Now this is a little turn of events. I was looking at the new development tools that RIM released for the BlackBerry browser today and ran into some new documentation.
RIM has updated their App World documentation from version 1.0 to version 1.1. The new version 1.1 has two major new features that make sense but we have yet to see.
flexible storage capabilities –
- This feature permits BlackBerry App World™ storefront users to remove applications from their BlackBerry® devices and reinstall the applications without paying for the application a second time. BlackBerry App World archives a record of the application to save memory and so that the user does not have to maintain the application on the BlackBerry device. BlackBerry App World users can also install or archive applications on expandable memory, such as a media card.
- This feature permits users to read descriptions and reviews and view screen shots of applications even if they are not BlackBerry App World users. Users can find applications by using the search function, selecting an application category, or browsing by Featured Items, Top Free, Top Paid, or Newest Applications. Users can visit the web site for BlackBerry App World at www.blackberry.com/appworld.
Does this mean App World 1.1 is right around the corner? Personally I think there should have been a desktop version of App World from the start but adding the ability to archive applications to the SD card is a step in the right direction of being able to install to an SD card…