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samreynolds
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Registered: ‎08-27-2013
My Device: Bold

Educational Apps

I am looking at wirting an educational app that will be purchased by the educational establishment in bulk and then distributed to the students.  I have found ways of doing this on iOS and Android but can't seem to find anything on BB.  Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on how I can achieve this?

 

Any help much appreciated:Helpsmilie:

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BBSJdev
Posts: 6,118
Registered: ‎07-05-2012
My Device: Playbook, Dev Alpha C, Z10 LE, Z30

Re: Educational Apps

At the moment you can only distribute though BlackBerry World unless you are prepared to set up your own BES server.

 


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

Re: Educational Apps

If you develop for BBOS (legacy BlackBerry devices) there is an option for OTA installation.

However if you develop for BB10 you are limited to two major options: BBWorld or the so called "sideloading". But sideloading is a complex process (every user has to install the app manually on her phone), especially for non tech savvy users.

Re Distributing via BBWorld: you can release the app as free but to make it activate via some activation code. So every student can download the app and activate it with a code provided by the teachers. There is an option to limit the app downloads to certain country and/or carrier, still the app will be downloaded from a lot of users who won't have a clue what it is about (thus leaving negative reviews).


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