BlackBerry App Roundup for April 23rd, 2010; 25 Copies of VibAndRing to be Won!

The BlackBerry App Roundup
By James Falconer on 23 Apr 2010 08:24 am EDT
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Howdy folks. Hope you've had a very productive week. As per usual, this weeks' App Roundup is chalked-full of goodness. Lots of great stuff to talk about, plus we're giving away 25 copies of VibAndRing. Covered this week in the BlackBerry App Roundup are the following titles:

Giveaway of the Week: VibAndRing

Freebies of the Week: National Geographic for BlackBerry, SmartAlarm, Tungle

In Case You Missed It: Xobni for BlackBerry Updated, Tvider Updated to 2.1, Ticketmaster App Updated, Call Control

New This Week: AlphaRunner, LockPlus, Lotto Canada 6/49

Cool at BlackBerry App World: Twitter for BlackBerry

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:

VibAndRing

VibAndRing

VibAndRing is a simple app that lets you set the vibration and ringtone alerts to go off at the same time. Many nice little options are built-in, including the ability to set the amount of vibrations, the length of them, and even the pause between them! If you've ever missed a call because your ringtone didn't play until the vibration cycle finished... VibAndRing is your solution.

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

How many extra calls will you answer per month, thanks to VibAndRing?

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

Freebies of the Week:

National Geographic for BlackBerry

National Geographic for BlackBerry

National Geographic is one of those TV programs that the entire family can watch and enjoy... and now you can also watch on your BlackBerry. Whether you are travelling or lounging by the pool you can enjoy the wonders of the world that National Geographic has to offer. Download wallpapers, ringtones and clips from some of the best shows, as well as a complete TV schedule so that you will not miss any of your favorite shows. National Geographic movies are often spell binding as they cover many of natures spectacular animals and their antics as they go about their daily life of surviving in the wild.

Get the National Geographic app today in App World >

SmartAlarm

SmartAlarm

Now here is an ingenious application that many will appreciate. SmartAlarm learns your sleep cycles and them wakes you up when you are in the lightest sleep phase. In case you are wondering, if you wake up during a deep sleep phase, it will take you a few hours to recover from waking up. Waking up from a light sleep cycle is always the best approach. The app will work properly if you place your BlackBerry close to your pillow so that it can sense and learn your sleep cycles. Once it has learned these cycles it will wake you up at the proper time. The SmartAlarm app works on the Storm series only, runnong OS 4.7 and up.

Try out the Free Beta version of Smart Alarm today!

Tungle

Tungle

The Tungle app has been in Beta for some time; however it is now being made available to the public for free. Users can download it from the Tungle website and use it to schedule meetings, share calendars and reply to invites. Scheduling meetings is a snap, propose times, send invites, check pending meetings and even overlay calendars. If you decide to share calendars, you can choose between status indicators for free/busy or provide details about your status. Users can also reply to invites and there are many other options that exist that make it easy to use Tungle and organize your life.

Get your free copy of Tungle from their web site >

In Case You Missed It:

Xobni for BlackBerry Updated

Xobni

Xobni is a great address book app that was launched in March of this year and has been recently upgraded to fix a number of issues that users identified. You will want to get the latest release (1.0.58.1) if you're already a user. New features include the ability to hide addresses in your contact list, merge addresses when you have multiple contacts, and more. Keep track of all of your most important contacts on your BlackBerry with the latest release of Xobni!

Get the latest release here >

Tvider Updated to 2.1

Tvider

For regular users of Tvider, version 2.1 has been released to replace the free version of 2.0 with a number of new features. Version 2.1 comes at a price of $2.99. With it you can tweet plain text, reply to tweets using text or multimedia, retweet friend’s tweets, search for Twitter users and tweet prerecorded multimedia from your phone or your SD card. Other features include managing direct messages, follow other Twitter users including blocking them and unblocking them. You can view another Twitter user’s profile as well. With all these features available for the update to Tvider, the update to 2.1 is one you may want to consider.

Grab your copy of Tvider 2.1 >

Ticketmaster App Updated

Ticketmaster App for BlackBerry

If you were previously frustrated because the free Ticketmaster app was not available for your BlackBerry... kiss your frustrations goodbye. The latest edition of the app includes support for all devices and carriers! Existing users will already know some of the advantages of Ticketmaster... Browse ticket information for concerts, sporting events, special events and look at the seating information and then make your purchase. The best part? It's a free download from BlackBerry App World.

Check out Ticketmaster in App World >

Call Control

Call Control

Tired of all of those spam calls from telemarketers and salespeople? With Call Control, you can choose which calls to block right on your phone and avoid the interruptions. Manually blacklist numbers that you do not want calls from... and there's also a preset list of numbers generated from user reports. If a particular number keeps hounding you, submit a report and other users will benefit! Very handy.

Get your copy here in App World >

New This Week

Alpha Runner

Alpha Runner

If you are an avid runner, or perhaps you like to go on long bike trips, the Alpha Runner app may be ideal for you. Keep track of your time, your speed as well as the distance and the calories you are burning as you go on your run. Use your BlackBerry to help keep tabs of your training regimen with the aid of accurate GPS tracking. Track your average stride, calories burned, distance traveled and more! Alpha Runner requires a GPS enabled Berry on OS 4.7+.

More info on Alpha Runner >

LockPlus

LockPlus

LockPlus prevents accidental calls from being made. Settings allow you to set your Berry to 'lock down' after as little as 15 seconds... and to unlock, all you have to do is click and hold one key! Multiple features and settings are built-in, making it truly customizable to your needs. The app starts automatically when you turn on your phone and also runs quietly in the background. LockPlus will work on all current BlackBerry devices on OS 4.1+.

Check out LockPlus in our store >

Lotto Canada 6/49

Lotto Canada 6/49

All of us are looking for the slightest edge to help win one of the big lotteries... if you're Canadian like me, there's a new 6/49 app to help you pick out 'hot' numbers. With a colored user interface you will have no problem picking out those numbers for the next drawing. The Lotto Canada 649 should run just fine on BlackBerry devices 83xx and above with OS 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6.

Get your copy of the Lotto Canada 649 app today >

Cool at BlackBerry App World:

Twitter for BlackBerry

Twitter for BlackBerry

The official Twitter for BlackBerry app has been out for a little while now, and if you haven't checked it out yet, you might as well! You can download it for free, and see how it compares to UberTwitter, Tvider, or any of the other excellent Twitter clients we're used to using. This official app works nicely with your Berry's camera to upload pictures to your Twitter feed. So far it's rating, well, let's say 'not so bad' in App World, so give it a spin for yourself to see what you think.

Get your free copy of the app Twitter for BlackBerry >

Until Next Week..

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212 comments

Green_Laser

count me in

this would help a lot and would help me answer answer those 10 (approx.) calls a week i miss from not hearing phone.

BIG CAT 7

I will take one please!!!!!

jkfsr

would help me with about half a dozen calls.

marteloide

Probably a half dozen or so....

redbadger

I miss about 3 calls per day. Need this!

The_New_Dude

I'd say about 5-6 a day AT LEAST...
My wife would be a lot happier with me that's for sure!!
At least she'll know for sure that i'm not "Ignoring" her calls. 8-|

TaZ52083

I can use this app cuz I be getting calls like crazy every single day.

HelmAbZumGebet

...are often very annoying. With this great app I wont miss one more call in the future. So I'll have abot 10 more calls/week. Greetz from the very north of Germany!

linoleum87

i must miss at least 10+ calls a week that this would solve.

gmhs

being around loud equipment most of the day this might help

ValentineJulie

Have mercy this would help me SO much!! I always have to return a call because my phone only rings twice and voice mail picks up!!

bigbuda

I NEED THIS APP BADLY!!!! THE VIB THEN RING ANNOYS ME LIKE NO OTHER!!

abelmb

All from my wife LOL

clowndaround

I cant even begin to tell you how many calls i miss. If i can answer 1 more phone call a day, it will be worth the app. It could be the call that Ive been waiting for my whole life........

wwwade

It would be great to have a copy of the software to put to work on my tour.

BLACKBERRY619

How many extra calls will you answer per month, thanks to VibAndRing?

It would cut my missed calls by more than half a day, my phone is always on vibration and inn my pocket. pick pick me :-) very useful app for me

dsacks

I'll probably answer about 20 more calls per month thanks to this nice app.

frabas1

ooo my mine please!!!!

Saukrateaz

to hoping (fingers crossed)

germster

I MISS A CALL A DAY SO ABOUT 30

BLACKBERRY619

How many extra calls will you answer per month, thanks to VibAndRing?

It would cut my missed calls by more than half, my phone is always on vibration and ion my pocket. pick pick me :-) very useful app for me

tons-q

I'd say about 20% more! I could never hear my blackberry rang in crowded place and by the time I noticed, the call would had been missed. Being able to vibrate and ring at the same time will surely up the chance of me being able to notice a call's coming!

rontaylor

I'd like to win this one.

wwwade

I think that I miss 5 to 10 calls a week and I hope that this might help.

Thank you

CUB1

Sure can use this app, I won't miss Mom calling me anymore when I'm out!!!!

saucey202

That will make it so much easier, Less missed calls

Albee50

this would help me with at least 12 to 15 calls a month :)

CUB1

I will answer all my calls per month with this app!!!

ruger10_22#CB

I would answer all of them after enjoying the vibrations first of course!

CooperDogg

I would love a copy of this =D

JoeShmoe

Q: How many more cals would I pick up???
A: A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dm3ready

This is real cool. I would probably answer 30% more calls - about 20 calls per day.

bigdaddyII

One of the things that has always irritated me about my Curve is that the phone rarely rings. If I dont catch the call while its vibrating, its game over. This app would be nice to obtain to keep my contacts happy when I dont have to call them back because of my half assed defective phone.

Efeezy4Sheezy

VibandRing will probably get me 30 extra calls a month. Especially working in the industrial business where it's really load. I'm in.

Callindril

On average I tend to miss 2-3 calls a week, usually when driving because of the vibrating and ringing being separate...

Being able to make them happen at the same time would be a vast improvement...

jonny5xlt

It'll help me answer ALL of those missed calls!

JCRich

5 calls... I'd love one!

kregsworld

I keep my Berry in my pocket to protect it and I miss at least 3 calls a day.

karlas32

app would help me answer 10-15 more calls a day.

bigswannyd

With the way my phone has been acting lately by not ringing, I'd be able to answer every call I receive instead of zero calls I receive.

Coachm

Can you say like a Gazzillion!!
By the time I hear the ring tone after the vibrations people hang up before I can answer.
Thanks for the opportunity!

Coffey123

This will save me from missing important calls daily....PICK ME!!!!!!!

leenyc

Maybe 2-3 calls a day, that I will try and ignore.

mrbigxray316

i would hear and feel my calls when they happen instead of after the message has been left..

Dash

I'd probably catch maybe 4-5 extra phone calls a week. My bb is mostly used for emails and texts.

the brother

prolly a couple of hundred missed calls on a monthly basis!

yitzkorn

with missed calls. Hard to estimate. One thing is for sure - it would be the first time I ever customized anything in milliseconds!

ydcampbe

I would like to "feel the vibration" as Marky Mark would say.

fire_storm1029

i would be able to answer those 3 miss calls on average a day~!

jkoogler

Answering the call is one thing. Nowing it is coming in is where the rubber meets the road!

vampora

I'll answer about 50 more calls per month, especially being able to set the vibration strength. :)

BeccaLynn

Is perfect for someone who carries in a purse or leather pouch. i hate that it the phone does them separately. This would keep me from missing at leat 10 calls per week.

tripll

Ummm...all of them (because I generally miss all of them now!)

voltaire

would love to win vibe and ring.

kingofcupcar14

I would probably receive 12 more calls a week

dbains8

I'm guessing I would answer about three or four more calls a week with VibandRing

Flawson

Who knows how many millions of calls I would be able to answer with this? Too many to count. But seriously, this looks sweet, I want to be able to control my vibes

idriveanova#CB

I would probably answer 75% more calls since I never hear it in my pocket.

majorbedhead1967

I work for a logistics company. This app could easily help me pick-up 25-40 missed calls per week.

michael steel

I probably miss about 10-20 calls/week because people are impatient... by the time it starts ringing they're all but ready to hang up!

liselbynoe

can i have one plzz :)

BETA13

Not available on all carriers or devices?!?! WTF kind of crap is that?!?!

Flip4Bytes

This is why i come back and check this site at least twice a day over any other site... Love you guys!

Sam K

I'll answer about 60 calls extra per month with VibAndRing.

BBICON

I miss so many calls
Boss thinks im ignoring her calls when she calls me
Help me out :)

badger5940

I miss 5-6 calls per day!! A app like this would help me to get those missed calls.

sage rat

I miss a lot of calls because I either cannot get my Curve out quick enough or I set it down and cannot get over to to it before it quits. Often times the caller is on an extension so I don't know who to call back or I waste time and plan minutes on voice mail. Quite frustrating! :-/

lsb3user

I can't say. I get so many but this would make me more proactive in answering. Besides, you guys never pick me to win. So how about changing that trend???

kslod9

I would catch at least 75% of the calls I miss. The other 25% are calls I'd ignore anyway.

vanesserstation

Would love this app, make my life easier.

Macdwg

I would most likely not miss any calls

ChibiBlackSheep

Probably every call that I get when I'm walking around the city. I always have vibrate off and just ring so I get extra time to hear, but when I'm in Philadelphia walking around I can hardly hear it, but with older phones the vibrate and ring always alerted me.

soremekun

Simultaneous vibrate and ring is a built in feature on the Bold 9700. I do admit I wish I had this app on my Curve 8320.

Cpt.GargameL

I would like a free copy :)

beatnikpoe

So i got all pumped for the National Geographic app and here it's only available in asia/pacific markets..

poop...

mcelroyc

Since I spend more time with my berry than my husband...I guesstimate I would answer more than 10 calls in a day.

cosmica

Im in meetings a lot...this would help greatly. I miss about 10 calls a week! I know this will solve that little problem!

azie

i think, at least 60 calls :)

livinoz

I would answer 5- 6 calls a day with this cool gadget.

collecting_junkie

this would save me from missing three or four calls each day. Hope I win.

joey1910

To be perfectly honest my phone never leaves my side to begin with to per month maybe it would help a few times, but I definitely would love to win this anyway! Thanks for the opportunity, much appreciated

Tweedle

I will answer 30 extra calls thanks to VibAndRing

neevz

No National Geographic app for everyone is a cryin' shame.... I was very excited about it when reading about the features....

lilaberry

because I would be able to answer them in time thanks

surfmly29

still not sure why RIM can't get this right on their own.... OS 6.x maybe??

gotchops34

i would prolly answer 4-5 more calls per week.

viper0796

I'll probably save about 70-80 calls per week. I know, it's a lot.

Floont

I've never won anything, but from the posts above it looks like a useful tool I'd like to win.

a.bingur

I'm not really screening my calls, just never get to them in time! This would really help!

msmh

It would help me answer 5 calls per day!

VivaBeavis#CB

This app would encourage me to answer at least 50 calls!

ejcrossl

W/ Vib and Ring I will get at least 25 more calls per month. I am constantly surprised when I hear the ring for less than a second before I missed it.

cartman3k3

I used to pay out my friends about not having this function on their BBs and surprising it was a blocker for me in getting one. But now I use a BB for work - and I've discovered and love it. Problem is, I didn't know VibAndRing existed!! I miss about 5 calls a day because of this...

SpoiledRottenAppleGuy

this must be heaven sent, I would love to get my hands on this app. I would get so many more calls than i do now

rhdy

I don't miss many calls, but it would get me 1 or 2 per week that I do miss.

u4rhea

I'd probably be able to catch 5-10 more calls per month.

dabaum

...I would answer alot more when I'm in my Peterbilt, definitely.

Jamroom

I will answer approximately 1 more call per month as my phone is always with me and I always hear it.

647berry

I miss about 3 calls per day. Need this!

GroundFighting8900

Is there anyway to get this app to work on a Canadian phone?

kellypangman

The day after I got my Curve I posted to this site a cry for help- I missed all calls day one! I even went back to return my Curve because this feature was missing; three kids,a 75yr old mom, substitute jobs come on the phone...countless calls per week and month can be picked up.

BCBB

lotsa calls with VibAndRing

narniahopper

I'd probably catch 5-10 more a month, but the peace of mind it would give me would be priceless.

nbturk

More than I currently do. Would be a nice added app.

jojo212

I miss calls all the time! It's either on vibrate or loudest. Wish I had both at the same time.

n2pdq

I'll take it! I would probably answer 30 more calls a month, because of VIB/RING

CB BL

The Vib & Ring is a great feature. Hope I win!

co4x4

I miss around 40 calls a month due because I do not hear the phone ringing.

adelineeleanor

I always have miss calls because my phone doesn't let me vibrate and ring at the same time! I tried many apps but none does a very good job, so I really want to try this!
Pleaseeeeeee :)

dytaniguchi

I'm guessing that this app would allow me to catch 10+ more calls per month.

DarkRayne#CB

I usually miss 2-4 calls per day due to the ring and vibe being separate. Having VibandRing will probably eliminate the missed ones altogether.

jomcty

I imagine that VibandRing will enable me to answer an additional 15 calls per month.

ruggerij

Having this would allow me to answer calls quicker for sure. It is annoying ot have the delay between the vibrate and the ringtone

Soon2B

Tend to miss about 4 - 6 calls a week due to not being able to answer at work, and another 1 - 2 calls a week when not at work.

rcassle

Using the VibandRing app would probably help me answer about 150-200 calls per month. I'm constantly missing calls since my belt seems to muffle the vibrate and once I hear the call it is to late.

bookerz

at least a dozen or so

Storminatrix

This app would be very useful for me and would help me avoing missing approx 12 calls a week. Please pick me. I never win these things but I keep trying.

DJ_Enclave

OMG I NEED THIS APP SO BADLY

agreffen72

Seems like a handy little app

crackberryvet

I downloaded this one and it sucks! It is only set for US cities from what I can see and u can't change it. I deleted it, was disappointed.

raspberry123

Tats Perfect. Exactly wat I need

sam81

calls will be caught using this app. One for me, please

LRB

this would help me get notified and not miss them

brayndeded

Id like to win this...then I can answer all my calls cuz Ill finally be able to control it more.

but wth...i cant get natl geo?? it says verizon isnt covered!! gimme a break! get with it app world and developers.

bigbe

I think I'd get to about an additional call/week with this helpful ap! We could reduce that number if you picked me?

lilnin

I'm guessing I would answer an extra 5 to 6 calls if I won!

LelouchL

This would be really good if I won.

Mikami

if i finally had this i wouldnt miss a single call ever again :) yay! please pick me? pleaseee!!!

Brandon 8ch

This would be the 1st thing I ever won! =D

poste

This would sure come in handy for those 2-3 calls per week that I miss. Thanks,

dan1668

ill answer like 6-7 more calls per month

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khobbs

Remember Breath and Stop? Well, this application makes me think of that horrible rap artists Q-Tip! Vib and Ring! However, I actually would love a copy of that application rather than get rid of it like Q-Tip!

jeromeo

I work in a noisy kitchen. This app would increase may answer rate by 5-10 calls a day

hommependu

I set vibrate to just once, because if I don't I'll never get the call. I miss a lot of calls because I lose a ring with this function, but I don't want to risk it going off in a meeting or class if I can have that first warning vibrate. In all, the separation of the two is incredibly annoying and definitely something I miss about my dumb-phone!

vi3ti3abe

I'd be able answer calls i usually miss when I'm at the clubs, bars, or concerts so that's good! would love this app =)

rockys57

I would like one please!

hboutin

I miss about about 5 to 10 per day, mostly from my students, as I prohibit phone calls in class, but it would make my life ( and my wife of course) very happy. She would not get mad at me for not taking her calls.
Thanks

Steven Friedmann

I would probably answer ALL calls with this app!

pino-chet

It would let me hear about 2 more calls per week.

dkorda

This app would save my @$$ SOO MANY TIMES!

zdiverdanz

Me too pls! Probably will help me with about 10 calls...

GolfCB

I could use this for sure!!

GolfCB

WOw, talk about a must have app!!

portdesmorts

This application would keep me from missing a couple of calls each day. Selecting vibe only and forgetting to switch back once out of meetings causes me to miss calls when I am near noisy environments throughout the day.

noahfingway

but I would have to say at least 10 a week . . .