Now that RIM is rolling out App World Begging and Gifting over BBM in BlackBerry App World v3.1 it leaves a big question in my mind. RIM managed to integrate a complex process where you beg a friend for an app on App World through the new BBM SDK and then follow the request to the giver and then credit the app to the beggars account. On the other hand they are missing such a key element of any online shopping site especially during the holiday shopping season… gift cards and coupons.
This means that you cannot simply purchase a gift card for a friend or a developer cannot offer a coupon for their app or game. I have been begging RIM to add this feature for ages but I guess I needed to beg them for it via BBM for them to “gift” it to me. I am just hoping that RIM will add this functionality soon. How about you?