BlackBerry App Roundup - 25 copies of Battery Monitor up for grabs

BlackBerry App Roundup
By Michelle Haag on 19 Aug 2011 10:18 pm EDT

Welcome to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! This week we have 25 copies of Battery Monitor by Vorino Software to give away! We have searched high and low and found some neat apps to share with you this week, so head on past the break to check them out and enter the contest! If you have an app you want to see featured in the roundup be sure to check the end of the post for information on submitting it to us.

Local Fresh
Local Fresh by Dilemma-Management
Nothing beats fresh fruits and vegetables, and what better place to find them than at local farmers markets. Now you can use Local Fresh to locate thousands of farmers markets across the US.
How to use it:
  1. Add in your zip code
  2. Browse the list of farmers markets based on your zip code. Visit their website for schedule, products available, etc
  3. If nothing appears, search by city and zip code
  4. Map the locations
  5. Shop and enjoy fresh and local food.
Local Fresh is available for $.99 and compatible with the BlackBerry PlayBook as well as the BlackBerry 93xx, 9650/70, 97xx, and 9800.
More information/screenshots and to purchase Local Fresh for PlayBook
More information/screenshots and to purchase Local Fresh for BlackBerry

Wootle HD by Idle Media
Wootle is a tracker for the family of daily deal sites. This PlayBook app will track deals from, kids.woot, shirt.woot, and sellout.woot. The app will also track wootoffs and can be set to automatically refresh the feeds! Each tab in Wootle shows the current offer on the corresponding Woot page, and clicking the "I Want One!' button takes you to the webpage so you can order. Wootle is available for $.99, and a free trial is available. I like the simple graphics and easy to use layout in this app, it looks really nice!
For more information and to download/purchase Wootle HD

Smoothie by TafasaSmoothie by Tafasa
Smoothie came out, then quickly disappeared without notice from App World. It's since returned, with even more features and several bug fixes. If you hadn't heard of it, Smoothie is a fun way to meet new people with similar interests, and chat with them either one-on-one or in groups. Built on the BBM Social Platform, you will need to have BBM6 installed if you wish to use Smoothie. The app is free and compatible with BlackBerry smartphones on OS 5 and greater.
  • Release notes for v1.1:
  • Resolved: Issues with joining coffee shop and blender chats
  • Resolved: Connectivity issues during application setup
  • Resolved: Issues where the profile picture is saved as a black box.  If you have faced this issue in the past, please re-upload a new profile picture.
  • New: History section that includes the last 20 people you have talked to, allowing you to view their profile and invite them to BBM
  • New: Click on a user's picture while viewing their profile to see a larger version of the image
  • New: Click on a user's location while viewing their profile and Google Maps will be launched to show you where it is in the world.  If you have the Google Maps application installed, the application will be launched instead of the website
  • New: Suggestion box (accessible from the menu of any screen) where you can send us your ideas for features and improvements that should be added to Smoothie
  • Many other fixes and improvements to make the experience great
More information/screenshots and to download Smoothie

DistanceSign by Fabian Heuwieser
Ever wondered how far away from London or Tokyo you are at any given time? Well now you can know with DistanceSign. Fire up the app and it will tell you in miles or kilometers your current distance from 18 different cities around the world. You can also send your current location to anyone via email. It's a new app, and currently free in the CrackBerry forums. If you try it out be sure to leave Fabian some feedback letting him know what you think of DistanceSign and what you'd like to see added.
More information and to download DistanceSign

What You Might Have Missed

UberSocial adds Pro Football theme
UberSocial for BlackBerry adds free Pro Football Characters theme
The uber popular Twitter app UberSocial has added a new theme just in time for all you football fans out there. Pro Football Characters is a free downloadable theme for the app that will bring the sport right to you. This theme isn't just a pretty face either. Along with the normal functions you expect from UberSocial, they have added in a ton of features to help you keep up with the game like never before. You can participate in the Daily Football Debate, catch the Best Tweets and Pics from over 200 pro players on Twitter, stay on top of Breaking News from your favorite sports writers, and check out the Pro Football Characters Uber Channel with Legends of the Game, Insider Scoop, Power Players, and more!

To install the Pro Football theme, you must be running UberSocial v1.2 or above. If you have an older version installed, you can download the latest here from your BlackBerry. Once that's squared away, you can download the theme (yes, it's a separate download) from the link below. To activate it, open UberSocial, access the menu, and scroll down to Options. Press 'next' until you reach the Themes Setting screen, where you will be able to select Pro Football under the Color drop down menu.
For more information and to download the Pro Football Characters theme for UberSocial


Battery Monitor
Battery Monitor by Vorino Software Inc.
Like to keep a close eye on your BlackBerry battery? You should check out Battery Monitor by Vorino Software. This battery monitoring utility runs in the background and notifies you when your battery has dropped to a percentage of your choosing. It also notifies you when your device is fully charged, and has many configuration and appearance options. The icon is live, and has a customizable appearance. Battery Monitor is available for $2.99 and is compatible with most BlackBerry smartphones.
  • Notifications are a combination of tune/vibrate/LED and are set up in the sound profiles application
  • Live icon, showing percentage in text and optional charging indicator, with customizable appearance based on the main screen settings; Note that some themes are not able to properly update the live icon in all locations, especially the Storm2 home screen
  • Main screen displays battery reading %, battery temperature, min/max indicators and optional charging indicator
  • Date and time shown in the footer using the system font
  • Color preferences for all displayed components; color blend and gradient option
  • Many millions of color combinations
  • 140 solid backgrounds
  • 19 built-in wallpapers
  • Wallpapers from file
  • Can be used in combination with bedside mode, with supporting devices
  • Optional battery reading logging; this data can be exported as text or CSV data; up to 100 readings are kept, at a selectable collection rate from between 10 minutes and 2 hours
  • Battery level chart
  • Settings stored persistently
  • Uses a negligible amount of power
More information/screenshots and to purchase Battery Monitor

Contest: We have 25 copies of Battery Monitor to give away, courtesy of the good folks at Vorino Software. To enter, leave a comment below, and we'll choose 25 random entries to win. Contest ends Sunday at midnight PST.

Until Next Week..

Well there you have it folks! Be sure to check out New BlackBerry Apps, Updated BlackBerry Apps and Free BlackBerry Apps available at If you are a developer and want to have your app shown in the roundup or you're interested in having us host a contest for you, drop me an email at cbmichelle[@] See you all next week!

Michelle Haag Michelle Haag "@_Miche11e_ and C0001B3B5" 1190 (articles) 1683 (forum posts)


FIRST !!!!
Hope i win thoo


The battery monitor looks like if it could only pop the battery and push it back in for us when we need that hard reset ... :)


just press and hold alt, then the right caps button, then delete and it resets the phone for you :)


I love the uber-social app. Please enter me into this contest!


UberSocial is free and I didn't see a contest for UberSocial.


I want a copy..thank you


I would enjoy a copy...!


can i please win for once :)


Battery monitoring app would be nice

mistat me find out why my BB battery is dying so fast!


Great app! Would love to win!


I would like to be able to win this useful program.


Hello fellow CrackBerry users!
I'm commenting for the entry in the Battery Monitor contest.
Hope I win!
Good luck to all!


Count me in. Thanks!!


About to get a new bold so a free app would be great.


Got a Bold....and would like a free app also.


Battery app looks good. Hoping for a copy now :)


Cool giveaway. I'm in too.


Appreciate a copy ...good luck everyone :)


I want in too!! Thanks!


Battery Monitor. Hit me up with a copy! Thanks.


would love to win any :)


I JUST got my new Blackberry Bold 9930 and I love it! This app would be great because I had SO much trouble with the battery on my Bold 8530-the battery was the demise of that phone! I'd LOVE to win this app! :) it would be much appreciated and awesome!


Nice app. I'd like to add it to my collection


woo hoo!!!
happy friday!


I would like a copy! Thanks :)


Appreciate a copy ...good luck everyone :)


The app supports Blackberry 9999 with QNX+AndroidOS+iOS v1.01.4u? Wait? Noooo! I woke up! Darn it! >:( T-T


I had to charge my 9930 twice after starting off with a full battery this morning. Please...HELP ME. This is NOT normal!

Crack isn't the worst thing that can happen to Blackberry


I would love to monitor my battery's performance! Apps like this should be built into the Operating System! :)


Does this app causing memory leaks on 9800? anyone using this already?


This is nice hope to win.


I would love to win one.


Would look great on my -2 day old Sprint 9930:D


Cool. I would like to win a copy :)


I really I hope I win it!!! Daddy needs a new battery monitor!


Pick me! I could definitely utilize this app :D


another contest crackberry rocks


thanks for the contest. I would like a copy too.


May we all have good luck in this contest.


hmmm, there's so many battery monitor app now. What's the advantage of this app over the others?




It looks good and does many things, beautiful. Thank you.


oh man, i would LOVE a copy of this please


Nice. My year-old battery could use this. Love the ability to customize the look.


I want this app. Please give it to me.


Cool battery app I can use


Would like a copy of Battery Monitor for my new 9930! For some reason I can't download Battery Saver Pro so this would be a nice replacement until then.


I use my BlackBerry a lot through out the day and this will really help make sure I know when to charge my battery. I hope I win a copy!! Thanks for the chance.


i can win it. the 9900/9930 is still too expensive... but i can't help but get it


I would like a copy of that please.




Sure, I'd love to win something! Why not some woot?


Would love Battery Monitor! Thanks for the contest.


Please include me in this drawing. Thanks.


I would love to tell my friends I Won this App on

Make them Sooooo Jealous !! Ha !


I like free stuff !!!!


Would love to have a copy !!


Would love to win one copy!


I need a battery app. Pick me.


Looks cool. Thanks guys.


I hope I win!! Pick me please!


I have one free battery monitor program but it is not the greatest. Please consider me.


Battery Monitor looks very cool.


sweet! Gotta love all these contests!


I'd get a real charge out of winning this one.


Please one copy for my 9780


... count me in!! this looks like a superb app!!


This is a great app that I would like to get.


I'd love to win a copy of this, Thank you CrackBerry for this chance


If it works for the 9900, I'd love to get me a copy of this :).


Sound good, yes please


Would love it. Juice me up!


love this kind of apps,hit me pls


Me Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I want to win!! Hook me up, CB!!


Looks useful. Hook me up!


I NEED the batter monitor. My main issue with my blackberry is the battery life. That app would really come in handy so my phone doesn't die unexpectedly.


Thanks, as you send me one


Need to monitor the battery on my 9900 lol


I would love to win a copy!!!


With this app, I could keep a better eye on my batt status. Keep up the good work guys, very information web site.


i always wanted a battery meter application. Good luck to everyone:)


Wow no more suprise dead batteries would be amazing. Please pick me for this one. Thanks.


Would like to have a copy.

Regards from germany



I would love a battery monitoring app, thanks and Vorino Software for doing this.


Been using BatteryWatch (FREE) and TinyMeter. But would love to try this one out..


I am always looking for something new to enhance my 9930.


really need this!!!


This Battery Monitor looks nice, I think I'll buy it. But it would be twice as nice to win a copy :)


Would like to have a copy!


I want this crack... ;)


Nice. i would like to try out the battery monitor app! =D


This looks like something nifty, I wouldn't mind seeing it on my phone.


i hope its better than meterberry... ;)


Woah, this is super useful!


I like Battery Monitor.


I could use a nice monitor like this.


Would love one of these!


I would love to have one kind sir...


Would love to win thanks!


I would love a copy of Battery Monitor, please!


Sure, why not? Looks cool.


Nice app, seems great. I hope i win this one now :D, Thanks CrackBerry for this chance!!

Good Luck everyone


i need this b/c all the other battery monitors drain my battery


Batterymonitor is a handsome ;-)


Would love to win a copy. I'm constantly checking the battery percentage on my 9900. This app would be perfect!


I would give this a shot. Thanks!


This would be a good replacement for the one I'm using right now


I'm in for Battery Monitor !!!!!


Always wanted an app like that!


well lets c there is like so many battery apps 2 choose from but hopefully this app gets chosen 4 my BOLD 9700 lol


neat little app to customize your bb just a little bit more.


Pass one this way please!


Cool app. I would love to win a copy.


Let me get it! Battery not digitized is the biggest problem I have


195th! Haaa, just joking. I would love to win a copy though.


I would love one. Thanks.


Please Please pick me now!


i would like to win battery moniter please thank you crackberry....


i would love to have this app.


I hope this is not over. I think a good battery monitor is essential to the life of your BB.