RIM Outs BBM Social Platform WebWorks SDK
Research In Motion today announced the general availability of BlackBerry Messenger Social Platform SDK v1.0 for BlackBerry WebWorks. This set of tools works together with the WebWorks SDK to allow developers to create apps that can: access and update user profiles; create app-specific areas within user profiles for promotions; start BBM chats with BBM users, as well as transfer files and share applications back and forth; and use BBM to communicate in the background within other apps. The SDKs are available for download from RIM's developer support site.
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.
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 for Windows Phone Gains Access to Channels
BlackBerry today made an update available to its Windows Phone BBM app that adds support for Channels. BBM Channels foster conversations around specific topics, brands, or products.