Research In Motion just announced that BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), one of the largest mobile social networks in the world with 35 million users, the launch of BBM version 6 (BBM 6). The new version brings support for “BBM connected” apps which allows users to interact with each other from within apps like games, social and information-based apps.
In a BBM connected game app, users can invite friends to join in, chat with them within the app in real time without leaving the app.
“BBM 6 marks the beginning of an even greater social experience for BlackBerry smartphone users,” said Alistair Mitchell, VP, BBM Platform & Integrated Services at Research In Motion. “It also represents an incredible opportunity for developers to leverage the viral nature of the BBM service and we have already begun working with various developer partners who will be bringing their BBM connected apps to BlackBerry App World this week, offering users highly engaging app experiences.”
A selection of BBM connected apps are already available on BlackBerry App World.
Some key apps include games like Pocket Ants and Backgammon King, location-based like Foursquare and Telemap, enterprise-level apps like Unvired Workflow for SAP and social apps like Jingu and PowWow.