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medha_j
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎08-04-2010
My Device: 9700

API or web service for Blackberry App World?

Hello,

 

I'm looking for a way to get a list of Blackberry apps and also the list of comments on a particular app from my standalone java app (note: it is not a blackberry app).

 

Is there any API or web service which app world exposes to get this done? There are API for iphone and android apps, but I could not find any for BB yet. Also searched on the forums, but posts like mine have no replies.

 

Mr. Admins - please share your views.

 

Thanks,

Medha

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QuiteSimple
Posts: 1,452
Registered: ‎11-06-2009
My Device: Torch 9810
My Carrier: WiFi

Re: API or web service for Blackberry App World?

There is no API or web service, although there was a promice for a webservice at least (no ETA ofc)

 

You can iterate over the links like this

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/XXXXX

where XXXX is а number starting from 1 to 20000 (for example)



"When you become a level 3 developer, you learn to communicate over the ether. I'm told that level 5 developers are ascend into a higher level of existence beyond the physical realm." gord888 @ crackberry
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medha_j
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎08-04-2010
My Device: 9700

Re: API or web service for Blackberry App World?

Thanks Quite Simple,

 

That is quite a disappointment actually.

The app link can show details on a browser, returns an html. It'll be difficult to extract details from it programatically.

 

Still trying to find better ways to do it.

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medha_j
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎08-04-2010
My Device: 9700

Re: API or web service for Blackberry App World?

Ok, I found out RSS option which can return an XML atleast some of the things we can use -

 

App search -
http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/rss/search/TEXT/

 

Reviews -
http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/rss/reviews/APP_ID/

 

Phew, some relief :smileyhappy:

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QuiteSimple
Posts: 1,452
Registered: ‎11-06-2009
My Device: Torch 9810
My Carrier: WiFi

Re: API or web service for Blackberry App World?

Thanks for sharing this info :smileyhappy:



"When you become a level 3 developer, you learn to communicate over the ether. I'm told that level 5 developers are ascend into a higher level of existence beyond the physical realm." gord888 @ crackberry
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