With the latest Facebook update that offers BBM connections, look for these other applications to be updated soon with BBM connectivity.
WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – April 11, 2012) – A series of updates of popular BlackBerry® apps will be released over the coming days to make it even easier for users to stay connected with their BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) community. Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced that Facebook® for BlackBerry smartphones, Twitter® for BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry® Travel™, BlackBerry App World™ and BBM Music will now include BBM connectivity, making it even easier for users to stay in touch with their contacts, share experiences and content, and discover new things from their BBM community.
“Since we provided developers the means to build BBM connectivity into their apps, we have seen more than 800 new BBM-connected apps come to market, which has been followed by a huge uptake by users – about one of every five apps being downloaded on BlackBerry App World is a BBM-connected app,” said Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations at RIM. “Today we’re excited to announce that RIM has also integrated BBM connectivity into a number of our own popular apps and the BBM-connected revolution continues to grow.”
BlackBerry apps will be updated to include BBM connectivity. Some of the latest updates and features for users include:
Facebook and Twitter: Automatically share your Facebook status or latest Tweet with your BBM friends right from within the app.
BlackBerry Travel: Share your travel plans and flight changes directly with select BBM contacts or with your entire BBM community.
BlackBerry App World: Easily update your BBM profile to let friends know about the great new app you’ve just downloaded on BlackBerry App World.
BBM Music: Recommend friends right from within the BBM Music app itself, making it easier for you to connect and expand your music collection.
Updates have also been made to BBM itself, including a new selection of animated avatars, a simpler way of updating one’s personal message in their profile, and the ability for users to quickly send voice notes.