BlackBerry App World Category Changes & New Additions

BlackBerry App World has made a couple of category changes and also some new additions, this seems to be the reason App World was down for a couple of hours last night. We received an e-mail from RIM, letting us know the tweaks to the BlackBerry App World.

They key category changes and additions include:

  • News:  The News category has been expanded to include magazines.  This category is now called News and Magazines and includes Blogs as a subcategory.
  • Beta:  The Beta category is discontinued.  The apps located the Beta category have been moved to relevant categories.
  • Reference and eBooks & Education:  The Books and Reference category has been divided in to separate categories so that these are now individual categories respectively.  The Reference category includes Education.  This new category is Education & Reference.
  • Shopping:  The Shopping category has been renamed Lifestyle.
  • Maps & Navigation:  The Maps & Navigation category now includes Travel and has been renamedNavigation and Travel.
  • Music Creation (*NEW*):  There is a new subcategory Music Creation available under the Music and Audio category.
  • Children’s Categories (*NEW*):  There are two new children’s focused categories:
    • New Children’s Games category within the Games Channel
    • New Children’s Books subcategory within the Books category