Update to our previous post about App World 1.1 launching. Looks like RIM is listening to customers with the App World. So far I have noticed that the added the much requested feature to have two separate Top Apps categories. There is now one for Top Free Apps and one for Top Paid Apps. The shocking part is the apps that are at the top of those lists… Not the ones you would expect.
The other update is the ability to archive applications to your SD card. The process works like this. You download the app, then install it, then hit the menu button and archive it. It warns you that it may have to reboot to perform the archive but I thought since it was Pandora it would not need to reboot. I was wrong. Not sure if I like the fact that it reboots but its a step in the right direction.
There is also a new filtering feature in the search options:
Also the screens now slide up and down instead of right to left. You will see when you download the app. For some reason the App World has also bloated up to almost 800Kb. They also now take the record for the longest on device End User License Agreement which you have to scroll ALL the way through. The app also froze my device for about 2 minutes after the install and is still acting a bit sluggish. Hopefully these are just small fixes for RIM.
So what do you think? Personally I am waiting for the desktop version of the app world. International support does not seem to be here yet. DavidB did point out that English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish support are already baked in.
Pick it up at www.blackberry.com/appworld.