A little while ago, I read that you aren’t allowed to sell virtual currency on the RIM(blackberry) Appworld.
“Virtual currencies or in-app credits – The BlackBerry Payment Service does not permit the sale of digital currencies or in-app credits that can be used to purchase digital goods. Using an intermediary currency to sell digital goods can cause confusion as to what exactly is being purchased.”
That’s just rubbish isn’t it? There’s loads of apps on IOS devices that use virtual currency, and generate a lot of revenue. But RIM is now making sure that these popular apps wont appear on the Playbook for example, and that we as developers can’t use this type of revenue in our apps.
So you won’t see popular apps like the smurf village, appearing on the playbook. and it also prevents other businesses to make apps for the playbook. No casino apps, or even Party Poker etc.
Although its not my cup of tea, I know those apps and sites are generating a lot of revenue, and I think RIM is missing out.
I’ll stop griping now
Also, don’t forget to check out my Modplayer for playbook, and if you already have? be sure to rate it in the appworld
One of the first apps I looked for when I got my Playbook an amiga module player… but I couldn’t find any.
So I decided it would be a fun project to write one myself..
Thankfully this was quite easy since all the hard work was already done by the creators of FLOD/FLODPRO
The hard part was getting some FTP library to work correctly..
If you have a playbook and like Amiga Music, definately check out my Modplayer on Blackberry Appworld. and let me know what you think..
p.s. yes I Know the UI is crap if you have a better idea to search/browse over 76000 modules, I’m open for suggestions
Finally, after weeks of waiting due to signing problems, my first Playbook game “Doodle Defender” is available on the Blackberry Appworld.
It was quickly made and the graphics are quite crude, but it ‘won’ me a free playbook (just got the mail that its been shipped)
Next playbook projects will have better graphics
I’ve added a screenshot and link in the portfolio
Added the Timboektoe-topography game to the portfolio.