Welcome to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! 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. We have several app contests going on this week, so be to check them out and enter to win some cool stuff here.
Lenspresso by ImageInApps
Lenspresso is an easy way of being creative with your Blackberry photos. It contains a set of 17 lenses with beautiful photo effects. Choose a picture from your phone gallery, apply the lens of your choice and it's ready to be shared with your friends! This app works quite a bit faster than others we have seen before, and if you're looking for a quick and easy way to change up the looks of your pictures, this is a great option. You can pick up Lenspresso in the CrackBerry store for $2.99 and is compatible with BlackBerry 82xx, 8330/50i, 85xx, 89xx, 9000, 91xx, 93xx, 95xx, 96xx, 97xx and 9800.
Radiant Silver Sphere by Alpha Software
Looking for an awesome arcade style game with tons of retro style? Look no further, check out Radian Silver Sphere. With 45 levels across 3 worlds and 3 modes of play, this game will keep you occupied for hours. This game has tons of detail and is packed with fun! Radiant Silver Sphere is available for $5.99 and compatible with all BlackBerry smartphones.
- Insane combos, multipliers, and tricks
- Kudos for stylish play
- Tons of enemy spheres: wraith, roller, zombie, chase, and more
- Arcade, scoreplay, and time trial modes
- Beginner, advanced, expert, and purist style
- Precision accuracy
- Unique gameplay
Bramble by Advantage Mobile Ltd.
Advantage Mobile Ltd. has just launched a new application called Bramble which provides robust local and remote file and folder management, with a graphical and user-friendly Explorer-like native BlackBerry interface, allowing access to and management of files and folders both on the device and on remote sites over FTP(S) and WebDAV HTTP(S). The application is specifically engineered to provide the most robust file transfers possible even under poor and intermittent network conditions, and will resume file or folder transfers when interrupted for any reason wherever possible.
- Full access to your important files & folders wherever you go.
- Simple, intuitive and graphical explorer tree-style interface
- Manage files, folders, ZIP archives, images, music on built-in storage, media cards, your favourite cloud storage accounts, business networks and your home computer from wherever you are.
- Cut, copy, paste, create, rename, delete, download, upload, open, ZIP and email single documents, multiple selections or even whole folder structures in the same way, wherever they are stored. Unlimited file and folder sizes for both uploads and downloads.
- Works with a wide range of Windows, Linux, UNIX and other FTP and HTTP servers, including many freely available home FTP packages.
Bramble is available for $9.99 but there is a fully functional time-limited free trial so you can check out all the features before committing. This app is compatible with all BlackBerry smartphones.
Bonus Box Tops for Education app by Asendu
An easy way to earn Bonus Box Tops for your school on products you buy every day. With no clipping required! Register your shopper’s card to get Bonus Box Tops offers. Purchase qualifying products and your designated school will receive the bonus Box Tops for Education automatically! Works with the following shopper cards: Kroger, Ralphs, King Soopers, City Market, Smith’s, Dillons, Owen’s, Fry’s, QFC, Baker’s, Jay C, Hilander, Gerbes, Pay Less, Scott’s and Fred Meyer. This free app is compatible with all BlackBerry smartphones on OS 4.2 and greater.
Easter Eggs by Kathryn Lahrs
Have fun decorating Easter Eggs without the mess! You can decorate an egg with different shapes, colors and backgrounds. Then you can save the egg and share it with your friends! Decorating Easter Eggs is a fun activity at any age, and if you have small children this would be a good way to entertain them this weekend. You can grab this app for your BlackBerry for just $.99 in BlackBerry App World.
What You Might Have Missed
Track your bowling stats on the go with Bowling Score Tracker 2
If you are a BlackBerry user and an avid bowler, keeping track of your scores and stats on the go may not be the easiest thing you have experienced. The folks over at Coolfred Software hit us up to let us know that Bowling Score Tracker 2 is an easy way for all users to keep track of all their bowling stats in a simple, easy fashion. The application will allow users to enter their scores, and to keep track of their league stats as well. You can track multiple bowlers, view charts that show scores over various games, and comments and so much more, all from within the very simple interface of the application. After all the information has been entered it can be exported to a CSV which can then be imported to your favorite spreadsheet client. The application does run a price tag of $5.99, but if you are a bowler involved in different leagues, and looking for ways to keep track of your stats, this is a must have.
Scanmonster by LSphone!
LSphone is the developer of several BlackBerry utility applications that help you keep a close watch on what's going on behind the scenes of your device. They just let us know that they have taken 4 of their most popular apps and rolled them into one, forming Scanmonster. This application has everything you could want in a monitoring app including menu integration to show time, date, battery level & temperature, free memory, and open-apps count. You can click on any one of these items for more details and to perform a variety of tasks to recover memory or improve performance. Scanmonster is on sale right now for $1.99 (regularly $2.99) and is compatible with most BlackBerry smartphones.
Some other features include:
- Detailed meters, instant/auto memory recovery or log erase, scan invisible apps.
- Temp hi/lo monitor, overheat alarm.
- Force-delete apps and modules, start background apps and services that may have failed or not started after installation.
- Detailed meters (see screenshot) show RAM and Flash memories, file space free (internal, card, and application memory), virtual machine object distribution & handles, battery details such as voltage, charging rate, temperature, and status flags.
- "Mercury" feature records highest & lowest temperature since phone started, and long-term, noting any too hot or cold.
- Click "Memory" reading for instant lossless recovery of RAM and Flash, known as "garbage collection"; gains are shown. Select deeper options, such as erasing caches, clearing the log, or a Deep Recovery which requests apps to free some memory.
- Automatic features (optional) include opportune timing of automatic lossless recovery, erasing of caches, and clearing of the log.
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 ShopCrackBerry.com. 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[@]crackberry.com. See you all next week!