We just received a tip that BlackBerry App World 2.1 Beta will officially close on February 12, 2011. So it looks like we will be seeing an update to BlackBerry App World 2.0 sometime in the near future. The below details were sent in from our tipster. Were you lucky enough to get in on this beta? What do you think?
Survey results are in!
Thank you to everyone who filled out the App World General Survey! Here’s a quick summary of the trends we identified based on the 600 responses we received:
Likes – survey respondents primarily commented on the improved speed, ease of use, appealing layout and design, and simple payment options as particular strengths of this version of App World.
Improvement Areas – beta testers identified missing functionality (inability to filter spam reviews, lack of advanced search options, and inability to permanently delete or hide items from the “Uninstalled” or “Unavailable” lists in My World) and software quality issues (namely delays in receiving upgrade notifications) as areas in which App World can still improve in the future.
All of this information and more was presented to project stakeholders here at RIM, and your feedback will be considered in future iterations of App World – thanks again to all who completed the survey!
Upcoming program activities
In an effort to keep you updated on what’s happening in this program, we’d like to take a moment to provide you with an overview of upcoming beta activities and corresponding tentative dates. Take a look below to see what you can expect from us over the next few weeks:
- Follow-up survey regarding upgrade notifications
- Details: As numerous community members have reported experiencing delays in receiving upgrade notifications, we will be distributing a survey to all program participants to gauge the frequency of this issue.
- Tentative distribution date: February 3rd/2011
- End-of-Beta Survey
- Details: This survey is designed to gauge your satisfaction with this beta program in general. Questions will be tailored around your satisfaction with moderator support on the discussion forums and whether or not we succeeded in providing you with an overall enjoyable beta testing experience.
- Tentative distribution date: February 8th/2011
- Official Program Closure
- Details: Please be aware that this program will officially close on February 12, 2011, at which point you will no longer have access to the discussion forums or the main program page. An official reminder notice will be distributed to all beta testers a day prior to program closure.