Early last year, BlackBerry introduced their BBM Enterprise SDK which helps developers to integrate secure messaging, voice and video capabilities into applications and services. As part of the demos available, BlackBerry has recently highlighted the ability to add a secure chat widget to your webpage using the BBM Enterprise SDK, which they say can be done in under 30 minutes.

We are pleased to release a new chat widget sample for you to use on your web page. This JavaScript code sample illustrates how to embed our secure chat widget out-of-the-box to deliver live chat to your users, powered by BBM Enterprise SDK. Imagine, for example, that a client is on a mortgage broker's website looking at quotes, and has a question about one of them. He can simply click the "chat now" to bring up a JavaScript-based web chat window. This will, in turn, connect them to a broker using the company's BBME SDK-enabled internal application. In addition, the chat widget possesses many other features that facilitate excellent customer service.

  • High priority messages
  • "Delivered" and "Read" statuses
  • Support for files and pictures

The code sample provided by BlackBerry can work out of the box, as is or you can refine to fit your needs as you see fit. If you're looking to try it out, you can download the code and read more about it via the BlackBerry Developer site, or if you're just looking to learn more about the BBM Enterprise SDK, you can get further details right here.