Just one day after launch, Blackberry has reported that its BBM app for Android and iOS has been downloaded over 10 million times. The app has already topped the charts of Apple Store in 75 countries, including the US, Canada, the UK, Indonesia and most of the Middle East. On Android, BBM has earned 60,000 five-star reviews out of about 87,000 reviews.
The response on both platforms has been tremendous till now. Most of the users seems to be pretty much satisfied with the efforts of BlackBerry. However the app was originally set to come out in September, but BlackBerry delayed its release after a leaked version was allegedly downloaded by a millions of users throwing company’s servers going haywire. At that time, the release was aborted which earned much criticism to the company. So this time company was well prepared after the initial response. There was a wait list for the activation (not for people who have already registered for this service) and the access has been denied for the previously leaked app.
Now the next step is maintaining an active user base after the initial rush of downloads passes.