You can now be notified on app updates in the latest version of BlackBerry Beta Zone

You can now be notified on app updates in the latest version of BlackBerry Beta Zone
By DJ Reyes on 22 May 2014 04:25 pm EDT

BlackBerry Beta Zone is the place where BlackBerry submit apps for beta testing, hence the name. It was recently opened to all developers and we've started to see plenty more apps appear there for user testing. The Beta Zone app, today, sees an update. It brings about some new features, most notably notifications. You can now get alerts for when apps receive an update. There are also some improvements to the discussion section too.

BlackBerry Beta Zone changelog

  • Notifications - notifications implemented for new Programs, Downloads and Surverys
  • Discussion improvements - Infinite scrolling - more threads/posts will load below as you scroll, you can now eedit your own posts from the app, HUB notifications for new posts in categories/threads you have subscribed to

Please note that as of now, app notifications to the Hub only apply to BlackBerry apps, third party app notification will come at a later time. However, notifications for discussions and surveys will work for all apps.

If you haven't updated yet, launch the Beta Zone to check for an update. If you're not seeing it yet, keep checking it back. You can sign up for a BlackBerry Beta Zone account for free although it isn't available in all regions.

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You can now be notified on app updates in the latest version of BlackBerry Beta Zone



Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  ‎BlackBerry Q10...oh wait a sec....its my new  BlackBerry Z30 (STA100-5), son! The holy grail of phones! Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! LOL! #longestsignatureever

Pretty good update, hopefully it works as advertised.

An update to an app that's used to test beta apps and their updates....seems legit

Posted via CB10

An update for the beta app.. hmm so is this a beta for the beta, or just an update for the beta?

Swiped with my Zulu-3CHO-0MEGA

How under discussions you can give feedback on BBM! Excellent!

Signature - Google wants your info. What are you gonna do about it?

I hit update now, it started then the app disappeared.
When I went back and opened it, I found an app I got earlier this week was back.
Thinking it was an update, I believe it supposed to have installed.
When it said it was done, I waited and waited for it to open.
Not now not ever.

I then went to my BlackBerry App World to ask what the problem was from BlackBerry Beta Zone.

I sent my message but remembered, you don't ever get a reply. Not now not ever.

Why have they given us the chance to ask for help or direction and you just get ignored.


It's sadly not open to all developers, at least not yet. :(

Only BlackBerry ELITE members are so far able to participate and the others have to apply. I've already applied because I have a new application in the pipeline for which a beta test would be really great to collect some feedback at the currently early state. But I had no luck so far.

In this context I have personally a extremely bitter taste in my mouth seeing a simple Flashlight app in the list of already included 3rd party apps. But perhaps it is only me because I know how simple such a application is... at least I'm unable to see what someone could betatest at such a application.

Posted via CB10

Surveys aren't working for me now. Not sure if it's because of this update, or that I am running leak 10.3.?

Is there an option to turn on notifications because I can't find it. Or is this done automatically by taking the update alone?

Posted from my Z30 on CB10

It seems to be automatic. I was looking for settings but didn't see any.

An option to turn this feature on/off in a future update would be nice.

Posted via CB10


I think I had the same taste when I saw the flashlight tester, and thought, why.
Considering a torch is now a standard feature on OS10, or did I get that wrong.

I had my test, gave it a thumbs up, then removed it.
The only thing that bothers me now, is why has it come back and I feel that, once you have tested it, if you have removed it, it means that you don't want it or need it. Just like the Marine Assistance, where I have intention of going to sea.
The nearest I'll be getting there, is my bath, shower or someone else's bath or shower.