Good e-Reader has been supporting the Blackberry Playbook since the OS first got an Android emulator, three years ago. We have made it our mission to provide better quality apps and better support than Blackberry World. We are proud to announce that we now have over 2,400 Apps, fully compatible with the Playbook and Blackberry 10.
Why choose Good e-Reader and go through the rigamarole of learning how to sideload apps? Well, Instagram, Vine, Soundcloud, Starbucks, Skype, Google Maps, Kindle, Whatapp did not exist for the Playbook until we made them available our site. We accept apps from developers directly, and we also run popular Android apps through our own proprietary tools. This allows us to repackage apps for Blackberry and allow anyone to download them for free.
Good e-Reader has also pioneered the first public tool that allows users to upload an Android (APK) file and easily convert it to a Blackberry friendly (BAR) file. Blackberrys own tools to do this is needless complicated and necessitates downloading a bunch of bulky software.
Hitting the 2,400 app milestone is a big deal for the entire Good e-Reader App Team. For every app we upload, we test 30 others, which amounts to a copious amount of time. This is primarily why we have only 2,400 apps, and over 32,000 Android Apps.
The main reason why there is not a huge app selection on Blackberry World and Good e-Reader is because of the outdated Android emulator. It is only running 2.3, which disqualifies many of the more modern apps that utilize complex libraries or Google framework.
Join in on the fun today and check out our app selection, you will not be disappointed. You can install the software needed to load in the apps you download and watch extensive video documentation HERE.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.