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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