RIM has just announced that it will be pushing out some new features to the BlackBerry App World which will make publishing and discovering apps on the BlackBerry platform a safer experience for everyone involved. BlackBerry users won’t really have to do anything but developers will have to rate their own apps so they can be categorized in the BlackBerry App World appropriately.
Most apps will be given the G (General) rating, while quite a number of apps will receive the Teen (T) rating, especially if they have anything to do with BBM, Facebook, Twitter, “chat” and “dating”. BlackBerry users will be receiving a client update on December 15th 2011 which will let them set filters when browsing through the App World catalog.
I’m not sure how much adult content is available on the App World (I don’t own a BlackBerry), so I can’t say whether such filters are even necessary but I guess it’s always better to have the option to filter content than having no option at all.