BBM is now live in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store
Blackberry has removed the waiting list on the BBM for Android and iPhone. With over 10 million downloads on the first day of its launch, as revealed by Blackberry, the company described it as “one of the best single-day openings for a mobile app to date .”
When BBM for Android and iPhone was launched on Monday last week, users have to wait in queue in order to register for an account. This was done to limit the number of hits to the server, so as not to bring it down, a measure to prevent from what happened during its first roll out. The waiting list was lifted the last time we checked and users can register at will now.
Blackberry’s executive vice president, Andrew Bocking said, “This has been an incredible launch for BBM across Android and iPhone devices. My team is still committed to bringing those features to BBM on Android and iPhone in the near future. And we’re not stopping there – we have some great new features planned that will build on BBM as the private social network you count on for immediate conversations you can control and trust”
Alleged bogus five star ratings
There were some controversies on bogus five star reviews published in the Google Play Store, which the allegation goes on to read : BlackBerry is writing up fake reviews of its newly released IM application, BBM.
A Blackberry spokesperson gave the following statement,
“We have been made aware of a number of potentially fake reviews of BBM for Android on Google Play, with ratings anywhere from one to five stars. We have no knowledge of how these reviews were created or populated. We do not approve of or condone such activities. There are also many genuinely great and useful reviews from our new BBM users on Google Play. We would like to encourage our fans and users to continue to provide true assessments of the BBM experience through the proper channels.”
With the app still climbing the chart, the number of downloads on both iOS and Android is around 10 to 50 million so far. It’s a good time to jump in now if you have not done so.