When it comes to apps for smartphones, there are only two big players at the moment – BlackBerry and the iPhone. There are others out there, such as Ovi, and Google – but these are still finding their way in this competitive market. Finding who is better out of the big two is done by comparing the app launches themselves.
Although BlackBerry does not have the same amount of apps as Apple’s App Store, they are often better – thanks to integration though APIs, along with some great social networking opportunities with BBM. According to BlackBerry Cool, App World users do not mind paying a little extra for their applications – unlike App Store users.
Social Media and smartphones are both working more closely with each other, this is evident with some of the apps available – this is important to their success. One of the latest apps is LinkedIn for BlackBerry, launched on March 29, 2010. iPhone users have been enjoying this application for sometime now – much to the annoyance of BlackBerry owners.
Shazam is available for both BlackBerry and the iPhone; again the former got it much later than the latter. Facebook is another example; the app has been around since 2007 and still has a number of bugs. Skype is one of the most popular apps, and was launched for the iPhone one year ago; it took BlackBerry another year to get it, which was announced at CTIA 2010.
Looking at this pattern, BlackBerry is always late to the party – this needs to change if they have any hope of fighting of the dominant App Store.
For a detailed look into this visit BlackBerry Cool