Sunday, January 25, 2009

RIM sets rules in BB Application Storefront

On last Monday, RIM has opened up the submissions process for its Application Storefront, the BlackBerry own app store version.

Along with that, RIM also sets some rules in the App Storefront. developer relations chief Mike Kirkup told ZDNet UK: "If somebody builds a better calendar app than the one that's natively on the device, we don't have a problem with that, and they are welcome to sell it through existing channels."

Kirkup then added: "However, we want to make sure no-one is violating any agreements, and their applications don't use excessive network bandwidth or lewd content." So in other word, BlackBerry users can now stop hoping for bandwidth-hungry apps such as app for streaming on-line videos from the net.

CNet News also reporting: Applications sold through the BlackBerry Application Storefront, which is due to go live in March, will work on any BlackBerry smartphone that has a trackball or touch interface, Kirkup said. He added that a rating system was being developed to make it easier for users to judge the quality of applications being sold through the store.

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