First National Bank apparently believes that Research in Motion’s (RIM’s) new BlackBerry 10 (BB10) operating system is going to be a big success in South Africa, even if some analysts don’t.
The bank, which is yet to release a banking app for Windows Phone, announced on Wednesday, hours before RIM is due to launch BB10 in major events in seven cities around the world, that it has a version of the app available for the new platform.
“The FNB App is currently in the BlackBerry store and is available as a free download,” the company says in a statement.
FNB’s app, which works on a range of devices running Android, iOS and other operating systems, has 380 000 active clients and is adding new users at a rate of 40 000/month.
Farren Roper, head of the FNB Connect Internet service provider and the bank’s business operations, says BlackBerrys are among the most popular with active app clients. “BlackBerry currently constitutes 29% of our app user base.”
“We want to make the app available on as many devices and platforms as possible where it makes sense.” — (c) 2013 NewsCentral Media