Looking to spice up your BlackBerry 10 device? Check out Talking Animated Smileys for BBM + more

By James Richardson on 27 Dec 2013 06:06 am EST

If you dive into BlackBerry World you won't find a shortage of animated emoticons for sharing with your BBM buddies over BlackBerry 10. There is however a new kid in town - Talking Animated Smileys for BBM, WhatsApp, Line and All - and it's by far the best I've come across to date. In fact you aren't even limited to sharing via instant messaging. You can share via the accounts you have in your BlackBerry Hub. I just uploaded one to Facebook and it worked perfectly - sweet!

The developers - Ajani InfoTech Private Ltd have utilized the skills of designer Ankush Sharma who works on the team and he clearly has done a fantastic job. The animations and vocals are top notch and I'd be very surprised if this one doesn't shoot to the top off the paid apps list in BlackBerry World. 

As you'll see in the video - you are presented with five categories - 

  • Festivals
  • Angry
  • Chatting
  • Flirt
  • Greetings

Each contains a large selection of smileys for you to share. There are a few slightly obscene ones, but fear not, as any swear words have been bleeped out. Once a smiley is opened it will automatically play. Then you have the option to share which is where the fun begins. Send it over to one of your friends and let them enjoy. 

The app will ask for the following permissions when you first launch it:

  • Contacts: to allow the "do you want to get free updates" dialog that shows at the first app startup to pre-populate the email selection box.
  • Messages: to allow easy "contact support" that is accessible in the About screen.
  • Shared files: to store temporary cache files.
  • Connect to BBM: to connect this app to BBM to share apps you discovered.
  • Device Identifying: to allow anonymized in-app analytics that help us improve this app.
  • Feel free to uncheck any permission you do not want to grant. TALKING ANIMATED SMILEYS will still work then, but some functions might be limited then.

If you're wanting to spice things up on BBM this is the way to do it. For just under a buck this app is a real beauty - trust me. 

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Looking to spice up your BlackBerry 10 device? Check out Talking Animated Smileys for BBM + more


This should be a nice little addition to BBM. :)

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I like the breakdown of why certain permissions are required. More apps should do this. I'm always sceptical of signing over access to parts of my device to third party apps.

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I can't get it?? I have a z10 with OS 10.1 on T-Mobile....they should update the post..

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Just purchased this, would be nice if you could include your own text and have the animation simulate voicing it. It's a animated meme.

I love this platform as much as the next guy but why do so many people care about these smiley faces? What's the demographic here?

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MSN Messenger had something similar back in the day and it's great that we have an app for this now but I don't know, I feel like it's a hassle finding and sending and saving.

I feel it should be more like Msn, pick it from a list within bbm and send it and just have it show up on the chat screen instead of sending little videos. Just sayin

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My Z10 is not allowing me to purchase this APP. I checked my credit card information, and everything is in order. I used this credit card to buy APPs before, so I don't think that the CC is the problem. Does anyone have a solution?

Would be great if they would let ME decide if there should be a bleep in place of the F word.
Since when did Damn become a swear word worthy of a bleep.

I hate censorship of any kind. Let ME decide if there should be a bleep. I know when and where to use it.

That's about the only so far that bugs me about this app.

Looks nice but unfortunately I ve been using WhatsApp. App because Bbm hasn't been working for almost a week now :(

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