BlackBerry App Roundup for April 16th, 2010; 25 Copies of Vorino Timer & Stopwatch to be Won!

The BlackBerry App Roundup
By James Falconer on 16 Apr 2010 08:13 am EDT

Good day all! Another week, another great batch of BlackBerry apps to talk about. This week I've got 25 copies of Vorino Timer & Stopwatch from our pals at Vorino Software to giveaway, so keep reading for all the details...Covered this week in the BlackBerry App Roundup are the following titles:

Giveaway of the Week: Vorino Timer & Stopwatch

Freebies of the Week: Flickr for BlackBerry, BlackBerry Superstore, JShoppingList

In Case You Missed It: BerryBuzz 3.0 Now Available, BMW Launches Roadside Assistance App, XM Radio Online+ Now Available in Canada, NFL Mobile App Now Available from Verizon, Track Your BlackBerry Usage with Mobholic

New This Week: My CreditCards, Charades, BarBack Party Drinks

Cool at BlackBerry App World: Dilbert Calendar

Note: Don't forget, you can always search for titles featured in the App Roundup within App World... Some apps mentioned may be available there for your device.

Giveaway of the Week:

Vorino Timer / Stopwatch

Vorino Timer and Stopwatch

Vorino Timer & Stopwatch is a timer/stopwatch (duh) with both analog and digital displays. There's four operating modes (up, down, down-repeat, down-up), it'll run in the background, plus, there's a whackload of appearance options. Use it for your next workout, for timing that important presentation, or keeping tabs on that roast you have in the oven. The number of features built-in is quite extensive, so be sure to check it out in our store for the complete list. All that is required to run this one is a non-touch Berry with OS 4.2 or newer.

If you'd like to enter for your chance to win one of 25 free copies of Vorino Timer & Stopwatch, answer the following question in the comments:

What activities do you time? And what specific features do you like to see in a timer (for example, a continuous down/repeat mode).

Leave your answer in the comments now... Good luck!

Freebies of the Week:

Flickr for BlackBerry

Flickr for BlackBerry

Want to make your pictures immediately available on your Flickr® account?  With the Flickr app for BlackBerry, take a picture and upload it to your Flickr® account directly from your Berry. If you already use this application on your desktop, you will be happy to note that the features and the functions are designed into the app for BlackBerry as well. You will be able to learn this new app in no time at all with the familiar keyboard, menus and prompts on your BlackBerry.

Download and install this free application for your BlackBerry today. The app supports all current-gen BlackBerry devices.

BlackBerry Superstore by MobiHand

BlackBerry Superstore by MobiHand

Want to browse the best in BlackBerry apps, games, themes and accessories... all in one convenient shop? Enter the MobiHand Superstore for BlackBerry. The Superstore is easy to use, and delivers the latest and greatest in apps, accessories and more, right to the palm of your hand. There's a 'Deal of the Day', tons of categories, detailed descriptions and reviews, and much MUCH more.

Check out the BlackBerry Superstore by MobiHand >



Can’t find a pencil and paper to jot down your grocery shopping list? No need to try to remember any longer what you need to pick up at the store. With the JShoppingList app; Add, and delete items from the list using the Add and Delete menu items, set prices for each item and keep track of your shopping lists expenses when you assign prices to each item along with the currency of the country that you are in. When you backup your phone, the JShoppingList data bases will also be backed up so no worries about losing your list. The JShoppingList works with BlackBerry OS 4.6.x and above.

Get this great time-saving app today, Click here.

In Case You Missed It:

BerryBuzz 3.0 Now Available

BerryBuzz 3.0

Version 3.0 of BerryBuzz is now available, loaded with new features that both new and existing users will appreciate. Support has been added for additional 3rd party apps such as Twitter (RIM), TweetGenius, UberTwitter, SocialScope, OpenBeak, BeejiveIM, IM+, WhatsApp, Skype, MySpace, Viigo, ebay App, MeterBerry, instango. Users can assign LED colors to specific calls, SMS and email from identified contacts. Four new colors added and twelve new disco LED colors added. Now you can also select an option to vibrate while ringing for all notifications and to also vibrate or play a sound when a call is connected or disconnected. New users can purchase the BerryBuzz for $5.99 while existing users can upgrade for a small fee of $1.99.

Click here to download the BerryBuzz >

BMW Launches Roadside Assistance App

BMW Roadside Assistance App

Roadside assistance is always important no matter what kind of car you drive, however now with the new and improved Roadside Assistance App for BMW’s, drivers can arrange for assistance through their BlackBerry in less time than direct calling. The app comes with a number of features that most drivers will appreciate if you have ever had to call for roadside assistance.  Find a dealer near you along with hours of operation and contact information. Select the type of service you need from a menu and receive up to date information regarding service dispatch, estimated time of arrival and your reference number. Even your vehicle’s VIN can be included which expedites confirmation that you are entitled to Roadside Assistance. This is an app that no BMW driver should be without.

Learn more >

XM Radio Online+ Now Available in Canada

XM Radio Online+

XM Radio Online is now available in Canada to all Canadian users. You can receive many of the same channels as the SIRIUS application. Try out their 14 day trial to check out all of the services. Prices are competitive with $2.99 for mobile users if you are already an XM subscriber and $7.99 per month if you are not an existing customer. The XM Radio Online app works on 3G and WiFi and all devices from 85xx and up are supported as well as the Storm series.

Listen to all of your favorite programs online with the XM Radio Online app! Get started right here >

NFL Mobile App Now Available from Verizon

NFL Mobile App

Want to keep tabs on the NFL draft, schedules, prospect information, scores and other NFL information? Download the NFL Mobile app which works on Verizon’s network on all of their native devices. This app is just in time for the draft and we expect that you will receive the latest news about the NFL draft, lots of details about the prospects and much more. The NFL Mobile App is expected to have scores, schedules and general NFL news during the season. Unfortunately you cannot download this app from other carriers.

This is a free app... and Verizon customers can get it by clicking here.

Track Your BlackBerry Usage with Mobholic


Want to know if you're really addicted to your BlackBerry? For a clean-cut answer, get Mobholic to track all of your usage statis and more. If you decide to upload you stats to their website, you can compete and compare usage results with other users from around the world. Will you make the top 10? Are you in one of the top MobHolic countries? Are you a true addict?

Get your copy of Mobholic via App World >

New This Week

My CreditCards

My CreditCards

My CreditCards is a feature rich app that provides everything you need to manage your credit cards, track expenses and generate reports. Keep track of due dates with the handy reminder service, add as many credit cards as you need, search for cards, track all of your transactions, add detail notes and track transactions in a variety of ways. (category, date, date ranges, amounts and more). Generate statements, payment due dates, closing balances, custom statements and protect all of your data with a master password. If you need to keep track of all of the details for your credit card purchases, then the My CreditCards app is for you.

Learn more about My CreditCards >



Charades is a great game to play at parties, between couples or teams. Now you can browse thousands of Charade topics to select the ones that best fit your party theme. Choose from a variety of topics from movie themes, celebrity themes, TV shows, books and more. Your guests will be impressed and a little challenged with the topics that you throw at them, guaranteed. If you're running OS 4.3 or better then Charades will work just fine on your Berry.

Get your copy of Charades from our store >

BarBack Party Drinks

BarBack Party Drinks

Want to impress your friends with the latest drinks? Or how about something totally new and off the wall? With the new BarBack Party Drinks app you can do all of that and more. There are over 10,000 drink recipes in the data base along with ingredients, liquor, glassware and even the proper garnish for each drink. Even professionals will find this app useful for those one of a kind requests that you get while working... Even shots, slammers and various shooter drinks are included. Surprise your guests with a different outlandish drink every time they come over. The BarBack Party Drinks app is a must have for anyone who does a lot of entertaining, or for those special occasions that always seem to pop up.

Get your copy here >

Cool at BlackBerry App World:

Dilbert Calendar

Dilbert Calendar

If you're a Dilbert fan, you will appreciate this new app from Metranome. Priced at $9.99, this one gives you an animated Dilbert cartoon with your daily agenda. Start the day with a bit of humor and share some of the better cartoons with your friends. You get one year of cartoons when you purchase. Once you download the app, it will seek to make a connection over WiFi or your high speed internet connection... Make sure you set the Dilbert Calendar to make ALL HTTP requests and you will also need a micro SD card to store videos. This is a must-have for all Dilbert fans!

Get your copy of the Dilbert Calendar via App World >

Until Next Week..

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BlackBerry App Roundup for April 16th, 2010; 25 Copies of Vorino Timer & Stopwatch to be Won!


It is like living and reverse when you could move fast forward and reset everything and start all over again to improve your life or just see how long it will go without delay.

Could put this to use for my kids running track or when I am at the races....keeping my fingers crossed..

I time my runs, my trip from home to work and work to home.

A countdown timer is the most useful.
Split timings are good when i'm running.

As a swim coach, I time my swimmers' swims. I like stopwatches that have a large lap memory for taking splits.

I like to watch my time for speeches in my psychology class . I also like to walk my track and do it in a certain amount of time, so this would nice to have

For me, its things on the stove. I set a timer for say 15 minutes then go back to kitchen to see when things are done.

I would use this application to time myself how long it takes to go to work during the week, to also calculate the time on long distance travels towards holiday destination and to make sure how long I stay in the petrol station - time is crucial

I time a lot of things...going to/from places, to-do's at home, how long I can stay at a place before being late, etc. I like to see in a timer the countdown and repeat features. Hope I win! :)

Would love to have the stop watch!
I time my kids at various sports events.
On/off/lap/reset, just a typical stop watch is cool to have handy.

I would be so happy to have the stop watch!
To see how much I have done for such short time.
On/off/lap/reset, just a typical stop watch is cool to have, it could be very handy.

For work, I use the built-in clock stopwatch for testing and evaluation purposes. At home, a count-down would be super handy for cooking (indoors and outdoors!) and for exercise stuff.

Feature-wise, a great addition would be lap-time functionality. Ideally with multiple laps available for viewing. Maybe the current plus last three? Digital-only is OK for lap-times for me. Count up/down are a must!

Great app, thanks for the chance to win a copy!

I'd like to see a g-force activated stopwatch! Be awesome for recording personal track times. It would just be nice to have a stopwatch that was accurate in your pocket all the time. Who knows when you will want to time something!

I time foot races and also dryer times, not very exciting, but this app would make that easier.

timer must be able to time over 24 hours w/o resetting back to zero and starting again.

I need something to help me time my workouts. the clock in my gym never works and its hard to guess how long i've been doing a set when i'm on number 4 or 5. Count me in!

I like to time myself doing random things like driving, deucing, exercising, eating, drinking races etc. Features I'd look for a include a chronograph and lap feature as well as repeat countdown.

i could use the timer in our medical office for timing such things as taking vitals!!!it would be very handy for me as I could use the same time i use my berry to do the charts!!

Thanking you in advance,


I could use the timer for meetings. I would like to see a continuous down/repeat mod in a timer. Thank you for this offer.

I am always asked to time load and unload times as well as time between stops.. I think down-repeat is very usefull in a timer app..

At work I check unit-to-unit cycle times, machine cycle times, etc. I also use a repeat timer for exercise.

I'll use it for the gym to monitor my workout and rest in between sets, and circuit training.
I would like to see interval alarm in between countdown. E.g. I want to be a 15minute circuit training. I then set the timer for 15 minutes then alarm every 45 seconds. As the timer counts down it'll alert me every time 45 seconds has passed until time is reached.

I'd love to time how much time I spend on here instead of working...:)

Also, when my kids have a timeout, my bb is always handy whereas the timer can never be found. I'd love to set it to give me a 15 minute warning while showering too... I can't ever tell how much time has passed in there.

Believe it or not I like to time my daughter on how long it takes her to do her homework! We make a contest each day trying to set records and get the reward! I'd love to see multiple timers within the one timer... Hope that makes sense.... and hope I win! PICK ME

I use a timer for tracking meetings. Best feature is something that accumulates to total meeting time while measuring each timed part separately.

I time out scripts that I write for commercials and video presentations. It's useful for me if the stopwatch can operate in a silent mode, so I can time it during the actual recording of the script.

The AGONIZING 4 minutes between the hot water being mixed with the freshly ground dark roast coffee and the time when I FINALLY get to push the plunger down... the aroma filling my office the whole time, taunting me, tempting me.

4 minutes is a long time when you're jonesing for the caffeine.

I generally time how long it takes me on tests.

Lapse times is a feature I generally like to have. Then I can time how long I take on each section, or if possible each question. If there was an option to show the average time I took on a section it would also be pretty useful.

ex. How long did I take on a math section. vs. verbal.

I'd use a stopwatch and timer application to keep track of when supper is ready, so that my good lady wife doesn't beat me.

Wow! looks simple but has many great features. I think i will use repeat countdown the most. the feature I would like to have probably to set multiple timer at once. (i.e. 3min, 10min, 25min,etc.) So even it is not in repeated pattern the timer can run and find you at the right second.

I would really love the Vorino Timer-Stopwatch. I am a TV commercial producer - I time things all day - whether it is timing a take or a scene on a shoot - or a voice over recording in the studio - I am constantly timing things -
this would be a great app - and I would use it all the time !
It would make things so much more convenient - I always have my Blackberry with me of course - with this app I wouldn't have to search around in my backpack all the time trying to find a stopwatch. I would use the regular timing features and the lap timer - among other things -
Thanks Crackberry - I hope to win this !

Activities timed: Various Recipe instructions, child running laps,etc.
I like to see in a timer a reset feature.....

Thanks for the contest.

looks good, I time all the parking meters in los angeles @ $40+ you got to have a timer! give me a copy of that sucker!

I would use it to time the TV commercial breaks or to confirm my speedometer in my car. I like that is has Digitial & analog displays.

I started running with my BB- the video light scared away a dog once! The timer would be awesome to time my laps each day, and then also to use in Lab for my Biology class, the only other person that has a stopwatch is a dufus with the OTHER phone!

Well, at the moment the best function I can use on it is a countdown timer. The clock on my microwave went out. It works but will run till i stop it. It'd also come in handy for workouts.

I could use it to time my students during their cooking exams! Or when I go to the gym (it would actually give me a reason to go back to the gym, to see it working)

A screen that looked like my stove that I could run different timers and one for the oven. I could cook food to perfection.

My job involves a lot of product testing and sometimes I need to time certain functions. This would be helpful since I keep my phone on me at all times.

The thing I need the most in a stopwatch is easy stopping and starting for accurate measurements.

Thanks for the chance to win.

I could really use this app! I have a heart pump that runs on batteries and it would be cool to use this slick timer to keep up with when to, let me win ;)

I would use it to time presentations and track individual slide times in support of timed presentation we have to give at the office.

What activities do you time? And what specific features do you like to see in a timer (for example, a continuous down/repeat mode).

When I do workout sets that require timing I am always looking for a stop watch!

I would like to see saved history.

I need a decent timer for taking Drive-thru time at my store. A continuous timer would be great as you need to time specific parts of the order taking process as well as the total time. if there was a feature to take multipul continuous times then that would be even better.

I would use it to time people speaking at meetings where they are given, say, 3 minutes to speak. And then repeat as necessary. BB built in timer has some weird kinks if you try to repeat after someone has taken less than the allotted time. So...I'd like to see the feature that allows for a reset before the time is up that doesn't then beep at the original time set AND the new time.

I could use it for to time my exercise routine ,when I study and if I when a free copy I will think of other uses for it.

Performing a mixed week of scheduled work from 1-8 hours in a day as well as taking immediate service calls (fire alarm installation and service), I need to be reminded to do monthly inspections at a few sites before the end of each month. I'd like to check it off as being done that month then re-flagged at the start of the next month. Knowing the last inspection date would help as well to time them about 30days apart.
I also time the parking meters I use at work almost every work day. Setting the expiration time to be automatically custom/5/10/15 minutes before to allow time to get to the car would be helpful. Using the built-in alarm clock, any alarm time becomes either every day or 'every day exclude weekends', then checking the calendar looks like there's reminders set for almost every day when it's actually just a repeat.

I’d use the timer to keep calls under 15 minutes. I work at a service-desk for corporate end-users. My pointy-haired-boss gets mad when a call takes longer than ¼ hour.
He’s forgotten that some people are more than 15 minutes stupid. Like the guy who asked “Why do I keep seeing  Entries must be the same.  when I put in a new password?”
Also at my kid’s swim meets.

I can use this great app for cooking while I'm talking or doing other work on my Blackberry!!!!

As a teacher, I time my students' in-class presentations. Can barely see the timer I have during the pres. This would be uber-helpful

I use a timer as a reminder to take med as well as reminding me to eat something every couple of hours. Also time exercise.

I am afraid to admit it ........... but it's very useful.

I use a stopwatch to "time" my steaks on the bbq in the summer.

Flip 'em only once !

My sons always want me to time them, either holding their breath or running around the house (outside!). This would be a great addition to the Vorino clock I just Had to purchase... PLEASE let me win this, this time.

I could use this during my mourning run. I like the different displays that this can use. Love the different modes and they are what's great about this

I use a timer when I workout. It's the only way I can keep track of my target cardio time. An audible sound that can be set at various intervals would be nice.

I work for a manufacturing company, and frequently need to measure the cycle time of our manufacturing equipment, and it would be so cool to be able to do it with my BlackBerry Storm! The primary feature that I need is a lap timer, so I can time multiple machine cycles back-to-back, then go back and record them at the end. Please enter me in your giveaway contest.

i like to jog or run till my legs give out and i fall, i want to see how long that actually is and if i can increase it!! :D

I like to time my self for many things. Like the meter where I park. I also think its a good thinks to time yourself at work and get certain things done in a certain amount of time. or work on certain projects consecutively for a certain amount of time every day. So it would be a good thing to save certain timers and be able to look back at them at the end of the month.

I am trying to get organized and declutter my life. I can only do this in "chunks" of time. The countdown timer w/repeat is perfect for this. For instance "organize something every half-hour." I am also a writer with huge procrastination issues. The timer would help punch through this: "Write for at least 30 minutes!" Kind regards.

this would be great for my training sessions. Classes and clients would be able to be timed with more precision.

I used to use the gymboss but between having that and my bb all the time, this would be great to time exercises, then rest periods and continous bootcamps using different exercises.

Thanks, this would be handy for sure.

I time my 3 minute rounds when I train Muay Thai at home instead of at the class.
Intervals would be great... 3 minute round, 1 minute rest, etc.

I would use the stopwatch for timming the quizes I give out in my class. The count down and repeat features are the best.

the timer. My son runs the 1600 in track, and this app would be perfect for keeping track of his times as he continues to build on his technique. Keeping my fingers crossed!

To time pump cycles in my work. This will make it so much easier to have my stopwatch with me at all times

i work for a non-destructive testing co. servicing the oilfield in S. Louisiana. i run an x-ray crew and we have to have a stop watch to be able to time exposure shots with a radiographic isotope for the source of the x-ray. this app would come in real handy. i would use the app instead of wearing a watch!!

As a nurse who hates to wear a watch, i really really would love to win it. I normally don't wear a watch so I forget it a lot and have to borrow the patient's watch to take their pulse....very embarrassing..I need it bad

I'd time workouts, and experiments in my psychology courses. Back when I had a dumb-phone, I had to buy a watch to time things! (it was a 5 dollar spider man watch). The feature I'd like most is continuous countdown cycles, so I could run 2 minutes, walk 2 minutes, for example. Particularly if I could alternate the length of cycles, such as a 2 minute countdown, then a 5 minute countdown, repeat.

I use a stop watch at my kids athletic events. Just normal features like splits would be wonderful