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Talk2Watch Pro adds BBM Contact Manager to latest update

Talk2Watch Pro adds BBM Contact Manager to latest update
By DJ Reyes on 19 Mar 2014 08:26 am EDT
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It's only been a couple of days since we saw Talk2Watch Pro arrive in BlackBerry World - the third party app that lets BlackBerry 10 users enjoy the use of their Pebble watch. The Pro version brought about BBM alerts, albeit a little bare. However, I did say that this is a developer dedicated to improving this app every way he can and he has done just that. The Pro version has just been updated with a BBM Contact Manager. It can read into BBM Group messages and you can assign names to BBM messages.

There is some work to be done on your part but once it is set up then you're good to go. As I said, it can now read the content of BBM Groups. You still can not see the content of individual BBM messages but you can assign a name to those BBM notifications using the content ID. If you turn on BBM alerts in Talk2Watch Pro, when you receive a message it will have a Contact ID, enter this in the Contacts section of BBM Settings in Talk2Watch Pro. Just tap and hold the BBM icon to see this. Future messages from this BBM contact will then be labelled. When it comes to BBM Groups, you will receive both a Group ID and a Contact ID, enter both of those in the same section. Do this for every contact. You can choose whether or not to receive alerts from Known/Unknown Groups or Contacts. So, if you just wanted to be able to see notifications from certain BBM Groups and BBM contacts, you can untick Unknown Groups and/or Contacts once you have set up and ID for those for which you want notifications for.

Seems a bit of work but once you're set up, you're away and can see who has messaged you. I am loving my Pebble even more and thankful for a developer dedicated to bringing a great experience to BlackBerry 10 owning Pebble users. There is also an option in the Notifications section of Settings where you can tick Only notify when phone is locked, I recommend turning this one so you don't get messages if you're using the device. Very useful option right there. This update isn't headless yet but I know the developer is working hard on this. Just a little more patience.

If you missed our post and walkthrough of Talk2Watch Pro you can check that out to see all the new improvements.

Learn more / Download Talk2Watch Pro from BlackBerry World

18 comments

rickster2611

It's a start....

A battle is won but the war continues. .

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LeroyP09

Have the Talk 2 Watch now and not paying 3 bucks just to add BBM. Come on Google services to add Gear. I'll be the FIRST to add it to my BB10

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drmike

LMAO Not first. See? Trying so hard to be clever you look like a fool.

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jcarlos100

Lol he must of typing so fast to write that

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Observation Junkie

Off topic, just had confirmation that T Mobile UK Will be stocking Z30 within 2 weeks of April.

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KRED32

Anyone use a smart watch?.. i don't see the point or benefits of them other than gadget fashion geekness.

stabstabdie

How near sighted and closed minded.
I feel bad for you.

At one point it was said, "640 kb ought to be enough for anybody". You know who said that? Bill Gates, a man much more successful than anyone here.

KermEd

I used one for a while. Pebble watches are not made for Canadians and promptly died when exposed to -30.

With that said, it is useful if you actually have a job. When your waiting for a critical approval but stuck in back to back meetings, it is a whole lot nicer to glance at your watch than to pull out a cell phone / laptop or tablet.

I hate standard watches - we are no longer in the middle ages and the gear and battery system should die with it.

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Granrey

Since none of my business friends use BBM anymore. I rarely use it, I have all sound notifications for BBM turned off as they are not business related. Most of the time is not worth to grab my phone and see what's the message is about.

Bbm as result is one I'd like to read on my watch since the effort to read on my watch is very cheap.

It's like twitter, fb, news updates, etc. Most of the time they are too many and not worth the effort to grab the phone but I have no problem reading them on my watch.

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dubfella

I set this up with my morning coffee. Works beautifully.

The developer pointed out another great addition in the forum thread: in the app, go to Settings > Notification > "only notify when phone is locked" this stops the barrage of BBM related notifications to your wrist while you are in an ongoing conversation.

DJ Reyes

Ah, yes. I always forget to mention that option. Thanks for the reminder.

toosweetnitemare

when the app goes headless i will upgrade to pro as a thank you to the dev. but until then, i have a few pebble app options for my q10 that are all free. This is the most feature robust application out of the group though.

Tamashek

Does the talk2watch have text message for people who cannot use the voice part of it?

DJ Reyes

Talk2Watch does SMS notifications

mscloutier

I have a BlackBerry Z10, don't see any need for a small poor quality screen smart watch!

stabstabdie

It's a smartphone accessory.
It's to be used in tandem with your phone.

Why pull out your phone to see that your email was junk?
You don't think it's handy to be able to see a message on your wrist and know if it a priority or not?
Or a quick weather check with the push of a button??

I guess you haven't actually used one because if you had, you'd know.

koalaberry

I guess with a username such as yours could only mean you spent some time in prison. Not everyone gives a shit about wearing a smart watch around their wrist only to see if out of all the shit load of unimportant messages people send talking about their unepical lives that perhaps one of those messages are important.

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kimoi

Kudos to that developer. I hope he works on even more functionalities so the Pebble phone can someday beat the competition. (in smartwatch world)

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