It’s a great time to announce that version 1.3 of the BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™) Social Platform SDK for BlackBerry® Java® is now available!
One feature we’re excited about is that an application can now determine how it was invoked from within the BBM application. This feature is particularly useful if you would like to run some logic within your app to see if the application was invoked through a personal message, chat bubble, or profile box title clicks. For example, your application updates the user’s BBM personal message with an achievement and is seen by their BBM contacts. When a BBM contact invokes the link, your app now has the insight from where in the BBM application it was launched. This helps you as a developer understand how users are interacting with your app through BBM and the BBM Platform.
Here are some other highlights –
- Users can manage their settings in order to “Allow [app name] to connect you with other app users”. With this feature, the user has the ability to prevent dialog boxes from prompting when making/requesting to join public connections.
- Users can easily enable the Profile Box by clicking the checkmark “Post recent activities to BBM Profile” when the app initially connects to BBM.
- The character limit for setting personal messages within the user profile has now been increased to 160.
You can now download the latest version of BBM v6.1 from the BlackBerry App World™ storefront.
To get started with the BBM Social Platform and review all the features supported, be sure to check out the BlackBerry Developer Zone’s BBM Social Platform page – and stay tuned to the Inside BlackBerry Developer’s Blog for more updates!