I really enjoy reading the posts on the Ilium Software blog, but today’s post just kinda ticked me off. I’ll make myself clear, though: I’m not mad at Ilium, I’m mad about the silly decision making from RIM. Apparently eWallet just cannot get onto the AppWorld catalogue because of the “strong export restrictions” due to the encryption on the app. But honestly, who would want a wallet application without encryption? That’s like buying a cup without a bottom.
Maybe that’s not the complete issue, but I’ve used eWallet on two mobile platforms (iPhone/WinMo) and have found the export functions to be extremely flexible. I don’t see why RIM has to be more controlling than the other app markets. When AppWorld doesn’t feature something that the iPhone’s stringent App Store will approve, you know something is wrong.
You can, of course, still buy eWallet for the Blackberry, but it just won’t be advertised right on the device like the 2000 other apps on AppWorld. Sigh. Good luck, Ilium!
[from Ilium Blog]