While we don’t consider Mobile Roadie to be significant enough to merit making any kind of industry analysis over it, it’s still interesting that a developer group would outright say they’re not supporting BlackBerry. The company probably hadn’t invested much in BlackBerry anyways and are simply jumping on the bandwagon of hate for RIM lately. From their catalog, it seems the only app that really got any exposure of theirs was the Bill Cosby app, and it was an app we laughed at and enjoyed but really shrugged our shoulders at anyways. The reasons for ending support for BlackBerry are as follows:
Any new product launch is a challenge, and along with it comes a learning process. In launching Blackberry, we had a unique set of challenges not present when we developed our iPhone or Android products. These challenges included smaller screens, underpowered processors compared to iPhone/Android, and BES, Blackberry’s corporate enterprise service, that often wreaked havoc with our app’s connection to our servers.