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By Kevin Michaluk
Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 1:07 pm EDT
Be sure to read today's Talk Mobile Feature: Why is it so hard to find good apps? and participate in the discussion there, and sound off on it here!
Posted via CB10
Please give us some good updates, effective ones, we want to feel the difference team, it's not a paralysed Nokia fone, it's bbz10?!!??
On my way
People (companies) need to take mobile apps more serious. Make apps as though they're going to be on a desktop / laptop, but bring the ENTIRE DREAM to mobile. Don't just settle on "mobile apps", they need to be world class apps, just like on a mac or pc. Reason? Because it's a dead serius market, people want to conduct their business and personal lives entirely on one or two devices. These devices, when at home or where ever, begin talking to displays and peripherals wireless. Why have a multitude of different interfaces on a bunch of cpu's all doing the same things? Just keep the entire dream with you in a pocket or a vehicle.
When I decide to "do business", I hop on my Kona Blast with a Q10, battery charger bundle, charger, and headphones. I can stop anywhere and do anything I want, with very limited devices needed. Seriously. The client wants something printed to paper? Then I email them the invoice or document digitally, so they can print it off. Need a signature? Get a digital signature app. Paperless, all digital, all mobile.
App developers need to think as though they're limited to one device, but that device has UNLIMITED POTENTIAL. I'm not all capping that to yell either, just for emphasis.
Posted via CB10 on a Q10 or a Z10, either way it's golden.
A mac is a pc.
Sent from my iPuh-lease-as-IF
There is virtually no limits to what my Q10 mobile computer can do. I want to buy or maybe even get involved in creating apps that also understand this: how BlackBerry 10 is ALL about COMPUTING.
This goes for all platforms, I'm just biased to BlackBerry without any doubt.
There was a time when people conducted business on laptops with less juice and power than my Q10 / Z10. So, why the big deal about laptops and desktops being perceived as a "need" when they're not needed at all. The only thing preventing say a BlackBerry 10 mobile computing platform from being a completely all inclusive solution, are businesses and consumers believing falsely that they need laptops and desktops and tablets and smartphones and massive smart tv's and and and and and... NO. stop the friggin madness and simplify computing.
I just want an update on Facebook cod the Facebook for BlackBerry 10 is not it @ all (2)we want instergram for BlackBerry
Of course I understand developers use computers to code and servers, and all that infrastructure - but a business person or a consumer doesn't really ever need the redundancy of a plethora of devices all used to communicate or play farmville and angry birds. Does a person really need every single type of computer and screen available? No. Not at all.
Apps for mobile need to be world class and considered 100 percent legit for all business needs. The phone is the central "workstation" for users, the only thing holding this inevitable evolution is quality of apps and overall functionality (as well as consumerism and capitalism, but that's a whole other, but not unrelated topic). The BlackBerry 10 mobile computing solution should be the entire workstation for everything. The OS is there, the phones specs are often better than an existing workstation specs. The phone can be connected as a "business line" within the organization. Then, the employee simply switches to "personal" at the end of the day, the workstation goes with them.
Instead of commuting, "home based" users can have apps that allow them to work from home. Developed by their company.
I remember the hassles of having to admin and support home based employees for a major telecom because of the way it was setup on a landline, across the country, by a competing provider!! Haha, so basically the big players, can eliminate costs, hassles, and improve employe efficiency by going all mobile.
I'm a little obsessive, as you can clearly see. My bad, just the way I am. BlackBerry is my obsession. Could be worse.
I also love the idea of open platforms and 100 percent cross platform connectivity and app compatibility. Like, television manufacturers don't just make a CBC compatible television.
I guess a lot of what I said does tie into "apps for mobile" - just maybe a bit too broad of a picture. Hardware on phones is no longer an issue, just need serious, world class apps.
I'd join a chat, but my connection is throttled back as a result of it being mid afternoon and I've exceeded 10GB's this month already.
Another barrier to a completely mobile solution is availability of truly unlimited mobile data.
BlackBerry can leverage these three apps: Games, BlackBerry World, and BBM to have lists of friends "favorite apps". Lists of apps most downloaded in your region or by your friends on BBM. Or, age demographics. Whatever. Tons of opportunities.
BBM is a powerhouse, especially with Channels, Video, Voice, and everything IM. People could use BBM to replace a lot of "crapps" and other methods of communicating. Cleverly creating apps that harness the power of the BBM on the BlackBerry 10 platform is a recipe for success in gaming or business / consumer related apps.
PAYMENT METHOD!! Integrated carrier billing on blackberry app world!!!
Mine has that. Z.
If this was on cross platform BBM you could have screen shared with the windows phone Dan and fixed his settings lol
While searching endlessly for good apps I often wish I could have a "wish list" for the apps I'm interested in checking out later. BlackBerry World could be organized more efficiently and also offer ringtones. Quite frankly they need to make it competitive than apple and android by offering a total mobile solution.
I browse Amazon market and gPlay and Blackmart pretty regularly and I always find BlackBerry world to be way slicker, both on the BlackBerry as well as on my linux and win32 machines.
I don't buy into the whole IOs and android has thousands of apps deal. Who in the world can use that many apps? Just simply offer me the best of the best so I can stop wasting hours of my time searching for an app that doesn't exist.
It's funny that this app quantity discussion is prevalent. Having comparatively next to no apps never stopped Apple from churning out their PCs even though Windows clearly dwarfed them in app availability, and that's been going on for decades.
So why don't blackberry fix the Damn sound alert notification for email and text while on a call. Every other phone in the world has this feature. The Z10 and Q10 do not have this feature which is totally unexceptable. If I complain enough, and more and more Z10 and Q10 owners realize that this feature is missing from there device, and miss important text or email, and stop encouraging potential customers to try the phones then it might get fixed.
Hey Kevin this the stuff I love. Maybe it was the crew that was on the first one. This one I was hooked at 5 in the morning. The other one I got bored.
Hi, as a mobile developer, I do not use so many app, and most of the time the officials apps just do it for my needs. My Z10 and Q10 just work great for now, the Hub is the magic thing here for me, all my professional life is there, the rest of what I use it's pretty basic.
But app store is always a bit disappointed for me, apps often are uncompleted and most of the time become forgetten after a certain time...and I stop using it them, then I removed them.
These are my downloaded app usage for every day : CB10, gNewsReader, Météo - média, Twitter, GasBuddy and skype.
All the rest it's once in awhile!
Posted via CB10 with a Z10
I must say this is very informative but you should also check Banckle Chat http://banckle.com/apps/chat/overview.html
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