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Develop and submit localized applications to the BlackBerry® World™ storefront

by Retired on ‎02-16-2010 03:53 PM - edited on ‎01-21-2013 04:09 PM by Retired (3,263 Views)

Summary

 

This article applies to the following:

  • BlackBerry® World™ storefront

 

Details

 

Developing localized applications

 

We encourage all developers to follow best practices developed by Research In Motion when developing localized applications as specified in the following developer resources:

Submitting localized applications (releases and bundles) to BlackBerry World

 

Background

 

Reference the following knowledge base articles for an overall background on submitting new applications and new releases to BlackBerry World:

  • What Is - Required items when submitting an application to the BlackBerry World storefront
  • What Is - Process flow for submitted applications and releases
  • What Is - BlackBerry World releases and bundles

The knowledge base articles are found at http://www.blackberry.com/knowledgecenterpublic/livelink.exe?func=ll&objId=1573156&objAction=browse&...

 

Requirements

 

There are two ways to package localized applications:

  • Package multiple languages for each application bundle. (within a release)*
  • Package a single language for each application bundle. (within a release)

* If the application bundle file size is large (larger than 900 KB), it is recommended that you re-package your application to support a single language for each application bundle.

 

Packaging multiple languages

 

Refer to the following requirements for submitting applications and releases with multiple language support for each bundle:

 

  • Consistency - All bundles within a release must support the same set of languages.
  • Descriptions
     
  • English descriptions are mandatory for all applications.
  • In addition to the mandatory English description, vendors must also submit descriptions in all additional languages supported by the application. Currently, this is restricted to the following languages: English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish (EFIGS). For example, an application that supports EFIGS must have descriptions for each of the supported languages. A French-only application must have an English description and a French description.
  • The overall message across all language versions of the description must be consistent.
  • Support - Be prepared to provide technical support to BlackBerry® smartphone users in the languages supported by your application.
  • Screen shots - You are encouraged to submit screen shots representing the languages supported by the current application release.
Packaging a single language
 

Refer to the following requirements for submitting applications and releases with single language support for each bundle:

  • Vendors are required to submit a new application to BlackBerry World for each language version of their application. For example, if an application supports French and English (in separate bundles), the vendor must create and submit two separate applications in BlackBerry World - one for the French version of the application and another for the English version of the application. Refer to the knowledge base articles previously mentioned for details on submitting applications to BlackBerry World.
  • Consistency - All releases within an application must support the same language.
  • Descriptions
     
  • English descriptions are a mandatory for all applications.
  • In addition to the mandatory English description, vendors must also submit descriptions in all additional languages supported by the application. Currently, this is restricted to the following languages: English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish (EFIGS). For example, an application that supports EFIGS must have descriptions for each of the supported languages. A French-only application must have an English description and a French description.
  • Support - Be prepared to provide technical support to BlackBerry smartphone users in the languages supported by your application.
  • Screen shots - Submit screen shots representing the language supported by the application.
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