BlackBerry App World 3.0 Now In Beta Zone!

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The time has come for BlackBerry App World 3.0 to start its public beta. RIM let us know that the download is now available for BlackBerry smartphone users in the Beta Zone. It has a slick new look and now splits out Apps, Games, and Themes. Check out all the new features below and in the announcement blog post.

New features include:

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  • Sleek New Design - The BlackBerry App World experience has been enhanced to help users discover the latest and greatest apps and content, starting right on the BlackBerry App World home screen where rotating spotlight banners show off all that’s new and exciting.
  • New Channels - Apps, Games, and Themes now have their own channels so users can get to what they want even faster.
  • Introduction of My Account - My Account makes managing BBID and payment options easy with direct access to all account information from the home screen.
  • New My World Features - My World gives users a streamlined view of their apps and status, and now at a glance, in addition to seeing which apps are installed and uninstalled, users can manage subscription content and services. When new updates or subscription renewals are available for apps, users will be notified using push technology.
  • App Social Sharing – When a user finds an app they can’t live without, they can share it directly from the app details screen through BBM, Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS
  • Evolved App Details Screen - At a glance, users can get a quick summary, check out reviews and star ratings, take a look at screen shots, and more
  • More Search Options - Quickly find apps with a Search Bar now appearing on the storefront home screen and search results are presented across Channels as well as My World. Search Bars are also within each Channel and users have the ability to filter by App Name, Price, Rating, Newest, Best Match, or Popular

You can pick up the new version of App World in the Beta Zone at www.blackberry.com/betazone

8 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. Fukin rite going get it

  2. So far i has a nice look and feel to it. I still wish they would break down the categories a little more to keep the number of apps in them a little more manageable. Having over 700 apps under Apps/Utilities/Utilities is a bit excessive.

  3. I certainly hope they change the menu system. One must chose “Close”, which is essentially “Back” , a multitude of times just to quit the application. To me that is amateur coding. Not sure what they are thinking.
    Should be option=BACK
    option=QUIT

    ..

  4. Its so beautiful look at all them pretty colors :)

  5. I like the fact that the list of apps in each category now shows a short description for each app. Previously, all you had was the app name and vendor name, which often made it hard to guess what the app was about. Now, each vendor can supply a 50 character short description for an app.

    • I like the idea of an alternate short-description field a lot. However, the 50-character limit is *far* too small and thus completely hamstrings this as the “one line sales pitch” as RIM describes it. (Even a 140-character tweet-like limit would be challenging to make useful.)

  6. You can now ‘delete’ uninstalled apps now by using the ignore feature in the menu.

  7. my first impressions are very good and RIM made a right step with the new AppWorld

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