01-24-2012 04:50 AM
Note: I also posted this in the appworld forum, but since most of use this method via navigatetourl, I thought it would be important to post here as well.
I'm using os beta 2.0+ so I don't know if this was happening before or not. But I have confirmed that one of my apps when linked to the appworld using: "appworld://content/xxxxx" does not work. It opens up appworld, but does not go to the app page. This makes advertising and cross promotions useless.
Even linking to the same app using "http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/xx
End users can still find the app when searching for it, but direct links to the app from external web sites or from inside the app do not work.
I don't know if this is related or not, but it seems it's only affecting my most recent app. Which was released 4 days ago. You should check your most recent apps to make sure your links are working properly.
I contacted support via the vendor support form.
01-24-2012 05:02 AM
Bummer, I found another app that also behaves like this. So that's now 2 apps that all external links in websites and from within the playbook do not work. They open the appworld fine, just do not go to the app page. Making all of my advertising efforts a costly failure for these 2 apps. wow... !#$%^&*(
01-24-2012 07:20 AM
An easy way to test this is just go to the vendor page from the web appworld (from your Playbook) and click on one of your product links. The appworld app should load and open up your app page.
Replace xxxxx with your vendor id.
01-24-2012 08:51 AM
It's an intermittent problem probably only affecting some apps. Hell.... maybe just mine. lol.. I have several apps and only 2 are affected. Strange that you can search for them and find them but no direct linking to them from web sites or from within an app.
01-26-2012 02:45 AM
Something strange indeed is going on. All of my apps submitted in 2012 are not allowing to be externally linked to the appworld pages, they just go to the appworld and not open the app page. Several tickets sent off, no reply. bummer...
01-26-2012 05:19 AM
I downgraded back to the latest public os release and everything is working fine. So it could be related to something in in the beta 2.0 os not recognizing certain apps for some reason. Case closed until the official os update is released.