While most of you will snooze this off RIM has actually provided a nice update for developers in App World. Their rollout of v2.0 of the Vendor Portal for BlackBerry App World will make developers lives a bit easier even though their backend is still sorely missing some basic features like coupons. Still with the update RIM has been kind enough to reset the vendor credit accounts to 10 for all vendors which is a nice present!
The new version 2.0 of the Vendor portal packs in the following features according to RIM:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
I you have had a chance to try them out let us know what you think?