RIM has announced to vendors that over the weekend and today they are upgrading their servers to prepare for the launch of App World 2.1. With App World 2.1, users will be able to purchase apps that have digital goods and in-app purchasing. This will make for some really interesting BlackBerry content such as Farmville style games as well as give developers another way to monetize their applications. Check after the jump for the official announcement.
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