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New Developer
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-24-2009
My Device: Not Specified

App World Feature Request - promo codes

Does anyone know whether there are plans to include a "Coupon" or "Promo Code" feature that is available in similar storefronts?  This capability allows you to share a code with a customer or blog/traditional press reviewer and they can download the application for free or at a discount.  A "bulk" promo code generator is also helpful if you want to handout single-use coupons at a tradeshow for example.

 

New Developer
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-26-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: App World Feature Request - promo codes

I second that suggestion. Promo codes are vital to allow developers to promote their application to the press and bloggers.
New Developer
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎03-27-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: App World Feature Request - promo codes

What's to stop you from e-mailing the reviewer a copy of your app?
New Developer
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-24-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: App World Feature Request - promo codes

Thanks for the question.  Email works but promo codes are better in a few ways:

-   I do not need to know what OS they have and send the appropriate .zip, they can match their device to the appropriate bundle without any additional coordination.

-   Some of our applications appeal to a non-technical audience that prefer ota to .zip files and BlackBerry Desktop Manager.  Our ota download rate is > 2-to-1.

-   The ability to provision many promo codes simultaneously is great for tradeshows or when marketing through a partner.  That avoids a follow-up series of email threads to get the applications into the right hands.

-   Some storefronts allow you to configure a coupon with a discount percentage allowing you to collect revenue at a reduced rate vs. just giving the application away.

 

I hope this makes sense!

Developer
Posts: 33
Registered: ‎11-20-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: App World Feature Request - promo codes

We've a promo codes feature that we're building into our app world dynamic licensing framework over at wonderfulbarn.com. This feature works by allowing users to download your application directly from your website, when the app launches it detects that its missing a license key (i.e. its not in the .jad as it would if it were an app world purchased copy), so it prompts the user to enter a license key or promo code. If a promo code is entered the app contacts our webservice, if the code hasn't already been used it activates the application.
New Contributor
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎05-04-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: ATT

Re: App World Feature Request - promo codes

Necro! Did this feature ever get implemented? If not, I'd like to throw my hat in the ring. I've been working with some of the wonderful folks over at Crackberry, and they wanted to do a giveaway promotion for Dillo Hills, but we haven't found any reliable way to do so without simply distributing BAR files (something we'd really like to avoid).

Developer
Posts: 131
Registered: ‎03-25-2009
My Device: Z30
My Carrier: Telus

Re: App World Feature Request - promo codes

How do you ensure that ensure that the promo code is a use-once code?

~S

New Developer
Posts: 63
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: 9900 and PlayBook
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: App World Feature Request - promo codes

I'd like to give out a few promo codes to help with the marketing of my PlayBook app... if it were possible.  It seems that App World is the only distribution method for PlayBook apps and having a promo code feature (something that has come in handy for me in other app stores.. cough... Apple... cough) would be great.

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Registered: ‎06-15-2013
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My Carrier: none yet

Re: App World Feature Request - promo codes

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I just heard about these but not experienced yet. I was in search of the best place for these. Any one experienced please share here for the more detailed view. Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

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Developer
Posts: 889
Registered: ‎08-31-2009
My Device: 9530, 9630, 9800, 8530, 9900, 9810, 9930, PlayBook, Dev Alpha
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: App World Feature Request - promo codes

At this time BlackBerry World does not feature any promo codes.

 

That said on the device side, the app does have a place to enter promo codes, so presumably this is a feature that is coming somewhat soonish...


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