We just released results of a survey of nearly 6,000 customers using our apps for BlackBerry® smartphones. The responses show a high degree of loyalty to the BlackBerry brand.
Those surveyed include customers who have downloaded and purchased one or more of his company’s apps for BlackBerry smartphones and are subscribed to the JaredCo mailing list. Most are from the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as other countries where the BlackBerry App World™ storefront is available.
“At The Jared Company we design apps to make BlackBerry and other smartphones more powerful, indispensable tools in people’s lives,” said JaredCo founder and CEO Steven Kader said. “We believe the results of this survey of our customers demonstrate we’ve been on target in creating BlackBerry apps that provide BlackBerry customers improved functionality, productivity and utility in their devices.”
Nearly 70 percent of the 5,732 survey respondents said they plan to buy a BlackBerry® 10 smartphone when they are ready to replace their current BlackBerry smartphone.
About 54 percent of those who said they plan to buy a BlackBerry 10 smartphone when they are ready for a new phone said they prefer BlackBerry over other platforms, and another 19.5 percent said they would buy a BlackBerry 10 smartphone because of “appealing features.”
Of the respondents, 39.74 percent have been using a BlackBerry smartphone for the past three to five years, and 27.41 percent for more than five years.
A great majority – 68.3 percent – of those completing the survey said they prefer using a keyboard to an all-touch device, and 88.03 percent said they expect that their current apps will be available on the BlackBerry 10 platform.
Survey respondents said the most valued features of BlackBerry smartphones are email/short message service (25.01 percent), BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™) (23.09 percent) and ease of use (20.05 percent).
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By Angela Moscaritolo, PCMag.com
In spite of all its troubles, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has something to celebrate — its app store, the BlackBerry App World, has passed 3 billion downloads.
"BlackBerry smartphone and PlayBook users around the world have downloaded over three billion apps since BlackBerry App World launched!" RIM said in a blog post Friday. "Three billion app downloads averages out to over 2.5 million downloads each day."
It took BlackBerry users just over three years to hit that mark, installing apps for devices such as the BlackBerry Bold 9930, Torch 9860, and the PlayBook tablet. The BlackBerry App World launched in April 2009, and currently has about 90,000 apps available for BlackBerry smartphones and the PlayBook tablet.
RIM said that the number of daily app downloads continues to increase. BlackBerry users downloaded the first billion apps in just over two years. About seven months later, the App World reached 2 billion downloads. Users downloaded the remaining billion apps in the past six months.
Apple's App Store, in comparison, hit 3 billion downloads in less than 18 months and reached the 25 billion app download mark in March. Google's Android Market reached 3 billion in about 27 months, and Microsoft's Windows Phone marketplace has yet to hit that mark.
We have recently upgraded WeatherTrax, our free weather app for the BlackBerry to version 1.94.
Use WeatherTrax on your BlackBerry to find out the weather anywhere in the world. Check out some of these benefits that will keep you dry when it rains, warm when it’s cold, and cool all of the time:
o Easy, drop down menu provides current weather conditions for locations world wide.
o The WeatherTrax icon always shows current weather and temps at a glance. No click required.
o The display shows a detailed forecast for the current day and the weather forecast for the next five days.
o WeatherTrax can use the BlackBerry GPS to give you up-to-the-minute weather reports wherever you are.
o WeatherTrax updates regularly throughout the day so you´re current on precip, temps and sun block.
o Or You can choose to refresh the weather for any city on your list at any time.
o Set a city of your choice as your “Default” city, and then whenever you open the app your defualt city’s weather will appear on the screen.
You can download WeatherTrax for free from our free app site at:
or from BlackBerry App World:
Please let us know what you thing of this new version of WeatherTrax.
We have heard from many users that want easy access to download our top free apps. Many people have trouble getting apps from the various app stores, and there are several countries that do not even have access to app stores.
In response to this demand, we created a web site where you can easily and quickly download our top free apps. Click on the link below from your BlackBerry, or scan the QR Code at the top of this post, click on the icon for the app you want, download. How simple is that?
Here is the link:
Please let us know what you think of this new free app download site? Do you like how easy it is to download our free apps?
Getting a new app for your BlackBerry should be a pleasant experience. Here are some things to consider after you have downloaded an app:
If you are still having problems with any app you purchase then you should check if the developer’s web site has any on-line support such as a FAQ page or a Knowledge Base that you can review.
If you can not find this information then you should contact the developer´s support group by email. When contacting the developer you should try to be specific about what the problem is, what model BlacBerry you have, what level Operating System you have, and where you bought the app from.