If you’re planning to deploy your Apps through the BlackBerry AppWorld, then its a good timing to register NOW, because as of today (2010-11-20) :
BlackBerry App World limited time offer: registration and submission fees are waived.
Some steps are needed to be able to deploy Apps to BlackBerry AppWorld and to use all features:
- Register as a Vendor
- Confirm your Identity
- Wait for Registration approved by RIM
- Deploy your Application
- Payment SDK, Advertising SDK
It’s good to know in advance what kind of information is needed to be prepared for the Registration process 😉
1. Register as a Vendor
- Admin eMail Address
- Vendor eMail Address
- Support eMail Address
- Phone of Administrator and also of Vendor
- PayPal Account
Go to the BlackBerry AppWorld Portal and hit the “Getting started” Button:
then follow the Registration Process.
Check that you reviewed the Agreement and select that you’re planning to use the payment services – even if you at the moment perhaps only want to provide free Apps – it’s good to be prepared 😉
as next you have to enter the data of the AppWorld Administrator at your company: eMail address and phone are needed:
Now the vendor itself has to be described.
Attention: if you are a Company exactly use the Name and Address where the Company is registered – if you’re an individual you have to use your own full legal name !
Two eMail addresses are required: one used by RIM to communicate with you and one used by the Customers of your Apps:
as last step you have to provide your PayPal Account – even if you only want to deploy free Apps and with waived fees:
You’re done and now you have to wait to get an eMail from RIM.
2. Confirm your Identity
The first eMail you got from RIM isn’t the confirmation of registration – you’ll receive an eMail with some formulars you have to fill out to confirm your identity.
If you are a company you need a confirmation of the registration of your company, if you’re an individual you have to fill out a “Notarized Statement Of Identification”
and visit your Notar to notarize:
then fax or mail this back to RIM and wait again.
3. Wait for Registration approved by RIM
Some business days later you should receive the confirmation of your registration 🙂
Now you can log into the Vendor Portal !
4. Deploy your Application
OK – all is ready-to-go – now you want to try it out and deploy your first App to BlackBerry AppWorld
But wait – you have to be prepared:
- Application Icon 480 x 480 px
- Up To 16 Screenshots
- Description of your App
- Which Category to use ?
- Which Network, which Countries, which OS, which Languages ?
5. Payment SDK, Advertising SDK