500 copies of Amino Acids up for grabs

500 copies of Amino Acids up for grabs
By DJ Reyes on 8 Aug 2014 06:26 am EDT

We first took a look at Amino Acids last October. It was developed by a student who attended a BlackBerry Jam Camp event last summer. Amino Acids is a reference app for all the amino acids found in our system. You can know the name, three letter code, molecular structure and more. It is an app aimed at students, specifically biochemistry students.

Amino Acids costs $0.99 but the developer is giving away 500 copies while they last. It is available for all BlackBerry 10 devices. You can check out our review to see if the app is for you. Here's a quick list of the main features.

  • Verified, detailed information on the basic amino acids
  • Dynamic Active Frames to aid studying
  • Sort by mass, polarity, or alphabetically
  • Switch between highlighted and non-highlighted structure to aid in memorization (touch and hold)
  • Share information
  • Dark Theme
  • Feedback

To get yourself a free copy, follow these steps

  1. Open BlackBerry World
  2. Swipe down from the top and tap Redeem
  3. Enter promo code RATEAMINOACIDS and tap OK
  4. The app should appear as free, just hit the FREE button to download

Reader comments

500 copies of Amino Acids up for grabs


Dammit, the first time i read an article in time and its for an app i dont need. Will leave it for someone who will use it. Free stuff is always welcome. Keep it up please!

Irishman in Indonesia

You can buy it at health food stores or online.

Check Tryptophan....

Precursor of serotonin. Have a banana or some peanuts....

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

Already got it before, wanted to support development like this as soon as possible! :)

Channel: C0007CC89 | CB10 signed.

I wonder how many people who got it are actually going to use it? I mean, all copies have been taken in an hour or so. I can't imagine that many biologists or chemists visiting CrackBerry in such a short time. Most likely, people who don't even know what to do with it got just because its free.

Don't forget dieticians and exercise enthusiasts...which is why I wanted it. Oh well, I will just buy it then. :)

It's always good to increase awareness of science in the general population, which is abysmal (and I'm being very charitable).

Posted via CB10 on Z10

I didn't take a copy because I don't need one. I graduated 2 years ago and I ain't a Chem major

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Crackberry really needs to stop advertising "free". I'm betting at least half the users downloading aren't even going to ever use most of the free apps.

 The app looks awesome!! Well done dev. I hope most of those who got it free will actually make use of it. Support the Dev by buying future releases too. 

 Via Ze Ten 

I tell you if I had seen this in time I would have downloaded it, even thou I would t know how to use

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Call me a West coast Loser!! These promos always go be fore I am even up and it is only 6am here. Not a hope to ever get one of these unless posted at midnight eastern US time. Thanks for nothing.

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Darn, I was too slow. On the other hand, the app looked so good I bought it anyway. Can we get one for other biochemistry, molecular biology and immunology uses?

I swear most people here just get it to have a free app. This is the best example. Or maybe there are 500+ people on CB that need an Amino Acids app.


I bet a bunch of people who don't have use for the app downloaded this. I guess first come first serve. But seriously...

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I can't get it free ..huhuhu... it was too late.. I want it so much.. the next biochemistry exam 3 weeks from now..

Posted via CB10

I was checking this app like last month.. it was nice and I need it but I can't buy it.. but when cb10 said it free I was very excited and redeem as fast as I could but it was already none huhuhu..

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This will help me out with fitness regarding nutrition and supplements.

Z10, the way to go!

I didn't need this and had no plans to download it, but I came here curious to see if such a specialized app would get snapped up as quickly as the free offers for apps with a more broad appeal. I wasn't disappointed...well, only with the users who downloaded it for the sake of it being free. What a sad, sad thing.

I agree 100%

I will end up purchasing it because in my line of work I can actually find this useful but the rate at which these app heads download anything free for the sake of saving. 99 cents is laughable and most I'd not 70%+ will delete it or never use it.

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All redeemed ready and I'll bet more than 70% won't use it or will un install it within 3 weeks.

These promotional giveaways are a joke.

Posted from my Z30 on CB10

Here's an idea that app developers can write into their code for these redeemed apps through promotional codes.

If the app isn't used or un installed with a pre set framework of parameters the redeemer will be billed to their carrier. This should pop up at the redemption stage so the user has to accept the terms. Many will simply not redeem and I'll bet many app hoarders will think twice

Posted from my Z30 on CB10

Research student. This app is useful almost everyday! Dont care for the giveaway, as I paid for it and the developer deserves it! Great app!!! Highly recommend to bio/ med students or people in the field!

Posted via CB10

That frustrating moment in which you want the specific app because you really need it and still, you can't get one because someone thought : "oh cool, a free app, let's download it". Fml

Posted via CB10

Was it free today because it was 8. 08? I doubt many will get that 'cross-cultural' pun, but if you do, give yourself a pat on the back. (Because no one else will! :)

Posted via the inimitable Z10 handheld system.