RIM updates Vendor Area : Whats that mean for the consumer?

| April 14, 2010 | 4 Replies

So I woke up earl on my Birthday day to see on the BDay wishes in my email/fbook on the Berry and found out RIM gave me a present as well! I found an email that they have now updated the Vendor area for their devolopers, the email read :

We’re very pleased to introduce BlackBerry App World Vendor Portal 2.0 (link to https://appworld.blackberry.com/isvportal/), which adds a variety of new features and capabilities that make it easier to distribute your applications on BlackBerry smartphones!  This new release includes the following key features:

1)      New Vendor Credit System – the new Vendor Portal simplifies management of vendor credits allowing developers to easily view how many credits are remaining in their account, purchase new credits at any time, and see the full credit history.  As a reward to our current vendors, we are resetting all vendor credit accounts to the full 10 vendor credits as of today.

2)      Change Request Management – vendors can quickly view the status on change requests made for their applications.  Change requests include distribution changes, name changes, additional releases, and many other examples.  The new change request management system also provides developers with more information about the status of their application through the approval process.

3)      Enhanced Application Language Management – localization is a critical part of providing your application to the worldwide BlackBerry community.  Using the new portal, developers can localize their application to all languages available on BlackBerry and not just the languages supported within the App World client itself.  The portal has also been enhanced to allow developers to provide specific language cod files onto the regions and countries where that makes sense minimizing the size of your overall application.

We want to ensure that BlackBerry App World provides developers with unique opportunities to successfully monetize applications created on the BlackBerry Application Platform.  We hope that you are as excited as we are about these new enhancements.”

Yes Rim, we are very excited and this is much needed! What this does is helps the Developers update applications easier and hopefully make the approval process a little easier for all of us. Including some updates in the backend they gave the Developers 10 more slots to add themes/apps in. Once you are a developer you have to pay a 200$ fee for 10 slots for products. I am almost done filling up my slots then they give me this little BDay present, awww thanks! Even if they didn’t do it for me, I am glad they are making some changes in the back end which really helps the consumers out in the long run. Also since the market for BlackBerry is worldwide they made it easier to provide additional languages and target these countries in the backend with the program files developed for that specific language. So, I want to say thank you very much RIM in giving us some much needed stuff and a freebie, I promise I will make it worth it!

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I am the Owner/Founder of WJDDesigns.com & GizmoNinja.com , I was born in to a world that was emerging on the frontier of technology. Within time I self taught himself everything from coding to graphic design and wanted to bring my creations to the public by the masses. With the new growing world of mobile applications I could achieve just that. I am always looking to learn something new and provide the best service and information I can. I am really a cool and calm type of guy who is more of a lounge party setting then going to the loudest rock concert ever. When I go out to eat at fancy places the ambiance is what I comment on first, if the ambiance is poor then my food doesn’t go down as good. I look at everything around me that has different shapes and colors which creates ideas I use in my everyday projects. I try to live life to the fullest when life dishes out free time. I love to teach everyone I know who isn’t as tech literate as myself and give them more information to better their decisions. The progression in technology is life, it’s my life.

  • Jeff says:

    Happy Birthday Wayne! Have a great day.

  • Jeff says:

    Happy Birthday Wayne! Have a great day.