RIM Implements Rating System for Apps on BlackBerry App World

Research in Motion (RIM) will soon be getting ESRB rating apps. The App World of BlackBerry will very soon implement a system where developers can rate their creations suitable for teen, general, adult audience or mature audiences.

The default rating is a G rating. Teen ratings will be set automatically for those that fit in a few specific keywords and category criteria. Depending on these ratings, parents will be able to set visibility and accessibility in the App World on their kid's phones.

For developers to rate an app, there is a tool that surveys sexual content, use of violence, gambling, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, language, minimum age requirements and accessibility to user-generated content.

With this full-spectrum system of rating and some age verification processes, Research in Motion might be able to provide some solace for this huge, booming business of apps, as reported by IntoMobile.

BlackBerry devices are known for their security and authentication process, however, ensuring the age of the user has forced the company to face geographical difficulties, as the age of adulthood varies from country to country.

The latest BlackBerry App World 3.1 update will start operating from 15th December.