BlackBerry might be facing some serious troubles in worldwide smartphone market, but it seems its most popular mobile app BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is still very much popular among the mobile users. Recently BlackBerry decided to resume the roll out of BBM App for Android and iOS users officially, and as per reports the app has achieved more than 10 million downloads within 24 hours.
It is undoubtedly one of the biggest single-day openings for a mobile application, and BBM has managed to earn it with style. This simply proves that this app is very much popular even among the Android and iPhone users, who are now rapidly sharing their BBM Pins in the social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to connect with more buddies.
BlackBerry announced this milestone with joy, and also added that the BBM app had earned the top slot in the free app section of iTunes App Store in more than 75 countries within first day of re-launch. The list of countries includes the heavyweight names of the US, Indonesia, Canada, the UK and several Middle East countries.
The company had also announced that the users were giving this app thumbs up from all over the world, and most of the initial reviews in both the Google Play and iTunes App Store were very much positive. Eventually the BBM app had recorded 60,000 Five-star reviews on Google Play alone within that short time span.
Mr. Andrew Bocking, the Executive Vice President of BBM at BlackBerry, was very happy while announcing such a great achievement. He said, "This has been an incredible launch for BBM across Android and iPhone devices. The mobile messaging market is full of opportunity for BBM. We intend to be the leading private social network for everyone who needs the immediate communication and collaboration of instant messaging combined with the privacy, control and reliability delivered through BBM."
So finally that day came, and BlackBerry’s most popular instant messaging platform of all time made its much-awaited debut on non-BlackBerry mobile OS platforms such as Android and iOS on last Monday of current week. The users had waited more than a month for it to happen, and now they all seemed quite happy indeed.
The BlackBerry Messenger or popularly known as BBM allows a user to send and receive texts, voice messages and images to another user. The non BlackBerry OS users just need to log-in with a BlackBerry ID, and after that he/she will be allocated with a unique PIN. The users can easily make new friends by adding them while sharing their BBM PIN with them via SMS, social network, chat and email along with the QR Codes option.
However, we have to mention here that at a given time one BlackBerry ID can only be accessed on single device. Another highlighting point is that on the BlackBerry 10 OS platform BBM offers voice and video calling too through BBM Voice and BBM Video.
BlackBerry has assured that very soon the BBM Voice will be introduced to BBM for Android and iOS too. The company is also planning to unveil BBM Video and BBM Channels (broadcast groups) to these non-BlackBerry OS platforms in the near future.
We think it is quite expected that the launch of BBM App in other mobile OS platforms would create a serious buzz in the mobile world, and the fact that it has been downloaded more than 10 million times in just first 24 hours proved that it is still one of the best (if not the best) messenger apps of the world.
So have you downloaded the BBM app to your own device yet? If yes, then please feel free to share the initial experience of yours with us. If you find this article useful then consider sharing it on your favorite social networking site.