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vinaybhavsar17
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BBM contacts limit

Hello Guys,

 

I need to know what is the limit of adding contacts in BBM.

I am creating an app with BBM integrated where I need to add billions of contacts in BBM.

 

Is it possible?

 

Thanks in advance.

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peter_strange
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Re: BBM contacts limit

Are you sure that you can, from a program, add a BBM contact?

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vinaybhavsar17
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Re: BBM contacts limit

Sorry, sure about what?

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peter_strange
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Re: BBM contacts limit

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You said "I need to add billions of contacts in BBM".  My question: "are you sure you can add contacts to BBM?"  I am not sure that you can do this from a program?  I think only the user can add contacts.  So perhaps you should check that you can add one contact before you start worrying about adding billions.

 

Or are you talking about adding billions of users to BBM? 

 

Just for clarification, a contact is someone that a BBM user can communicate with.  A User just BBM and can communicate with his or her contacts. 

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Re: BBM contacts limit

I don't need to add contacts from my app. It will be an organization with the responsibility to add the contacts of all their user manually to BBM. later on my app will show the BBM contacts list.

 

Is it possible?

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peter_strange
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Re: BBM contacts limit

The the organization has billions of users all with BlackBerry devices!  Impressive... 

 

Be aware that your app can only find a list of users that have your app installed. 

 

Technically I can see no issue with that you are trying to do, however I suspect BlackBerry themselves will be interested in helping you directly if you are going to be adding that number of BlackBerry users.  Then you can get the answer directly. 

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vinaybhavsar17
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Re: BBM contacts limit

Is there any contact number where I can get the answer on this?

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peter_strange
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Re: BBM contacts limit

Can you just confirm the number of users you expect this to be used by?  Are these existing or new users? 

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Re: BBM contacts limit

I am just creating a banking app using BBM. So user would just add their bank as BBM contact. and can do banking operations. For ex: they will type 1 and send the message for balance inquiry, 2 for fund transfer, etc.

 

So here, Bank must have to add all their customers as BBM contact.

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peter_strange
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Re: BBM contacts limit

OK, so in fact this has no impact on your application specifically.

 

And in fact the bank will not be changing BBM at all, what they might be doing is collecting existing BBM users and adding these to their system so that they can contact them. 

 

At this stage, I am not sure there is anything to worry about. 

 

But can you tell us what specifically you are writing?  Are you writing something that runs on the users phone ?  Or are you trying to write something that the bank will use to contact their customers using BBM? 

 

Are the bank doing similar things with other messaging applications, like whatsapp?

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