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Registered: ‎05-15-2011
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Vendor Registration



I'm new to the Blackberry App World and I would like to register as a vendor.

I have a few questions about the registration process:

1. I have seen that the registration fee is 200$ and for a limited time it's free, but I read a lot through the web that I have to pay 20$ to purchase application signing   keys etc. - Is it true? I would like to get more information about these signing keys.

As I wrote the registration fee is now 0$ - free

In the registration process there are 4 steps, at step 1 I'm being asked if I would to sell my apps or to distribute them for free, I mark it as free

In step 3 I'm being asked to sign in with a PayPal account

My question is if I don't need any payment methods because my app are non-comercial distributed, why do I need to sign in with a PayPal account


Guy Do

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Re: Vendor Registration



Registration fee is free now and forever, as stated by RIM officials


Signing keys - I got my keys for signing smartphone apps (JAVA) long ago and the price was 20$, however the signing key for Playbook (Webworks and Adobre AIR) was completely free, I suppose that the same applies to the Java signing keys as well, i.e. at the moment those keys should be free too


Re PayPal - no idea, but if you distribute only free apps, you don't need to sign the Digital River and Bango agreements

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Regular Contributor
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎05-15-2011
My Device: 9700
My Carrier: Att

Re: Vendor Registration

First of all thank you for your reply.

Although I didn't sign Bango & Digital River agreement I still being asked to sign in with a PayPal account

Thanks again
Guy Dor
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Registered: ‎04-20-2011
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Re: Vendor Registration

I am new also, however, I was under the impression that the paypal link was to receive payments from apps sold. I could be mistaken.