Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
7,524 Reviews & Articles | 55,412 News Posts

BlackBerry wants Congress to force app devs to create BlackBerry apps

BlackBerry CEO John Chen plans to ask Congress to make it mandatory app developers include apps for its platform
By: Michael Hatamoto | Apps News | Posted: Jan 24, 2015 7:30 am
Comment () | Email to a Friend | Font Size: AA

Google Android and Apple iOS users are likely familiar with having just about any app available to them, but Microsoft Phone and BlackBerry users have a significantly smaller number of apps to choose from. However, that's something BlackBerry CEO John Chen wants to hopefully change in the future, as the effort to boost BlackBerry sales continues.

 

blackberry-congress-force-app-devs-create-apps_01

 

Chen believes these "app neutrality" laws could help even the playing field, despite Android and iOS clearly leading the mobile market.

 

"Unlike BlackBerry, which allows iPhone users to download and use our BBM service, Apple does not allow BlackBerry or Android users to download Apple's iMessage messaging service," Chen recently stated in an open letter. "Netflix, which has forcefully advocated for carrier neutrality, has discriminated against BlackBerry customers by refusing to make its streaming movie service available to them."

NEWS SOURCES:Theverge.com, Bloomberg.com

Related Tags

loading