BlackBerry Beta Zone app now available in BlackBerry World

By Bla1ze on 30 Aug 2013 01:09 am EDT
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Previously released within the BlackBerry Beta Zone itself for BlackBerry 10 smartphones, the BlackBerry Beta Zone app has now been posted to BlackBerry World for everyone to download. The app, when coupled with a BlackBerry Beta Zone account, allows you to over the air download BlackBerry 10 beta releases of applications posted to the BlackBerry Beta Zone.

As an included feature of the app, you can also now create a BlackBerry Beta Zone account on the go, which ties directly into your BlackBerry ID. If you've been having issues loading the app from the beta zone or are a new users, you can grab it from the link below to get started.

Download the BlackBerry Beta Zone app

154 comments

radwon

If you're testing BBM Channels, try this one: C0006BB16
A new app announcement will be posted on there very soon! :)
________
Developer of Charger Alert & Torch Flashlight

SteelGreek

Yay channel link spam ;)

Sent via Z10 on Verizon running a .1047 hybrid thru CB10

tushargkwd

Made life easier.... :)

Posted via the awesome z10 using CB10

Maal628

Very convenient

CB10 on Verizon Z10

tushargkwd

Wohoo.. I have BBM channels now... I've been away from a Windows PC For quite a long time :)

Posted via the awesome z10 using CB10

Undbiter65

Besides BBM channels what does BlackBerry Beta Zone offer?

Posted via CB 10 on my naked Z10 ;)

Xandrex_BSCF

all the apps of the BetaZone programs you are registered in.
For example some people are part of the BetaZone program inside the BetaZone, and they could test the app :)

djraz_official

Epic fail. I'm registered for more than channels, actually everything :). This shows me channels only. Must explain why it's not yet "rated for BlackBerry " haha

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Xandrex_BSCF

currently the app will only display available downloads for your betazone programs for your device.
So if you are part of the Global BB10 betazone, that does not feature any download, you won't see it in the BetaZone app.

BBPandy

it will also show installed beta apps

kissdagame

Very nice

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JBML007

Very cool

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BBFanatic4Life

This is perfect. Hopefully there will be a new BBM Channels update released this friday. BlackBerry has been releasing Channel updates roughly every two weeks since July 17th. Can't wait to see what new features get added.

Xilus79

There most likely will be. The screen shots in BlackBerry World for the Beta Zone app shows BBM 10.2.22.33 with a release date of Aug. 29, 2013.

Posted via CB10 on my Z10

BerryWizard

Good sight !

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LuayS

I wonder if that coincides with the Android // Ios release of bbm

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GeneralHerzog

Coupled with the day long outage of BBM video/voice, I think you're on to something!

00stryder

Such a simpler method. Very pleased!

Posted via CB10 on my white Z10 & lovin' it!

CDM76

Why does it say "By Research In Motion" ? ? ?
BlackBerry PLEASE fix this ....

tushargkwd

I like the name Research in Motion... wonder why they dropped such a nice name...

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deremi

Because their research wasn't really in motion for the last 6 yrs?

BBPandy

I would say it started back up 2 years ago....

LuayS

You have no one else to blame but CMO here. If you are going to change your name make sure it changes every where. How else do they plan on changing their image??

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Xader

Really wish this had been available for OS7. Been a Beta Zone tester since nearly day 1

troy lee

I can't download it

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fine1b01

Me 3.... shows unavailable for this device :s

Z10STL100-2/10.1.0.4633

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akavbb

Me 4.
STL 100-2/ 1.2.0.xxxx.
Country related probably?
Wake up BlackBerry.

Huey Newton

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

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sugandha12

I was so sceptical of downloading beta app on windows and then installing it on my phone. This has made it very easy. Enjoying bbm channels :d

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sparkaction

The authentication key was also crazy long. Although it was only a cut and paste job but still, we are not unlocking a bank vault.

asiayeah

Finally! But I like it!

drkpitt

Awesome! Will make it easier for BBM Channels installs, particularly for friends who don't have PCs.

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SO_Davis

Yes about time!

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pablomdelgado

Well alright

Posted via my sexy Black Z10

bradu1

Awesome! Now I only have one reason to touch my laptop... and that's to install leaks!

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mrskycar

Making it that much easier for me.

Posted via Q10

staraf

Nice step! Keep easy updated. Nice app.

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Douken

Finally I can get Channels...

Marketing is everything

crazylegshinch

This will make things easier. The legacy days of ota installs right from the website were easy.

I still don't get the ladybug icon. Oh wait...looking for bugs! I get it now!

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scmcc16

"I still don't get the ladybug icon. Oh wait...looking for bugs! I get it now!"

I still think it's crap, lol.

kimoi

Nice, I don't use my laptop a lot so this will get me the updates of Channels and such much faster!

Posted via CB10 on my Z10

peter gillion

Whats this all abt. I wana learn. Plz leave your comments

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davinci4real

Blackberry beta zone, helps u get apps that are still in the beta stage (not yet completed). Nw we have an app for it meaning we can download over the air nw.
Bbm channels is a social thingy from bbm that is still under development and u can easily get it, by downloading the beta zone app.
Are we clear nw?

Rell_223

I like

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PauloPImenta

Can't download it :(

Sent via my Z10

ckh_bb

They need a feedback option or something in beta app. I have noticed my BBM is slower to load and so are chats. I'm sure it will be fixed asap.

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boisdours

Why can't I download it for my Q10 ?

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Notcho

Sweet

Sent from The Legendary Zed10

Siya10

Super!

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djraz_official

Wait. This is an app created by the folks at BlackBerry and its not rated "made for BlackBerry " hahaha that's funny!

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djraz_official

Odd when I log in from.pc I have more beta content available. This shows me BBM channels each version. #ok

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Xandrex_BSCF

you mean "Build for BlackBerry"?

I think it is normal. Among the requirements, is the ability to share things from the app. And the content of this app cannot be shared (since it is based on being a member of a given program within the BetaZone)

djraz_official

Yeah same crap. Different variation :)

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djraz_official

That's the thing. I'm a beta for beta as well as twitter and Facebook. Lol. On pc log in I have everything. Here just channels :/

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Xandrex_BSCF

twitter beta zone program for BB10?
facebook betazone program for BB10?

djraz_official

Never mind. I'm set up on everything under my other BlackBerry ID. Lol. Explains it all.

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Young Z

If you do a search on all apps created by Research in Motion, none of them has the built for BlackBerry label. It is just a given.

The built for BlackBerry label is awarded to third party developers.

Check out my "Facepalm" channel: C0001F676

RedxD

They actually don't fill the Built for BlackBerry requirements in a lot of their apps.

Huey Newton

Now if we could get something like that for the leaks that would be beautiful

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Bla1ze

Funny thing is someone likely could take apart the app and find out how it works exactly and replicate it, I'm sure.

djraz_official

Hah don't u sleep :D Bla1ze?

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Bla1ze

Sleep enough when I'm dead.

Notcho

Any good channels. The search isn't working

Sent from The Legendary Zed10

RafiqK

Iis it me? But some channels are not loading and I can not search for specific channels.

Posted via CB10 on my BlackBerry Q10 - 10.2.0.1047 OS

RafiqK

Also comments don't show up and likes as well

Posted via CB10 on my BlackBerry Q10 - 10.2.0.1047 OS

MrMousey

I'm just thinking out loud here but, I'm assuming that the reason it is only showing BBM Channels is cuz it's the only beta available for BB10.

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bobauckland

Fantastic and I'm happy to finally be able to try Channels, but as above, search for channels or popular channels aren't loading at all?
Hopefully just a short term glitch...

RafiqK

Yahy!! Now the channels are slowly loading/showing up :)

Posted via CB10 on my BlackBerry Q10 - 10.2.0.1047 OS

shibby080

I've downloaded this, however, what does it do? Can I get latest twitter etc? Or is this just BBM?

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Amit Oberoi

This us for updating the beta version of the apps by BlackBerry which us usually done thru their website.

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Rufat Garibov

"Unavailable for this device" why?

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Robert Wozny

are you on 10.2 leak? it can be the reason...

Rufat Garibov

10.2.0.1323

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Amit Oberoi

Awesome, just updated the channels and life just got so easy :-)

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yam90

I've been always trying to join the Beta Zone, it kept telling me to come back again when my country(Kuwait) is supported. Today, somehow I managed to join the Beta Zone through the application and now through the website. Anyone can confirm that more countries are being supported now?

davinci4real

it was always available for other countries. It was just a glitch. When it gives u that error. Try it on a pc instead and it would go through

iMeTubes1

Great!

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sauron4

WooHoo finally got BBM Channels :D

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Kristijonas

It says its not available for my z10 :(

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F.Okan OKYAY

Good idea but not support my country, who has a .bar files this app?

alexmartins

Well, I lost my channels after upgrading... even after restarting the phone (Q10), still "0 channels"...

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06kingranch

Cool! Now they need to integrate all the functionality of the website (i.e., surveys, programs available, etc.).

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dasoulkey

Awesome. I've seen more apps available all of sudden!

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tan_okan

It says "unavailable for this device". My device is running on the latest official os and I'm a beta zone member. Why can't I download the app?

Tan Okan Z10

seraphim426

It's lucky can register in Beta Zone, I recall on website show not avaliable for China.

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Superfly_FR

Just great.

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privateeyes

Can anyone help me out I downloaded the betazone app. First thing I noticed that on my BBM contact list it no longer displays my video camera on right top side and now it shows BBM logo with plus sign. When I press that logo it only brings me to the BBM list I already have? I will post pic so you see what I mean. No longer any video camera up on right hand corner. Can I change this back to video camera? Also I tried to add stations on my phone just to see all I get is nothing found. Any suggestions? Ok won't allow me to post pic on here

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turtle_z10

I've noticed the new icon in the corner for a long time, but only installed the Beta Zone app this morning. So I don't think they're related in any way. The icon may have changed with the latest version on channels but I'm not sure why. Maybe when the cross platform bbm comes out we will receive an update that puts this function back

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privateeyes

By the way I have Z10 sorry

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Pete The Penguin

For Q10 owners, if you load Channels then BBM will go white.

trey_schultz

I just downloaded and was disappointed with the white theme'd BBM. One of the things I love about this phone is the dark theme and it seems like we are slowly losing that.

Posted via CB10 from my Q10

coffee-turtle

ouch! things are mighty bright! :(

HUNTZODIAC

Sweet been waiting for this to go public

Posted via CB10 with my Z10

HUNTZODIAC

Love being a beta zone member

Posted via CB10 with my Z10

Bowlegz

Now that's the good stuff!

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UsamahJK

Not available for my z10? And when I search it says there is no such app? Help!

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Christophe Piquemal

Worked perfectly for mine, in France.

Where are you from?

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UsamahJK

From iraq

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Christophe Piquemal

Merci BlackBerry :)

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scalemaster34

For some reason I taught if you owned a BB10 device you were already in the BetaZone.... ;)

crankshredder

This is great, I have been wondering when Channels was going to be available to the masses and this does it until an official launch. One problem, I enter the channel codes for say Kevin of Crackberry and nothing comes up in the search, any suggestions on why?

AlwaysSmile

Finally and downloaded

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Dantala

BlackBerry is more proactive these days!!! Let's keep pushing

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MrLynd54

Being able to install new programs and updates OTA is awesome.

troy lee

Oh why I can't download it, it said not available for my device

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walnuts1024

This I like. I'm normally participating in one program or another and was hoping for a way to download apps without a pc.

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jordandrews90

This will be nice :) Already used it to update BBM channels, worked perfectly!

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fast666

Great news. Now we can get more subscribers for Channels until it gets out of beta.

ChannelX C000D3759 We review channels

Kevin Michaluk

SOOOO GOOOOD. THANK YOU BLACKBERRY.

Seriously, I don't have a PC kicking around anymore, so reloading BBM Channels was too much of PITA when I swithced phones so I haven't been on the beta lately. Just installed this and was back up and running in six seconds. 

Brilliant!

troy lee

But I can't this BlackBerry Beta Zone :(

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G Sz

It ia a shame, that for many people (like me) it shows, it is not available for the device meanwhile I have (and some other people with similar comments above) a Q10, which SHOULD be compatible. So long nobody gave an answer to any of us whyyyyyyyy??????

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trey_schultz

So the dark theme is gone huh? No bueno.

Posted via CB10 from my Q10

coffee-turtle

AWESOMNESS!

I thought I would have to go through some kind of configuring process and/or email confirmation, but it just works!

Thankfully they have this now! (I still have a PC, but this is SO much easier!)

martinjdub

With all due respect, this should have happened ages ago. As a long time member of Team BlackBerry, I've been honoured to have a part in beta testing. I think it's great to be apart of the big picture :)

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thatplaybookguy

kinda odd that a native app, doesnt have the cascades part in it. you know the page swipe to the right to go back to the beginning of the app.

parabola

Long overdue. It's barebones, but at least it's something. Really, this should just be integrated into the BB World app itself.

pvphooman

My thoughts exactly.

- aBBuser

Jimmy Fong1

Great job! Ironically I'm having trouble joining the BlackBerry Beta Zone.

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pvhunt

Unavailable for this device. I'm running 10.2.0.1371

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Jimmy Fong1

BBM beta zone is currently problems with their infrastructure.

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beamolite

I lost all my subscribed channels. ):

Jimmy Fong1

My channels are coming back. Beta Zone working out the kinks as we comment.

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davinci4real

Quick question. How do you go back to the normal bbm if you want to?

djsrt

Way overdue

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fieldman

Not working in Czech Republic :(

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Vertego

"Previously released within the BlackBerry Beta Zone itself for BlackBerry 10 smartphones, the BlackBerry Beta Zone app has now been posted to BlackBerry World for everyone to download."

Not quite for everyone...

"Required Device Software BB10 Smartphone: 10.1.0 or higher"

BBZ10wannabe

Sweet! I just scored a 50% off a Z10 charger bundle deal at Rogers using a BBM channels Canada deals coupon! :) Don't worry I checked your price first Crackberry...

craftEcowgirl

Why isnt there anything listed under Available? Also anyway to access account through app?

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jaycee58

Does the BBM download come from the moon or something? Been trying to download, without success, for 8 hours!

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velumani

Nice, downloaded

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os30

Brilliant. It was a pain to have to link to a PC everytime but now downloads are seamless.

National Rail Times App for BB10 (Native Q10 and Z10) - http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20352963

Randeman

Fantastic. Beats the old update method by a long shot. Delayed upgrading last time 'cause it was a pain. Now, no probs!

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SnOw_Ox

Fantastic. Finally git the latest channels update

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JasonGallagher

Awesome. Hated the hassle of downloading beta zone apps from the PC.

Thanks blackberry!

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rdchabs

Awesome.... Download now

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seletok

Not available for stl-1?

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mondi_00021

Will this app not be available for legacy devices?

gymwarner

Not for 9900 voda UK. As of this post. Should be good though.

Winston Loh

Can't seem to find it yet - Am in Thailand - will keep trying and see if it eventually pops up...thanks for the headsup Bla1ze

Ganesh Muddada

Can some one explain what exactly "BlackBerry Beta Zone" meant for?

dougsymon

Not available for z10 on latest official OS Version in Finland? Ugh.