RIM Begins Roll-Out Of BlackBerry App World 2.1 With In-App Purchases

Research in Motion announced to vendors that they’ve started the roll-out of BlackBerry App World over the weekend and continiuing today.  App World 2.1 contains in-app purchasing and provides developers with additional monetization streams for their apps.

Dear App World Vendor,

We are happy to announce that we are starting to launch the first phase of BlackBerry App World version 2.1.

Over the weekend and today we are upgrading our backend systems as well as the BlackBerry App World Vendor portal. During this time the reporting system will be down. It will be back online tomorrow.

Once the Server is launched you will be able to:

  • Upload digital goods for BlackBerry Payment Service (in-app purchases)
  • Register and manage digital goods in the BlackBerry App World Vendor Portal

Please note that this is simply the BlackBerry App World Vendor Portal. End-users will not be able to download digital goods through BlackBerry Payment Service until the BlackBerry App World 2.1 client is launched in the future. We will announce more information regarding the client launch in the future.

Thank you for building for BlackBerry,

BlackBerry App World Team