03-19-2011 09:57 AM
A couple of months ago, I registered to be a developer for the Blackberry App World. A few days ago, I just got around to submitting a photocopy of my driver's license to complete my registration.
Currently I still cannot sign into the "blackberry developer zone" and so I still cannot download the SDK/simulator/etc.
Does anyone know how long it should take to get my registration approved? I have my app developed but still need to test it using the simulator which I do not have access to and I don't wish to miss the free playbook offer.
03-20-2011 04:36 PM
Registering to be an App World vendor can take a few days to a couple of weeks.
But you don't need to be an App World vendor to download development tools (including the simulator).
You can simply register for a Dev Zone account and receive an account immediately.
So far as I'm aware RIM doesn't have single sign on so you'll have separate accounts either way - even if you use the same email.
03-20-2011 04:46 PM
thanks! I was able to download the necessary items without having my registration approved. I didn't try this forum login. Instead I completed a form for each download. Maybe next time, if i have to download something else, I'll try this login.
The weird thing about the registration process is that when they asked for me to submit my driver's license, I had to email it to an email address. I assume they are going to use my email address and the name on the driver's license to match it to my original registration. I would have thought that I would need to sign into a online form using my registered email address and upload the driver's license to ensure no mistakes are made. Hopefully all goes well though.
Anyway, thanks for the assist!
03-20-2011 04:50 PM
p.s. I just tried to download the SDK again using this forum login, and it did not work. I guess the only way to download is either to login to your approved registered account or fill out the form each download.
03-20-2011 04:55 PM
Until very recently we had to fill in the form every time we downloaded. Very annoying. Now I can download various files via Dev Zone by signing in only once.
I guess they may have "unified" the different logins. I know there was talk of that happening, but I currently have three or four different accounts with RIM.
There's my Dev Zone account. The forums account. My vendor account and I believe my Issues logger is another account. Those are the ones I remember anyway :-)