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03-23-2013 03:47 PM
i was wondering as i have looked every where and can't find any i am talking about good apps for the z10 like the gaming apps what is going on here my old 9320 had everything on it apps for banking my z10 doesnt have any of the three banks im with none of the games i play. i mean whats going on flagship phone and nothing seems to be converted to the z10 i'm not complaining honest before some of the bb fanboys give me a beating i just find it strange why a brand new flagship phone doesn't have in my opinion its important to add in my opinion any good apps
03-23-2013 05:48 PM
03-24-2013 08:10 AM
I thank you for the reply and yous my punctuation is abysmal my excuse is i am disabled and cant be bothered with it (sorry ) i'll try harder its not easy with one arm lieing in pieces at kandhar and one arm attatched to my right side but thanks any way i'll make an effort
now you post is right there are a few apps for th z10 but i have to say basic banking apps from british banks when the z10 is a business phone come on thats poor. Also sky tv with sky atlantic sponcered by blackberry z10 but the skygo and sky record apps don't work thats what i mean don't you see how thats just wrong
don't get me wrong i do agree with most of what you said but come on these are basic british apps most people would like. i don't know about side loading but i will like most go and read up on this may be you just gave me the way to do this thank you
03-24-2013 09:09 AM
03-24-2013 10:03 AM - edited 03-24-2013 10:06 AM
no apology needed !
I understand what you say but as major players in a mobile market it would make sense (I think ) for blackberry to take an active roll in seeking the apps blackberry fans desire. I won't criticizing anyone I just fine it weird that blackberry are so far behind android or things like that. I would suggest if there is such a way for some knowledgeable chap to take android apps and make them user friendly for blackberry customers. i have to say I'M enjoying the jetpack app very good just worried about being charged when using an app for gaming as I feel gaming should be free. I thank you for your posts may be you could guide me to were I can read up on side loading. I can't seem to find anything anyone got any ideas were I can find a novice guide
03-24-2013 10:50 AM
Concerning BB "pulling" apps, consider...the apps you find desirable are UK-specific (if I understood you correctly earlier). But, what percentage of the total BB market is the UK? Further, what percentage of UK BB users desire those specific apps? I don't know the answers to those questions, but you can I hope begin to see the challenge for BlackBerry in that...they would need to, looking worldwide, pick and choose the apps that they deem to be the "most popular" and try to convince those specific developers to migrate their app to BB10. That, I think, would be a rather daunting challenge...and, oh by the way, doomed to failure...there will never be unanimity on what apps to target for such a venture, so there will always be some subset of users who believe that the "wrong" apps were targeted. (Get 10 people together, and you'll get 10 different lists of what is important to have.)
All of that said, I'm not an insider...so can't know truly anything...all I can do is surmise based on what I see in the world. But I believe that the challenge would be tremendous (from the BB "macro" perspective, having to do this worldwide) with little hope of adequate "success". So I can quite understand why they'd not even begin such a venture and, instead, focus on those few apps that they can truly say capture a huge portion of the worldwide market (e.g., FaceBook, Twitter, and most importantly the BB-proprietary apps like BBM, Travel, Protect, etc.).
For side loading, see this:
It's not a detailed "beginners" guide, but it does have the links to the necessary PC app (DDPB) as well as a site with many many already created .bar files (which are what are side-loaded, via DDPB, to the device). I've recently been investigating the capability to obtain and convert the installation files myself, so that I'm not limited to the versions published by others on such sites. I've not yet progressed into that...but that site (linked in that post) does have many that I wanted very much to have from the Android world onto my Z10.
A google search on "BB10 side load" (or something similar) should provide you plenty of results for more detailed instructions I'm sure.