BBM for Android and iPhone will not be released this week

by Volker Weber

We attempted to address the problems caused by the unreleased version throughout the day on Saturday, but as active users of the unreleased app neared a million - and accelerated - it became clear that the only way to address the issue was to pause the rollout for both Android and iPhone.

Let me get this straight. There was an old version causing problems. As people were waiting for BlackBerry to release the new version, more people used the old version. So you let them wait a little more. And yet more people started sharing the old version instead of being able to use the new version you did not release.

Nobody would have been able to see that coming, right?

More >

Comments

Release management is a miracle.

Bodo Menke, 2013-09-23

"Let me get this straight." Straight as a streak of lightning. There are other reasons which you've missed.

Can you say "Test/Debug" code?

Dragon Cotterill, 2013-09-24

My assumption is that you test and debug code before announcing its availability. If you are still testing and debugging after announcing a launch, that would be an additional problem.

Volker Weber, 2013-09-24

You assume correctly. But that "old" version was not something we officially released. When you have an official one that is getting swamped by test/debug data from something that should never have been in the wild, then there is a problem.

Personally I'd like to string up whoever released it. It only harms the Users and BlackBerry.

Dragon Cotterill, 2013-09-24

Yes, absolutely. And also the Crackberrys who promote it. My thinking is that these people would drop their pre-release as soon as they get something with a higher version number.

Volker Weber, 2013-09-24

I would imagine that proper development would allow them to detect which version client is trying to login and disable the "non-official" version.

But then, "proper development" is the key phrase here.

Craig Wiseman, 2013-09-24

Recent comments

Ragnar Schierholz on Next year I want to work ... at home and in the office at 22:22
Yves Luther on Die Jabra-Headsets haben sich bewährt at 22:19
Marko Knaack on Google Chat & Meet verbergen at 16:20
Sven Richert on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 14:15
Martin Imbeck on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 13:43
Volker Weber on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 12:18
Sven Richert on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 12:13
Frank van Rijt on Jabra Elite 85h :: Stuff that works at 11:40
Martin Imbeck on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 10:54
Volker Weber on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 10:54
Volker Weber on Five years :: 1824 days at 10:47
Oliver Leibenguth on Five years :: 1824 days at 10:45
Volker Weber on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 08:58
René Fischer on Jabra Elite 85h :: Stuff that works at 08:53
Ragnar Schierholz on Jabra Elite 85h :: Stuff that works at 08:18
René Winkelmeyer on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 08:05
Dominique Roller on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 07:53
Axel Koerv on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 00:29
Uwe Papenfuss on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 23:54
Axel Koerv on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 23:53
Volker Weber on Jabra Elite 85h :: Stuff that works at 21:55
Volker Weber on Jabra Elite 85h :: Stuff that works at 21:52
René Fischer on Jabra Elite 85h :: Stuff that works at 19:51
Volker Weber on Jabra Elite 85h :: Stuff that works at 19:16
Ragnar Schierholz on Jabra Elite 85h :: Stuff that works at 19:14

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Stuff that works
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter  amazon

Local time is 09:09

visitors.gif

Paypal vowe