We are excited to announce a new version of Gist for BlackBerry (GfBB) is available in App World! In this version we’ve added some cool new features to help you manage and grow your network even better than before.
Invite to BlackBerry Messenger
You can now invite others to connect with you on BlackBerry Messenger within GfBB. As you already know, it’s easy to “Get the Gist” of a contact from the email, calendar or contacts app on your BlackBerry device. Simply, select the “Get the Gist” option from the BlackBerry menu key in any of these apps and the Gist app opens displaying profile information, social updates and any notes you’ve added related to your contact(s). On the profile tab, you will see we’ve added a new option to “Invite to BBM” (assuming you aren’t already connected). Once selected you will be prompted to send an invitation email to the contact.
Click invite to BBM (above) to send the email displayed below.
To maintain the security and privacy of other users, we give the other user the option to connect, but assuming they do, you will be real-time messaging with them in seconds.
Export Gist contacts to BlackBerry Contacts App
Many of you have requested export capabilities from GfBB to your BlackBerry Contacts App. We are happy to let you know that this is now possible. From the contact profile tab in Gist, scroll to the bottom and select “Send to BlackBerry Contacts”.
We know many of our users have a large network and therefore many contacts in their Gist account. Our founder, for example, has over 70,000 contacts in his Gist account. We suggest using this new feature to export the people you contact or look-up on a regular basis and leave the rest in Gist. With the rich Gist search you can quickly and easily find contact information as you need it on Gist, versus exporting all of them to your device.
Add and Delete Contacts
Until now users have had to log into gist.com on the web to manually add or delete contacts in their Gist account. You can now do this from your BlackBerry device! Open the Gist contacts list view, select the BlackBerry menu key and choose either add or delete contact.
We hope you enjoy these new features. This is another step in our mission to bring the powerful features of Gist to the Blackberry audience. To see more of our work, check out the recent work on the Playbook Contacts app and stay tuned as we bring even more power to Blackberry 10.