Research In Motion is letting developers know that they’re rolling out Vendor Portal version 4.0 today. You can check out the Release Notes for this version of the BlackBerry App World Vendor Portal. Or, check out the three main updates below:

Keywords
We’ve added a section on the DESCRIPTION tab when editing your application. You can add now add keywords to your app. This list of words is designed to make it easier for consumers to discover your apps. The keywords will be used in a future version of the BlackBerry App World client & webstore.

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Automatic “For Sale” posting
Once your application(s) get approved, they will automatically be posted ‘Up for Sale’. You can opt out of this automatic posting during the submission process, but must be done prior to submitting your application(s) for approval.

Privacy Policy
Within your Vendor Account details, we’ve added a location where you can provide a URL to your Privacy Policy, which in turn will be visible by end-users.

Lots of changes are happening behind the scenes, but RIM wants to ensure developers are informed of these three changes that can help prepare for BlackBerry® 10.