Hands-on with BlackBerry App World 3.0
RIM released their latest App World 3.0 software store for BlackBerry smartphones. As you can see in these screenshots, the UI has gotten a major refresh with additional functions. You can also see there are a number of applications in App World and BlackBerry devices really don't lack many key apps.
Check out my full ZDNet Smartphones & Cell Phones blog post with a video of the new App World and a list of apps I have loaded on my Bold 9930.
BBM 6 provides APIs for developers to integrate BBM functionality into their apps and in App World 3.0 there is a category where you can quickly view the apps that are BBM connected.
There are featured categories on the top of the App World 3.0 interface that you can quickly browse through.
Featured apps and games also appear above the categories and other sections in App World 3.0.
There are icons for the categories in both apps and games in App World 3.0.
You can filter apps by free, trial, paid and 3+ star levels in App World 3.0.
You can also sort apps BlackBerry App World 3.0. Sort options include popular, app name, price, rating, and newest.
In addition to viewing apps by categories you can swipe left and right to view Top Free, Top Paid, New Arrivals, and Top Rated apps.
There are both Games and Apps categories in BB App World 3.0.
You can view up to 25 Top Rated apps in BB App World 3.0.
The apps you have installed are viewable in the My World section of App World 3.0.
There are filter options in the My World section that include Installed, Uninstalled, Upgrades, and Subscriptions. If you have apps with updates available a red asterik will appear at the top of My World and under the application.
There are a couple of sort options in My World, including App Name and File Size.
There are several options for sharing, reviewing, and providing feedback on apps when you select a specific application or game.
You can share the app with others in several different ways.
There are plenty of screenshots available to view in App World 3.0.
You can manage your payment options in BlackBerry App World 3.0.
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