Get your social on with these BBM 6 enabled apps and games

BBM 6 Social Platform
By Adam Zeis on 28 Jul 2011 01:01 pm EDT

So you installed BlackBerry Messenger 6 but are wondering what all the fuss is about? Well BBM 6 brings loads of social goodness to the great messenger that you already know and love. There are plenty of apps on the way that will take full advantage of the BBM Social Platform, and there are already some that are ready to roll. So if you're looking to get more social from your social, keep reading to see what apps you can use to get the most out of BBM.

BBM 6 Enabled Applications and Games


Foursquare for BlackBerry

"RIM is a fantastic partner. We're thrilled to be working with them to provide a better experience to millions of foursquare users around the world by integrating foursquare with BBM," said Holger Luedorf, VP of Mobile and Partnerships for foursquare. - Foursquare 

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PowWow Premium

PowWow Premium BlackBerryPowWow Premium BlackBerry

"PowWow uses BBM 6 integration to enable real time social event coordination," said Kathryn Lahrs, Founder, Lahrs Apps. "Users are directly invited and notified of events that are created with our application. With PowWow, the latest information is available and BBM chats can quickly be started if any further communication is desired. Through BBM 6 PowWow users can share their location information, which is displayed in BlackBerry Maps. There is also an option
to check your contact's availability directly from their calendars and to create an event with this information; this is a very useful tool in event planning and saves time in the process." - PowWow 

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Poynt for BlackBerryPoynt for BlackBerry

"I don't know anyone who doesn't immediately react to the 'chime' of BBM," said Margaret Glover-Campbell, VP Marketing & PR of Poynt Corporation. "Being able to leverage BBM 6 to share search results provides a tremendous advantage to our BlackBerry smartphone user base who can now easily and quickly coordinate their social activities. The ability to share the app download directly within BBM is also exciting for us, given the immediacy and viral nature of the platform. From a development perspective, we see tremendous possibilities for future integration around connecting people while they're on the go." - Poynt 

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"Following sports is inherently social - fans are extremely passionate, and like to trash talk, comment, and generally share their opinions on whatever they're watching," says Dale Fallon, VP Digital Products, Score Media. "By integrating BBM 6 functionality right into the ScoreMobile experience, we enable our users to enjoy the game with their friends even when they're not together. In a nutshell, BBM 6 integration allows sports fans to be social without having to leave the ScoreMobile app." - ScoreMedia  

More information/download of ScoreMobile


Jingu for BlackBerryJingu for BlackBerry

"Jingu users are engaging with BlackBerry Messenger in an exciting new way," said Pankaj Gogia, Founder, Jingu Apps. "With BBM 6, ease of use is greatly enhanced with capabilities like updating your BBM profile picture directly from within the application. Jingu is dedicated to creating social networking applications built on the BlackBerry Messenger Social Platform that leverage the new capabilities of BBM 6 and bring enriched and vastly immersive experiences to end users." - Jingu Apps 

More information/download of Jingu

The Huffington Post

Huffington Post

"The Huffington Post, a leader in implementing social features to reach and interact with its network of readers and bloggers, integrates the BlackBerry Social Platform to create a place where our users can continue to engage in up-to-the-minute news stories, blogs, and analysis," said Paul Berry, CTO of the Huffington Post Media Group. "As a BBM connected app, we make it simple for our readers to easily share and discuss the news. BBM 6 allows The Huffington Post to continue to reach its audience in a new way when they are on the go, and without having to compromise on the quality of their experience." - Huffington Post  

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Pocket Ants

Pocket Ants

"One of the keys to viral game sales is to allow users to easily invite their friends to join them in playing the games they love," said Keith Pichelman, CEO, Concrete Software. "Integrating BBM into Pocket Ants has allowed the game to do just that." - Concrete Software 

Backgammon King

Backgammon King

"Players have always been able to play Backgammon King against real opponents but playing against your friends took a lot of time and effort," said Troy Johnson, Director Strategic Initiatives, Magmic. "Your BBM contacts are your friends and BBM 6 is making it incredibly easy to share Backgammon King with them and invite them to play in real-time. The ease of access to our product, the ease of sharing and the ease of player engagement are each major breakthroughs. Combine those attributes of BBM 6 with Magmics' industry leading in-game chat design and you have an incredibly entertaining experience. Trash talking your best friend over a game of backgammon has never been easier and more fun. It's no exaggeration to say, for Backgammon King, BBM 6 is a real game changer." - Magmic 

More information/download of Backgammon King

The fun doesn't stop here. These are just a few of the great apps and games that take advantage of the new BBM 6. There are others ready for you to try out as well as plenty on the way. BBM 6 really does make things more social, so check out these and other apps to maximize your socializing. 

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Reader comments

Get your social on with these BBM 6 enabled apps and games


It's a pretty decent news aggregator. I guess if your politics are to the right, it wouldn't be for you.

Hi @UnknownError507,

Alex from RIM here. Couldn’t agree with you more about Poynt and foursquare – they both rock. ScoreMobile is also a must for me, so I can keep up with my Blue Jays and talk up the latest news with my friends on BBM. Here’s a video of the ScoreMobile app and BBM 6 in action: Plus, there are lots of other really great BBM-connected apps available – like Forces of War and Photo Booth. For the latest list, swing by our Inside BlackBerry Blog and take a look for yourself:

Alex, RIM Social Media Team


This is a BB website. If you are not a fan that's cool but why visit it then? BB users share info and help each other by sharing information.
Your comment does not contribute to anything or help anyone. You won't change any BB user's mind about BB so why don't you just find something better to do with your time. Something constructive.


Was this an undercover post by the Zeis lens as part of the plan to keep the ego of the leader of the free BB world under control again? ;)

I think that if RIM would allow more than bbm, mail, tasks and calendar (.......etc) through the bridge I think it would add value to the playbook. Until RIM comes out with a BB at LTE speed with hotspot capabilities the use of the playbook becomes limited. I currently have the style (don't laugh) and can't use it to tether. If the bridge would include let’s say CrunchSMS to access text messages from your phone, Facebook app accessibility now that it has the ability to chat, Poynt and all the notifications that would pop up on your phone (appworld app update when you're not paying attention to your phone, Blackberry back up notifications when the backup didn't go through......etc).

I don't know if I'm reaching but I think that kind of stuff will increase its value. Not to mention that these apps are integrated with BBM so it would be a tool we could use on both platforms.

Just a thought.

Got Foursquare set up and integrated with BBM, but Poynt does not seem to prompt me to do anything with BBM like Foursquare did.

Foursquare works well and adds to the functionality of the app. Can't work out what ScoreMobile does though - I have tried updating BBM through it and nothing happens.

anyone able to help me figure out how to integrate with Poynt. Not seeing anything different in that app... Scoremobile prompted me to integrate, Poynt did not.


Same thing happened with me. I tried what the other user above said and went into bbm options but the only app I had listed in there was scoremobile.

So no clue on why Poynt isnt working with it

Be nice if bbm would wrk b4 bring out stuff to use on bbm for last few weeks its been sh*t can't send messages

I have downloaded the new version of BBM, sadly, I do not use any of the apps that come with it. How would I delete / downgrade back to my BBM (I believe that was the last updated version). I also like the looks of it better...bubbles are side to side screen and the text box isn't three times the size.

Thank you for any help anyone can give me on this.

I am new to Crackberry / Blackberry so still working things out :)

Have a great day everyone!!!

Im a huge fan of BBM. Read the article, wasexcited a bit, downloaded, and now Im so disappointed. Show what yourlistening to option, gone. This poynt integration, where is it? Im not a complete fool (matter of opinion) but cant seem to find anything to do with this AMAZING integration being preached.

You're right. I was also disappointed. RIM said themselves that they won't be needing it anymore due to it becoming redundant; other applications will be filling in its place. I fail to understand what CAN fill its place. I want it back.

I've heard they want apps like Pandora and Slacker Radio to include BBM integration and show what you're listening to. I like that idea.

Not really impressed with this version! I want the ability to show what I'm listening to again, not sure why this feature was removed wah wah wahhhh:(

I contacted Poynt, and here's their response:
"At this time, Poynt version 1.8.0 is only available for the soon to be released Blackberry 9900 series smartphone. We are excited to release version 1.8.0 for all other Blackberry devices and the development team is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the build and we anticipate a release shortly."