Skype

CrackBerry Asks: Do you use Skype on BlackBerry 10?

BlackBerry Z3

Grab yourself a bargain BlackBerry in Saudi Arabia

SIM Free?

Are more people going down the SIM free route?

BlackBerry and the UAE government

BlackBerry UAE partners up to assist the Government

International News

Digit names BlackBerry 10 ‘The World’s Best Mobile OS’

Android not such a good deal

Nigerians want their BlackBerry back

BlackBerry Media

The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team are still making the most o

CrackBerry Polls

CrackBerry Asks: Would you want a dual SIM BlackBerry?

BlackBerry Games

Quick reminder - Just a few days left to grab NeverMaze for free

BlackBerry Media

The International Organization for Migration in Colombia jump on the BES10 bandwagon

BlackBerry Media

BlackBerry and BES10 within the UK's National Health Service

BlackBerry Media

The top UK law firms are choosing BlackBerry 10 for its security features

BlackBerry Apps

Making a return - CrackBerry app bargains of the week

BlackBerry Apps

Going to the Glastonbury festival? Get the official Android app on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone

Now ready for developers

BlackBerry 10.3 SDK goes Gold

News & Rumors

BlackBerry 10 OS adoption rate by the numbers

BlackBerry Games

It's Wimbledon time. We check out the best tennis games for BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry Apps

One small improvement I'd like to see to the BlackBerry alarm clock

Editorial

Should BlackBerry and Amazon be working together on more?

BlackBerry Media

Amazon bringing their Appstore to BlackBerry 10

< >

Gist.com sunsets as the company goes all in with RIM and BlackBerry 10

Contacts App
By Bla1ze on 15 Aug 2012 04:34 pm EDT
1
loading...
6
loading...
63
loading...

As you may or may not already know, RIM acquired Gist back in February of 2011 to help with better contact management solutions on Blackberry devices. For a while, RIM never interfered with the already existing services Gist was offering but now that we're well into 2012, the time has come for Gist to sunset their other offerings. It's not bad news however, as noted on the Gist blog:

In February of 2011, we agreed to become part of Research In Motion® (RIM®) and bring the Gist vision to millions of BlackBerry® customers and help create the world’s largest connected social graph. A few months ago, we shared exciting news about the new BlackBerry® PlayBook™ OS 2.0 Contacts app that we’ve been working on since joining RIM.  More recently, our team has been tasked with creating the native address book/contact manager for the next generation platform, BlackBerry® 10. In addition to our core focus on the Contacts app, we have been given expanded responsibility for everything social at RIM including BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™), Facebook® and Twitter® apps and instant messaging as well as much of the identity platform (BlackBerry® ID), location services and user analytics features.  

In other words, Gist is going all in with RIM and BlackBerry 10. Rather than trying to maintain everything, the Gist team will be focused on BlackBerry 10 and future solutions for BlackBerry smartphones. As of now, Gist has stopped accepting new user registrations and services will shutdown on September 15, 2012. If you're a Gist user who is looking to transition services elsewhere, you'll find the details on how to export your info on the Gist blog.

Source: Gist

12 comments

Reader comments

Gist.com sunsets as the company goes all in with RIM and BlackBerry 10

12 Comments
Sort by Rating

Maybe they can focus on getting their contact app to sync with Microsoft Outlook; a seemingly obvious feature present on every Blackberry device except the Playbook.

mine works too....but I'm guessing they are talking about Outlook contacts ect. THAT stuff doesn't work as well

Exchange works fine; however Playbook contacts and calendar do not direct sync to Microsoft Outlook.

We don't all use Exchange servers; standalone Outlook is still very popular and Playbook won't talk to it without uploading everything to a third party like Google.

Great news...
I used GIST before they joined BlackBerry and thought it was pretty cool. With OS 2.0, it was a massive improvement.
Looking forward to super gist and BB10

This is what RIM needs to be doing with ALL of the companies that they have acquired. RIM needs to create a vision of one unified company with a laser focused vision on THE mobile computing platform of the future. RIM needs to show the world that what it is building is the next big thing in mobile and the only way to do that is as one company not a bunch of little teams that do their own thing and work on BB 10 on the side. This is great news.