BBM is one of the largest mobile messaging applications. Moving beyond BlackBerry devices, the app now has over 100 million installs on Android, iOS, and Windows. Since it was created in August 2005, BBM has evolved from a pure messaging application for communication (text and video) to a social eco-system unifying chat, social, commerce and services including games.
On 27 June 2016, Creative Media Works, a division of PT Elang Mahkota Teknologi Tbk. (Emtek, IDX:EMTK) – one of Indonesia’s largest media, content and technology businesses – announced a strategic alliance with BlackBerry Limited to accelerate consumer BBM’s research and development in offering new and exciting features, services and content to the global consumer market. As part of this strategy, BBM is making its APIs available to expedite the growth of partners and consumer services such as:
— Content – music and video streaming, games, sports, news, celebrity blogs, horoscopes and more
— Commerce – shopping, gifting and coupons/vouchers
— Online to Offline Commerce – booking movies, travel, health services, real-estate or job postings
— Finance – P2P payments, money transfer, mobile phone re-charge, and utilities billing
Creative Media Works now operates under the BBM banner as a stand-alone consumer focused business with teams operating from Waterloo, Mississauga, Ottawa, Singapore, Jakarta, UAE and South Africa. For more information, visit www.bbm.com.
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