BlackBerry has reached 3 billion downloads in its App World store. This is a major step forward for the company in the midst of the latest anguishes it is facing.
The figure may be ridiculed by the Play Store of Android and App Store of iOS as each has reached 20-million and more downloads at a much earlier time, but Research In Motion (RIM) has been going through a tough time lately, and as such the company considers reaching the 3 billion mark a breakthrough.
In a blog post by the BlackBerry Developer, RIM mentioned that there are only a few apps for BlackBerry’s smartphones and PlayBook Tablet. By hitting this breakthrough, the company is bringing positive attention to its offering of apps.
Victoria B, the blog’s author, stated that the figure is solely from downloads at the BlackBerry App Store and not including any carrier-pushed or third party store apps. Downloads directly from the web are likewise not counted in the said mark. Daily downloads at BlackBerry App store is at an average of 2.5 million and is impressively increasing, Victoria B said.
Victoria B added that the number of days it takes to reach billion marks is decreasing; for the one billion mark, it took 786 days, 210 days for two billion, and only 176 days for three billion downloads.