More than 100,000 apps now available for BlackBerry 10

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Canadian tech firm BlackBerry said developers are throwing their support behind BlackBerry 10, bringing more than 30,000 new applications to the platform over the past seven weeks.

The BlackBerry Z10, the first unit to use the BlackBerry 10 OS, was launched in the country in early March

The company?s local office launched early this month the BlackBerry Z10 (all touch), its first smartphone powered by BlackBerry 10.

BlackBerry announced that BlackBerry 10 customers now have access to more than 100,000 applications for the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone on the BlackBerry World storefront.

BlackBerry 10 customers already have access to apps and games, including Angry Birds Star Wars, BBC Top Gear News, Bloomberg Anywhere, Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter, Waze, and WhatsApp.

?It now appears that the already impressive levels of developer support for the BlackBerry 10 platform are accelerating into the launch window for the BlackBerry Z10. The prospect of a very robust app catalog can only bolster momentum for the product and the platform itself,? said John Jackson, research vice president for mobile and connected platforms at IDC.

?The ability to attract and sustain developer support is like lifeblood for any mobile platform, and it’s not something that simply happens. This progress is a testament to BlackBerry’s early and innovative engagement with developers worldwide and the innovative architecture of the platform itself.?

BlackBerry 10 applications take connecting to the next level with the ability to leverage social, gamification, and integration frameworks that other platforms are not able to offer.

Customers can easily share applications with those in their social networks including BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), Facebook, and Twitter.

Applications can incorporate gaming features such as leader boards, badges, rewards and more using the Scoreloop tools, and BlackBerry 10 applications can tie to core OS integration points to allow developers to create experiences to keep people moving and flow with BlackBerry 10 experience features.

In addition to apps and games, BlackBerry World for BlackBerry 10 offers access to catalogs of music and video content for mobile users, with partnerships across all major movie studios, all major music labels, and television networks.

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