RIM Opens its BBM Social Platform to Devs
Research In Motion today announced that its BlackBerry Messenger Social Platform is now available to developers wishing to add it to their apps. BBM Social allows developers to integrate with the on-device contact list, allowing users to choose their BBM contacts from within another applications in order to initiate social interactions such as chatting or game play. Apps that use BBM Social will let sers add their own status updates to BBM from within another application. It allows users to transfer media back and forth — such as music, video, and photo files — with their BBM contact lists. Users can also invite new friends and access friend requests all from within third-party apps. Developers can grab the APIs and others tools to integrate BBM Social into their applications starting today. The full SDK will become available in April.
7 Fun Social Camera Apps
Looking to tap into your creative side and have some social fun with your smartphone camera? Here are a handful of third-party apps we like when we're in the mood to flex our shutterbug muscles, especially when sharing via social networks is concerned.
BBM for Android Gains Video Calling
BlackBerry today said it is expanding BBM video calling to Android devices. The feature is rolling out in the U.S.
BBM Gains PayPal for Android, BlackBerry, iOS
BlackBerry today added a handful of new features to its cross-platform messaging service. All versions of BBM (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) earn the ability to send money to BBM contacts using PayPal.
BlackBerry Makes BBM Privacy Features Free
BBM users now have more control over their messages thanks to an update BlackBerry made available to Android, BlackBerry, and iOS devices. All three platforms now have unlimited use of the Retract and Timer features.