How to Get Blackberry BBM-Like Messaging Service on Your iPhone and Android

Alvaro Bernedo

PingMe MessengerWhile the iPhone and Android phones are now by far the most popular smartphones anywhere, there are still people who remain loyal to the Blackberry brand and still hold on dearly to their devices mainly due to the excellent messaging service that their phones provide.

With all these devices spread across the world, sending messages between them with a service of the quality of BBM became necessary, but at the same time started to get complicated.

Naturally, the situation got even more complex with the tablet market boom thanks to the arrival of the iPad, the iPad mini and other similar devices like the Kindle Fire.

Thankfully, there are now several BBM-like messaging solutions that can help users communicate safely across devices. Among them, PingMe Messenger is easily one of the best and most complete free applications. This app is a relatively new messaging application that is available across the app stores of all the devices mentioned above, making it easy to send messages across all of them. It works on Windows Phone platform too.

PingMe Geo-location  PingMe Group Chat

PingMe Messenger also provides some really cool features besides its extremely convenient  cross-platform messaging. Some of the most popular of them are:

  • Real Time read receipts so you know that urgent message that you just sent has been read
  • Group chat across all devices
  • Geo-location for you to know exactly where your friends are
  • Friend finder
  • Push notifications

One of PingMe’s coolest features though is called News Feed, which turns the app and your Address Book into a mini-social rendezvous where you can see updates from all your closest friends who also run the app on their devices.

News Feed

Final Thoughts

PingMe Messenger would be a terrific alternative to Apple’s Messages app on its own even if it were only available on iOS devices. The fact that it is a free, cross-platform messaging application that is even available on last generation smartphones like some Blackberry devices takes it to whole new level. Try it out if you have friends and family using different smartphones and you are looking for a new way to stay in touch with them.

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Alvaro Bernedo

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Alvaro Bernedo

Contributor at Guiding Tech