This Week in BlackBerry World: Gif Animator for BBM™



This week we would like to highlight a great app that brings your BBM avatars to life, literally! Use Gif Animator for BBM™ to create amazing BBM avatars for you and your friends to enjoy. A gif is an “animated picture” giving more of a story than a single image does. Share your story on BBM as well as your social networks. Use many features to edit, enhance and customize your avatar. Your options are truly endless!

To get more information about this great app, we asked the developer, Jonah Lin of MMMOOO, a few questions.

“A leap improvement in Gif image quality!”

Where did the idea come from?

Many people like avatars, but GIF animation is a cool function on devices. Once BBM added Avatar GIF support, we immediately began testing its capabilities.

How long did it take to develop the app?

The GIF tech solution took us a lot of time. We spent over a week developing for BBOS and almost 2 weeks for BlackBerry 10 OS. We spent another 2-3 weeks to make it run even smoother on BlackBerry 10. The app frame and UI took about 2-3 weeks.

Who are your ideal customers?

Any BBOS users, since GIF maker is very rare on that platform. It’s a similar scenario on BlackBerry 10, so we are continuing to approve this app for our users. We target users who love BBM, love DIY (Do It Yourself) avatars. This app is for anyone who loves to be cool and unique!

Why should customers buy your app?

We are one of, if not the only app of this type on BBOS and one of the few on BlackBerry 10. Download the app, give it a try and see what your friends think of your amazing animated avatars for BBM!

For more information, follow MMMOOO on Twitter.

If you were looking for an app like this, look no further and get it now. Once you’ve created a cool GIF, share it with us in the comments!

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

(click an image below to get the app)

ProtectMe: Protect your device from thieves

PushProtect: Manhunt for the thief of your device!

ClipMan Clipboard Manager: Powerful Clipboard Manager Built for BlackBerry 10

MyAccountant: Expense & income tracker, personal finance manager

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

Know of other amazing apps? Let us know in the comments!


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