Kevin over at CrackBerry was able to get his hands on a few shots of the upcoming BlackBerry Application Center. It’s interesting how much info is being leaked about the Storm…but hey, I’m not complaing .
Taking a look at the info Kevin provided, it seems like the BlackBerry App Center will make its debut in OS 4.7 for the BlackBerry Storm, and it will unfortunately be controlled by the service provider. So let’s say Verizon doesn’t like a free GPS app (which they block already) they can decide not to include it.
Here are some features:
- The Application Center will be available on 4.7 Storm devices and will be designed for the Storm touch screen UI.
- Carriers will be responsible for hosting the application data and sending updates to the directory to RIM.
- The main application screen will provide the user with a list of all applications that are available for install from the particular carrier for the specific device model and OS version. Incompatible applications will not be displayed.
- The main screen will provide the user the ability to quickly browse the application list, then view the available information about each application in a detailed description screen which shows the logo and full description. Installation will occur with one click (launches the web browser).
- The user will be able to access the Options > Applications screen from within the App Center (allowing the user to delete applications directly from within the App Center).
- The user will be provided with various status info: date the app list was most recently updated; notification that updates are available; option to reapplication list was completed, etc.
- Since the download and installation will be handled by the browser in this first release, the Application Center will not be capable of restarting the application / download intelligently.
- The Application Center will automatically check for updates daily.
Source – CrackBerry
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