No two people have the same exact taste when it comes to buying jeans, cars, or even mobile apps — and I believe this is a good thing. Since we all have unique ways of using our BlackBerry devices, we have different app needs. But buying lots of apps can get expensive, so how do you determine which apps will add something to your mobile life? Here are three criteria I use when choosing a mobile app:
- Price: The value of the right app is endless, but that doesn’t always mean the best apps are free. I like to focus on what the app allows me to do instead of how much it costs. This helps me to consider what value I can receive from the app, and how much I’m willing to pay to get the most out of the apps on my BlackBerry device.
- Word of Mouth: When perusing the reviews in BlackBerry World, I tend to skim the highest and lowest ratings and focus on 3-star or 4-star reviews. Why? Because I feel these reviewers are posting well-thought out, detailed responses. They want the app to succeed, but they also acknowledge any perceived shortcomings and usually offer feedback for how the developer can make the app better.
- Usefulness: Like many people I talk to, I also use my BlackBerry device for work, and so I tend to choose apps that will be the most useful to me while on the job. But I also like to have fun. So whether you classify “useful” as a powerful utility or a heart-stopping game, download what you’re going to use, and use what you download.
Using these criteria, I’ve downloaded many great mobile apps from BlackBerry World that suit my needs for both work and play. How about you? What criteria do you use when choosing your apps? Let us know how you plan for your pursuit of “app-iness” in the comments below!