Contact list (bbmsp_contactlist.h)

Functions and structures to access a user's BlackBerry Messenger contact information.

Your application will only have access to those contacts that have your application installed.

This file declares functions and structures that you can use to access a user's BBM contact information, such as display name, status, and personal message.

Identifying Users

Identifying Users

PPID

Users are identified by their PPID. A user's PPID is the same across multiple instances of BBM (for example, on a BlackBerry smartphone and a BlackBerry tablet), when the user signs in with the same BlackBerry ID. PPID is encoded as a base64 string using the ASCII character set.

Handle

The handle is an identifier for a user on the BBM Social Platform whose device is running BlackBerry 7 or earlier. It is provided for backwards compatibility and should NOT be used as a persistent identifier for a user. Use the PPID instead.

A user's handle is the same for each instance of BBM (for example, on a BlackBerry smartphone and a BlackBerry tablet). Handle is encoded as a Base64 string using the ASCII character set.

Last modified: 2013-12-21

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