PriceCheck up for app of the year

BlackBerry is racing to expand its app market for its BlackBerry 10 platform. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)
BlackBerry is racing to expand its app market for its BlackBerry 10 platform. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)
Cape Town - Local shopping comparison application PriceCheck has been nominated as one of the top three on the BlackBerry 10 platform.

"Being selected out of more than 100 000 BlackBerry 10 apps worldwide is quite a milestone," said PriceCheck general manager Andre de Wet.

BlackBerry has been pushing to expand applications for its new platform as the company fights against users who have migrated to Android-powered smartphones and iPhones.

The BlackBerry 10 platform launched with 70 000 apps and the Canadian-based company has courted developers to create apps for the platform.

The company updated its Facebook and Twitter apps, and launched several programs for the platform, including apps from eBay, Gameloft and Vodacom.

The inclusion of PriceCheck is an indicator of the growth of e-commerce in SA.

"It shows what is being done locally on mobile is world-class and what PriceCheck is doing for mobile shopping is the right way to go," said De Wet.

BlackBerry users selected PriceCheck's 12.4MB BlackBerry app as one of the apps that demonstrate the most innovative use of the BlackBerry technology in this year's BlackBerry Achievement Awards.

The winner of the BlackBerry App of the year will be decided by Monday 15 April.


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