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App World 2.0 Press Event Takeaways: Consumer Focus is Paramount

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The App World 2.0 press event was special for BlackBerry but it also reinforced how App World was still behind relative to the competition. The most important upgrades offered were long overdue such as credit card account-based billing. The BlackBerry ID account system will make it easier than ever to buy content, and it seemed to hint at greater media channel opportunities down the line to every BlackBerry user on the planet.

What pleased me about the App World 2.0 demonstration was the fluidity and finesse of the navigation. The BlackBerry Messenger-like layout translates into a simple amount of menu options and easy browsing of long lists in the way that BlackBerry pioneered: scrolling down. The new storefront is quickly populated by apps and info by way of improved cashing of App World data. Category switching from side to side makes a lot of sense and I can’t wait until they introduce more categories like gaming.
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Highest Paid and Free Applications in BlackBerry App World

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The latest Distimo report shows the highest ranked paid and free applications in BlackBerry App World, as well as other smartphone platforms such as Nokia’s Ovi, Google Android, Apple iPhone and Windows Mobile. In the May Distimo report, BlackBerry didn’t really have a presence in the “news and noteworthy” section. When it comes to applications, it seems themes are really dominating the lists. Themes are great for customizing your BlackBerry, but it would be good to see more rich applications in App World to demonstrate the power of the platform. Also, the utilities that come are in the top ranked lists seem as though they should be part of the OS and not third party apps. Applications such as QuickPull and MemoryBooster shouldn’t be something the user needs to download.
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PrivacyStar Weekend Promo – Every 25th User Gets Free Subscription

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PrivacyStar are currently running a great promo for the long weekend and Memorial Day. Every 25th person who registers to PrivacyStar through BlackBerry App World will receive a free annual subscription. PrivacyStar comes with a free 7-day trial, so you can take a shot at winning the annual subscription with no commitment. It’s worth a shot! The promotion ends on Monday, May 31st at midnight (ET).

Download PrivacyStar from BlackBerry App World.

What’s New in BlackBerry App World This Week?

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Each week there are a lot of apps submitted to App World and I thought I would give a quick breakdown of what’s available this week. I’m avoiding themes in this roundup because they tend to clutter the app list, and many of them simply aren’t worth downloading. Check after the jump for what’s new in App World.
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App World Recommendations for Wedding Season

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RIM sent along their App World recommendations for the wedding season which includes apps such as Total Fitness, Cocktails To Go, KAYAK and Frugalytics. Leave it to RIM to leave out the most important wedding app available – PleasureBerry Turbo! We’ve got their app recommendations after the jump.
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Howcast BlackBerry App Now Available for 9700 and Storm2

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Howcast have a BlackBerry app that’s now available in App World for free. The app shows you tutorial videos on everything from How to Pick a Lock to How to Jump Start a Car.

The Howcast app for BlackBerry features:

  • Watch the best how-to videos on the web, straight from your phone
  • Search for a specific how-to video on just about anything
  • Check out our Featured and Most Recent how-to videos
  • Save a video to your list of Favorites so you can watch it at any time
  • Recall videos that you have previously watched using the History feature
  • Share any video with a friend by email

According to the Howcast blog, the app is currently only available for the Bold 9700 and Storm2 9550 with a minimum of OS 5.0.0. Support for more devices is on the way.

Download Howcast for BlackBerry from App World.