A status update from SHAPE services regarding IM+ for the BlackBerry PlayBook

By Bla1ze on 18 Jul 2011 04:09 pm EDT
-
loading...
-
loading...
-
loading...
IM+ Pro for BlackBerry

The other day when we wrote about IM+ Plus for PlayBook having issues getting approved into BlackBerry App World we did so in an effort to help improve the overall situation for not only SHAPE services but also for BlackBerry developers out there who may be facing similar challenges. As expected, we didn't recieve any updates from RIM but SHAPE services did. As they wrote on their blog:

Shape's Development Head Alex and myself just had a talk with Tyler Lessard, RIM's VP, Global Alliances and Developer Relations.

Tyler was really friendly and helpful and we have now a hope that IM+ for Playbook will be approved within two weeks or so. We understand that to approve such an complex app can take the same time or more as the development of IM+ for Playbook itself. Just as remember, the app is now for two months in the testing queue.

And the best of the talk: after years of our requests to RIM we got from Tyler a promise to consider BlackBerry Push usage for IM+. It would make user experience on the BlackBerry platform the same kind of beautiful like on iOS.

Please continue to follow-up the story, it will really help to make things done. And to celebrate the moment we will offer to our friends from CrackBerry.com 25 free licenses of IM+ Pro for BlackBerry right now and 25 free licenses of IM+ for Playbook after release. 

Needless to say, we're glad to hear things are now on the right track for IM+ for the BlackBerry PlayBook and considering SHAPE services has given us 25 copies of IM+ Pro for BlackBerry to give away -- we'll do just that. Drop a comment on this post and we'll pick 25 of you all out there to win one free copy each courtesy of SHAPE services.

Please note: Contest is for the BlackBerry version, PlayBook version contest will be held later

310 comments

BChydro86

would be awesome on my playbook.

hope i win.

Maine

hope I win, RIM hurry up

IvanAMANation

"Oo, ooo, Pick me?!PICK ME?!!"

Jimcmf

NEW AWESOME PLAYBOOK APP.

THIS IS BETTER THEN NAPSTER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I JUST DOWNLOADED AND IT IS INCREDIBLE !!!!!

TRY IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IT IS CALLED: Mielophone.

Listen to the Black Eyed Peas (If you like them) The music (which is theirs) is a semi smash up.

All of the music is like this !!!!!

Where in the world does this come from ????

It's AWESOME.

I got to let Kevin Know.....

Just released !!!

bighap

Consider me entered.

EvilOne70

A native IM app for the PB... Finally!!!!

jaiello1986

Great news! Can't wait for it!

soul2k

Great News for Blackberry and its developers!

JDukeOSBB

Excellent news here! Count me in for the giveaway, I look forward to trying it out!

jeffreytoronto

that would be great to win on playbook....

Detective M Downs

Sweet deal! Please pick me....

Flyerssignguy

This would be a wonderful addition for the Playbook. I have been patiently waiting for all of the great Apps that RIM has been promising us. I pre-ordered my Playbook and bought it with faith :)

alegs

Great news!

Would be an awesome App to compliment my PlayBook.

ryanlrobinson

Entered. IM is probably the most important thing still missing from my PlayBook in my opinion.

130hp

Great! I want in on this!

Prey521

Oh wow! Awesome update AND a chance to win what's probably the best IM app for any platform, for the Playbook! Put me down for one please!

M1L2

I hope to Win it for my Playbook

WillyyR

Nice one thanks @implus. Push would be really great to see on the BlackBerry App.

bbmordie

great. this is a great story for all developers of the BlackBerry platform. Now if you don't mind I'd like to test out the IM+ for my BlackBerry smartphone. Thank you kindly.

chefmorry

Sign me up! Glad RIM got in touch with shape. Hopefully they can keep their two week goal, as they've missed every other goal/promise concerning the playbook.

RecioC

Awesome, I'd love to be entered to win, I enjoy using my PlayBook and this would be great.

00stryder

Glad to hear that things are working out for them. Just fooled around with a Playbook at Best Buy yesterday and I can't wait to save up enough money to get one!

maxrdlf

I want 1 license for IM+ pro for my bold :D

cckung90

IM+ for Bold 9700 or 9900 please.

jvictor77

Remember this contest is for BB only! Separate contest for PB later on release of the PB App!

swiedom

Glad to hear it will be coming. I'd love a free copy!

officeglen

Great news... Finally some serious apps for the playbook

neoflasher

Pick me ... Hopefully this will be live real soon and will get playbook on the map...

Macberryde

I would like to win this app! Fine, all is good with the IM+ APP I would glad about this win.

ignites

i want 1 for playbook!

Sarvey

I would love a copy of IM+ for my PlayBook :). Great product for a great device.

Cheers,
Sarv.

MJ151

Way to go, keep up the full court press.

Jake2826

Good news. I hope everything works out.

shupor

Ping!! Buzz!!! Nudge!! I hope i win

jman0829

i want it please!!!! thanks

ggap10

good job crackberry. this is for the benefit of team blackberry & the blackberry nation.....and of course count me in for the draw...

phasefV

Can't wait for the PB version, but the BB version would be great too!

Cazurela

Would love to get IM+ pro for my BB or the PB! Go Crackberry!

ldcmobile

I've always liked IM+ and can't wait until it's available on PlayBook

jaBBu

Glad to see developers getting the right encouragement from RIM and this looks like a great app to have (on the BB or PB).

cesarvrizzo

I would love to get IM+ so I can communicate with my family overseas

titusilvering

excellent! long live bb! hurray cb and shape

kae77

Good to hear there's some conversation :) And Contest :)

ctkittinger84

This is a much needed app for the playbook. Good to see RIM finally respond. I hope I win the app!

kritikal

Great news! Can't wait to have it on my playbook and hopefully get a copy for my blackberry as well!

geopatr

I hope it will be on my PB soon.

NerdBoss

hopefully i win both versions

powersb

I'd like to give it a try.

trhorton

Looking forward to this and more apps becoming available. Would love to win.

smartink

Can not wait for more apps like this to come for the playbook

morpho4444

I love you Blackberry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ThaMunsta

Great contest! Hope it helps get this app recognized too

TLS2000

Good to see that someone at RIM is finally addressing this issue!

I'd love to win IM+ for my Torch. I'm thinking of changing messaging platforms across all of my devices from Trillian.

Stides

looks super nice. Super cool!

h0telier

Could use a copy of IM+ for my playbook

ekkescorner

really great news to hear that Tyler went in and now IM+ will even get Push Services.

Biggfoot

great news and thanks for the heads up this should be a good app for my play book ;)

nolenut

Pick me MY PB would love you

Scott8586

Good news for SHAPE, IM+, and for PlayBook! Please consider me for one of the giveaways!

Thanks!

djtaube

Good to hear, but I really hope that application approval doesn't rely on the need to advertise the delays.

nickolas16

Would love to have 1 license!!!!!!

IndyScan

I would love to win this!

Parum

Even if I don't win I see this app on my playbook as soon as it releases.

mssca

I would like to win this for my Bold 9900 please.

pozi240

Finally, maybe some good news for PB owners! Thanks CB!

BlackScorpion3

As much as i am on my device a copy of IM+ would benefit me greatly...

eaburger

I hope I win the two version, but if is only one to try it is possible to buy the another one. But I prefer the Playbook version ;)

dabomb54321

i desperately need im plus for my playbook

citystars41

this will definitely sell on the playbook!!! i could really use it on my style though

shebmiller

Whoa! Awesome! I hope this app is available for the Playbook when I get mine in a few month!

redk

Looking forward to seeing it release in appworld soon!!

Philtr

Positive approach ftw !

Good job SHAPE / Bla1ze !!!

tenniscpa

Great Job!! I'd love to have the app!!. Give them another push on the Playbook update.

sjsplaty

Sure would be great to win a copy of this. i already use IM+ Voice and the full IM+ Pro would be fantastic!

DavideaNY

I need one for the bb and one for the pb

Zizzzzy

Here's to winning one copy now, and another later for the playbook! :)

Either or, winning one would probably guarantee me buying for the other respective device when avail if I dig the app!

Glad all is working out in this situation and hopefully it puts a bit more spotlight on RIM needing to work harder for its developers who really hold a huge part of how successful the playbook will be! Give em love RIM, start spending some of your reserves with some great incentives. Free Playbooks is great for independent devs, but not much of a pusher for the Devs you really need on board!

WonderOtter

This is fantastic news!

ElSteve9

I'm a big fan of IM+ ! Cool!

-Stephen

nHUBi1Kenobi

If I don't win a copy... I will buy it ;)
FANTASTIC JOB guys!

Eli_B

I used to use IM+ with my iPod touch, and I really enjoyed using it. I would love to win a copy for both my BB and Tablet...

doug1010

Woo! Want it for my PB.

Tyler is a good guy. :)

rafman1992

IM+ for my Torch? Yes Please!!!

Can't wait till its on my PB too!

Leopardmech

Sounds like a great app to have on my PlayBook.

BBFTW88

Need this app on my PB

mfreedmn97

The pen (in this case electronic media/social networking) is indeed mightier than the sword. If anyone thought for a second that Kevin's efforts are 'wasted' and that RIM isnt paying attention to Crackberry and others boards like it this ought to put that notion to rest. The listening part is another story but at least the story backed up with facts and proof did the trick and the developer got a response. You would think that RIM would be responsive and responsible dealing with the people who in the end will make or break the Playbook. No apps = no sales. Good for Shape. Good luck .

Rossco_P

Sign me up !!
It's apps like this that continue to make the Playbook a game changer.
Using mine every day and loving it !!

falconeight

My iPad already has it, but give it to me anyway

knightdriver

This is a definite must have app. Can't wait to see it for the playbook. Anything that gets me on the playbook more is a plus.

fghard

Hope RIM didn't do this for the bad PR it could generate, and really give us push.

This would make me love even more my PB, I hate justifying it to all my friends, and having this app, I would only be needing Skype to GTFO of all those voices from Ipad holders.

Thanks CB for the updates.

kevin.mcca

YES!!:D I've been waiting for this long time!

jdgarrido

Great can't wait to try it :)

Gregory Ryan

This is fantastic news. I was worried, but it looks like RIM is trying to make it right.

mavsguy842

IM+ would be good, and give me a chance to actually use the PB for communication outside of facebook. I hope this lights a fire at RIM because they've definitely underdelivered on the Playbook so far.

eyhab27

woohoo for IM+! Would love another app on my PB!

Concession

Great to see an IM app is finally about to come to the Playbook.

Looking forward to getting it, here or via app world :)

Course, I don't need the phone version...

dadymon

Sound like a good deal. Would love a copy!

buritoslicer

sweet! hoping to win the BB version!

MADBRADNYC

Either the BB or PB versions would be great to have. Good Luck!

DaNomadicOne

Yes, a cross-platform to keep in touch with fam and friends without leaving my heart(blackberry)..... Let me win so i can love my home even even steven smeven more....

nomi1978

I hope i finally win something, would love to have this on my PlayBook.

Xopher

I've always liked IM+. Hopefully they get the PB version out soon.

jymbrittain

I look forward to buying this and supporting an awesome developer when it finally comes out for the playbook! DO NOT CONSIDER THIS A CONTEST ENTRY

Maxsisprime

Guys I have been waiting for this my whole blackberry life, I need that app please, dont care if it is just the beta. My girl thinks I am on my playbook too much now Just wait!

lyricidal

cant wait to see it hit PB, for now a BB version for free would be awesome ;)

thbassman

would love to win a copy of this

todd3358

... for something completely different (a favourite lie): Magnets can be re-polarised by stroking them with cheddar cheese. Stroking them with any other type of cheese renders them useless.

iSin

I would LOVE to win a copy of this, it is almost impossible for me to buy the app at the moment and it would be really useful for me. I really hope i can get a copy of this one, Thank you so much CrackBerry for this chance.

cylaer

Great news to SHAPE and IM+ users.
I hope I win the license! *-*

Siiid

pick this guy <~~~~~~~~

don_poky

i own 2 licenses for IM+, want free for playbook!

postflight

Thanks for the chance. Can't wait to see the PB app!

adambarrios1

i'm in like rest of everyone!

Dapper37

Oh please, please, please.....

trinidoc

I would love to have this app on my playbook , using it presently on my android phone lol

wcsh

Oh please pick me... i really would love to win this. would make chatting so much better.

djkbb

Free is the best price! Looking forward to the PB release.

chiripio

Nice i would like to win.

spoettel

I hope RIM will not go the same way as Apple!
So I'm happy to hear the news about Shapes IM+ and would be much happier if I win one of the free copies.

Thank you! :-)

PostMortem

Sounds like progress, so here's hoping. I haven't used IM+ in AGES!

adrenaline_x

i just switched back to a blackberry after 3 years using an iphone. Tired of issues with my iphone 4 and now need apps for my 9700 and playbook!

TallPaul86

Wow! would love an IM app for my PlayBook, especially if it gets the integration with the BlackBerry Push service!! i'll defo out my name down for this awesome prize!!

nirajshah8

would love this app and cannot wait for it!

IvanAMANation

I think that is real cool of IM+ team to do that for Crackberry. Thats how you build good relationships. My man Kevin is going to be the official Go-To Guy for RIM and Blackberry users. RIM should just buy Crackberry.com for $50Million and make him the President of CB.com!!!!!! ........ Is that enough Brown Nosing to get a license, Kev'??? :D

trsbbs

Glad to see things are getting worked out for them..

Sometimes it takes a poke in the eye to get someones attention.

Tim

Mastajeet

OMGGGG this is so awesome. please IM+ come to pb soonnn

gregorylkelly

I've wanted this for the longest time, please pick me!!!!

ChaSiuBao

This would be great to have! Pick me please

diegonei

Just imagine... No official skype for Playbook anywhere in the horizon... The sales these guys are gona make...

I wonder if they managed to make use of the front camera for video chat...

A7omic

Hopefully all is well in two weeks.

megabus

glad to hear that! Hope they include Skype videochat into the Playbook App :)

Andy_uk50

Would love this app on my 9800 and cant wait for the playbook version

Philldoe

Eh, I'm in. It will be nice to get rid of those adverts in the lite version.

bonercotton

It will be great to have a variety of messaging options!

binaryrogue

An app to be reckoned with! Give me plz!

alantan

Its nice to have a VP responded them. They didn't say the reason.

radar_1969

Good job crackberry! Hope the playbook app is coming soon!

klingon

This is fantastic news, thanks Shape & Crackberry you guys rock

BBPandy

Glad to hear it's back on track :)

keefrto

Many thanks in advance for choosing me!!

great app just after 2 days of using and the help ink when you are stuck has the answers!!!

HUGE

cwlee

Thanks SHAPE services for the great app!

bbicons

I'd LOOOOOVE a copy of IM+ for BlackBerry on My Torch 9800.

Send it Over Here Bla1ze!!!!!

19cbb

I gotta win someday, right?
There's always hope!

jimpilot

My playbook would love this

HaTaX

User of Trillian currently, would love to give IM a shot for free. :)

galuple

Would be awesome if RIM would get their act together and approve this backlog of apps.

312

Can't wait to get this app. It's sad that such extreme measures had to be taken to get RIM's attention.

Jimcmf

OK I would love that on my playbook.
I will even give you a fair write up on it. (NOT like BGR - scams and lies)

RideRed250

I really need this to keep in touch with my inner me.

Steelers

I need this for my playbook! Goodluck to you all!

AeroFly

Simply but heartly, I need to say: GREAT! IM+ is always one of my favorite app since I used smartphone. GREAT! Thanks SHAPE & CB! Love you~

SpectreShepherd

Would love to win one for the playbook !

prcsoul

about time! IM+ FTW!!!!!! and RIM... show FCC how to get things done!!!!

masterfurda

hopefully I can get one of the 25.

ibcop

This would be awesome! Just sayin'!

Glad they were able to work it out with RIM!

Thanks for the consideration!

enricster

It would be great see this great app on the Playbook. I would definitely be happy if I win this app for my BlackBerry Bold 9650. Woooooooooooooooooo!

nappp

Here i am... rock me into blackberry fame!!!. scorpions rock and so does my blackberry and my playbook

jordanc76

Very nice contest!! this would rock on the PB!!

ph03n1x

id like it would b a great tool on my bb

anthonybaker

Whoo I bet they got contacted because of the blog post on CB I want this on my torch and PlayBook !

CrackUK

Would come in very handy on my 9700.

dtddan

Pick me!! I would love to have this!!

WP8now

Shape me in for this one.

tyler_zyco

Sign me up! I'd loved to be picked :D

senree

ha...RIM can sometimes be like a child~~it's not like they are not gonna do anything...all you have to do is just giving them a PUSH~~
Hopefully have to the playbook version out soon

Kingkracker

can't wait for the playbook version but would love to win it for my 9650!

sherwink20

BB FTW!! finally a native chat app!

zoomlink1

Put me into this contest pls.

KQ9

may the god of randomness pick me!

coolway

yeah, baby! I'll take 2.

Brainpowered

This is GREAT! I look forward to the service, free or not!

mizalghazali

Great news!! Need more of this Quality Apps in the Playbook.. Almost bored going around in the AppWorld looking for Apps.. Keep on coming guys!!

a proud Playbook owner from Malaysia!!

nerfslinger

Good job! Thanks for the follow-up and I hope this benefits other developers as well!

deanodean

I'm in. C'mon RIM the better the stable of apps, the better the likelihood PlayBook will survive.

yuxiangsg

Good to hear that IM+ Pro is coming to PB and of course now on BB!

Anyway..
PICK ME! 選我選我!

from Singapore! :D

TomCanuck

sounds like exactly what my 9780 needs ;D
i would kill to have 2 wlm accounts at the same time. and i could really go for some google talk... thanks SHAPE for offering up some free copies :D

iiii_403

sweet!!!!!!!!!!!! lite or pro, this will be a great app. Bring it!!!

stanii

count me in just this once!

thetnaung

this is the only app we can use for skype.

NaulterEgo

Me, Me, Me...Pick Me Please!

geraham

yihaa, at last we would have IM+ on playbook and blackberry

s1erraII7

looks like a great app. hope i win

EnnEnn

Good to see that things worked out, and I would be very interested int he IM+ Pro!

MousePad

Blackberry now... Playbook later... :)

kidmac13

Me, My Playbook, Im+ = a match made in heaven

Nashstruck

OMG what I would/wouldnt do for this app for my bb!!!!!

catwoman66

It would ber Berry nice to win a copy, thanks ;)

Pages