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AdrianQuartx
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Registered: ‎09-06-2013
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[Urgent][BBM] Access to users BBM Contacts and Messages?

Is there a related API ? Or does the BBM Social Platform API only allows access to BBM contacts who install my app too?

 

Or is there no way to programmatically view user BBM messages and contacts ? (Not just those who install my apps)

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bmorr
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Registered: ‎04-13-2013
My Device: Z10

Re: [Urgent][BBM] Access to users BBM Contacts and Messages?

You can make your app BBM connected so that users can see their BBM contacts from within your app.  Check out this tutorial here for how to integrate BBM connections into your app:

 

http://opensourcebb.com/help-resources/tutorials/item/384-simple-bbm-integration-in-cascades

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AdrianQuartx
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Re: [Urgent][BBM] Access to users BBM Contacts and Messages?

[ Edited ]

.... Kindly reread OP .... I meant NOT ONLY PEOPLE WHO INSTALL MY APP :Offtopic:

 

Documentation says application will only be able to retrieve other BBM contacts that install the application, not all BBM Contacts

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bmorr
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Re: [Urgent][BBM] Access to users BBM Contacts and Messages?

goodluck finding the info!

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AdrianQuartx
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Re: [Urgent][BBM] Access to users BBM Contacts and Messages?

Thanks? I guess...

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bmorr
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Re: [Urgent][BBM] Access to users BBM Contacts and Messages?

well it would help if you explained what you're trying to do.  Do you want users to be able to see all their contacts?  It's kind of unlcear what you want to do.  BBM connected, at least in my app let's users see all their contacts, regardless of whether they have downloaded my app or not....unless what you're really talking about is being able to pull the contacts into your app without the BBM connected framework, in which case I don't believe that is possible.

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AdrianQuartx
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Re: [Urgent][BBM] Access to users BBM Contacts and Messages?

Ok here goes

 

Regarding the BBM API

 

1. Does the BBM Contacts class return all BBM Contacts or BBM Contacts who have installed my app

2. If 1 is all BBM Contacts, why does the docs say only Contacts who have app installed is returned

3. Are you able to access the BBM Messages?

4. I know i have to get registered using BPS before I use the BBM methods

 

Cheers

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MSohm
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Re: [Urgent][BBM] Access to users BBM Contacts and Messages?

Here you go...

 

  1. Only BBM contacts who have installed your app.
  2. Doc is correct.  :smileyhappy:
  3. No, you can not programmatically access BBM messages.  You can use the invocation framework to compose a BBM message, which the user can send.
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helex
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Registered: ‎02-14-2012
My Device: Nokia N950 / BB Playbook

Re: [Urgent][BBM] Access to users BBM Contacts and Messages?


MSohm wrote:
  • No, you can not programmatically access BBM messages.  You can use the invocation framework to compose a BBM message, which the user can send.
  •  

    It seems this is still missing at the 10.3.0 SDK, is this at least for 10.3.1 on schedule? We're able to backup and restore SMS messages since the early beginning of BB10, but for BBM there is still no solution to conserve and archive conversations at a save place.
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    ekke
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    Registered: ‎04-08-2010
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    Re: [Urgent][BBM] Access to users BBM Contacts and Messages?


    helex wrote:

    MSohm wrote:
    • No, you can not programmatically access BBM messages.  You can use the invocation framework to compose a BBM message, which the user can send.

     

    It seems this is still missing at the 10.3.0 SDK, is this at least for 10.3.1 on schedule? We're able to backup and restore SMS messages since the early beginning of BB10, but for BBM there is still no solution to conserve and archive conversations at a save place.

    as I understand it, this won't be possible because of privacy of BBM Chats

     

    only in work perimeter, with special policies for BBM Protected this will be able in a safe way to satisfy requirements from some regulated domains

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