BlackBerry Messenger Social Platform Goes Into Public Beta

BlackBerry Messenger Social Platform Goes Into Public BetaNow BlackBerry developer community can now take advantage of the powerful social aspects of the ultra popular BlackBerry Messenger service.

The end user’s experience can now be extended beyond just messaging/chat to a whole new breed of socially engaging apps including multimedia, gaming, location-based services(LBS), VoIP, video and commerce.

Users can now gain the ability to discover new apps with friends and share real-time experiences and content with their inner circle.They enjoy the full advantages of the BBM community – always-on and unparalleled immediacy and responsiveness.

With this beta release, Java developers have access to APIs and features that allow them to build important functions into their applications.They are user permission based and include accessing and updating fields in the user’s profile, creating custom areas within the user’s profile, initiating and embedding chats with friends, initiating file transfers, sharing applications virally with friends in their contact list.

Developers also have the ability to test the exact workflow and BBM integration that they can expect to see on a live device. This is made possible by special simulators for BlackBerry smartphone OS 5.0 and 6.0.

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