Research In Motion has announced the availability of BlackBerry Messenger version 6, which provides support for “BBM connected” apps, allowing users to easily interact with each other from within the BBM connected app.
BBM connected apps integrate the popular functionality of the BBM service and offer users the ability to interact with their friends from within the app itself. For example, with a BBM connected game app, users can invite their BBM friends to join them in a game and then chat with one another in real time while the game is being played — without ever leaving the game app.
“BBM 6 marks the beginning of an even greater social experience for BlackBerry smartphone users,” said Alistair Mitchell, vice president, BBM Platform and Integrated Services at RIM.
Some of the additional functionality users can expect to see with BBM connected applications include the ability to share app experiences with friends – when a user discovers a great new BBM connected app, they can instantly let their friends know about it. Users can simply pull up their BBM contact list directly from within the BBM connected app and start chatting.
Users can also discover new apps by viewing the list of apps that are posted to a BBM friend’s profile. They can also click on an app within the list, and instantly download it from BlackBerry App World.
The BBM 6 software is now available on the BlackBerry website.