RIM brings BBM to Facebook, Twitter

By on April 11, 2012 at 7:06 PM.

RIM brings BBM to Facebook, Twitter

Research In Motion (RIM) has announced a slew of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) connected apps that will enable BlackBerry users to chat and share with their BBM contacts without leaving the app. The biggest and most popular connected apps are Twitter and Facebook. The updated versions of both apps will be available within the next 10 days on the App World. RIM claims there are already over 800 BBM connected apps on its app store. It has also updated its BBM app (version 6.2) and App World (version 3.1.2). With the latest version of BBM, users will get new animated avatars, ability to send voice notes and "a simpler way to update status message."
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RIM releases BlackBerry App World 3.1

By on December 16, 2011 at 8:01 PM.

RIM releases BlackBerry App World 3.1

Research In Motion (RIM) has released a new version of the BlackBerry App World (version 3.1), which includes a few cosmetic changes. The biggest of them is app gifting, which the company has been talking for quite some time, and is apt for the coming holiday season. You can now ask for certain apps as a gift from your BBM friends, as well as buy gifts for other BlackBerry users through the same mechanism. The content rating system is also available, with general, teen, mature, and adult ratings as needed. The new version also includes some minor tweaks, such as connectivity when you’re only on Wi-Fi and additional foreign language availability for Chinese, Korean, Thai, Indonesia, Vietnamese, and Dutch.
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BlackBerry App World 3.0 now available

By on September 7, 2011 at 11:01 AM.

BlackBerry App World 3.0 now available

Research In Motion launched BlackBerry App World 3.0 on Tuesday and it adds number of enhancements over the previous iteration. BlackBerry App World 3.0 offers a revamped home screen with rotating banners that display new and featured applications, an App sharing feature that allows users to share their favorite applications using Facebook, Twitter, BBM, SMS or email, new application channels for finding apps faster and the ability to manage subscriptions through the BlackBerry App World “My World” portal. BlackBerry App World is available now and the upgrade is free. BlackBerry users can visit www.blackberry.com/appworld/download on their devices to download App World 3.0 beginning immediately. More →

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BlackBerry App World crosses the 1 billion download mark

By on July 13, 2011 at 4:00 PM.

BlackBerry App World crosses the 1 billion download mark

Research In Motion on Tuesday announced a major milestone for its on-device software portal BlackBerry App World: 1 billion downloads served. ”The BlackBerry App World storefront launched a little over two years ago, and over that time, we’ve made many feature improvements, enhanced the look and feel, and added a ton of compelling apps,” RIM’s Alex Kinsella wrote on the company’s blog. “BlackBerry App World is now in over 100 countries, seeing an average of 3 million downloads per day, and we recently crossed the 1 billion app download milestone!” While the achievement is still impressive, RIM did confirm to BGR that the 1 billion figure includes application updates, however, and not just initial application downloads. More →

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Twitter for BlackBerry updated with push notifications, more

By on April 13, 2011 at 3:43 AM.

Twitter for BlackBerry updated with push notifications, more

Research In Motion has announced a new version of Twitter for BlackBerry that includes a number of noteworthy enhancements. Twitter for BlackBerry version 1.1 is officially out of beta and offers the ability to tweet your location using the “Add location to tweet” option. The app also includes push notifications for @mentions, and will auto-complete #topics as you type them out, along with several other minor enhancements. RIM also said the UI has been tweaked with updated graphics and includes a streamlined layout of the Add Photo and Add Location options. Lastly, the app has added language support for simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Polish, Czech, and Thai. Twitter for BlackBerry is available in BlackBerry App World now. Hit the jump for more info. More →

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