Congratulations to all, who got BBM (Blackberry Messenger) for their Android and iPhone. Blackberry said that its popular app BBM for Android and iPhone has got over 10 million downloads in the first 24 hours of its re-launch (because of bug in the first launch a month ago).
I’ve seen official blog on Blackberry, where Andrew Bocking (Blackberry EVP) said in a post that- “Its’ been 24 hours since we resumed the launch of BBM for Android and iPhone. And what a day it’s been! We’ve already had more than 10 million downloads of BBM”.
He also mentioned that-“When we saw almost one million people install an unreleased version of the Android version, another million use workarounds to download BBM onto their iPhones and another six million people pre-register to know when BBM become available for iPhone and Android, we know we were on to something huge”.
This application has also seen ‘very positive reviews’ on the Google Play and the Apple’s App Store. On the Apple’s App store, this app rose speedily in the free app rankings in the first 24 hours, taking the number one place in more than 70 countries. These countries includes UK, US, Indonesia, Canada, etc.
There are many things missing in this app too. The BBM Voice and the BBM Video, which are very powerful tool and works on the phone networks, so you’ll not need Wi-Fi. You’ll also need to remember that Blackberry Messenger can only be used on one device at a one time, because each installation is related to a BlackBerry ID, so you can’t be online on both your BlackBerry smartphone and your Android smartphone or your iPhone simultaneously.
Blackberry also said that it would add more features to BBM. Bocking said that, “While we’re excited to bring BBM to iPhone and Android – we aren’t stopping there. Work isn’t slowing down at all. We committed to delivering a BBM experience on iPhone and Android that was equal to that on BlackBerry 10. That means bringing BBM Video, BBM Voice and BBM Channels. My team is still committed to bringing those features to BBM on Android and iPhone in the near future. And we are not stopping there – we have some great new features planned that will build on BBM as the private social network you count on for immediate conversations you can control and trust”.