How to Install applications from BlackBerry App World using a computer system

Article ID: KB28715

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 12-14-2011

 

Product(s) Affected:

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

  1. Go to http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore from the browser on the PC or Mac
  2. Click the Sign In link in the upper right area of the website
  3. Enter in your BlackBerry ID username and password, then click Sign In
  4. Browse the catalogue and locate the application you wish to install, select it and when displayed select Download.
  5. a) If the following is displayed 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 App World Web plug-in.

    b) If the following is displayed, continue to Step 6 to complete the installation:
    Please connect your device.

    For more information on installing the BlackBerry App World plug-in on a PC, click here or see the Additional Information section below.
    For more information on installing the BlackBerry App World plug-in on a Mac, click here or see the Additional Information section below.

  6. If not already, connect your BlackBerry smartphone via a USB connection to your computer. If prompted type your smartphone password
  7. To install the selected application select Begin Sync.
    NOTE: 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.
  8. Once completed the status will display Complete. At this time you can disconnect your BlackBerry smartphone and start using your newly installed application.
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To install the BlackBerry App 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 start 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-n has been successfully installed
  4. Select Close to complete the installation
  5. Click Here to continue to Step 6 above.

To install the BlackBerry App 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 BlackBerryBrowserPlug-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-n has been successfully installed
  5. Select Close to complete the installation
  6. Click Here to continue to Step 6 above.

 

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