July 28, 2009 at 2:55 PM #173682
Now this is a little turn of events. I was looking at the new development tools that RIM released for the BlackBerry browser today and ran into some new documentation.
RIM has updated their App World documentation from version 1.0 to version 1.1. The new version 1.1 has two major new features that make sense but we have yet to see.
flexible storage capabilities –
- This feature permits BlackBerry App World™ storefront users to remove applications from their BlackBerry® devices and reinstall the applications without paying for the application a second time. BlackBerry App World archives a record of the application to save memory and so that the user does not have to maintain the application on the BlackBerry device. BlackBerry App World users can also install or archive applications on expandable memory, such as a media card.
- This feature permits users to read descriptions and reviews and view screen shots of applications even if they are not BlackBerry App World users. Users can find applications by using the search function, selecting an application category, or browsing by Featured Items, Top Free, Top Paid, or Newest Applications. Users can visit the web site for BlackBerry App World at http://www.blackberry.com/appworld.
Does this mean App World 1.1 is right around the corner? Personally I think there should have been a desktop version of App World from the start but adding the ability to archive applications to the SD card is a step in the right direction of being able to install to an SD card…July 28, 2009 at 2:55 PM #179231
I also think that v1.1 is around the corner! When AppWorld launches in Germany on the 31st July I think it will be v1.1…!July 28, 2009 at 5:31 PM #179232
Is official on 31 st July v1.1July 28, 2009 at 8:54 PM #179233
This is a great development, but…
When you say “… adding the ability to archive applications to the SD card is a step in the right direction of being able to install to an SD card…” it sounds like you’re saying they’re not adding the ability to install apps to an SD card in version 1.1 yet.
But you also quoted: “BlackBerry App World users can also *install* or archive applications on expandable memory, such as a media card.”
So I’m confused. Which is it? Can you or can you not *install* apps onto SD cards with version 1.1?July 28, 2009 at 9:11 PM #179234
You may be right Vincent. I read it as allowing you to archive applications but not run them from the SD card…July 28, 2009 at 11:01 PM #179235
I want to know if RIM is ever going to let me do anything useful with my Storm’s 879MB of “device memory”. Pretty useless you ask me, sitting there and apps can’t use it and are forced to use just “application memory”. So I sit here with barely 10MB free and 879MB unusable. I guess it was a fad, since my Tour has no “device memory” at all (but does have double the Storm’s app memory) abd came with a paltry 2GB SD card (while even Storm came with 8GB card).
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Verizon Droid Bionic playJuly 28, 2009 at 11:13 PM #179236
Looks like we may be a bit disappointed for now. Sources telling me it may only be archiving in 1.1 and installing coming later.July 28, 2009 at 11:44 PM #179237
Assuming the transition from Installed>Archived>Installed is smooth, this would be a large step up from the current situation.
Problem is, it better be easy, fast, and safe for your existing data for that app. Otherwise it’s pointless.
I’d be surprised if all of that ends up being the case…July 29, 2009 at 12:18 AM #179238
I have never heard the app world described as easy or fast… More like clunky and bloated
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