BlackBerry App World Vendor Portal Updated

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We’re very pleased to introduce BlackBerry® App World™ vendor portal 2.0, which adds a variety of new features and capabilities that make it easier to distribute your applications on BlackBerry® smartphones! This new release includes the following key features:

  1. New Vendor Credit System – the new vendor portal simplifies management of vendor credits allowing developers to easily view how many credits are remaining in their account, purchase new credits at any time, and see the full credit history. As a reward to our current vendors, we are resetting all vendor credit accounts to the full 10 vendor credits as of today.
  2. Change Request Management – vendors can quickly view the status on change requests made for their applications. Change requests include distribution changes, name changes, additional releases, and many other examples. The new change request management system also provides developers with more information about the status of their application through the approval process.
  3. Enhanced Application Language Management – localization is a critical part of providing your application to the worldwide BlackBerry community. Using the new portal, developers can localize their application to all languages available on the BlackBerry smartphone and not just the languages supported within the BlackBerry App World client itself. The portal has also been enhanced to allow developers to provide specific language cod files onto the regions and countries where that makes sense minimizing the size of your overall application.

We want to ensure that BlackBerry App World provides developers with unique opportunities to successfully monetize applications created on the BlackBerry® Application Platform. We hope that you are as excited as we are about these new enhancements. Let us know what you think about these enhancements by leaving a comment below.

About Mike Kirkup

Mike Kirkup is the Director for the Developer Relations program at Research In Motion (RIM), which is responsible for managing the technical relationships and programs for RIM’s developer community worldwide. Mike and his team work with RIM’s developer community to provide support and guidance as developers work to integrate their applications to the BlackBerry platform. Mike joined RIM in 2001 as a Security Software Developer in RIM’s Wireless Security Group. As part of the Wireless Securty group, Mike contributed to the development of the BlackBerry Cryptography API, S/MIME and PGP implementations. Mike holds a Masters of Management Science and a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

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  • Shankey Sehgal

    i want to start an application for the hotel chain i work with…. how can i go about it??

  • Inflightelite

    RIM needs to have a better support process or we will not build any more apps, they have failed to respond to messages, and their review process is very poor, they need to look at how Andriod and Apple work and support developers, its just very sad to see a company that developers want to support and build for, just lack in response and follow through,, we are considering if we wish to build for RIM anymore due to the poor service we have found time and time again

  • tonyLite

    Can you fix the review process. The rating box is not required, so people can submit reviews with a 0 in them. It says right in the Vendor FAQs that the rating is 1-5. So, why are entries with 0 showing up?

    • James

      I also think that the current review process is misleading and does not serve the customer nor does it serves the vendor or RIM.
      Most happy customers and average Joe do not leave their feedback. Feedback is often left be unhappy customers and in ways that distorts the picture and misleads the reader of the reviews.
      Hope RIM will do something about it to give a more balanced picture.

  • Blackberry

    I am totally with James. Most users do not post a positive review for an App because they are just lazy. If anything does not work as expected (e.g some strange cod format errors on at&t torch devices) and the failure defenetly has not been caused by the App, people simply post a negative review without contacting support before.
    So it is pretty hard for a vendor to get more positive review than negatives.

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