The major marketing push towards “BBM-connected apps” which started with the launch of BlackBerry OS 7 is apparently not yet over, as smartphone manufacturer Research In Motion today announced the integration of BBM facilities into more of their first-party apps, including Facebook, Twitter, App World, and BlackBerry Travel.
As of their version 3.0 releases, Facebook and Twitter will now facilitate instant sharing of status updates and tweets with BlackBerry Messenger contacts, and the Social Feeds app will continue to give users the opportunity to update Facebook, Twitter, and BBM status message simultaneously.
App World also now gives users the opportunity to share app purchases via BBM or to share complete lists of downloaded apps via near-field communications using BlackBerry Tag, and BlackBerry Travel allows users to share their planned trips with specific BBM contacts or post details as a status message.
Finally, updates to BBM and BBM Music allow users to more easily update their BBM status message, choose from a wider selection of animated avatars, exchange voice notes, and more easily share music. BBM 6.2 and BBM Music 2.1 will become available from App World over the next ten days; the other apps are already available.