On Thursday, BlackBerry added in-app purchase support to the BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK.
With ample hype surrounding the new BlackBerry device lineup (as illustrated by the dramatic influx of developers returning to the BlackBerry platform) the smartphone maker says nothing is better than “cold, hard cash” to reward a developer’s creation.
As a result, BlackBerry is pulling out all the stops when it comes to helping its developers monetize their BB10 apps.
With BlackBerry World, there are a number of ways to get money out of your investment in your BlackBerry 10 application. Today’s refresh of the BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK brings support for ourPayment Service. The Payment Service allows you to implement in-app purchases, either one-time purchases or subscription-based services. Now you can choose your monetization strategy for your BlackBerry 10 WebWorks application: paid download, freemium, in-app purchases, digital goods, etc.
“While payment should be enough to get your excited on its own,” a post today on the BlackBerry Developer Blog reads, “we also were able to sneak in some of the final bits of the BBM Social Platform – namely support for the Profile Box. The Profile Box is a customizable box for your app that appears in the current user’s BBM profile. You can use it to broadcast achievements or provide updates. The box contains a list of items, each composed of text and an optional icon. The Profile Box API allows you to manage the items in your app’s profile box. The API reference for this new API is here.”
You can download the latest SDK here.