RIM has opened up BlackBerry App World 2.1 to US and UK residents in the Beta Zone. Here is what’s new in App World 2.1:
In-app Payments – With the BlackBerry Payment Service SDK, developers can monetize their games and apps in new and interesting ways.
Filtered Featured Items – Featured Items are now filtered by carrier, country, device and OS to ensure that you are presented with the most relevant apps as soon as you open App World.
Extended BBID Login Session – With this latest release, a single BBID login session lasts for 20 minutes, making it easier for you to download and install as many apps as you’d like in one go.
The in-app payments is probably the most exciting addition in App World 2.1 and hopefully developers will start implementing this feature. We may start seeing more free games supported by the sale of virtual goods which would make for some interesting gaming.
Head over to blackberry.com/beta to get involved in the beta.