Wikitude has now officially announced that it will offer extended support for smartphones powered by the BlackBerry OS 6. Wikitude is now already available preinstalled on BlackBerry OS 7 devices. Now, offering its services on BlackBerry 6 devices too, will meet the demands of these users who wanted to take full advantage of Wikitude’s impressively extensive features and content. As many of you may be aware, Wikitude comprises over 2,000 content Worlds, giving a total of about 150 million locations across the globe.
Sadly enough, the BlackBerry OS 6 will not be able to offer support to the Augmented Reality view, which requires certain specific hardware support, now offered by BlackBerry 7 powered smartphones. However, the good news is that the Wikitude app can fully integrate with BBM. This means that BBM users can find their friends on a map and can keep in touch with them, based on their location. The luckier ones may even get to make some new friends this way.
Wikitude has recently been awarded “The Most Addictive Social App Using the BBM Social Platform” and more recently, the BlackBerry EMEA Innovation Award for “Best BBM Connected App”. Both Wikitude and BlackBerry are very happy to jointly announce this new development.
Martin Herdina, CEO of Wikitude, has this to say: “Extending the Wikitude platform to millions of BlackBerry 6 smartphone users will make the BBM experience richer than ever before. We are extremely happy to finally bring this version of Wikitude to even more BlackBerry smartphone users”.
“We’re delighted that Wikitude has integrated BBM support within their app. Integration with BBM can allow much greater viral discovery for apps, as well as enrich and transform the user experience with important social elements”, said Alec Saunders, VP Developer Relations, Research in Motion (RIM).
Wikitude is available for free download, from the BlackBerry App World. Users of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 and BlackBerry Bold 9700, 9780 and 9788 smartphones can now download Wikitude directly from the BlackBerry App World.