It has been a troublesome few years for BlackBerry nevertheless it’s clearly decided to make a hit of its change to software program and providers.
Because it witnessed its share of the smartphone market slide unceremoniously right into a deep, darkish gap, BlackBerry switched its focus a number of years in the past in a bid to maintain the corporate alive.
Software program and providers would save the corporate, CEO John Chen informed anybody who cared to pay attention, and extra lately BlackBerry has as soon as once more been displaying signs of life.
One in every of its newest plans is to supply most of the design and security measures of its enterprise-grade BBM know-how to builders eager on incorporating such options into their very own software program.
Saying its BBM Enterprise software program improvement package (SDK) this week, the subscription-based mostly product is designed to permit enterprise builders to simply supply messaging, voice, and video in cellular communications, incorporating the sort of safe wrapping on which BlackBerry constructed its fame.
The transfer places the Canadian firm up towards outfits providing comparable providers reminiscent of Twilio and Plivo, amongst others. If profitable, its personal various might turn into an honest income generator for BlackBerry because it continues with efforts to stabilize the ship.
In a blog post saying the BBM Enterprise SDK, BlackBerry COO Marty Beard wrote, “The power to shortly construct safe chat, voice, video, and SMS into enterprise purposes is extraordinarily priceless for the collaboration tradition of the fashionable enterprise world.”
Beard identified that BBM Enterprise is “a definite entity” from its properly-recognized BBM app, “constructed from the bottom up with enterprise-grade safety.”
BlackBerry’s COO cited a number of examples of how its know-how might be utilized, akin to “a police officer utilizing their smartphone to stream reside video from a criminal offense scene again to the precinct,” and “a physician speaking with a affected person via a safe voice channel,” including that each one the exchanged info can be encrypted.
“Somewhat than having to interrupt their workflows by leaping to a 3rd-get together device, staff can work and luxuriate in safe, dependable communication inside the similar set of apps,” Beard stated.
BlackBerry’s BBM Enterprise SDK will quickly be out there for iOS and Android builders, with extra particulars anticipated towards the top of this month.