BlackBerry App World now lets you buy apps and push downloads from a computer

Monday, 25 October 2010

Blackberry App World Online Setup
RIM's BlackBerry App World now supports buying apps and pushing the downloads to your BlackBerry from a computer. BlackBerry App World is RIM's equivalent of Apple's App Store, featuring software for devices running the BlackBerry mobile operating system. Up until now, there was a way to browse this catalog from a computer but downloading an app to your mobile device meant clicking Install on the computer, then clicking a link inside a text message you would receive on your BlackBerry.

All that fiddling is gone with the introduction of BlackBerry App World 2.0. You can now buy apps from your computer and, most importantly, trigger downloads of apps to your smartphone without even touching it. This represents a good way to quickly go through available software in the App World when you're near a computer, without needing to endlessly scroll or swipe on your handset.

To use this feature you'll need to register a BlackBerry ID, if you don't already have one, and install a browser plug-in that takes care of the PC-to-phone transfer. Your BlackBerry will also need to have the latest version of App World installed and be plugged in to your computer while you're setting things up.

The BlackBerry App World online storefront can be found here.


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