At WES2010 last week, RIM put out a video of developers from various companies talking about “Super Apps”. From the sounds of it, Super Apps are pretty cool BlackBerry applications. What would be even cooler is if a few BlackBerry Super Apps were actually developed.
RIM CEO, Mike Lazaridis says that Facebook and Myspace for BlackBerry are “Super Apps”. I’ve seen them both of them, and, quite honestly, there is nothing super about either of them less maybe the number of times that they’ve been downloaded.
I agree. I haven’t seen any BB app that is super in anyway. I’m also reserving judgement on OS6 until I see it. It looks slick, but is it? Or is it simply lipstick on a pig as many BB OS updates of the past have been.
I also agree, there is nothing super about these apps. Thats our opinion. However based on developers from those companies shown on the video, Any App that intergrates with the phone’s OS and other applications that it uses, then it is considered a super app.
Its just another term made up by them. Remember Smartphones/multemedia phones existed before the term was actually used (i.e Nokia communicator, first Handspring phone various Nokia and sonyericsson phones that used java apps)
Its just a way to make money and get the consumers excited and waste their money. Consumers are getting a bit wiser now (just a little bit). By the way I’m talking about the american consumers.