03-04-2012 07:28 AM - edited 03-04-2012 07:29 AM
My sales have tanked. I don't blame os2 or rim, it's just a fact of being a small fish in a very large ocean of apps now. It was a fun and profitable market while it lasted.
03-04-2012 10:21 AM
03-04-2012 10:52 AM
I have several apps, I'm in the game category and it's flooded now. Regardless what your keywords are there's already an "app for that". lol.. Went from selling dozens a day down to just a few and more often than I care to admit, sometimes zero per day, ouch. Luckily by the time 2.0 came out my apps were already available on a variety of mobile devices, so overall sales are fine, but still kind of sad to see pb sales come to an end because it was that device I learned how to develop mobile apps.
03-04-2012 04:50 PM
As I have predicted before V2 release loyal BB/PB devs are getting screwed by Android player. Just matter of time when all BB devs are gone because B10 will support crappy Android apps.
I blame RIM. Go QNX or go Android or be dead.
03-05-2012 05:33 AM - edited 03-05-2012 05:34 AM
Well, I can understand RIM point of view. They desperately need apps, more apps. AppWorld has 60,000... ok, but how many apps will support the future BB10 phones? 20% of the current apps are WebWorks (official stats mentioned at the DevCon), so that's the apps that will work for BB10. All others are Java apps or Themes. If you add the pure PlayBook apps built with AIR (and lately with NDK), so you probably will end with like 15,000 apps. Lol.
So here comes the Android flood, 6200 apps for two weeks. 1200 of them have issues, probably uploaded unsigned version and due to current AppWorld approach those apps have to be submitted as new apps (instead of just new signed release), making the number around 7,000. Not bad.
In May comes the next BB Partners Fund Challenge, I bet free PlayBooks for anyone who submit an app. Probably another free PlayBooks giveaway at the end of summer
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