02-13-2013 06:26 AM
I'm very impressed with the new BlackBerry Z10 device with its new features, display resolution, keyboard typing and gestures, but I have a big issue with the Apps on BlackBerry world.
Still BlackBerry World is missing lots and lots of popular apps that are widely used and are currently available on Apple AppStore & Android Google Play. I know that you are working on it, and it is hard for now to compete with Apple & Android appstores, but at least there is a punch of apps that are mostly common worldwide, especailly the social networking and voip calling apps which have to be launched officially on BlackBerry world as soon as possible.
In addition, I'd like to draw your attention that the Facbook app (which is currently integrated with BB 10) is an older version of Facebook than the currently available one for Android & iOS devices (one big difference is that the current facebook app version for Android & iOS devices include the "Share" feature for my feeds and stories, while the facebook app on BB 10 still does not include that feature). I don't know about twitter and linkedin, as I didn't check yet, but at least pleasue ensure with their developers that those native integrated apps are updated to their latest versions to provide BlackBerry users the same experience that Android & iOS users are having.
Also, about apps, there are many apps developed by Google (like youtube, Google Maps & Navigation, Google +, Google Current ...etc) which are not yet available on BlackBerry world (The Youtube app on BB 10 is just a shortcut to the internet broweser and not a fullt fledged Youtube App). Having Google apps on BlackBerry world will also give a big push to the users base for BB 10 (especially the Google Maps & Navigation, which are ranked and considered the best mapping database and app worldwide). I know that Google have to develop such apps from their side (as the same for other developers), but I hope that BlackBerry should give this issue its ultimae priority, as I think that the major drawback (if I can name it so) for BB 10 to earn a significant market share worldwide is the absence of many popular and widely used apps on the BlackBerry World as compared with Apple App Store and Android Google Play.
I know that BB 10 and its OS is just the begining, and that BlackBerry have more to provide to us from the apps side and other sides as well, so keep moving and hope to see the positive results soon.
02-13-2013 08:50 AM - edited 02-13-2013 08:52 AM
It is not BlackBerry that develops most of the apps that are on the device, most are developed by other companies.. simply let them know that you want to have them get on board and join you on BB10.
Contact the companies / developer of the app that you are interested with the Twitter hash tag #GetWithBB10 to let them know you are interested in a version for #BB10, or simply visit their website and send them an email!
The more people that contact them the more likely you are to see an app in the near future!
You are using V1.0 apps on your device now so give the developers a few months to get them filled out.
02-13-2013 09:15 AM
Thanks for your reply, I appreciate it very much.
I know they are the developers who are developing those apps, and I was planning to do as what you advise, but I was just asking blackberry to do the same from their side to contact those major developers and get those apps up and running as soon as possible, especially that I think that BlackBerry 10 is selling well, and all those users will be hungry for having those apps OFFICIALLY on the BlackBerry World to have the ultimate experience with BlackBerry 10.
Thanks again for your reply, and I hope that blackberry is listening and is doing its part from the marketing side in line with the users doing their part by contacting developers.
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