Snap2Chat Lite now available from BlackBerry World

Snap2Chat Lite now available from BlackBerry World
By DJ Reyes on 25 Apr 2014 06:42 am EDT
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The long wait to see Snap2Chat become available in BlackBerry World ended yesterday. It's a really slick and fast app, you can see how much work the developer put into it. Plus, it has extra features on top of the official Snapchat app. There isn't an official app for BlackBerry 10 anyway, unless you sideload. The version that came out yesterday is a paid version and is currently on sale, however I did mention that there developer would be releasing a free version. That becomes available today.

Of course, being a free version it won't have all the features you get with the paid version but you get the full Snap chat experience of being able to send and receive 'Snaps' and all the rest.

Snap2Chat Lite differences

  • No Custom Caption Fonts
  • No Custom Caption Backgrounds
  • No Replay Feature
  • No Auto Load Snaps & Stories
  • No Front Facing Flash
  • No Auto Open Cam on Start
  • No Notifications
  • No Select All when sending Snaps
  • No Advanced Media Editor
  • No Enhanced Video Recorder
  • Can't switch to Dark theme
  • Can't attach media from SD Card
  • Can't customize Title Bar Color
  • Camera Shutter Sound always on *Static Background Active Frame
  • Orientation is locked to Auto
  • Caption Text limited to 30 Characters

If you would like to have the option to do all of the above, or even just support the developer, the full version is currently available for $0.99 for the weekend. Regular price is $1.99. We'll be bringing you a review soon and also compare it to the Snapchat Android port.

Learn more / Download Snap2Chat Lite from BlackBerry World

103 comments

nuff_said

Wow. That's a lot of 'no's'. Will check it out before jumping into the premium

AngryEdmontonian

Actually, that would be a lot of added features for the paid version. You know the ones that for some reason million dollar companies can't seem to incorporate into their apps, as the lite version offers the exact same features as the Android and iOS versions. This shows how 3rd party devs are actually providing a better experience. Again, Well done NemOry.

mnc76

Except notifications (the Android and iOS versions support notifications, while the lite version does not).

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thisiscjay

I wish this was available at launch. Really the only downside..

WWBlondieDo

Except notifications AND front facing flash.

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simonbarnes

Go to the bank (or do without a cup of coffee) and borrow some money and go straight for the 'pro' at $0.99....
brilliant app that works perfectly (100 x better than Android version). Support the developer and all his effort!

Paul Callahan

Is this like Plenty of Fish or OkCupid?

Q10 on T-Mobile

ibimmer

I'll try the free version first and then buy the full one.

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QuIcKsIlV3r

hahaha you didn't get to be first with your "i'll try the free version first..." comment

And to those that don't know, ibimmer tries and tries to be witty with his stupid first comments, so flame me all you want that he's not trying to be first, look at his comment section posts! Tried to be smart and looked stupid posting things like the Porche Design 9983rd! So he's trying to be clever and this time he FAILED!!!

jon4400

Wow, you must have a lot of time in your hand.

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JAS0NB0URNE

Who looks like more of a fool? Him for saying he'd try the free before buying the paid version, or you for your personal rant?

Posted with my BlackBerry Q10.

buylocal_getaBB

Quicksilver and his posts that waste more space and are more irrelevant than the posts he is ranting about were always childish and ridiculous.

Thought he grew up for a while. Turns out he is still a FIRST class loser

Buy a bb, get a droid for free

The Me

Quicksilver is a waste of my bandwidth.

JhonHartQnx

There's no doubt about it now! QUICKSILVER is either a mass murderer or an old lady with a house full of cats...

Z10 my baby...

shiszil

Best comment! Imma say both!

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vtecberry

Ha. Quicksilver said he's got a lady. I guess mom's count.

Vtecberry Z10

The Me

First posts don't actually bother me, quicksilver crying about every single one of them does.

I want his posts to be blocked from my account...

BB Super Junior

Always entertaining.

Sorry if this comment comes across as enabling :/

Aka S.Jizzle Z30STA100-5/10.2.1.2141

koalaberry

I think I will also try Snap2Chat Lite first before I decide whether or not to buy premium.

BB Super Junior

For all those who bitched about the $0.99 sale.

Aka S.Jizzle Z30STA100-5/10.2.1.2141

Barracuda7772

If any of you can't afford .99 cents for a great app and to support a greater Dev then you shouldn't have a smartphone.

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shupor

..."shouldn't have a BlackBerry"

Fixed that for you ;)

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walt63

+100

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BB Super Junior

Important distinction.

Aka S.Jizzle Z30STA100-5/10.2.1.2141

Maxz888

This app is for the can't spend 0.99 cents poors

Z30 STA100-2.... 10.2.1.2102

cujo666

Great app, and it's so much better than the android port.

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smart548

I do not agree. Even with the deeper respect to Nemory as a dev, he has been smart to release a free version: all the devs should! Why? Because people who never used snapchat or are not sure if they are gonna use an app or play a game can put their hands on what the app/game is all about. Then,if they think they are gonna use it and appreciate they can go and buy the full edition. It is the same thing as demos for pc/console games. Nowadays it's hard to find them for a lot of games and that's a bad thing! Even if it just a dollar,why spend it on an app I am not gonna use? My 2 cents only..

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AbAll87

Well said, saved me the trouble of giving my own 2 cents

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johnuk79

Absolutely agree with you and it's what I intend to do!

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treaker

I'll pass.

Z10 on Telus

maclaskey

Go premium and support this developer. Its 10 fold better than the original Snap chat!! My daughter with ios was jealous how bad a$$ it is.

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NemOry

Thanks dude :)

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Gord Cluthe

Your daughter needs a BlackBerry :)

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web99

I downloaded the premium version for 0.99 as a show of support for NemOry, who invested his time to build a native BB10 app.

After trying it, I agree that it is better than the original snap chat.

mscooley

Releasing free after so many people purchased the paid version yesterday? Forget whether or not someone can afford $.99, it's a bit unethical. I support devs. I even bought the app even though I've sent one Snap in my entire life, but I don't support sneaky devs. Yesterday I suggested he let people know before purchase that the app wasn't headless yet. He did reply & said he'd updated the description. I don't know. I haven't looked. All I'm saying is don't try to rob #TeamBlackBerry simply because you can and see a way to do so. I understand time and development, but there's a correct way to do anything.

@kmcooley | Channel: C00219967

NemOry

Actually, yesterday post was very clear stating that a free version is coming in couple of days, so if who ever did not read well the post yesterday then I can't do nothing. Also I didn't made it in purpose to not release in same date but it's BlackBerry world that was delayed to approve the free version. I already updated the description that no headless and it's there. And I'm NOT a ROBBER.

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mscooley

Perhaps you could have waited till both apps were ready and available? I'm not a dev & don't know the entire process A-Z, but I have seen it done. Not being a robber....That's good to hear. We don't take too kind to robbers.

NemOry

Well I hope you also know that the free version is 80% different than the pro version. People knows the difference. I am very active in forums and other social sites. I posted the difference few days ago before the launching. And also I don't force people to buy the paid version and I clearly said if you don't want to pay you can sideload the paid version totally free in the forums or you can wait for the free version.

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mscooley

I know you're active in the forums & so am I and have been since day 1. This is but one reason why I am protective of folks here. I'm not trying to discredit you. I do however question what seems like a botched roll out of an app that you knew was highly demanded and profitable. I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt in saying that I trust that your dedication to #TeamBlackBerry trumps any other desires to cleverly pad your pockets. We will support devs hands down so there's no need to worry about that as long as he/she handles their business. Thank you for your dedication and I look forward to future apps.

NemOry

I just graduated this year, I'm 21, and ny first serious app really is snap2chat. I may be not that professional yet but I was just so excited that I announced snap2chat is approved because it's such a long wait and a lot of frustrations. I hope you also understand. But I really tried.my best to roll out the free version asap. Problem only.that paid version was approved first. I even sent a email to expedite the process of the free version. Just want to let you know that I don't have any bad techniques to make money or what, was just so over excited , I love BlackBerry 10 and love supporting it. Thanks also for teaching me to be a better dev.

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mscooley

I understand. Nem & I apologize for coming down so hard on you. Again I'm a bit protective of #TeamBlackBerry. I appreciate the work you've put into this app and others. Know that. Feel free to use me as a resource if you need advice next time around. I appreciate your honesty. See you on the Twittas.

NemOry

I also apologize. Let's move on! :)

mscooley

Done. If this were BBM, you'd get the happy hug emoticon.

buylocal_getaBB

Wow he was much more kind with your insulting claims than i would have been. Class act Nem.

Next time try not to assume the worst in someone who works hard to support bb10. One day off with the free version, my goodness. Find a real problem to complain about, there are lots of them

Buy a bb, get a droid for free

vtecberry

For real. I can't believe all that over 99 cents. Someone give her a dollar please so she feels better

Vtecberry Z10

jope28

MsCooley needs to be a little more Ms Cool like.
Point was made. Great point, but now I'm starting to feel for the poor kid lol.

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mscooley

Lol. Thnx for checking me. We're cool. A little bit of intense fellowship fixes all. Good to talk it out.

THBW

Quite frankly, time for you to move on. Your argument is illogical and I have absolutely no problem spending 99 cents for a fun little app that is well designed. The developer deserves full credit for their work and he will be supported by the BlackBerry faithful. If you were too lazy to read the previous posts on Snap2chat and that a free version was to be released, then that is your problem.

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CNX66

Wow... you've been robbed for $0.99? I should file a lawsuit if I was you...

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mscooley

Classic. I will sacrifice my daily Gatorade to offset this. :)

Rowan M

Need a vacation, maybe? Unwind a bit?

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SeaBeeJay

Get off your high horse Ms NOT-so-Cooley!!

Nem is one of the few developers that constantly is listening to his app users and incorporating their ideas into making his app better. He gives up so much of his time to help and make a better experience for all the end users. This has been around for months in the forums where the thread is well over 200 pages long.

He is far from robbing anyone, rather giving the option to those that want to test the app before buying.

If this is your attitude, we don't want you on "#teamblackberry".

You just robbed me of 2 minutes of my life cause I had to reply to your ignorant post.

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craigallen16

Seabeejay, you actually didn't have to replay to anything and neither did anyone else. We, as a whole, waste time jumping on one another and trying to give each other a hard time over problems that have already been dealt with. They talked it out and resolved the issue. Leave it there, instead of rekindling the flame.

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17blackberryQ10

If you sideloaded from the. Bar files (not the android port) is there a point from buying it from the blackberry world? Is the. Bar file different then the one in the app store?
Thanks! :)

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NemOry

The bar file in the forums will remain free forever. It's the paid version. :)

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spikesolie

You'll never get headless support tho

Zee coolest flicking smartphone evah

theblob

This is nonsense. BlackBerry World is full of apps that should and are normally free but are paid when they hit the market due to developers always wanting a cut. I understand that they worked really hard and whatnot, but to go from regularly free to paid hurts the platform. And besides, case and point with iGrann, the android app is better anyways.

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Iggy City

Don't be a porcupine at a balloon party.

BadGoliath42

Tell that to Snapchat company, not Nemory. Only these beefed up companies can support growth while staying free. And they have to monetise one way or another one day anyway.

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NemOry

this version you see on top is free. :)

Jonathank

Why pay for a free app... I'd rather wait

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THBW

Pay no attention to these people. Their arguments are incoherent and empty. Downloaded three paid versions for the three BB10 devices in my house. This should make up for all the cheapskates out there. Keep going and don't waste your time with the Debbie downers.

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Rowan M

It's the free version. See 5th and 6th sentences of the first paragraph.

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arfin

First of all it's free so not sure what you are talking about, but i mean come on even if this version was $0.99 you would rather wait what could be an eternity just so you avoid paying a dollar for an app you use?

AngryEdmontonian

"I didn't actually read this post or the previous one in full, I just came to bitch about my own ignorance and lack of reading comprehension" ~ 75% of commenters

THBW

Or maybe they did and are angry that they have one less thing to bitch about with BB10. I sense a bit of trolling going on.

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brianasmith24

Tim Horton's large coffee $1.80. This app 99 cents. Switch to a small coffee for a day and buy the real app. Great deal. Great work NemOry.

NemOry

thanks much dude!! :)

SalMan50

+1 for The Timmies reference #TeamCanada

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p_r_a_g_m_a

The app is kinda secure but why asking for email and contacts?

NemOry

was gonna use it for find friends feature, forgot to remove, you can disable that permission and won't affect anything.

gatorboi352

"There isn't an official app for BlackBerry 10 anyway, unless you sideload."

At this point, it would be more news worthy to say what official apps actually are on BlackBerry..

Q10fiend

I think its a good idea to release a lite version so people can try it out for free then pay for the real deal. Especially when there are so many fake snapchat scam apps in BlackBerry world.

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NemOry

yeah!! :) thanks bro

todparsons

Defiantly worth it to get full version even after sale is off. I'm using normal snap chat at the moment but will be trying snap2chat again :)

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andrew2362

Thanks for making a free version, which will get it available to the masses who refuse to pay for apps that are free on other platforms and don't know how to get android apps.

iN10Se

Great move Nemory! I'm sure after trying the lite version ppl will pay for this amazing app :)

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fast666

Nice but not for me

ChannelX C000D3759 We promote channels

DeeJayDanny_C

Reading the comments shaking my head... Though It is nice seeing people at least trying the lite version and if it is not for them, it is not for them... I wish though I could figure out how to become and Elite cause after reading this article I have learned when you are an Elite, your s#*t apperently doesn't stink like a normal person's... Guess that helps when you are on such a high horse...

raymond

Ha! Why bother. What a joke!!

Stop, drop, and roll.

Iggy City

Stop, drop, and troll.

DeeJayDanny_C

That being said this comment does not add any value to the article nor is it about what is featured and It wasn't an attempt to derail the thread, In all honesty my comment is no better than that of the comments to which I am referring...

However, I currently do have the pro version and love it. I don't send many snaps but didn't think twice when it came to supporting the dev... I suggest everyone give it an honest try with the lite version, consider if it would be something you would use or not... if you feel you would use it, get the pro version while it is still on sale. you are out nothing if you chose not to upgrade.. and PS version 1.1 of pro has been submitted to BBW by the dev, this includes HEADLESS SUPPORT :)

NemOry

thanks so much deejay! :)

Tyler Nellissen

The only thing that gets me is notifications. I get the feeling most people would purchase the app just for Notifications.

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NemOry

Pro version Headless Notifications was submitted today. Must be more awesome :)

BBMIZKING

Is this an alternative to Instagram?

Great to see new apps to the platform.

NemOry

similar, it's a chat app that you can only send a video or a photo with a caption. and messages self destructs for a limited time :)

suganda tolib

It's a NO,Sorry!

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ProjectBrett

paid version, get it while it's on sale guys!!

Posted via CB10 with my BlackBerry Z30.

NemOry

yeah right! thanks dude :)

Thalestr

I can understand a lot if those restrictions but notifications are kinda essential to snapchat. Without them the free version is somewhat pointless.

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NemOry

headless notifications is only for the pro version. it's now submitted and ready to show in couple of days :) I'm sorry but I really have to disable notifications in the free version.

Stadil

Are you saying that if I buy the pro version from appstore right now I get Headless? :o

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NemOry

V1.1 is not yet available. That version includes headless notifications. Should be live in next couple of days :)

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Stadil

Paid is free if you sideload it. Get the bar from Nemory own post in the forums:)

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Ishtiyaaq

FREE version.

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