BlackBerry app and developer milestones

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

April 13, 2012
BlackBerry

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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