BlackBerry App World: Everything you wanted to know and weren’t afraid to ask (Part Three)

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I’ve got three words and two numbers for you – BlackBerry App World™ 2.0! Okay, three words, two numbers, and an exclamation point. That’s not important right now. What is important is that if you’re in one of the 65 countries on this list, you can download BlackBerry App World 2.0 today! (You can check out this post for more details on App World 2.0.)

Today, I’ve gone through the forums in BlackBerry Beta Zone and put together some answers for the most frequently asked questions during our external beta.

The most frequently-asked question we get is: When are you going to introduce $0.99 apps? The answer is – today! Starting now, developers can price their apps starting at $0.99 plus tax and you’ll soon start seeing new apps in the catalog starting at $0.99 in the coming days.

Here are some more pressing questions from the forums:

Why do we have to enter our BlackBerry ID password each time we download an app?

You’re requested to log in with your BlackBerry ID for each download to ensure that it’s actually you who is downloading or purchasing an app. We’re extremely concerned about your data security and privacy!

When will other carriers be available for carrier billing?

We have really great carrier partners all across the globe and we’re working with them to offer expanded carrier billing options as soon as possible. Keep checking back to Inside BlackBerry for updates.

Will I still be able to get my apps if I switch to a new BlackBerry smartphone?

You bet! All you need to do is log in using your BlackBerry ID on your new BlackBerry smartphone, and all your previously purchased and downloaded apps will appear in My World. When you install the apps on your new BlackBerry smartphone, you’ll get updated license keys if required by the developer.

What are PayPal pre-approved payments?

When you set up PayPal® as your preferred payment method in BlackBerry App World 2.0, a billing agreement is created by you and Research In Motion®. This billing agreement allows you to make purchases in BlackBerry App World using PayPal without having to enter your PayPal username and password for each purchase.

We really appreciate everyone’s participation in the BlackBerry App World 2.0 Beta – and special thanks to the BlackBerry Beta Zone team for their awesome work in running the program! Head over to the Beta Zone today to register and participate in more exciting beta programs!

Have you tried the latest version of BlackBerry App World? Tell me what you think…

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Promoter of apps. Connoisseur of tacos. By day, I'm a PR and Social Media Manager at BlackBerry.

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  • JCarty

    Great work guys!

  • http://felipecerda.com Felipe Cerda

    It keeps telling me to download 1.1.0.35… where's 2.0?

    • Bajan V

      You don’t want the 2.0…it sucks!!!

      • Veuveee

        This is super stupid. Thoroughly disappointed with blackberry and all their “new versions” of software that have a million bugs in them. Surely the testers should have run ample testing before releasing a new update?

        Blackberry app world doesnt allow me to log in with my Blackberry ID. Every time after inputting my login details the screen says “Authenticating” and then “Loading….”. At that point in time, the stupid screen just stays there forever.

        Come on RIM… Step up your game. And in the meantime, provide a damn solution to this problem

      • Boeverosanne

        st got a blackberry 2 weeks ago and was never able to download apps.. made ID from many different emails, deleted appworld and reinstalled it, emailed blackberry, looked on forums, and called service provider. Every time I’d try and download it would bring me to login, then agreement, then stuck on account changes page. What can I do? I can change my user name, my email, nothing works, its still stuck on te account information. HELP!

  • http://www.mobilterminalen.dk/nyheder/blackberry-app-world-2-0-frigivet-desv%c3%a6rre-bare-ikke-i-danmark.html BlackBerry App World 2.0 frigivet – Desværre bare ikke i Danmark

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  • Alan

    When I log in through appworld (earlier 2.0 version) to download the app world update, it tells me the version available is 1.x.

    When I attempt to download directly from blackberry.com/appworld/download, it tells me “Sorry your device does not meet the requirements”.

    I’m running a Torch w/ OS6; it came with a 2.x version of appworld, but I’m going on the assumption that there is an incremental update.

  • http://mobiputing.wpengine.com/2010/08/rim-launches-blackberry-app-world-2-0/ RIM launches BlackBerry App World 2.0

    […] in Motion has officially launched the next version of its app store for BlackBerry phones. BlackBerry App World 2.0 has been in beta […]

  • Marc

    A couple of reasons I'll quit using App World:

    1) It hangs *all the time*, requiring a reboot.

    2) I have to log in every time I open the app, even if I just want to browse, and I will *never* buy an app – why bother, when there's plenty of free stuff that works just as well?

  • Lou61971

    works great first shot, also had beta form and that also worked great.. Good job black berry. OK no FREE apps!!!!!

  • Haadah

    I don't get why there still is a country limitation?

  • ryan_2

    The way which we pay for purchases seems to be changing at the same time more and more people are buying smart phones— will these be the wallets of the future?
    http://bit.ly/bV4Nfa

  • http://unplugged.rcrwireless.com/index.php/20100820/news/2956/little-changes-in-blackberry-app-world-2-0/ Little changes in BlackBerry App World 2.0 | RCR Unplugged

    […] In Motion Ltd. (RIMM) has launched BlackBerry App World 2.0 three weeks after it opened the latest version up for beta […]

  • Jerry

    Can someone tell me whats the name of the weather app that appears on the image?

    • Dave_b

      yeah its called ‘weatherbug’…easy to use and quick to download…enjoy

  • gb

    I have now installed the update for blackberry apps, and as you said you have to enter your ID everytime when you want to download something, thats where the problems start, I enter my details and it doesn`t recognise my email or password, have spoken to my service provider and all is correct, they even opened a blackberry email account for me but that didn`t work either,so now I can`t download anything!

  • randyburg

    Like the new layout, and navigation. Carrier billing is an excellent opportunity. I’m still waiting to be included in a Beta Zone programme :(

  • Tamere Emam

    Dear all,
    I hope you really have an answer for this,
    I am located in the Middle East (Kuwait) and from the way I see it. Such gulf countries are a huge number of users. Yet we are not getting any support from ANY of your communication channels
    I can’t access my App world ,I I can’t find a norma compass application on your App world I don’t know why, and a lot of people are struggling to upgrade their OS to v5 and most of them end up at some hackers shop to get things done. I use my device as a very important tool when I travel to keep track of business and much more travel useful things, but if things keep on going like that, I guess switching to I Phone will be better

  • Ron

    Please don’t tell me I have to use PayPal to purchase Apps through App World. That will kill any thoughts of my nusing this program.

  • http://bberry.md/ zippy

    Why Russia ins’t supported when tryng to install AppWorld ??

  • Ima2seven

    Why I am going with Blackberry for my first smartphone:

    http://www.ima2seven.com

  • Rijulu

    Why why why is this not working on my wife’s AT&T curve 8520?!?!?! Sends to me thru an endless loop whenever I try and dl an app and WILL NOT allow me to dl it!!! I’ve downloaded App World on my Torch and a friend’s 9700 and no prob! I tried deleting it and re downloading it and that doesnt work. I tried reregistering and now says “there is already an acct with that email” – yeah no s**t, it’s MY ACCT!!!
    Anyone else having these issues?

  • Mynewsalert

    YOU CAN’T USE ALTERNATE FUNDING FOR PAY PAL ANY MORE, AND WITH VERIZON YOU CAN’T USE A CREDIT CARD TO BUY APPS

    SOUNDS LIKE A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT IS ON ITS WAY

  • MKMILAN

    BB APP WORLD 2 SUCKS BIG TIME !!!!!!! WON’T EVEN OPEN ON MY BB STORM2 OS500713- AND FREEZES IT- UNLESS I GET TO IT FROM AN EMAILED APP LINK !!!! AND THEN IT WOULD’NT LET ME DOWNLOAD AN ELIGIBLE UPDATE !?! WTF !! AND THE NEW DESKTOP IS NO THRILL EITHER ……….

  • blackberrycurve

    i downloaded blackberry app world, but when i go to download an app it tells me to enter my blackberry login id, then when i do that, it doesnt do anything. i hope someone has an answer for this…

  • Shane Pullen

    Why no access to App world in Sweden? This Bold9700 I have is crap without being able to get apps. Device no supported when I try to download app world, have been told it’s because I live in Sweden and have no access to BB app World. FIX IT!

  • Cheryl

    The email below, I have been receiving over and over. Who is this 'amanda.lee@blackberry.com'?????
    My friends (below email adresses) have all been suckered by the looks of things and I think it's bad publicity for Blackberry by the way…

    From: Cheryl C Sandmann

    Date: 8/23/2010 11:10:23 AM
    To: 'Brenda'; 'Tersia Swart'; deon.steyl@harmony.co.za; 'Pieta Dreyer'; 'Annette Van Zyl (A)'; theo.steyl@goldfields.co.za; 'ROXY CONSTABLE'; 'Roenette Kleinkie Blaauw'; mvwyk1310@gmail.com
    Cc: amanda.lee@blackberry.com
    Subject: RE: SAPML Fw: Blackberry Storm Promotion

    THIS SUCS!!! THE NUMBER IS NOT EVEN A CONTACT TO AMANDA, IT’S A PRIVATE NUMBER AND NOT CONNECTED AT ALL TO BLACKBERRY.
    I HAVE SENT THIS EMAIL OUT NUMEROUS TIMES SINCE MAY MONTH AND HELLOOOOO STILL WAITING FOR MY BLACKBERRY

    From: Brenda [mailto:bdreyer533@gmail.com]
    Sent: Monday, August 23, 2010 10:53 AM
    To: Tersia Swart; deon.steyl@harmony.co.za; Pieta Dreyer; Annette Van Zyl (A); theo.steyl@goldfields.co.za; ROXY CONSTABLE; Roenette Kleinkie Blaauw; mvwyk1310@gmail.com; Cheryl C Sandmann
    Cc: amanda.lee@blackberry.com
    Subject: Fw: SAPML Fw: Blackberry Storm Promotion

    ——-Original Message——-

    From: Tertia van Heerden
    Date: 7/6/2010 7:59:45 PM
    To: annelize cox; annemarie vantonder; annette roetz; brenda; Brenda DREYER; SIMON VAN-DER-BIJL; Tracy ( BCX ) Horn; fyolanda boshoff; carol fourie; Cecil styger; charles tosen; christelle prins; geraldine coetzee; oliver compuscan; daniel hattingh; DIANEL LAUBSCHER; elzette du plooy; esme dupper; SIMON VAN-DER-BIJL; trienie dickinson; essie weideman
    Subject: Fw: SAPML Fw: Blackberry Storm Promotion

    —– Forwarded Message —-
    From: WAGENAR MARILAAN (Park Motors) <MARILAAN.WAGENAR@bmwdealer.co.za>
    To: annelize.cox1@gmail.com; charmaine.claassens6@gmail.com; Francois.VanHuyssteen@debeersgroup.com; gerrito48@gmail.com; hen3.minnie@gmail.com; karenzasmit@webmail.co.za; kwiecsi@yahoo.com; blondiebos@yahoo.com; princess.mashama@bmw.co.za; priscilla.smit1@gmail.com; rose@autobid.co.za; rozanne.oos@gmail.com; surita.oosthuizen@gmail.com; Tersia v Zyl <signs2@corcomm.co.za>; tertiavanheerden@yahoo.com; zanele.hlatshwayo@partner.bmw.co.za
    Cc: amanda.lee@blackberry.com
    Sent: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 10:08:07
    Subject: FW: SAPML Fw: Blackberry Storm Promotion

    Dear All,
    Blackberry is giving away free phones as part of their promotional drive.
    All you need to do is send a copy of this email to 8 people; and you will receive your phone in less than 24 hrs.
    Please note that if you send to more than 20 people you will receive two phones.
    Please do not forget to send a copy to: amanda.lee@blackberry.com
    With Regards,
    Amanda Lee (Marketing Manager)
    Office Number: 0117838512


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  • BlackBerryHelp_Pavel

    Hello,

    Try uninstalling and reinstalling BlackBerry App World application from http://www.blackberry.com/appworld in your BlackBerry Browser.

    Thank you

  • rebecyoung

    Hi Cheryl,

    This email message did not originate from RIM. RIM does not employ anyone by the name of Amanda Lee and the email address listed is invalid. It is simply a hoax chain message and we recommend that users simply ignore the message and do not forward it.

    -Becky

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