One of the unique features of BBM for Windows Phone is that it has been designed with the Windows Phone UI in mind, meaning that Windows Phone users can look forward to a unique interface to call their own. BBM on iOS and Android, however, look as though they were cloned from the original app for BlackBerry handsets.
Well the good news is that it looks like both the iOS and Android version of BBM could be set to receive a makeover. This is according to the folks at N4BB who had attended the BlackBerry Security Summit. During a Q&A session, they asked BlackBerry President John Sims if the UI of BBM for iOS and Android could change in the future.
According to Sims, the answer is yes. Apparently the previous management had felt that it would be better if the app looked the same as its BlackBerry counterpart on iOS and Android. That way users would not be confused by the differing interfaces, and while it does make sense, it’s safe to say that the iOS and Android versions of BBM aren’t necessarily the best looking apps we’ve seen to date.
Unfortunately Sims did not provide a timeline as to when we might be able to expect those changes, but we guess it’s still good to know that they are planning to make some changes. In the meantime any iOS and Android users excited that they might be getting a more native look with the BBM app?