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BlackBerry App World Hits 45,000+ Apps, Games, & Themes

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Alex pointed out to us earlier this week that App World now has 45,000+ items available. That is a nice ramp up though I am sure they would want to hit 50,000+ for DevCon but that is probably not going to happen. The break down between the three categories for Apps, Themes, & Games works like this:

  • 28761 Apps
  • 3747 Games
  • 12879 Themes

Something tells me the Android Player for the PlayBook is going to change those numbers drastically. On the other hand I don’t like reading too much into the numbers. Like the many other app stores, App World suffers from spam apps that really don’t belong together with apps or are duplicates of the same app. For example, 12,223 of items in the “Apps” category are in the Reference & eBooks section which translates into 10,659 eBooks in an App Store. In other words there are more than twice as many eBooks than games… I saw one eBook dev split up a book into three parts just to make it three apps…

Either way congrats to the App World team on hitting some more tonnage. Now we just need to boil down those apps to actually useful apps and forget the numbers…

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  1. I hate when developers do stuff like that. All those “new” ebook or map apps push potentially useful stuff off the list of newest apps. With any app store the total number of apps is simply a marketing gimmick. So you have 12K ebook apps or hundreds of fart apps – who cares? How about listing the number of actually useful apps? Of course, that would be kind of difficult considering what each of us considers useful is different.

  2. Congratulations on RIM for attracting this volume of apps – and for continuing to attract app developers. I am aware that in the overall scheme of attracting and retaining bb customers apps are one indicator as to churn factors.

    However, I gotta tell you – so much hoha goes on about apps – these are the ones that I’ve got:

    Dictionary and Thesaurus – free app

    Navita Translator – free app

    PayPal – free app

    Screen Grabber – free app

    The Weather Channel Australia – paid

    Twitter – free app (is this technically an App)

    BBM, BB Protect, BB Travel – are they technically apps?

    • Hi @Heavens,

      Douglas from RIM here. It looks like you’ve collected a solid list of apps for yourself. BBM, BlackBerry Protect and BlackBerry Travel certainly are useful apps to have on your device, and developers are submitting new apps every day to BlackBerry App World.

      Looks like you might be a bit of a traveler. We recently posted a list of Top 5 Travel Apps for BlackBerry smartphones and the PlayBook on our Inside BlackBerry Blog (http://bbry.lv/pM8gTX), which includes two I really like – Poynt and foursquare. Take a look when you get a chance and enjoy.

      Cheers,
      Douglas, RIM Social Media Team

  3. hi Douglas …. thanks for taking the time to respond to my post!!!

    I do have an interest in travel and contribute regularly to an on-line travel forum.

    Not keen on Poynt or 4Square – have looked them over at different times …. but thank you for the info and the link.

    Also, when travelling I only use BIS on free wifi, not via roaming – so that means (as you well know) that my on-line bb usage is limited to wherever I get free wifi.

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