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Hands-on with Snap2Chat for BlackBerry 10

By DJ Reyes on 1 May 2014 12:02 pm EDT
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After being in beta for a while and going through a hurdle or two to get BlackBerry World approval, Snap2Chat was finally made available to the public in April 2014. The third party SnapChat app had been wanted by many and while the Android port was suffice enough for some, you can't beat the a BlackBerry 10 native app. Joining the likes of iGrann and Whine, Snap2Chat is a welcome addition to BlackBerry 10.

In CrackBerry fashion we bring you a review of Snap2Chat, comparing it to the Android port. There are many similarities but the full version of Snap2Chat which was the version that many tested out during its beta period has some extras that are not found in the official SnapChat app.

Exclusive features of Snap2Chat

  • Snap2Chat presents a whole new way to communicate with other Snap2Chat users 
  • The Shoutbox! 'Shout' in the Shoutbox and other Snap2Chat users will be able to like and comment on your 'shouts'! Also add friends from the Shoutbox! 
  • Customize your app! Select any color for the title bar and choose between a light and dark theme for the whole app. 
  • Customize your snap! Use BlackBerry® 10's built in photo editor to edit your snaps. Also choose from a variety of font types of sizes. 
  • Unlimited text in captions! Snap2Chat offers the flexibility to write captions longer than one line. 
  • Edit your profile  
  • View stories individually 
  • See your feed in the active frame 
  • Invite friends via SMS, Facebook, Twitter and other social networks - Set a refresh interval 
  • Take a screenshot without the sender finding out!

These are all things you will find in the full Snap2Chat app. In Snap2Chat Lite, there are some features that you won't get, like being able to use the BlackBerry 10 photo editor or receive notifications but you'll still be able to get all the regular features you would with the official SnapChat app. Note, that when I say "Official" I mean the Android port, which isn't available via BlackBerry World.

Check out the video above to see Snap2Chat in action. If you haven't downloaded it yet, check it out today. The full version of Snap2Chat is still currently on sale for $0.99. The full price is $1.99 and it's available for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

Learn more / Download Snap2Chat from BlackBerry World
Learn more / Download Snap2Chat Lite from BlackBerry World

79 comments

Koepman

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rajbir01

Worth every penny. Heck I'd buy it for $9.99.

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JAS0NB0URNE

Ditto.

Posted with my BlackBerry Q10.

dannykavs

Mr Nemory,

I purchased your app on my Z30 but when I go to download it on my Q5 it still is making me pay. Is this by design? Charging me separate times for using it on a separate device?

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Ranga_Matrix

It could be that you have a different blackberry ID for each device.

Pete The Penguin

I hope you realise this app breaches SnapChat ToS yet BlackBerry still approved it when they said they wouldn't.

It's no wonder you get charged twice by an app whose dev cares little about security.

Dave Bourque

Lol... Snapchat devs had many security breaches themselves... don't act like they care about security either...

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Pete The Penguin

I know about the SnapChat issues, that's no excuse to breach their ToS. Nor is it an excuse for BlackBerry to move the goalposts.

sickyute

Agreed! I hope it does back fire. I can see an issue arising if it gets really popular

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robdob123

Ditto

Classifieds Canada and GeoYeo App all the way!!!

deltact

Maybe it's BlackBerry's attempt to force big name apps to bring a BB10 version.

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NemOry

You even don't know the reason of why the guy above is charged twice. ?

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NemOry

BlackBerry IDs can only be used in 1 device. Your z30 must have a different BlackBerry ID than your Q5. In order to get it to both you really have to pay for 2

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robdob123

You are mistaken, the same blackberry id can be used multiple devices.

Classifieds Canada and GeoYeo App all the way!!!

SalMan50

I'd like to think that he got it slightly confused with the Blackberry Pin, as those are unique for each single device. But I'm fairly confident that one BBID could be shared among separate blackberry devices

I've a Z10 and Playbook, for the apps (not too many) that are available within each respective appstores, I'm usually able to get them

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Emu the Foo

Oh! I guess you guys are saying the guy who made the app doesn't know what he's talking about?!? Nemory, love the app. Idgaf about the ToS. Jail broken ios devices do the same thing so I doubt there's much of a breach. Anyways paid for it and loved it. All my friends on it now

Finally posted from my BlackBerry Z30

textngo

A Blackberry ID can be used on multiple devices, however some BlackBerry services (BBM) will only work on one of the devices.

Cranky

If you own two separate cars, you have to pay registration on both and insurance too.

But u can only drive one at a time.

Come on, he put a lot of work into this app. He is very active and really listens and replies to bugs and complaints.

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mohammadn

What is snapchat?

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Prem WatsApp

A take a snapshot while you chat!

And and can (should) only be seen for a ahem, snap ... second(s)...

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

Prem WatsApp

(don't take my description too serious ;-) )

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

Millard Souers

Each time I open the app, it acts like it's loading and then closes down abruptly. I deleted and reinstalled the app and am having the same issue... Anyone else have this issue?

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donmateo

Same issue. Keeps force quitting when trying to load

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MoritaBB

Yeah mine too... after the latest update it's just loading and nothing else...

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NemOry

Really sorry guys, it has been a common issue since rhe update I'll be publishing a beta in Beta Zone later with Hub Integration and the fix to the no loading. To prevent crashing, if you ever get inside the app again please go to advanced settings and disable enhanced video recorder

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mICRoMaTe

I am not a fan of this app, I have however managed to purchase it and seen the hard work the developers put into it. Its totally awesome.

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bert106

Bit of a contradictory statement there...

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JAS0NB0URNE

Not really. Had no interest in Snapchat, out of respect/appreciation of a hardworking dev gave it a try and was impressed.

Posted with my BlackBerry Q10.

textngo

I hope snap2chat gets updated with support for the new IM and video features!

toneytone

Yes, let's get the new features updated. It's the reason I just purchased the app for the reduced price. These new features will make it more usable for me.

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NemOry

I really will do my beat to sniff the new API to implement the new Chat Feature :)

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z10geek

Pls ihave bug in friend request fix't pls

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JAS0NB0URNE

What is the bug? Go to the forum where the developer is active and post it there:

http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=884385

Posted with my BlackBerry Q10.

DaBear5

Hopefully the dev plans to add support for the new features snapchat added very recently. Very good app though.

NemOry

I really will do my best to sniff the new API to implement the new Chat Feature :)

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Rolf Hed

I was wondering that too... Maybe it'll take a while?

menshawy

I'm not a Snap Chat user or fan, but I bought it just to support the developer. It's good to see such great efforts put into having the big name apps natively in BlackBerry World

medic22003

Same here. My kids use it though. I usually use text or BBM. I bought it for me and the kids just to support the dev.

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spikesolie

Idk if it's good to buy just to support dev. I guess if you can afford it. I only buy when I know I'll use the app.. speaking of which I'm loving the headless integration

Zee coolest flicking smartphone evah

JAS0NB0URNE

Can't afford 99 cents?

Posted with my BlackBerry Q10.

2dfx

He's clearly not Macklemore

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xravishx

"A penny saved is a penny earned." 99 pennies isn't a whole lot, but if one drop that much many times, they add up. I think that's the point. I sure wouldn't drop a dollar for an app just support a dev. I worked hard even for that dollar and I want to put it to use in something I find value in.

Of course, someone else will find value in simply supporting a dev which I actually like. I spent about 6 months on Android and don't think I've seen anyone say they bought an app just to support a dev. But, I've seen this happen multiple times on BlackBerry. Maybe that's a difference between us BlackBerry folk and everyone else.

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Dave Bourque

Android users rather pirate the app and avoid paying a damn thing...

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Pete The Penguin

There were plenty of pirated Android apps in BlackBerry World when BB10 launched.

Where you have an app store, you'll always have piracy. No platform is immune.

web99

I will gladly pay the 99 cents to support the developer for the following reason. He has stepped up to the plate and created a very good quality native BB10 app for SnapChat, when nobody else bothered.

Prem WatsApp

He's a young student on a tight budget, I can understand

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

SalMan50

I'm loving these debates surrounding $0.99. I can't even fathom why such an issue exists, but to each their own I reckon.

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canadian nick

Purchased the app even though I don't really use snapchat, seems to work great. One nice thing is I don't get the Google play services pop up I did with the android version. Thanks to the developer.

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graham bowers

Awesome work :) love it

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tvst28

Sure, the notifications and customization options are great but it's the battery efficiency (as compared to the Android apk) that make this worth every penny for me!

Duncan Campbell

More than happily paid for this app. Its brilliant and I have not had one problem for it at all

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gleas293

Had issue with app working after headless update, similar to others. Uninstalled, then reinstalled app and works great now. Just an FYI if anyone else is having issues.

AT&T Blackberry Z10

sickyute

Mmmm...hope BlackBerry knows what it's doing by approving this app.

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Pete The Penguin

BlackBerry know...
It's not the first app that breached a services ToS that they approved and won't be the last.

sickyute

Mmmm, hope it doesn't come back to bite them. Surprised that CrackBerry actual did a review.

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JAS0NB0URNE

CJH_, do not come in here pretending BlackBerry is some evil, wrongdoing outlier. There is no shortage of Snapchat apps for iPhone and Android to use. In fact, I would argue those are worse for Snapchat because they are in direct competition with the official app available in their app ecosystems. There is no official Snapchat in BlackBerry World so how does this app hurt them?

Posted with my BlackBerry Q10.

Prem WatsApp

Weird, so they are not policing it, but they could. Does the ToS state any action that's going to be taken in case of a breach?

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

blackguy07

So you're just going to troll the comments Aye? Smh

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NemOry

Awesome review!! thanks so much DJ!! :)

fast666

No desire to use Snapchat

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keith1000

I have had the app for a couple days. It has used more battery sitting idle with no snaps today at all then Bbm which has sent and received 100 messages. This headless might be a battery hogg. Just might have to disable headless as I don't use it enough. Great app though.

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keith1000

Fort to add. Bbm 2.5%, snap to chat 3.5, I know it's not a lot but UT hasn't been used at all.
Keith

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NemOry

Bro. Battery drain relies to your settings, try setting the refresh interval to something like 120 :)

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Gykesdollars

300 is better with less drain. I think that should have been your default setting instead of 60 to avoid the much complaints about this battery issue. I blame you for that bro, though I get no battery drain :)

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Ben Ireland

Anybody having problems adding friends on the lite version?

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NemOry

Please contact Snap2chat@gmail.com bro

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priceless819

How do you find people to add on this? Lol

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Rolf Hed

I wonder if this developer will start to add the new text and video features that SnapChap announced on May 1...

NemOry

I really will do my best to sniff the new API to implement the new Chat Feature :) :)

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Rolf Hed

Thanks! I'm sure everyone would love to use the new features. :-)

Jim Barilla

Is it not possible to add captions to videos in snap2chat? My wife says she can do it in the regular Snapchat but I've been unable to find a way to add captions to videos...

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NemOry

Not yet possible bro.

aming63

No issues here with the Blackberry World headless version.

panda92

great! i've been waiting for this app!

Red_Berry_21

nice one keep up the good work i hope blackberry are listening to the customers and giving us all what we want but deffo keep up the goo work m8 nic one hope it does well :)

chiamattt

People complain the blackberry app world doesn't have certain apps. Then someone like Nemory works hard to fill a small part of the app divide and people complain about that too. It's impossible to win these days.

Keep up the good work, dude. Ignore the negative attention seekers.

fedech14

Hey Nem0ry,

Any updates on the "pushing the fix to beta zone"??

I checked today and still no luck.

Thanks!

attackofthehippopotamus

As far as permissions are concerned. Can you not allow access to location, photos, etc and still have it work?

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Adam Kaczmarek

It's possible to die and still have breath and heart beat?

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