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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?

BlackBerry App World Desktop Commerce Now Live!

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We got confirmation that BlackBerry App World desktop commerce was coming back at the BlackBerry Developer Conference and it’s now live. The new App World site allows you to purchase and download free apps as well as sync your device so that your apps are synced with the site.

Currently, only Windows is supported and the site supports a few types of billing including PayPal, credit card or carrier billing. To get started with the new site, you’ll need to install a 1MB MSI App World installer.

Head over to App World and check it out.

RIM Confirms BlackBerry App World Getting Desktop Commerce

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In an interview with Martyn Mallick, Sr. Director, Business Development and Strategic Alliances, we got confirmation that App World for desktop will be getting commerce. This isn’t necessarily big news because we’ve always assumed that this was part of App World’s roadmap, but it’s nice to get confirmation from RIM on the upcoming feature. The feature was also confirmed in an App World session here at DevCon, where we learned that the service will use your BlackBerry ID and will even be able to leverage carrier billing from the desktop. With this new feature, users will be able to buy and download apps and they won’t even need a data plan. All they’ll have to do is purchase and side-load.