BlackBerry App World v3.1.2.20 available through the BlackBerry Beta Zone

BlackBerry App World
By Michelle Haag on 22 Mar 2012 07:27 pm EDT
0
loading...
0
loading...
77
loading...
BlackBerry Beta Zone members got a huge update for App World Today. This is one that many people have been waiting for, as it includes the ability to filter out apps you have downloaded on other devices that are not available for your BlackBerry. There is also a new function that allows you to share your app list with others via NFC.

Change log includes:
  • Find an app in “My World” by typing a keyword term
  • “Other Devices” filter view in “My World” allows you to filter out apps not available for your device e.g. PlayBook Apps
  • Announce downloads to BBM Status
  • NFC is now an additional method to share a single app
  • A new "Share" channel in the App World Home page allows you to share your app list via NFC
  • Various Bug Fixes

If you're a member of the BlackBerry Beta Zone, you should be able to login and find v3.1.2.20 listed under your eligible programs. Sign up, agree to everything, and get to downloading. Let us know in the comments how you like the new features!

Check out your available programs in BlackBerry Beta Zone

Michelle Haag Michelle Haag "@_Miche11e_ and C0001B3B5" 1189 (articles) 1683 (forum posts)
28 comments

hamza817

Maybe it is just me, but it feels like it was a little faster too.

diegonei

It does, doesn't it?

I am very happy with this build! RIM managed to give us what we have been asking for a long time: a way to get rid of apps we would/could not use.

Really nice. :)

EDIT: The version I was prompted to download was 3.1.2.21 though.

diruocco

lol i was going to beta zone to update to this version and i was just about to dl it when it told me that i was gonna replace it with the current app world installed on my phone and i think my eyes were going crazy but it seemed like i already had a higher version of it ( 3.1.2.21) So i figured mayb i got that version because i just updated the os of my 9900 to 7.1.0.342 but it turned out that it wasn't that one.

it made sense when i went to app world and i didn't see any of these features there

yvpan1

a bit snappier than the previous beta build, impressive with the extensive use of the NFC (oh yeaah..) and yeah, finally, the filter!

hopefully a better tweak will be out soon and it goes official!

BaconMunch

I hope all the features they're implementing in BB App World cross over into BB10 right away....Let's hope the RIM Project Manager is thinking ahead as I'd like to see these new features available on BB10 launch.

Earl_3

Seems to be hanging a bit for me on .267.

wolfee48

Yep, same here. Takes forever to launch.

yasmar

Did they happen to fix the scrolling issue (I.e. When you scroll to the bottom and then load more apps, it takes you back to the start...and then you have scroll all the way down again)?

Marvin-13

That happens to you tooo???????????????????????????? But for me it happens in the internet and everything too -_-

diegonei

Nope, that still happens...

Marvin-13

YOU CAN NOW HIDE APPLICATIONS YOU DON'T WANT ANYMORE!!!!! =D (in my world click on uninstalled or other devices, menu, scroll til you see hide)

edyb

Strange problem, maybe related? I'm using a PLAYBOOK and tried to log in to Blackberry App World right now (it's 11pm on Thursday March 22, 2012) and I am in Toronto, Canada.... I got the following message:

Blackberry App World
Blackberry App World is not currently available in your country. Please check Blackberry.com/appworld for updates.

This is a weird problem, has anyone see this before? My Wi-Fi is connected fine, I can access my email and websites no problem.

If you are in CANADA please try to connect to AppWorld on the Playbook and reply to this message, let me know if you are able to connect. I wonder if this is a system upgrade or something new due to the upgrade of the AppWorld app in BETA, or completely unrelated.

thurask

Works fine, same city.

GeneralHerzog

I think you found a hickup. Calgary connected just fine.

Or its just Waterloo playing with Toronto peeps for fun.
I thought being from T.O., you'd be used to the rest of the country picking on you. (kidding, don't get upset)

Is it still saying that message?

danoates41

Hi,I'm down here in NL and am having the same problem. I Google it and it seems a number of people are having this problem across Canada. The States has been affected as well. I wish RIM would put out a simple notice instead of leaving us all hanging.

robtanz

Did not get the beta and myplaybook it having same issue

mnhockeycoach99

Same issue for me here in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I started getting the error last night and I am still getting it this morning.

thurask

Finally. Can't wait for a stable.

JGreg1

Is it just me or did they super-size the app icon? It looks gigantic. Maybe I'm cray.

SurrealCivic

Michelle, are you running a 9900 on EDGE? :)

yvpan1

what's wrong with EDGE? better to go with EDGE but you get a good reception & doesn't drop out on data rather than a mediocre 3G/H+ though.. horrendous battery gazzler!

Michelle Haag

I am! I have a Rogers 9900 on Tmobile lol

Maxey05

Sweet update! They are finally organizing all the Blackberry software. Organization equals efficiency! Keep it up RIM!

pgerhard

im sure if i install this my app world icon will disappear again

feby.adityawan

Announce downloads to BBM Status --> hoping the social media can do this too like I have on my playstation 3. Announce dowload to my Facebook page..

zensen

app world needs a whole new UI. version 3 continues to suck.