Developers shocked to learn that 40% of all BlackBerry apps are from same firm

Not many developers can claim they've created close to 50,000 apps. But after a recent scandal involving troubled smartphone provider BlackBerry, many of them probably wouldn't want to.

According to a recent report in BerryReview, more than 47,000 apps, or about 40 percent of the entire BlackBerry App World store, were created by a single firm known as S4BB. This, despite the fact that BlackBerry boasted of bringing on many new developers as part of the recent launch of its flagship mobile OS, BB10.

Developers across social media were both stunned and dismayed to see the truth behind the statistics.

While there's something to be said about S4BB's productivity, some developers questioned how valuable the bulk of its BB10 apps could be.

More than anything, developers saw the news as yet another sign that BlackBerry, which is exploring options to be acquired or to become a private company, is facing an irreversible fall.