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Blackberry App World 1.1
Ok, App World 1.1 is here and while it did bring a few new features that look great, I will admit I am a bit disappointed that it did not bring with it the ability to install and run apps from the SD card as had been rumored. Instead, you can 'Archive' your applications onto the SD card, but they have to be 'Restored' in order to run them. A useful feature if you have apps you use infrequently, but don't want to remove. The interface is also much faster then it's predecessor. It also sports a feature to notify you if an app has a newer version out. Overall, it is a big step up from what we know as App World.
You can grab it here from your BB (some are reporting error messages when attempting to access through here).
Also, you can go here from your BB if the above link is malfunctioning.
Notice the two new buttons along the bottom that take you to the top rated paid and top rated free apps.
You'll notice here how it shows not only that an app is available for upgrade, but that one has been 'Archived', and a bar along the top that shows the device's currently available free memory. To 'Archive' an app, scroll to the app in the 'My World' tab and select 'Archive'.
If you look along the top bar of the image, you'll see the App World symbol with a "2" beside it. This is an alert that 2 apps have updates available. Also notice the two apps that have a green arrow beside them and one says 'Archived' in the title. After archiving the app, it becomes an icon on your home screen. Selecting the app will allow you to restore it to the device.
So for a quick recap, here are the advantages in the new version:
- Faster load times on apps
- Ability to archive apps onto the SD card
- Available upgrade notifications
- Quick links to top rated paid/free apps
- Filter in the search function to sort by vendor, free, rating, etc..
Downloaded it on my 8330 and it doesn't work. Says its not connecting to the app worls server. It overode my previous version, so now I have none. Oh well!
Opera/9.60 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/4.2.14320/504; U; en) Presto/2.2.0
Works fine on Storm...def much faster!
Works flawlessly on my 8120. I love the faster load times, new links and search filters. I haven't loaded any new apps from it yet so I can't comment on the archiving or the upgrade notifications. Only issue I had was that I had to exit out of it 3 times once installed to scroll down and accept the EULA agreement.
As Az posted here, there seems to be a bug in the 8330 and 8830 versions.
Originally Posted by ur561ad
Pretty slick..... I like it
BlackBerry8900/184.108.40.206 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/107
Won't work on my 8330 either. Will not connect for me. Hmm. Now I had to delete cause it overide the old version for me to. Hopefully they fix this soon.
BlackBerry8330/220.127.116.11 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/106
I downloaded it to check out the new stuff...not much new to it. I already uninstalled it. Is a waste of space.
Any idea on the Bold how to clear the app upgrade notifications on the home screen ? I have upgraded all my apps but i still have an icon telling me that I have 6 apps to upgrade. A reboot does nothing.
I pulled my hair out over that for about 2 days. In the end, when I went into my messages, there were 3 notifications there that I had upgrades available.
Thanks - now I can see that once you delete the actual upgrade message, then that gets rid of the upgrade notification icons.
Yeah. Be sure to check out the new version available for download, 18.104.22.168.
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