Both BlackBerry App World and BlackBerry News Feeds have been racked with issues and errors today. At first I thought it might be some server issues at RIM or some emergency maintenance. Now I just heard from one of my contacts that current analysis has the issue stemming from RIM’s new BlackBerry ID service. They did not know what exactly is the issue with BlackBerry ID but it makes sense.
The main dependency that both App World and News Feeds have is the BlackBerry ID login system. You can see the issue by going to the App World Webstore which works 90% of the time. Then just click on the login or register link and you will get an error like the one shown above.
I have reached out to RIM PR for comment and will let you know as we learn more!
Hopefully RIM gets the BlackBerry ID system back up ASAP. This makes me think it may not be an issue with the App World 2.1 rollout though that probably required some changes in BlackBerry ID that could be causing this issue.