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The Arduous Task of Monitoring Your Portfolio in App World

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For BlackBerry Theme and App developers, it’s important to check your download/sales reports, and figure out how your product is doing in App World. Ideally, you’re meant to learn more about what sells and how best to tailor your product(s) to fit what users are demanding. A good strategy to success in App World is to have a large portfolio of apps or themes, but as your portfolio increases, it becomes more difficult to manage all of these apps/themes. Here is a typical example of how a developer, with many products in his/her portfolio, would find managing these products given the current features of the App World vendor portal.
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Put Your App and BlackBerry Product Ideas on Kickstarter

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Kelvin Hulet let us know about a Universal Smartphone Mount project he started on Kickstarter and it got us thinking: why aren’t there more BlackBerry product and app ideas kicking around Kickstarter? There are a quite a few for iPhone but the BlackBerry community doesn’t seem to be interested in Kickstarter.

The BlackBerry community is constantly saying “I wish there was an app for that” and with a little funding you could get your project going. Developers could also take advantage of this service and raise money for an app they’d like to build but can’t find the monetary incentive to create. Have you ever had an idea for a BlackBerry app or product but didn’t have the investment? Try Kickstarter and let BlackBerryCool know. We’ll help you promote it and maybe throw a little cash your way.

RIM Officially Announces BlackBerry App World Desktop Storefront

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While we reported that App World’s desktop storefront went live yesterday, RIM has sent out an update officially announcing it. The latest update to the App World website allows users to purchase and download apps directly from their PC. Through the BlackBerry App World storefront users can now:

  • Purchase apps directly from the website
  • Edit My World accounts to sync app downloads directly to the BlackBerry smartphone
  • Read and write reviews and recommend items to peers
  • Access purchased or downloaded apps from a computer via the My World page in the BlackBerry App World storefront

Head over to the App World site to check it out. We’re still waiting on Mac support and hopefully it will come soon.

Question: will this mean more downloads and sales for developers, or just more convenience for users?

BlackBerryCool App SuperStore 32GB iPad Giveaway and More

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To celebrate the launch of the BlackBerryCool SuperStore, Mobihand and BlackBerryCool are giving away a 32GB WiFi Apple iPad, 5 Blueant V1 Bluetooth Headsets, or one of 25 copies each of BerryBuzz, Druglord Wars, and iBerry. The contest runs from Tuesday, March 30th through Monday, April 5th at 12:00PM CST.

There are two ways to enter the contest:

1 – You can participate directly from the BlackBerryCool SuperStore desktop page. Just visit store.blackberrycool.com/appstore from your desktop, and use the email option on the page.

2 – You can also participate on Twitter. All you have to do is Tweet the following:

@BlackBerryCool celebrates BlackBerry Superstore #storelaunch.Win an iPad+more.Details at http://bit.ly/d6C7pE. RT to enter.

Anyone who ReTweets your post is also entered to win so feel free to spread the love.

On top of this amazing giveaway, we’re also having a sale from now until April 5th, where all software purchases (apps, games and themes) are 20% off, regardless of where you purchase them from. Just use the coupon code “super” at the checkout.

Win 1 of 5 3-Month Subscriptions to Slacker Radio Plus

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Those crazy kids at Slacker are at it, again! This time we have five 3-month subscriptions to the awesome Slacker Radio Plus service to give away. Slacker Radio Plus features:

* Unlimited Skips

* Unlimited Song Requests

* No Audio or Banner Ads

* Complete Lyrics

* Over 2 Million Songs

Also, Slacker features real live DJ’s who program the stations to ensure you get the most rockin’ music possible.

Interested in winning? Slap those keys and let us know about it in the comments. The contest ends on Monday at noon CDT. Good Luck!

Note: The winners will need to register with Slacker.com, if you aren’t already registered, to get the upgrade to Radio Plus. Good luck!

Slacker Radio 2.0 Now Available!

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Just in time for tonight’s party, our friends over at Slacker Radio let us know that the Slacker application for BlackBerry has had a full revision jump to version 2.0. According to them, with this version, performance has been significantly addressed, producing near instantaneous song transitions and skip times.  Though there will still be some dependencies on your network, play performance will get a dramatic boost.

When playing a station, you’ll notice the “next up” album art appears as you listen. When the album art appears, your skip times to the next song will be nearly instant and most all song transitions during playback will happen immediately.

If all of this sounds great to you, hit http://www.slacker.com from your BlackBerry Browser for the download of the updated version. Be sure to reboot your phone when you’re done, so the new install can clean up the old version for you.