05-24-2010 05:25 PM
We are getting ready to release our application.
My question is, do most of you use App World to distribute and update your apps or do you roll your own?
My other question is, do all the blackberry models come with App world installed? Does app world get installed on software updates to older models?
We are trying to determine if we should create our own update process or piggy back the app worlds.
Thanks in advance
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05-24-2010 06:29 PM
if your app is distributed through AppWorld, you cannot manage your own updates.
That doesn't sound right.. I am pretty sure I read you have the ability to upload your update through your app world admin panel. App world then pushes out the update.
05-24-2010 08:53 PM
App World pushes out the updates but the timing of those updates is different and all users do not receive it at once (I assume for scalability and efficiency reasons).
You use a credit for each update you push out so if you wanted to push your own updates via a "Check for updates" mechanism, you can but it might just be easier to push it to App World and let App World notify the user.
05-24-2010 08:56 PM
From what I was told, If you implement your own update mechanism in your app, AppWorld will not publish the application. So while you can update your apps in AppWorld, you cannot "control" them yourself.
05-24-2010 09:02 PM
Pandora, UberTwitter, etc. come built in with a mechanism to check for updates. They can be updated through there own site or through App World.
05-24-2010 11:28 PM - edited 05-24-2010 11:31 PM
As says @JCarty, you use a credit for each update.
Initially you have 10 credits, so after 4 updates, you will have only 5 credits (1 credit for inital release).
The update time is the same for a initial approval and could be days or weeks!
My conclusion,.. easy, implements your own updates system.
Of course, your first version at AppWorld must be the most complete and bug-free possible.