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wearepinata
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-28-2013
My Device: Playbook

App accepted into Blackberry World but no B4BB link?

Just wondering if anybody else was experiencing the same problem. Last week our app was accepted into the Blackberry world store (Jan 18th) but when I tried to find the "apply" button as this article suggested to submit for Built for Blackberry it was missing. We are now well past the submission date so I am assuming the button isn't coming back. But was just wondering if anybody else experienced a similar problem?

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peter9477
Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10

Re: App accepted into Blackberry World but no B4BB link?

It wasn't an Android app, was it? They're not accepted for BFB.

Anything unusual about it (if that's not the case)?

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
Author of White Noise and Battery Guru for BB10 and for PlayBook | Get more from your battery!
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wearepinata
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-28-2013
My Device: Playbook

Re: App accepted into Blackberry World but no B4BB link?

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Nope. We created it using Adobe AIR so it should be fine. The only other thing that I can think of was that when we were submitting it to the store we didn't click the checkbox that said Blackberry 10 as we didn't want to it automatically be put onto phones (as we only designed it for Playbook). We were kind of hoping that option would be able to be changed somewhere in the settings, but now that doesn't seem to be the case.

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peter9477
Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10

Re: App accepted into Blackberry World but no B4BB link?

That sounds like the cause. I think you need to add a new filebundle and mark it for BB10, get it reapproved (should be quicker since it's presumably an identical file?) and then the Apply link will be there.

I don't think you have a deadline issue either, since apps submitted by Jan 21 are safe, provided you submit for BFB testing by whatever the new deadline for that is, in February.

Also note that BFB is actually an ongoing program, with no deadlines. The only deadlines have really been about the $10K commitment. If that wasn't your concern, then you can just forget the dates altogether.

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
Author of White Noise and Battery Guru for BB10 and for PlayBook | Get more from your battery!
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wearepinata
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-28-2013
My Device: Playbook

Re: App accepted into Blackberry World but no B4BB link?

Thanks for letting me know. I'll try reuploading it and see what the outcome is. We're hoping to make the 10k Developer Program so that was the deadline I was referring to. I will let you know how I go. 

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jetstreamblue
Posts: 121
Registered: ‎01-21-2011
My Device: Z10 LE #00055

Re: App accepted into Blackberry World but no B4BB link?

That's correct, apps marked for PlayBook do not get the BFBB application link.
Unfortunately, submitting a BB10 filebundle will not be much quicker. I've submitted PB versions of my app after submitting a BB10 version, and it has still taken weeks to approve.
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peter9477
Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10

Re: App accepted into Blackberry World but no B4BB link?

I think they might prioritize the BB10 releases just a bit higher than PlayBook right now... (purely guessing though, but it would seem logical).

For what it's worth, prior to the portathons, my BB10 update to a PB app took only two days for approval. With those 35K new apps in the pipe, however, I don't think you should expect less than 10 days. Should still be okay for the 10K/BFB deadlines, however, for anyone who made the Jan 21 cutoff for the original submission.

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
Author of White Noise and Battery Guru for BB10 and for PlayBook | Get more from your battery!
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wearepinata
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-28-2013
My Device: Playbook

Re: App accepted into Blackberry World but no B4BB link?

Thanks for the feedback. I expect that it might take a while to get re-approved for BB10 (especially after the portathon) but I'll resubmit it and see what happens. I will let you know the verdict. 

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thubalek
Posts: 322
Registered: ‎10-01-2012
My Device: Dev Alpha C, Playbook 32 GB

Re: App accepted into Blackberry World but no B4BB link?

Also please note that apply for B4BB you can only of app is approved for BB world.
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