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Snapchat is a social media app that allows users to send photos, videos or text to other users on their contact list. The "snaps" have a controlled time limit of which to view before they expire. For example, a user may send one photo to a contact with a time limit of 30 seconds. The recipient will have 30 seconds to view the photo, after which it becomes unavailable.
While an official Snapchat app for BlackBerry is not available, BB10 users have had success sideloading the Android version of the app. There is also a native third-party client in the works for BlackBerry 10 users.
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.Continue Reading →
When it comes to SnapChat on BlackBerry 10 most people know there is no official client offered as of yet and for months now, a native BlackBerry 10 app called Snap2Chat has been in beta courtesy of NemOry. It's a beautiful, fully featured app that really goes above and beyond what even SnapChat does when comes to interacting with the service and the features it offers but it has to be sideloaded which limits it's adoption for the masses.Continue Reading →
Over the past little while now we've heard from a few developers working on native Snap Chat clients for BlackBerry 10 but none having been as vocal about it as NemOry, developer of Droid Store, Where's My Phone and more. After having laid out the basics of the app previously, NemOry has been working hard to get a beta release out and it's now available. You'll need to grab your USB cables and load up the .BAR file to test things out but once that's over here's what you can expect.Continue Reading →
With BlackBerry remaining a public company, a great number of us are obviously interested in what they can do to boost their valuation. As much as I hope they can sustain themselves as a mobile platform (software, services and handsets too), it’s a tough battle.
But BBM can survive even without BlackBerry as an independent platform. It’s now a cross platform (and still awesome) chat app. It has over 80 million users. It gets basically no value from Wall Street.Continue Reading →
While the likes of Instagram, Vine and Snapchat are still missing from BlackBerry World for BlackBerry 10 smartphones there has been plenty of news about those apps coming from indie BlackBerry developers. iGrann is stepping in where Instagram is slacking and Whine is stepping in for Vine. So what's happening for Snapchat?Continue Reading →
Long time readers of CrackBerry know I'm a big fan of analytics and have often looked to Google Trends to gain insight into the demand for things like phones and apps. For the most part, looking at Google Trends data over the years has provided a pretty good representation of actual demand over time in the mobile realm, especially when comparing multiple items in a similar category.
With BBM's almost-launch this weekend, I was waiting for Google Trends date to come in so we could get a first impression of how it stands to fare against other multi-platform competitors in the mobile instant messaging space, including the likes of WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat and Snapchat. We know BBM has a large existing install base on BlackBerry Smartphones to the tune of 60 million active users, and we know this past weekend it drove over 1 million downloads on iOS/Android before the launch was halted. The almost-launch also caused a nice big spike on Google Trends.Continue Reading →
While it isn't officially available for BlackBerry 10, you can still download Snapchat on your Z10 or Q10 right nowContinue Reading →