1. kch50428's Avatar
    BBM for Android and iPhone update | CrackBerry.com

    Hi Android and iPhone users,

    This is Andrew Bocking, head of BBM at BlackBerry. As a follow up to our first blog post on Saturday, I want to take a moment to provide you with an update on the rollout of BBM on Android and iPhone.

    Last week, an unreleased, older version of the BBM for Android app was posted on numerous file sharing sites. We were aware of an issue with this unreleased version of the BBM for Android app. This older version resulted in volumes of data traffic orders of magnitude higher than normal for each active user and impacted the system in abnormal ways. The version we were planning to release on Saturday addressed these issues, however we could not block users of the unreleased version if we went ahead with the launch.

    We attempted to address the problems caused by the unreleased version throughout the day on Saturday, but as active users of the unreleased app neared a million and accelerated it became clear that the only way to address the issue was to pause the rollout for both Android and iPhone.

    The team is now focused on adjusting the system to completely block this unreleased version of the Android app when we go live with the official BBM for Android app. We are also making sure that the system is reinforced to handle this kind of scenario in the future. While this may sound like a simple task its not. This will take some time and I do not anticipate launching this week.

    Thank you for your patience while we take the time needed to deliver the experience you expect from BBM. We will continue to provide you with updates here on InsideBlackBerry.com and through @BBM on Twitter. We will notify everyone who has pre-registered on BBM.com when BBM is available on Android and iPhone.

    Andrew Bocking
    EVP, BBM
    09-23-2013 03:49 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thank you the update, sir....
    09-23-2013 05:11 PM
  3. VaderPhone's Avatar
    Thought this was gonna be a no go..... I'm happy we'll get it after they fix the issue. I miss bbm

    Sent from my iPhone
    09-23-2013 05:13 PM
  4. wendybeee's Avatar
    Thanks so much for posting this info. I hope with all the talk of the sale that cross-platform BBM doesn't get put on the back burner. Living in Toronto BlackBerrys are still a prevalent device so I have many friends, family members and co-workers on bb so for me using BBM is an app I look forward to having.
    blackmagicwoman likes this.
    09-23-2013 05:19 PM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    09-23-2013 05:20 PM
  6. BLiNK's Avatar
    i forgot how BBM works. would we be able to just give out PIN #'s?

    and have group convos?
    09-23-2013 06:49 PM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    i forgot how BBM works. would we be able to just give out PIN #'s?

    and have group convos?
    Pretty much sums up the process...
    blackmagicwoman and BLiNK like this.
    09-23-2013 06:50 PM
  8. BLiNK's Avatar
    Pretty much sums up the process...
    cool. maybe we can get an iMore group going..
    09-23-2013 07:36 PM
  9. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    cool. maybe we can get an iMore group going..
    An iMore BBM group.
    What next?
    Kosher pork chops?
    Maternity clothes for men?

    kch50428 and rdiddy_25 like this.
    09-23-2013 10:25 PM
  10. brianjr88's Avatar
    i can see it taken more then 2 weeks cause the iOS ver is buggy so they will proly post another update saying they will have new versions ready after some testing
    09-24-2013 10:26 PM

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