The following features are recent changes to the BlackBerry World vendor portal.
Additional support information preferences
When you add an app, you can now select whether to include an email address and/or a URL for support on the app purchase receipt that the user receives. If you don't enter any preference for the app, the purchase receipt preference you selected for your vendor information will appear.
Paid upgrades are no longer allowed for new releases
When you add a new release for your app, it must be a free upgrade release. If you must introduce a paid app upgrade, you can add the new features as in-app goods for sale.
For existing app releases, the following policies apply:
- If your release is in Draft status, you can't submit the release for approval with Paid upgrade or Minimum upgrade version selected. This policy also applies if you change your app release from Approved status to Draft status.
- If your release is in Approved or Under Review status, paid upgrades are still supported.
Streamlined application process for Built for BlackBerry
It's never been easier to submit your apps for the Built for BlackBerry program. And now, Built for BlackBerry apps enjoy extra visibility in the BlackBerry World storefront. Special search result groups and "top apps" lists can help to highlight your app to BlackBerry World users.
If you tried to schedule a report for a digital goods subscription, an error was displayed.
When you run a scheduled report on purchases for a paid app that contains in-app goods for sale, the report does not include sales information for the app itself.
If you create a chart-style report for an app with a title using special characters, the app title does not appear correctly in the chart’s legend.
The SDK version that you use to compile your app must be equal to or less than the minimum BlackBerry 10 OS release version that you set when you add your release on the vendor portal.
For example, if you compile your app with version 10.0.10, but set the minimum BlackBerry 10 OS version to 10.0.09, then users with a device running BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.0.09 can purchase the app from the BlackBerry World storefront, but cannot install the app on their device.