RIM has announced that BlackBerry App World 3.0 is now available for BlackBerry smartphone users. Users can personalise their BlackBerry smartphone, find the hottest games and entertainment and get apps to stay connected with the people who matter.
BlackBerry smartphone users running BlackBerry OS 5.0+ will see on-device upgrade notifications appear in the coming days, the company said.
The BlackBerry App World features an enhanced design to help users discover the latest apps and content. New features are highlighted on the BlackBerry App World home screen, where rotating spotlight banners show off all that’s new and exciting.
Apps, Games, and Themes now have their own channels so users can get to what they want even faster. Another new feature is the introduction of My Account, which makes managing BBID and payment options easy with direct access to all account information from the home screen.
New My World features give users a streamlined view of their apps and status, and now users can manage subscription content and services at a glance, in addition to seeing which apps are installed and uninstalled. When new updates or subscription renewals are available for apps, users will be notified via push technology.
An app social sharing function has been added so that when a user finds an app they can’t live without, they can share it directly from the app details screen through BBM, Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS.
The evolved app details screen provides users with an at a glance summary, so they can check out reviews and star ratings, take a look at screen shots, and more.
Finally, more search options to help users quickly find apps have been introduced in the shape of a search bar now appearing on the storefront home screen and search results are presented across Channels as well as My World. Search bars are also within each channel and users have the ability to filter by App Name, Price, Rating, Newest, Best Match, or Popular.