How to Install applications from BlackBerry World using a computer system

Article ID: KB28715

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 11-17-2014

 

Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry World for BlackBerry OS 7 and earlier
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  • BlackBerry World for BlackBerry smartphones
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Applications found in the BlackBerry World storefront can be installed to a BlackBerry smartphone using a Windows based PC or a Mac.

  1. Go to http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore from the browser on the PC or Mac
  2. Connect the BlackBerry smartphone and enter the device password (should one be set)
  3. Click the Sign In link in the upper right area of the website
  4. Enter in your BlackBerry ID username and password, then click Sign In
  5. Use the search box or the links located at the top of the page to locate the desired application to install and select it from the results list
  6. Review Item Information; Device, Carrier, and Country Compatibility; Supported Devices; and Required Device Software along the right side of the page. This will help minimize any issues when choosing an application for install.
  7. Click the Download button
  8. If the following is shown, select the link to download the BlackBerry App World Web plug-in:
    The BlackBerry App World Web plug-in is not installed. Click here to download the BlackBerry World Web plug-in.
    For more information on installing the BlackBerry World plug-in on a PC, click here or see the Additional Information section below.
    For more information on installing the BlackBerry World plug-in on a Mac, click here or see the Additional Information section below.
  9. The next page to be displayed will read Sync Items
  10. Press the Begin Sync button to continue
  11. The following message will be displayed during the installation:
    Warning! Sync in progress. 0/1 Complete. Do not disconnect your BlackBerry smartphone or leave this page until the changes are complete.
  12. Once completed the status will display Complete.

    Note: It is now safe to disconnect the BlackBerry smartphone and use the newly acquired application.
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To install the BlackBerry World plug-in on a PC, complete the following:

  1. Select a location to save the AppWorldInstaller.msi file
  2. Locate the AppWorldInstaller.msi file, launch it and select Run
  3. The install will begin and when prompted select Install
    NOTE
    : The install may take a few minutes to complete. When completed the following will display: The BlackBerry App World browser plug-in has been successfully installed
  4. Select Close to complete the installation

To install the BlackBerry World plug-in on a Mac, complete the following:

  1. Select to save the AppWorldInstaller.dmg file
  2. From the download location, double click the AppWorldInstaller.dmg file
  3. From the BlackBerry BrowserPlug-In window, double click on BlackBerry Browser Plug-In Installer.pkg
  4. When the installer opens, select the default options to complete the installation
    NOTE: The install may take a few minutes to complete. When completed the following will display: The BlackBerry App World browser plug-in has been successfully installed
  5. Select Close to complete the installation

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