BlackBerry to remove all paid content from app store
In a transfer depicting the ‘ultimate nail within the BB10 coffin’, BlackBerry Restricted, the supervisor of BlackBerry’s model licensing and software program, introduced that paid software program will likely be faraway from the BlackBerry World app retailer on April 1.
Moreover, the corporate said that ranging from April 1, BlackBerry World would transfer to a free-only storefront, and can stop to host content material, and can disable all buying mechanism.
In a observe issued by app developer Steve Troughton-Smith on Twitter, the corporate said that every one content material builders wishing to proceed buying and selling on the portal could log into the Vendor Portal and alter their content material to “free”.
BlackBerry successfully shutting down Blackberry World. Ultimate nail within the BB10 coffin pic.twitter.com/0BbqbCc6Ur
— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) February 27, 2018
Failing to do, the corporate stated, would result in such content material being terminated from the platform.
Builders who presently have paid content material in that app retailer have the choice of switching it over to the “Free” class.
That swap from paid to free should occur by March 31; any paid content material that hasn’t been transformed will merely be eliminated altogether on the following day. Builders who solely have free content material on BlackBerry World don’t must take any motion, the corporate stated.
Nevertheless, BlackBerry famous that apps can nonetheless be monetised, supplied the fee mechanism stays inside the app itself.
In different phrases, monetisation of apps can happen if any fee or refund is supported by the developer itself.
Refunds for paid content material on BlackBerry World will likely be supported until April 30, this 12 months, BlackBerry clarified by way of its observe.
(With company inputs)