RIM releases the new BlackBerry App World, which enables developers to offer apps for 99 cents and $1.99.
In Motion has announced that the latest version of BlackBerry App World
has come out of beta and is now available for developers and users.
new BlackBerry App World-BlackBerry App World 2.0-enables developers to offer
applications for 99 cents and $1.99.
a notice to developers and users, RIM said: "When we launched the beta
just a few weeks ago, we were able to offer new views, and carrier and credit
card billing support. We also integrated BlackBerry ID as a new way of tying
BlackBerry customers with their use for easy device switching and management."
the new BlackBerry App World, customers are able to purchase applications using
major credit cards, including Visa and MasterCard. Carrier billing may also be
supported by certain carriers.
addition, RIM said BlackBerry App World adds new tabbed sections for various
application lists. Users can horizontally swipe or scroll to quickly view the
Top 25 Free Apps, Top 25 Paid Apps and Top 25 Themes, as well as the Newest
Apps and Recently Updated Apps.
new version of BlackBerry App World also supports QR, or "Quick Response,"
barcode scanning, enabling users to scan a QR code associated with an
application from anywhere-the Web, print ads, brochures, etc. BlackBerry App
World will quickly find the related application, and automatically open and
download its page, RIM said.
BlackBerry ID provides customers with a device-independent user identification
(ID) for BlackBerry App World. It enables credit card payments and allows
customers to seamlessly transfer their personal library of free and purchased
apps when they switch to a new BlackBerry smartphone, RIM said in its notice to
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