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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-24-2009
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Featured Apps emailed links is a joke. Any ideas?

I've been trying to acquire the yahoo messenger app since I got my 8310 a week or so ago.  For one, if you search for Yahoo messenger in app world, it doesn't come up.  Weird eh? What gives?  So, I go to the appworld website and lo and behold I see that yahoo messenger is a featured app. 

 

I select the yahoo box and I am instructed to enter an email address that I use with my blackberry and I will be sent links to begin dowloading.  I immediately get emailed a link that looks legit: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/690/Yahoo!+Messenger. 

 

However, that link is bogus... when I try to open it on my blackberry it takes me to the "Thanks for your interest in blackberry appworld.... download."  If I open the link on my computer it redirects to me their "refer a friend" page. So I went back and tried to load other featured apps... same story. 

 

Ridiculous.  Anyone else have any ideas?  


 

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Posts: 58,175
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: DTEK50 (AAH108), PRIV (AAH995), Z10/Z30/Q10 (10.3.2.2813), Playbook (2.1.0.1917)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Featured Apps emailed links is a joke. Any ideas?

Yahoo Messenger is available (at least on my device) from the current version of App World. Make sure you are on the latest version (there was a recent update) of App World. Go here to initate the installation of the new App World:

 

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/appworld/download.jsp#tab_tab_download


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New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-24-2009
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Re: Featured Apps emailed links is a joke. Any ideas?

Thanks, but I just reinstalled appworld yesterday so I assume I'm current.  Yahoo did not appear in searches either before or after the reinstall.  At this point I am simply unable to get yahoo messenger for my blackberry.  It's extremely frustrating not because I care so much about instant messaging but because I know it works for other people and I don't understand what's wrong. 
Hall of Famer III
Posts: 58,175
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: DTEK50 (AAH108), PRIV (AAH995), Z10/Z30/Q10 (10.3.2.2813), Playbook (2.1.0.1917)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Featured Apps emailed links is a joke. Any ideas?

Check your version of App World...it should be 1.0.0.30. I find Yahoo Messenger in the Social Networking & Sharing category.

 

 

 

 


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New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-24-2009
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Re: Featured Apps emailed links is a joke. Any ideas?

I don't know how to check my version.  But yahoo is definitely not in the social networking category in my appworld.  There are 35 apps in my Social Networking and Sharing section. How many are in yours?  thanks.
Hall of Famer III
Posts: 58,175
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: DTEK50 (AAH108), PRIV (AAH995), Z10/Z30/Q10 (10.3.2.2813), Playbook (2.1.0.1917)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Featured Apps emailed links is a joke. Any ideas?

You can check your version in whatever the equivalent is on your specific device. On mine (Storm), I select the Options icon on my homescreen, then Advanced Options, then Applications. The app list builds and shows the version of each app installed.

 

I have 29 apps available in that category.


Occam's Razor nearly always applies when troubleshooting technology issues!

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New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-24-2009
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Re: Featured Apps emailed links is a joke. Any ideas?

Yes, I do have the current version.  Possibly yahoo is not available for the Curve 8310.  I appreciate your help.
Hall of Famer III
Posts: 58,175
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: DTEK50 (AAH108), PRIV (AAH995), Z10/Z30/Q10 (10.3.2.2813), Playbook (2.1.0.1917)
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: Featured Apps emailed links is a joke. Any ideas?

Possibly...I've not really heard (nor, TBH, dug into) if the specific apps are OK for specific devices. But, given that you are seeing a different list than I see, then I would surmise that you are correct and that App World is showing you apps that are compatible with your device -- and hiding those that are not.

Occam's Razor nearly always applies when troubleshooting technology issues!

New to the Community? Click here and also here for helpful guidance. Also please click here for additional helpful information to guide you as you proceed. I always recommend that you treat your BlackBerry like any other computing device, including using a regular backup schedule...click here for an article with instructions. If anyone has been helpful to you, please show your appreciation by clicking the button. Need a reference to BB10 OS/SR versions? Click here. Need a specific BB10 AutoLoader? Send me a private message.

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