Developers’ Opinion of RIM Declines to Near ‘Junk’

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Developers' Opinion of RIM Declines to Near 'Junk'

The blackberry maker, Research In Motion Limited (NASDAQ:RIMM) (TSE:RIM) is losing attraction from developers according to the latest survey conducted by Baird Equity Research, as AllThingsD  notes. The company’s BlackBerry 7 and BlackBerry 10 operating systems received a decline in preference by developers after the company introduced a mobile app compatible with Android O.S.

Research in Motion has been facing serious challenges over the past few years. The latest event follows a Quarter 1 survey that showed  34% decline in terms of outlook on operating systems. The chart below is an illustration of the outcome from the survey where a sample of 200 developers was picked out of a pool of 4,300.


A choice was given of rating operating systems from 2 to 10; with 10 representing excellent, and 2, poor. RIMM’s Blackberry 10 fell fromits previous 4.6 rating to 3.8, while BlackBerry 7 declined from its previous 3.7% rating to the current 2.8. Even Adobe’s flash Air did better than BB7. This was the third consecutive decline for the two versions of Blackberry, over the last three quarters.

The picture is even worse when compared to the main industry players. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Android O.S records an impressivescore of 8.7 points, while the market leader Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iOS was rated at 9.3 out of 10, a near perfect rating. The newly launched Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Windows 8 was rated above average, receiving a grade of 6.3.


In regard to the trends of developers  opinion of operating systems, the results show the same news. Nearly every developer has already moved part or all of of their work from Blackberry to other platforms.

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