BlackBerry kicked off its developer convention BlackBerry Jam in Hong Kong on Thursday with a flurry of updates and announcements.
Vice president for Developer relations, Alec Saunders, shared that the choice of BlackBerry 10 apps to be had in the BlackBerry World store now stood at 131,708, approximately seven months after the OS used to be launched. Saunders mentioned that at a similar stage of their lifestyles cycles, the collection of apps in Apple’s iTunes App store and Google’s Play retailer stood at 17,500 and a couple of,908 respectively Wide Info.
It is price pointing that the app economic system has grown significantly in view that Apple and Google debuted their app stores, and virtually all platforms are now rising faster than up to now, so a time-based comparison is just not a great indicator. Calculations in line with contemporary updates through Apple and Google point out that their retailers were including new apps at a fee of roughly 20,000 apps per thirty days, which is identical, or reasonably better, than the expansion fee that BlackBerry 10 apps have considered. further, the whole number of apps on both iTunes App store and Play retailer is now nearing one million, so BlackBerry World has an extended method to go in relation to matching that quantity.
Curiously, BlackBerry has additionally been including BlackBerry 7 apps at a rapid clip, with Saunders revealing that the whole number of apps (BlackBerry 10 + BlackBerry 7 OS mixed) now stood at 256,668.
Saunders additionally revealed that customers of 70 carriers throughout 46 nations can now use direct carrier billing for purchasing apps and other content material on BlackBerry World as well as in-app purchases.
Addressing builders gathered from throughout the Asia-Pacific, Saunders stated that 37 % of all apps in BlackBerry World come from the region.
BlackBerry additionally shared further important points of the recently announced OS 10.2 SDK, and tested that the replace will be ready for release to consumer via carriers in October.