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Smarter Apps Announces 10 Million BlackBerry Users and Makes Angry Farm Game Free

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Smarter Apps is a mobile game development studio in Ottawa, Canada. The company was founded by some ex-RIM employees and has grown pretty tremendously since its founding. Recently, Smarter Apps celebrated over 10 million unique BlackBerry users on its platform and its total user base is probably much larger. The company also has games for Android and iOS, so it’s probably going to announce 20 million in the not-so-distant future. To celebrate, Smarter Apps is making its most successful BlackBerry game, Angry Farm, free for everyone.
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Angry Farm Celebrates First Anniversary With New Version and Sale

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The guys and girls at Smarter Apps are celebrating the one year anniversary of Angry Farm with a new version and a sale. Angry Farm is a fun alternative to Angry Birds and has been an incredible success story for gaming on the BlackBerry platform. In the new version of Angry Farm, there are 50 new levels added for a total of 250 (way more than Angry Birds). There’s also a DYNAMITE feature that lets you blast your way through levels once per hour.
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App Roundup: What’s New on All the Major Platforms

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We’re back to share the latest in awesome apps for the three biggest smartphone platforms. Lately we’ve been seeing developers succeeding on BlackBerry by looking to success on other platforms. Ninja Fruit Bash, the Fruit Ninja clone by Pepper.pk, hit the Number 1 Downloaded App recently in App World, and Angry Farm by Smarter-Apps has seen tremendous success. Check out the latest apps on other platforms and see what might be the next big winner.
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XIMAD Launches Angry Birds Clone Game Pandas vs Ninjas for BlackBerry

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After thinking about it a little more, we love Angry Birds clones. The game style is a lot of fun and switching up the animations is no different than the millions of Brick Breaker clones. XIMAD has recently launched Pandas vs Ninjas, an Angry Birds alternative. The game features some cute animations and is void of any advertising. This game doesn’t really require any explanation as we’re all familiar with the catapult style game. It would be nice if there was a free trial, even if it was just one level, but the reviews so far seem positive.

Check out Pandas vs Ninjas in App World.

For any iPhone users out there, you might like Angry Hipsters.

Smarter Apps Launches Another Top iPhone App Copy InstaPhoto

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Smarter Apps has a pretty obvious app development strategy that involves taking the top iPhone apps and porting them over to BlackBerry. It’s a strategy that probably doesn’t even bother the developers of the original app titles because many of them don’t seem to have any plans for BlackBerry anyways. Smarter Apps isn’t exactly hiding the fact that they’re copying these apps, as they choose names like Angry Farm and InstaPhoto. So what’s next for Smarter Apps? We’re going to guess that they’ll develop one of the following:

Plants vs Ghouls
PenWriter
Vegetable Ninja

We’re just joking around and we actually really like Smarter Apps. We’re thankful somebody is bringing these cool apps to the BlackBerry platform. Their latest app, InstaPhoto, is just what you think it is. You can take pictures and apply a library of 25 preset effects, including tilt shift, custom borders, color effects, grunge textures and decorative frames. You can also share your pics with all your friends via Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr.

Check out InstaPhoto in App World at this link.

BlackBerry App Developers Don’t Promote Success Stories

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There has been a pretty consistent narrative being told by both media and analysts: BlackBerry as a platform is falling behind in providing consumers with decent applications and developers aren’t interested in the platform. Media will have you believe that it’s too difficult to code for BlackBerry, or that there isn’t any money to be made, but this simply isn’t true. It’s not that difficult to code for BlackBerry, especially now that there’s support for HTML apps. But what attracts a developer to the platform? I’d argue it has more to do with success stories and the potential to make something great. There is something inherently wrong with not BlackBerry as a platform, but as an existing developer base, and probably the media supporting it (BlackBerryCool et al is also somewhat to blame), that the right stories aren’t being told. Where are the success stories of big download and revenue milestones? They’re ever present in iOS blogs, but it’s hard to find the same stories on the BlackBerry platform, even though they exist.

Here are a few examples of powerful money stories that have been told for iOS:
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