Telmap becomes first BlackBerry app to integrate BlackBerry Messenger
You may remember during MWC 2011 RIM announced
that BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 would be getting some new features. One of these features was the ability for 3rd party developers to integrate BBM into games, media, ect. The first to offer the integration is Telemap, thanks to the developer tools being launched last month. Telemap is a GPS service provider that powers apps from Orange, Telefonica, SFR, and other wireless carriers. The new function simply allows users to request and confirm location sharing through BBM, after which you can see where your contact is in Telmap and get turn-by-turn navigation directions to them. In addition to getting social on BlackBerry, Telmap has also recently added Facebook and Twitter functions to their Android GPS app. It's going to be interesting to see how far BBM integration will go for developers. And as always, we'll keep you updated on the latest.