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App World ratings and reviews on ported and cascades apps

Hi everyone,

 

Okay, so this might not be the best place but since cascades is BB10 I thought it's the best place to ask....

 

Does anyone know if ported apps (like from playbook or other blackberry devices) that already have ratings and downloads...Will they KEEP those ratings and download numbers once BB10 goes live?

 

I'm asking because when I look around on App World (on the alpha device) all I see is ported apps at the top of the list. Now some of them are great ports but most I don't care for.

 

So I'm wondering how this is going to work...

  1. Will ported apps keep their ratings and download numbers
  2. Do you think this helps or hurts native/cascades apps (since most ported apps don't have the same "look and feel" as BB10 app) - More apps on BB10 is great for users and BlackBerry but what about new cascades developers?
  3. How will this affect the Built for BlackBerry program (are ported apps truly build for BB10?)

 

Just curious about your thoughts.

Thanks

 

Jason I. Carter
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Built For BlackBerry - WordsPlus & WordsPlus: Free Edition | word search has never had it so good
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My Device: PlayBook, Z10
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Re: App World ratings and reviews on ported and cascades apps

This devblog post probably answers most of your questions about that: http://devblog.blackberry.com/2012/11/blackberry-app-world-success/  Note that table and the places where it says "Specific to Each Platform"


Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
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Registered: ‎10-06-2012
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Re: App World ratings and reviews on ported and cascades apps

That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the link and quick reply
Jason I. Carter
Follow me @jasonicarter
Built For BlackBerry - WordsPlus & WordsPlus: Free Edition | word search has never had it so good
www.twocasualcoders.com | never casual on quality