06-22-2011 10:13 AM
Scott B, one of our #AppWorld devs wrote a wiki article on it....
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Here is an example outlining how the Name/Vendor Override's change the installation for 'Micheal's Try and Buy App' by 'Research In Motion Limited'
Following is the Content View in App World 2.1 for 'Micheal's Try and Buy App' by 'Research In Motion Limited'
This is a view of the App World 2.1 ISVPortal providing the Overrides for MIDlet-Name and MIDlet-Vendor, by using the override checkbox.
MIDlet-Name is set to: Scott's Try and Buy App
MIDlet-Vendor is set to: Not Michael Corp.
This is the view of the BlackBerry 6.0 Options > Device > Application Management list which shows 'Scott's Try and Buy App' by Vendor, 'Not Micheal Corp.' as supplied for the installation by the MIDlet override properties.
This is the view of the BlackBerry 6.0 Options > Device > Application Management entry for 'Michael's Try And Buy App' which has been installed using the Override Properties hence the installed Name appears as 'Scott's Try and Buy App' by Vendor, 'Not Micheal Corp.'
This is a view of the BlackBerry 6.0 Homescreen displaying the Icon *for '*CallPop'. 'Michael's Try And Buy App' appears as 'CallPop' because the display name for Application's Entry point is set to 'CallPop' by the Developer. The homescreen display name is NOT determined by the install properties.
05-16-2012 01:08 PM
Can somebody perhaps confirm that I'm understanding this correctly, and how it works for AIR PlayBook apps.
I would like to change the name of my app to include a descriptive key word when it appears on AppWorld, so that it's easier to find (my clock app currently doesn't show up when the user types clock in the search ...), but I don't want those extra words to show up in the app name on the user's device when they've installed the app (because it would look ugly, being too long to display).
So, if I change the app name in the vender portal to include the keyword, and check the box "Override JAD file product and vendor names" - would AppWorld then use that name, while the installed app still uses what I supplied in my app.xml file?
Thanks for any clarification
My app : Get set - Get up! Get ready for the snooze revolution.
05-16-2012 02:27 PM