RIM ADDS CARRIER AND CREDIT CARD BILLING TO APP WORLD

| April 17, 2010 | Reply

Well it looks like RIM has finally decided to add the much needed feature of carrier and credit card billing.  Alot of people don’t really want to create a pay pal account but needed to if they wanted to purchase a application from app world.  From personal experience i my self had to set up a paypal account to purchase a app and i wasn’t to happy about it but it is what it is. 

Research In Motion Updates BlackBerry App World Developer Agreements

Just a few days ago Research In Motion updated their BlackBerry App World vendor portal to include some new features. With those changes now in place, Research In Motion has moved onto the next level of growth. Notification has been sent out to developers advising that the terms and conditions of BlackBerry App World been updated. The update, outlines the addition of carrier billing and credit card billing to BlackBerry App World as was mentioned at the most recent BlackBerry Developers Conference.

As it stands, these changes and additions open up a lot of doors for BlackBerry developers considering it potentially leads the way to more sales. With carrier billing added, the push on carriers to preload BlackBerry App World onto devices will now be higher as they will also be turning revenue off the sales. The changes also bring BlackBerry App World in line with its counterparts (such as Apples app store and the Android marketplace) as they will now be sharing profits on a 70/30 split with developers.

At first glance, some may see it as Research In Motion taking a larger piece of the proverbial pie. But in the end, the market for developer created applications will have grown and sales are expected to increase as the apps will now be displayed around the world with the help of carriers. Maybe next we’ll see the push of BlackBerry App World 2.0 out to users at WES or soon after. Developers what do you think? Good or bad?

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