For those of you with a BlackBerry Betazone account in North America or the UK there is a new App World Beta version 2.1. Requires OS 4.5 and abovem
Visit the Betazone or to signup at this Link
App World 2.1 includes support for in-app payments. How does this change the way you interact with certain paid applications as a developer or as a consumer?
From a developer’s standpoint…Let’s assume that you’ve come up with this cool idea for a bunch of new levels in a game you’ve created. With this version of App World you can now charge a fee for those additional levels, while giving users the chance to purchase them directly from within your application! Better yet, we’ll let you seamlessly integrate your application with existing App World payment services to make the purchasing process as easy and secure as possible for your customers.
From a consumer’s
standpoint…So you’ve finished the final level of a really sweet game and you’re longing for some more levels to keep you occupied on the subway ride home. You then open the app again and realize that some extra levels are available for purchase! You now have the ability to purchase those additional levels seamlessly within the application itself by using the existing purchasing options offered by App World! All you have to do is punch in your BlackBerry ID and a couple of clicks later you’re back at it.
Please note that there aren’t any applications that take advantage of in-app payments just yet – as soon as a couple of them appear in the App World catalogue, we’ll be sure to let our beta testers know.
- d Featured Items
Once you open this latest version of App World, you’ll notice that Featured Items are seemingly more relevant to you. Well, we decided to change this functionality based on the feedback we received from you during the App World 2.0 Beta Program. Featured Items are now filtered by carrier, country, device and OS to ensure that you are presented with the most relevant apps as soon as you open App World.
Thanks to Tashana for the tip.