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jtegen
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10
My Carrier: Verizon

App World Alternative

Does anyone know if consumers will be able to download and install apps from  sources other than App World?  On the BB cell phone side, they are able to purchase and download from other mobile app market places.

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JRab
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Registered: ‎11-04-2010
My Device: Bold 9700

Re: App World Alternative

i think ryan said in one of the CES videos that intiially it will not be possible and the user has to use App World for the playbook. he then continued to say that in the future it may be possible.

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jtegen
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Re: App World Alternative

That is probably good to consider when building out how your app will work for trial periods, license keys, and in-app payments of resources.

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jffurlan
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Registered: ‎01-16-2011
My Device: PlayBook (sim)
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Re: App World Alternative

I personally feel that the ability to side load apps leads to an increase in stolen apps. This may sound ignorant, and I am an iPhone user who does not jailbreak, but I personally prefer the closed, integrated idea as opposed to the open one. Just my $0.02 but I would hope RIM keeps that app store as the single method of app distribution. It also is easier for the general consumer.

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JohnPinkerton
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Registered: ‎01-21-2011
My Device: Curve 8900 (Personal) / Bold 9650 (Work)
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Re: App World Alternative

I prefer an open environment as opposed to the closed one. I feel it is up to the developer to secure their app in such a way to prevent it from being stolen/misused, but in the same token I understand where you're coming from jffurlan.

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JCarty
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Registered: ‎01-25-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9650/BlackBerry Torch 9800

Re: App World Alternative

I have to go with John on this one. We also have to think about the many sites that help promote our applications and are supported by alternate stores.

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jffurlan
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Re: App World Alternative

Sorry, I wasn't trying to said one side was right or wrong. Just for me, as a new developer, it's nice to be guided through the process and to be assured that my app will be protected. If I had to handle distribution that would be a different story and long, more complex process for making my app as I woudldn't want it to be downloaded and transfered amongst devices. (you can probably tell I have very little knowledge on the subject of distribution outside of an "App Store")

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