BlackBerry Restricted, the company that manages BlackBerry price licensing and machine, this day began informing some app builders that this also can forcibly ranking away paid machine from the BlackBerry World app store on April 1st. BlackBerry says the market will change actual into a “free-easiest storefront,” and that “all buying mechanisms can be disabled.”
Apps can restful be monetized, the company says, but payment backends must always be supported by the developer and constructed into the app itself. Refunds for paid reveal can be supported till April 30th, 2018, the dispute confirms, and potentialities will serve acquire admission to to paid reveal even after it is removed. If a developer chooses no longer to transition an app from paid to free, the company will ranking away it by March thirty first.
Successfully, BlackBerry is asserting the raze of BlackBerry World right here, as developer Steve Troughton-Smith notes on Twitter, where he posted the perceive from the company and known because it the final “nail within the coffin” for BB10, BlackBerry Restricted’s final custom cell working system before it transitioned to Android in 2015.
Help in December of final 12 months, BlackBerry promised no longer lower than two extra years of BB10 toughen, with BlackBerry World slated to shut down officially on December thirty first, 2019. When reached for commentary, a BlackBerry representative pointed The Verge to a weblog put up from December by which the company states, “Prospects who upgrade to a new KeyOne or Motion obtained’t omit a beat as they’ll have immediate acquire admission to to the prosperous universe of apps within the Google Play store without compromising on both security or their desire for a physical keyboard.”