Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

RIM to launch more BBM-Connected apps

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

RIM has announced a series of updates to its popular BlackBerry apps that will make it easier for users to to keep their BBM community in the know.

BlackBerry apps for Facebook and Twitter, BlackBerry Travel and BlackBerry App World will be integrated with BBM.

BlackBerry apps for Facebook and Twitter, BlackBerry Travel and BlackBerry App World will be integrated with BBM.

BlackBerry apps for Facebook and Twitter, BlackBerry Travel and BlackBerry App World will be integrated with BBM, thus making it easier for users to share updates with their BBM groups or friends.

By adding BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) connectivity to these apps, Research In Motion (RIM) aims to make it even easier for users to stay in touch with their contacts, share experiences and content, and discover new things from their BBM community.

Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones (version 3.0) and Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones (version 3.0) will allow users to automatically share their Facebook status or latest Tweet with their BBM friends right from within the app.

“Since we provided developers the means to build BBM connectivity into their apps, we have seen more than 800 hundred new BBM-connected apps come to market, which has been followed by a huge uptake by users – about one of every five apps being downloaded on BlackBerry App World is a BBM-connected app,” said Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations at RIM. It is now easier than ever to update those who matter most about your travel plans.

The new BlackBerry Travel app (version 2.5) is now BBM-connected, allowing users to share their travel plans and flight changes directly with select BBM contacts or with their entire BBM community.

With BBM (version 6.2) and BlackBerry App World (version 3.1.2), users can easily update their BBM profile to let their friends know about new apps they’ve just downloaded on BlackBerry App World.

With this updated version of BlackBerry App World, users can also instantly share info about their favorite app or a list of their installed apps with friends using BlackBerry Tag**.

“Today we’re excited to announce that RIM has also integrated BBM connectivity into a number of our own popular apps.” – Alec SaundersThe enhanced BBM will also offer a polished, enhanced and more personal experience.

It includes a new selection of animated avatars, a simpler way of updating one’s personal message in their profile, and now allows users to quickly send voice notes.

** BlackBerry Tag requires an NFC-enabled BlackBerry smartphone running BlackBerry 7.1 OS or higher.

Twitter reaches 500 million users

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Twitter now has more than 500 million users, according to twopcharts.com, although only 100 million are active accounts.

Websense illustrates “some of the not-so-high Twitter highlights of the last 5 years”.

Websense illustrates “some of the not-so-high Twitter highlights of the last 5 years”.

Started in 2006, Twitter had hit 300 million users back in May 2011.

Commenting on the situation, Mr. Carl Leonard, Senior Manager, Websense Security Labs said: “… what’s in a number? Twitter is free to use, easier to abuse and is constantly targeted by malware authors and spammers. It’s nothing new; not all Twitter users are who they claim to be. Let’s see this more than just a numbers game and focus on keeping users safe in real-time so they are not just another statistic.”Twitter estimated that only ten percent of its active users have sent more than 100 tweets, while only 20 percent of users have sent more than ten tweets.

Facebook hit 500 million ACTIVE users back in July last year.

Launched in 2004, Facebook now has more than 845 million monthly active users, according to its statistics.

The number of DAILY active Facebook users is roughly half that number, at 483 million.

The popularity of Twitter has made it a fertile hunting ground for abuse by spammers and bot networks.

Twitter app for BlackBerry smartphones update version 2.1

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Update version 2.1 of the free Twitter app by Research In Motion (RIM) is now available in BlackBerry App World, incorporating multi-account support and sharing via BBM.

Update v2.1 of Twitter app for BlackBerry smartphones features multi-user support.

Update v2.1 of Twitter app for BlackBerry smartphones features multi-user support.

The Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones v2.1 app is available for users running BlackBerry OS v5.0 and up.

Multi-account support integration with Social Feeds is available for users running BlackBerry 6 OS and up.

The updates include:

Easily share Tweets with BBM Contacts and Groups

Easily share Tweets with BBM Contacts and Groups

Multi-Account Support – Have up to five accounts on your Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones app. Switch between accounts and cross-post Tweets and Retweets from one account to another without switching the current account view.

Enhanced “Share with BBM” functionality – Easily share Tweets with BBM Contacts and Groups.

View multiple Twitter accounts in a single timeline – View a stream of Tweets from up to five Twitter accounts in the Social Feeds timeline, or opt to filter individual Twitter accounts.

Post a Tweet to multiple Twitter Accounts – Publish a Tweet to one or more Twitter accounts simultaneously using Social Feeds.