Verizons appstore dubbed VZAppzone
So browsing the developer forums for verizons developer community i found some interesting details of their combined app store.
Essentially the smart phones will be getting their own store front on top of the VCast app store.
VZAppZone = Support for RIM and Windows OS
VCast Storefront = Support for RIM (Apps migrated from VZAppzone), Windows OS (Apps migrated from VZAppzone), J2ME, Android, Brew, Palm Web OS
Verizon actually already has a website dedicated to VZAppZone at: VZAppZone
It has the download page as well as a list of supported devices including various win mobile devices as well as the storm, curve, and 8830...interestingly enough, the tour isnt on the list. Although the storm is on the compatible devices, i wasnt able to download the appzone software, probably because it isnt mainstream yet.
Here are a couple screenshots. Keep in mind these are from a windows mobile device, the blackberry store is subject to look and function differently to be more user friendly with the blackberry os.
the tabs include:
MyZone, which can have the info from your device as well as weather and other important notifications
Get content, the actual storefront
My content, essentially my world from blackberry appworld
an applications page, including reviews,ratings, screenshots, and price
a buy now screen
whats hot, kind of like the opening screen for app world with new and popular apps
support, including billing info, registration keys, and email support options
Edit: the tour is supported, even though it is not on the appzone website, it is in the Faq
Last edited by bdube; 09-16-2009 at 08:31 PM.
And I bet they'll push it to their phones whether you want it or not just like they did with their version of Slacker and that VzwTones and VCast Song ID crap.
Doesn't look easy to use.
i think it is still a work in progress, but i also think the bb appzone will look and flow alot differently than the windows mobile version. i just wanted to give everyone a feel for what verizon is building.
Wirelessly posted (Storm 9530 )
I want to opt out now please.
Another interesting find suggestiong they are being helped by Handango...
from the help page for appzone: "How do I pay for my purchases?
You will have multiple ways to pay for content purchased through VZAppZone. When you select “Get It” you will be prompted to select from the following payment methods:
* Bill to Verizon Wireless Account
* Use a credit card using your Handango Account"
Put me on that list too.
Originally Posted by MePascal
Thanks for the detailed review and post B :fing02: whatever the outcome I hope they make it easier for app developers to get us apps
I am all for easier access and hopefully better run programs than BB appworld that is for sure.
Haha thanks Bryan,
they said that apps already in appworld will go through a streamlined system for distribution through their store, so anyone with apps in appworld will have no problem distributing through verizons storefront.
also, Verizon, in conjunction with Intertek, have implemented a pre-test certification for apps submitted, which dramatically shortens the time to market process.
Great news :fing02: shorten time is always better
haha fo sho...less time means more apps to mess around with
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