Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) released its BBM Social Platform public beta, enabling developers to leverage the social discovery and sharing elements of its popular BlackBerry Messenger service, which boasts an active userbase in excess of 28 million. According to RIM, Java developers can now access APIs and features to build permission-based features that expand the BBM user experience beyond messaging and chat tools to encompass multimedia, gaming, location-based services, VoIP, video and commerce solutions. Developers can test workflow and BBM integration using special simulators for BlackBerry smartphones running OS versions 5.0 and 6.0.
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