ArtGO! turns your BlackBerry into a coloring book

artgo coloring lite
By Ryan Blundell on 15 Sep 2010 11:27 am EDT

“Well, I made the duck blue because I'd never seen a blue duck before and I wanted to see one.”

If you take a look back at our “What you may have missed this week” post from around Fathers Day, you can see the artwork my son drew for me. It’s amazing how those first few scribbles fill us with such pride; and sometimes confusion.

“I thought it was a car..”

“No, it’s a monkey.”

Then comes the colouring; some focus so intensely on staying within the lines, others colour as if the picture just exploded. Either way, they are works of art and very fridge worthy. Zeebu Mobile, developers of children apps such as BabyGO! and Peek-a-go, have come up with another activity to share on your BlackBerry; ArtGO! Coloring Lite. Your screen becomes a crayon canvas, allowing your child to colour a dinosaur, a butterfly, or go nuts on a blank page. ArtGO!, like other Zeebu apps, uses a keypad combination to block the younglings from accessing the rest of your BlackBerry.

ArtGO! Coloring Lite Features:

  • automatically keeps your coloring inside the lines (this feature can be turned on or off)
  • save your art to work on later
  • send your drawings to a friend
  • set your drawings as your device wallpaper
  • Zeebu's locking mechanism can be enabled to keep little ones from getting out of the app

ArtGO! includes 6 different colours to choose from (ROYGBV), though it may be difficult for younger children to switch between them. Those using a BlackBerry with a trackball may find colouring a bit sluggish. To release the pint-sized Picasso within your kid, you can grab ArtGo!, for free, from BlackBerry App World.



My new favorite time-kill app. Yay! LOL.

I only have one problem with it: I would like to save ALL of the colorings to my SDcard instead of overwriting the other "wallpaper.jpeg" file.


Can't you change the file-name instead of over writing your previous work?


That's what I'm doing, but... COME ON! :)


That's no duck, maybe a dragon


I said the same thing.


If either if you lived in the '90's, you'd know that that quote was from Billy Madison, starring Adam Sandler.


Lived in the '90s!? I was born in the '90s! No, really I was born in 1990. LOL.


Now I can sit here a doodle while waiting a fitting replacement for my Storm. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


will kee me and my son entertained
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Installed the program on my Storm 2, for my daughter to play with, and I enabled the locking mechanism so she can't mess something up by mistake. It works so well, even I can't get out of the program without turning the phone off and back on. When I try to exit, it says to press the red and green keys to exit. I've tried pressing them in succession, as well as together, and nothing happens. I've restarted the program two of three times, and the same thing happens each time.


Installed this and I really love it. A good app not just for kids but also any parents.

Kerri Neill

when I was doing my "Power Mom" review of the Torch lol.


We can now put to rest the tired argument that Android and iPhone are the only platforms with stupid apps.