This Week in BlackBerry World: Air Messages



Have you ever thought to yourself “I wonder what people around here are doing?” Whether you are visiting a new country or city or just sitting at home, you can answer this questions with Air Messages. This application allows users to send geospatial messages to each other. You can comment about the weather, a sports game or what you just ate. You can then scan the area for other messages and respond to someone else’s questions or thoughts. Get involved with those around you. Go explore what people close or far are thinking!

To get more information about this great app, we asked the developer, Marco Gallo, a few questions.

“geospatial messages between users!”

Where did the idea come from?

The idea came during the development of one of my app called “NoteMaps”, which allows users to add a note on a map, in order to annotate text information about specific places that can be reviewed later. Notemaps stores this information in the devices internal memory.

I thought how great it would be to take notes, send messages, send opinions, show nice places and more, with users from all the world, without walls or limitations of any kind. So began the development of Air Messages. A revolution on global communication!

Today we have over 30k downloads and receive hundreds of new messages daily. Users seem very enthusiastic about this app!

Air Messages is live on BlackBerry World for BlackBerry10 and Google Play for BlackBerry Priv:

How long did it take to develop the app?

It took me about 2 months of work to create the core of Air Messages (it works using cloud operational system). I’m focusing in expanding the Air Message Team and refine the app in order to increase quality, reliability and create revenue from this little creation. I’m very proud of Air Messages!

P.S. Air Messages technologies are still under review, so big things are coming soon!

Who are your ideal customers?

My customers are users around the world who want to know more about places, create new contacts around the globe or express their thoughts and creations. Business users can advertise their company using the Air Messages Advertise Program and boost their visibility among customers close to them!

Why should customers buy your app?

Air Messages is an app which customers can use to increase their popularity among 30,000 BlackBerry10 and Android users worldwide. The release of Air Messages in iOS and Windows Store platform is planned for Q1 2016.

If you were looking for an app like this, look no further and get it now.

Together with this app we are recommending a few other applications available on BlackBerry World:

UTB Blogs: The official UTB Blogs app

Ober for Uber: Get a Taxi / Service / Private Car from your Phone

Wallpapers Sky – HD Wallpapers Summer edition + For Flickr Originals + Users Collection

CIA World Factbook 2015: Know All Figures About Each Country!

Missed the previous episodes? Check them out to discover more high-quality apps for your BlackBerry.


About BVE

Bryan Van Engelen has been with BlackBerry since 2010. He is part of the Developer Programs and Outreach team, focusing on customer and developer engagement and support. @bve21