Get to the Finish Line in Style with BBM’s Location Sharing and Channels Features (Video)


The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, BlackBerry’s mobile computing partner, have been having a banner season.

At the recent Canadian Grand Prix, we sent our correspondent, Carl-Edwin Michel, in Montreal to catch all the action and provide tips for using BBM to connect with friends while out at a major event. Watch it here:

The same could apply for concerts, sporting events or other summer festivals.

We’ve discussed the features before a bit, but the prospect of using them to really unlock the social experience at large-scale events warrants a second look.

The Location Sharing feature, powered by Glympse is awesome.

BBM Glympse

If you were on Crescent Street in downtown Montreal and wanted to share with your friends on a multi-person chat that you were coming to the race. You’d just share your location once, right within your BBM chat, and everyone would be able to see where you were. Once the timers ran out, your location would be private again.

BBM Glympse BlackBErry Z30

There’s more exciting functionality enabled by the BBM Channels feature, which lets you connect with the broader BBM community, beyond your BBM contact list.

Again, in the context of the Grand Prix, let’s say you wanted to check out some information about the the Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas Team.

BBM Channels Android

By going into the BBM Channels section, you could find it right away and interact in the way you want to, and on the device of your choice – BBM is cross-platform, be it on BlackBerry, iOS or Android.

What are you waiting for?

Download the latest version of BBM HERE, and check out tips in this other video to see what all the fuss is about:

About Matt Young

Matt Young is a writer and editor with experience in tech, music, news and entertainment. A current Performance Evangelist for Radware, Matt has previous experience with BlackBerry, and Avaya. He has a degree in Journalism from San Jose State University. Follow Matt on Twitter @techunraveler.

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