03-07-2013 12:55 AM
03-07-2013 04:43 AM
03-07-2013 12:03 PM - edited 03-07-2013 12:04 PM
@BallRock: Sorry for your frustration too. But the criterial for BFB has been posted for a long time and in every remark that Alec has been made has also centered around BB service integration. We are not asking everyone to read every web page on the BB website. I've missed information as well over the years and typically responded with WTF, how come I was not told about this.
You can have a great app. No one is forcing anyone to be fully compliant with BFB.
I think it is clear the BB has a communication issue on multiple fronts. But in this case, the BFB web has been clear to the people looking for BFB certification. Even in the email back to you had links to the web page. In submitting for BFB, you are asked to the terms of BFB testing which contains links to the website. You probably need to take a little responsibility on this specific item.
Now, moving forward, it would be very easy to integrate to a service. It should like sharing which channel you are watching to BBM friends would make sense, changing your BBM status to the channel being watched would make sense. Creating bookmarks of favorite stations and allowing for the list to be shared (Facbook, Twitter, BBM, etc.) would be a good integration point.
I would not give up on your original app either. Have it in English and Norwegian. It is probably good to have most apps support multiple languages. BFB does not restrict it being in Norwegian, but it is hard to test apps if you do not know what it is saying.
03-07-2013 01:18 PM
Just to clarify further, for Built for BlackBerry (but not for the LE trade-in)
"Your app must support at least one of the following languages:
That is only if you want your app approved as "Built for BlackBerry." Apps that do not include one of these languages can certainly be listed in BlackBerry World and can qualify for the Limited Edition trade-in. (I believe that you have to include an English description for BlackBerry World, no matter what language your app is in, but of course you would also want to include a description in your app's native language also.)
03-13-2013 09:57 AM
I am trying the read the whole post but it's not clear if this original issue was resolved.
@ballrock are you still looking for more info on your LE submission?
03-13-2013 01:50 PM
I'm not happy with BFBtestingteam too.
I was waiting for a month their approval. Now the app is rejected (it's 2-nd time) with message "Please note that your game has not be accepted into the Built for BlackBerry program, as it fails to pass the User Experience testing".
This app is not really the game!!! I use all the "native-looking" GUI elements. What does this "User Experience testing" exactly mean? There's no clarification mail this time! Why?
I've send several messages to firstname.lastname@example.org but they don't answer at all!
So I'm really angry too!!!