BlackBerry App World 2.1 Server Upgrade Scheduled by RIM


RIM has sent out the email notification to developers and vendors about the planned back-end server upgrade, scheduled for today and this weekend to prepare for the launch of App World 2.1. With the release of App World 2.1, users will be able to purchase apps that have digital goods and it will allow in-app purchasing.

With these two upgrades in App World, it will be very interesting for BlackBerry developers to offer in-app purchases like more power/speed/credit/coins commonly found in games. Check the email after the jump.

Dear App World Vendor,

We are happy to announce that we are starting to launch the first phase of BlackBerry App World version 2.1.

Over the weekend and today we are upgrading our backend systems as well as the BlackBerry App World Vendor portal. During this time the reporting system will be down. It will be back online tomorrow.

Once the Server is launched you will be able to:

  • Upload digital goods for BlackBerry Payment Service (in-app purchases)
  • Register and manage digital goods in the BlackBerry App World Vendor Portal

Please note that this is simply the BlackBerry App World Vendor Portal. End-users will not be able to download digital goods through BlackBerry Payment Service until the BlackBerry App World 2.1 client is launched in the future. We will announce more information regarding the client launch in the future.

Thank you for building for BlackBerry,

BlackBerry App World Team

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