BlackBerry app and developer milestones

BlackBerry has released a list of milestones achieved by applications and developers at the end of 2011

By - April 13, 2012

Following “platform’s successes in Q4 related to its applications and developer ecosystem”, BlackBerry has released a list of statistics to highlight the developments on BlackBerry software.

These milestones include:

BlackBerry App Milestones – Q4

  • 21% increase in BlackBerry smartphone apps
  • 89% increase in BBM connected apps
  • 240% increase in PlayBook apps submitted to App World

BlackBerry Developer Milestones – Q4

  • 68% increase in vendors registered on App World
  • 42% increase in apps submitted to App World by developers
  • 137% increase in PlayBook apps approved for sale
  • Built porting guides to allow WebOS and jQuery apps to be ported to PlayBook
  • Announced port of Qt to allow Nokia developers to target PlayBook and soon, BlackBerry 10
  • Launched BlackBerry Native SDK 2.0 for the BlackBerry PlayBook
  • Prior to PlayBook OS 2.0 launch, incented 10,000 new developers to register as BlackBerry developers, with offer of a PlayBook in exchange for an app. Over 7,000 new apps submitted
  • Total BBM Connected apps – 735
  • Total BBM Connected downloads – 183 million

BlackBerry Apps –By the Numbers

  • More than 70,000 apps in App World
  • More than 15,000 PlayBook apps
  • More than 2 billion total apps downloaded
  • 177 million apps downloaded per month
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