎07-23-2012
My Device: Z10 LE, Dev Alpha C
My Carrier: AT&T

Are stats for OS adoption rate available?

Some features of the 10.2.1 SDK look tempting but I am hesitant to use them because I don't know how many BB10 users might have upgraded.  For myself, my Z10 is still on 10.1.  (I don't think AT&T have ever done an update) and my Dev Alpha C is on on 10.2 because I manually updated it.  I hope that isn't typical.

 

Does Blackberry have any actual numbers on this?

Developer
Posts: 6,152
Registered: ‎07-05-2012
My Device: Playbook, Dev Alpha C, Z10 LE, Z30
My Carrier: Orange

Re: Are stats for OS adoption rate available?

No numbers are published, best thing to do is to code for the latest OS and also ahead of the curve and then monitor through the vendor portal reports on how many of your own users are using each version.

 

By monitoring the reports it soon becomes apparent which OS version is popular.

 


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Posts: 40
Registered: ‎07-23-2012
My Device: Z10 LE, Dev Alpha C
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Are stats for OS adoption rate available?

You mean upload a separate bundle for each os?  Yes that would work.  I was somehow under the impression that we can only upload one version in which case using bleeding edge features would leave older os users high and dry.

Developer
Posts: 6,152
Registered: ‎07-05-2012
My Device: Playbook, Dev Alpha C, Z10 LE, Z30
My Carrier: Orange

Re: Are stats for OS adoption rate available?

Exactly right, multiple bundles are supported.
You don't lose out this way and you can see when the tipping point is.

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Posts: 1,280
Registered: ‎03-03-2011
My Device: Playbook, Z10, Q10, Z30 with Files & Folders and Orbit of course
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: Are stats for OS adoption rate available?

Eric Harty (Ebscer) publishes regular stats of two of his apps, but only at two-digit level:

 

http://news.ebscer.com/category/statistics/

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