How hard to port Android apps to BlackBerry 10?

StillADotcommer

How difficult would it be to port an existing Android app to BlackBerry 10? It seems like the BlackBerry Market, er BlackBerry World rather, could be easier for a developer to get traction in than it is on Google Play considering the much smaller number of applications available in BlackBerry World. On the other hand, if there is much additional development cost in time and money, the smaller install base might not make it worthwhile.

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wstark
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You don't even really have to port an Android app for BB, there has been a built in "Android Player" in BBs even before BB10. I'm not very familiar with the BB ecosystem, but I assume that you would have to submit it as an Android app for inclusion on BlackBerry World, or whatever it is that they call their app store. 

 

TCFKARIM (The Company Formerly Known As RIM) makes it easy to repackage android apps as BAR files for BlackBerry devices. HERE is a link to all of BB's tools for Android developers. It looks pretty straightforward, so why not give it a shot? It could give BB owners another app and might pay for a round or two of good IPA. 

John H. Moore

Agree completely. It's dead-easy using the BlackBerry provided tools, and BlackBerry developers on avergae make more money that iOS or Android developers.
jimlynch
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Blackberry is a dying platform, so it probably doesn't make any sense for a developer to spend time and money developing for it. Why bother? They'll make a lot more money by doing an iOS version of an Android app than a Blackberry one.

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