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Process flow for submitted applications and releases

by BlackBerry Development Advisor on ‎02-17-2010 10:38 AM - edited on ‎01-21-2013 04:07 PM by Retired (4,492 Views)

Summary

 

This article applies to the following:

  • BlackBerry® World™ storefront

 

Details

 

The following is the expected process when a new application is submitted for inclusion in the BlackBerry World.

  • From the vendor portal for BlackBerry World, under Manage Application, the vendor submits an application.
  • After step 7 of the submission process is complete, the vendor receives an email message confirming the submission. The BlackBerry World team is notified of the new application.
  • The application is sent for vetting to confirm the following:
     
  • The application installs on supported BlackBerry® smartphones.
  • The application runs without error on supported BlackBerry smartphones.
  • BlackBerry smartphone users can make and receive voice calls while the application is running.
  • BlackBerry smartphone users can use the Switch Application feature from within the application.
  • The application uninstalls on supported BlackBerry smartphones.
  • Once the vetting is complete, the application is reviewed for suitability in BlackBerry World. The following items are reviewed:

     
  • Screen shots do not contain any BlackBerry smartphone images.
  • The description is verified for clarity and correct branding.
  • The application icon does not contain a BlackBerry smartphone image, and the icon is clear and accurate for the application.
  • The minimum BlackBerry® Device Software version is confirmed. For example, the minimum BlackBerry Device Software version is 4.7.0 for the BlackBerry® Storm™ 9500.
  • After the application has passed the vetting and suitability reviews, the application is approved for sale on BlackBerry World1.
  • Once the vendor receives a notification email message, the vendor can log in to the vendor portal for BlackBerry World, and then click Post for Sale beside the application.

The following is the expected process when a new release is submitted for inclusion in BlackBerry World.

  • The Vendor adds a new release to the Release tab within a target application in the Vendor Portal for BlackBerry World.
  • Upon saving the changes of the new release, the BlackBerry World Manager is notified of a new release for review.
  • The release is sent for vetting to confirm the following:
     
  • The release installs on supported BlackBerry smartphones.
  • The release runs without error on supported BlackBerry smartphones.
  • BlackBerry smartphone users can make and receive voice calls while the application is running.
  • BlackBerry smartphone users can use the Switch Application feature from within the application.
  • The application uninstalls on supported BlackBerry smartphones.
  • Once the application has passed the vetting review, the application is approved for inclusion in BlackBerry World.

With new releases, the vendor does not need to perform any tasks once the approval is sent. The new release is automatically available on BlackBerry World within the corresponding cache time2.

 

1 Application submissions take 8-10 business days from submission to approval.

 

2 See this article for more information on caching with BlackBerry World.

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