BlackBerry App Roundup for April 30th, 2010; Contest: 25 Copies of Mobile Bartender to be Won!

The BlackBerry App Roundup
By James Falconer on 30 Apr 2010 10:33 am EDT
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Hard to believe, but April has almost come to an end. It's been a busy one on the BlackBerry App scene. We've seen the official BlackBerry Twitter client from RIM, NFL Mobile App for Verizon, and a BMW Roadside Assistance app, just to name a few! Moving on as we do, this week we've got the following titles for you to learn about in the BlackBerry App Roundup:

Giveaway of the Week: Mobile Bartender

Freebies of the Week: AP Mobile, New York Driver License Test Practice, Calorie Counter

In Case You Missed It: Cisco WebEx Meeting Center, Nimbuzz Updated, WorldMate Partners Up with American Express Business Travel, Poynt Updated

New This Week: MobiAccounts, Up Or Down, BBAssistant

Cool at BlackBerry App World: Cargo Control

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:

Mobile Bartender

Mobile Bartender

Summer is coming up fast and furious, and what better way to enjoy a warm afternoon with friends than with a cold beverage! Mobile Bartender puts a full-featured drink-making guide in the palm of your hand. Try out new drinks, or pour old classics. Recipes are extremely clear and easy-to-read, and within you'll find drink, shot and drop shot recipes. You can filter them by drink type, liquor or drink name for quick and easy access.

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

What's Your Favorite Drink?

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

Freebies of the Week:

AP Mobile

AP Mobile

Want to keep abreast of the world’s news? Now you can with AP Mobile, delivering AP News updates to your BlackBerry wherever you are. On the plane, in the subway or travelling on the bus, you can read the latest news or sports and be up-to-date before arriving at important meetings. Select categories such as sports, news, entertainment and more... Set your preferences to rank stories, send news items to friends, or save stories for later viewing on or offline.

Get your free copy of AP Mobile today >

New York Driver License Test Practice

New York Driver License Test Practice

I know thousands of you out there are located in the state of New York... If this is you, and you have your Drivers License Exam coming up, you may want to check this one out. Heck, even if you're not in New York, these questions will give you valuable practice to help you ace the written part of your local driver’s exam. With over 100 practice questions, flash cards for road signs you can practice for your upcoming drivers license exam on the go. This app works with BlackBerry OS 5.0 and above.

You can get your New York State Driver license test practice app by clicking here.

Calorie Counter

Calorie Counter

Millions of people are trying to lose weight and watch our diets. Now with the Calorie Counter app, there is a tool to help everyone keep track of the calories, our meals, exercise and most important our weight. It even has nutritional info for the food you eat. Combine the journal to record your progress with the activity chart to record the calories you burn and along with a weight chart you have everything you need to help motivate you to lose weight. Add a food diary plan and quick picks for calorie and nutritional information, and you have all the tools you need to manage your weight and overall health.

Get the Calorie Counter >

In Case You Missed It:

Cisco WebEx Meeting Center

Cisco WebEx Meeting Center

The folks at Cisco have released the Cisco WebEx Meeting Center for BlackBerry devices, so now you can attend meetings from just about anywhere. With features such as viewing presentations and other applications, integrated audio, starting or joining meetings easily and conducting private chats, this new app is a must have for business people on the go. Cisco WebEx Meeting Center works on the Bold 9700, Bold 9000, Storm series, Curve 8900 and the Tour9630. Cisco uses the global network Cisco WebEx Collaboration Cloud to deliver reliable and highly secure service for your company meetings.

Get a copy of Cisco WebEx Meeting Center here >

Nimbuzz Updated

Nimbuzz Updated

Nimbuzz just got better for those users who want to stay up to date with all of their social networking contacts and chats. Supported networks include - Windows Live Messenger, Skype, Yahoo!, Facebook, Google Talk/Orkut, AIM, MySpace, ICQ, studiVZ, schulerVZ, GaduGadu, Giovani, Hyves, Jabber, Gayet, Azbuz .The designers at Nimbuzz have worked through some of the issues around connectivity when using OS5.0 and also sped up the application. Logging in to the app is also now faster. With this latest update, users can now use Nimbuzz in the following additional languages: Arabic, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, German, Dutch, English, French, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

Get your updated copy of Nimbuzz >

WorldMate Partners Up with American Express Business Travel

WorldMate

If you don't have WorldMate, chances are you'll want to get it now! With WorldMate Mobile and American Express Business travel integration, road warriors can cope with flight cancellations, sudden meeting changes, and last second booking requirements. With pop-up flight alerts, itinerary synchronization, calendar and business meeting synchronization and integration of itineraries with 3rd party mapping and navigation apps, you have all of the tools you need to manage your tight travel and business schedule around the clock and around the world. Stay tuned for more on this one... the app iscurrently rolling out to some existing clients, and will be fully available to the public later in the year.

Poynt Updated

Poynt Updated

Poynt just got better. For those of you who do know what Poynt is: it’s about helping you find what you want and how to get there?  The Poynt app features Yellow Pages, Movie info and Directions all at your fingertips… Get the latest version of Poynt from BlackBerry App World. Better battery life and more efficient use of GPS information has been packaged into this latest release. Poynt has been updated to version 1.5.4.12. Users of Poynt . Integration of Telmap and VZW Navigator 5.0 is included and it is supported on the 9100, 9105 and the BlackBerry Pearl 3G!

Get Poynt today >

New This Week

MobiAccounts

MobiAccounts

If you are having trouble managing your accounts, then MobiAccounts is the app for you. With MobiAccounts you can track all of your financial transactions, build in alerts for transactions, and track all of your accounts in one place. Use it as a money manager or a balance book for every account. MobiAccounts runs in the background and with all of the features provided you will never lose track of your finances again. Just to name a few, they include: Balance all of your accounts; reconcile accounts, set up reminders; manage multiple payments; schedule payments; set up categories for payments; and much more...

Get your copy of the MobiAccounts >

Note: MobiAccounts does not connect with any financial sites, so no confidential information is at risk.

Up Or Down

Up Or Down

IT managers and web site managers under the gun to meet availability objectives for their networks will appreciate this app. Up Or Down monitors your web sites and provides a status of any websites you manage. Green means the site is UP, while red means the site is down or experiencing difficulties. Up Or Down lets you monitor your sites while on the go and provides status in real time. Features include checking for the status of web site, date of last check, refresh status updates for one or all of your sites. Up Or Down requires at least OS 4.7.

Check out Up Or Down in our store >

BBAssistant

BBAssistant

Version 0.8.1 is out for BBAssistant and there are even more features and capabilities available. Key features include:

  • Vibrate when an outgoing call is connected
  • Receive voice notification when a call is disconnected by other side
  • User can adjust the voice volume
  • Add functions show existing address list when adding new contacts
  • BackLight up when a new SMS/mail/message is received
  • Block calls based on contact list
  • Keep track of phone numbers of Home, Mobile, Work, Fax, and Pager numbers.

These are just a few of the handy features you'll find within BBAssistant... If you're a busy executive, salesperson or simply want to keep track of your daily schedule, contacts and more... BBAssistant is worth a look.

More on BBAssistant >

Cool at BlackBerry App World:

Cargo Control

Cargo Control

In Cargo Control, it's your job to help route the right containers to the right planes. It's a fun and challenging puzzler, and should work just fine on all current gen BlackBerry devices. Unfortunately it is not available in Australia and South Korea at the moment, but other areas of the world should be just fine. If you're looking for a well-crafted puzzle game to kill those idle moments... Cargo Control could fit the bill!

Give Cargo Control a spin!

Until Next Week..

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James Falconer James Falconer "Community Manager, Mobile Nations" 354 (articles) 723 (forum posts)
555 comments

tcdizzle

Black with a splash of ginger

tcdizzle

whoa.... first comment, that never happens....

models-luv-bbs

My fav drink is Ciroc and Redbull!

BBICON

Rum and coke but this app would be awesome for me as I manage a restaurant and dont always know whats in a drink that a guest orders

needbox

Kamikaze...but i am sure I would be able to have more variety with this app...

ddtrujillo

Favorite drink is bombay saphire and tonic

raptorfan

will have to say White Russian

Skatedawg

My favorite drink is a Frozen Margarita. Plain but awesome!

shopgurl

Toast to you Crackberry! White Russian, yummy!!!

trsteve1

on the rocks..

Jameson's, Crown, Johnny Walker... whatever, just love da whiskey!

(also, Washington Apples are nice xD)

spiraleze

Jager Bomb - shot of Jagermiester and Red Bull or other energy drink.

righty tighty

Makers Mark Manhattan, up, with one dash of bitters.
Repeat as necessary...

Lawrence26

Definitely has to be a white russian or a Sicilian kiss

jonp

scotch neat my friend

jsciiijd

Recommend Breyers ice cream.

Note however: In High school used to be friends with a Dreyer's plant manager's son. Once got a stranger to buy us a bottle of champagne and drank it in the candy room at the Dreyer's plant. So, champagne and chocolate chips might be a close second.

Prig

Red bull and vodka.

models-luv-bbs

We're on the same page with the vodka and red bull

RonBoyd

margaritas and more margaritas

KiNGCiTY14

A Pomegranate Margarita made with Cabo Wabo!

Coach Bill

Grey Goose Martini - Green Olives Stuffed w/ Bleu Cheese.

teddyp6

Remy on the rocks! Volka and red bull would come in 2nd

gregerator

A 100% agave, silver tequila magarita, up in a martini glass with salt. At least, that's the standby. But I like to check out new drinks!

leenyc

Johnny Walker Green Label, little ice.

snowmancomic

White Russian or Red Death for me :)

ilove20

Piña Colada =)
(if you like piña colada, and getting caught in the rain!) lol

blueyestm

I have so many to choose from but my mainstay is always crown and diet.

HavPlenty

Patron Martini all day :)

robrowald

The ever classic Mojito, but made with golden rum instead of clear...

eliasso

long island iced tea!!! i love to mix my own drinks pls let me win

webmastir

would love to win. cb ftw!

valorian

At the end of a long day a nice Manhattan always hits the spot.

mavsguy842

Chilled shot of Patron - so smooth.

Foster021

I NEED this APP . It would make my weekends ALOT better !

TheTruth8

I'd probably say something along the lines of a "Long Beach". I haven't the slightest clue how to make it... but derived from the name it hits like a strong Long Island but has fruit added in like a Sex on the Beach and goes down eaassssyyyyyy.... MMmmmm... It's too early on a Friday for you guys to have me thinking about Friday night haha!

atstoney79

My all time fav is Jamesons with light rocks! Good ole' irish whiskey...

mayac

Brandy & coke, Cruzan Rum, & Hennessy

skinncw

Not sure if it has a name but,
Coconut Rum, Pineapple juice, and Orange juice. Delicious.
This app would be awesome because I'm hosting a bachelor party in a couple weeks!

Foberry

Rocky Mountain Bear Hugger...a blend of a bunch hard liquor including Barcadi 151

jdkarpen

gin gimlet..... or a good Manhattan

mpatchez

Capt'n & 7
Shots- Sexy Alligator, Mind Eraser, Liquid Cocaine.

mayac

Brandy & coke, Cruzan Rum, & Hennessy

mackgraphicx

Has to be Dissarrano + coke. Or Malibu + Pinapple jusice. Wicked !

Tweedle

My favourite drink is Blue Moon Special :)

Crankman

Gin 7up with some lemon! Classic!

FiendOut

I'll have a Vodka and Tonic please

gadi59

Southern Comfort on the rocks

flirtatiousgreek

Malibu with pineapple and cranberry juice :)

zerobank311

Seven and Seven for me!!

trophyking

Extra Dry Vodka Martini with two olives -- Stirred NOT Shaken!!! Wife likes SEX ON THE BEACH!! -- WE are only talking about drinks OK ;-)

Chris.O

Favorite drink would have to be a Zombie

SMAW-Gunner

There ain't nothing like a small batch whiskey, neat of course.

rpanicke

Hook a real akoholik up with this app! I'm drunk right now!

mar2mar

Adios Motherfucker. Will knock you off your ass

berryg1

Maker's and anything.....

dansbetter

My favorite drink is a Gin and Tonic with a dash of Lime.

joefalco

Glenlivet neat. Sometimes on the rocks.

Joe

tons-q

Plain water of course! It's healthy! But then, I'd always sneak up on myself to drink some wine.. It's good too I guess :)

piky

is bacardi campechano

BDavis81

Fav drink is Jagermeister.

splinterbutts

lime
mint leaves
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
Ice cubes
1/4 cup white rum
1 1/2 tablespoons cantelope purée
1 or 2 splashes of lemon-lime soda, such as Sprite
Sugar cane stick

otaku2

Scotch on the rocks?

CubanoGT

I haven't won anything in awhile!

Senex1

Scotch. Neat. The Macallan 18 year is a favorite right now. Don't really need a program for that one, but it's always nice to be able to mix a proper refreshment for friends.

puddles99

Dangerous. Very, very dangerous!

JerseyDevil980

Captain Morgan and Ginger Ale ... tastes like Cream Soda, goes down easy.

jbbills

captain n coke.. also enjoy a variety of other mixes n shots..app would be well used

SmithN23

When I'm drinking mixed drinks, its fog cutters or anything with rum.

jitma316

Who me? Ill have a stoli orange with red bull mmmmm

uncle64

Long Island Iced Tea..............

Scott.007

Absinthe... with sugar and water :)

jdoughtry

Vodka Grey Goose Martini, dash of sweet and dry Vermouth, two olives, straight up. Shaken, not stirred.

RaGe420#CB

hmm I like just about anything with gray goose vodka

bengalsfan77

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!

jbag1489

would LOVE having this app. and favorite drink is Crown and Coke

erleb

no seriously i mean it! (with tonic)

Fordb

Well depends on my mood but right now I'd take a Brave bull. 1/2 tequila and 1/2 kahlua.

Teresa4U

Mojito or a Pearl Diver w/splash of coconut milk, then blended with ice.

MasterRy88

who doesnt love a good 7 and 7 :-)

datta72

Henny and Coke!!!!!!! Is my #1 drink

I also created a drink for all you daredevils out there, it's called Blue Mellow, hypnotic and belvedere........

kingofcupcar14

i like drinks, whatever the bb tells me to have

bonocchio06

I would have to say my favorite mixed drink would be a Long Island Iced Tea. And I haven't had one in a loooooonng time, but I had to use my Storm to look up the recipe for it when I was at a wedding party. It was a hit and I was glad I had access. Would have been a lot easier with this program however......

n8ward

Probably Long Island Ice Teas, but I need a little more variety, so if you wouldn't mind, please hook me up with this app.

Mrs. M

In the summer I love a margarita (Bonus points if it's a fruit flavor!) or sangria. In the cooler months I like vodka-based drinks, especially a dirty martini with two olives. Yum!

DDS0728

Black Cherry Effen Vodka with Coke!!!

cannonballgsu

I like simple crown and coke, but the gal likes everything under the sun thats fruity!

ihawkeyes

vodka-redbull to start, then vodka-lemonaide to finish!!

ClintRo

I sure would like to win something for once :D

lilaberry

with vodka basically..please pick me so I can
have a LOT of fun..and thanks!!

kdawg6924

Usually it's a simple New Castle, or a Jack n Coke... but this app would be awesome to have, since i usually get to play bartender at the parties I go to (when we dont have a real bartender there).

dfanella

...shaken, not stirred.

BIG CAT 7

Bombay and Tonic with Lime!!!!!!!!!!!!! WoooooHooooo!

mgrayo01

Dark side of the Moon...half Guiness, half Blue Moon...100% SCRUMCIULESCENT!

philosojerk

Generally a Cosmpolitan, but every once in a while I like an Old Cuban!

cu19

now a toast to this contest - get your drink!!!

Mooney5984

Ill drink irish car bombs all night long

PresidentJFJ

Anyone here from Toronto should know what Ting is. Grapefruit soda from Jamaica. Available anywhere that sells Jamaican food. 2/3 Ting 1/3 Vodka and you're gonna hit the floor and enjoy it

weekutch

Purple Rain with 2 shots of vodka!

baloghjz

This is my favorite bar drink by far...

3/4 pint Guinness stout
1/2 shot Bailey's Irish cream
1/2 shot Jameson Irish whiskey

Add the Bailey's and Jameson to a shot glass, layering the Bailey's on the bottom. Pour the Guinness into a pint glass or beer mug 3/4 of the way full and let settle. Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and chug. If you don't drink it fast enough it will curdle and increasingly taste worse.

Count me in for the Mobile Bartender app please!

Speczorz

A long island iced tea is always good. :)

abbate1997

Let me get a 7&7 ! thanks!

cabbnut

My fav drink is a Vodka Martini, preferably Grey Goose, two olives and a twist of lime..........mmmm!

dlnielse

Either a 3G Magarita or Long Island Iced Tea!

sunder1025

Rye and coke, nothing better

monoglycerides

It's a toss up for my favorite drink. It's between a Whiskey Sour or Amaretto Sour. :D

Dsmith71272

I need this app bad. I suck @ mixing drinks!!!

PJay-83

Irish car bomb...delicious

corvarea

I have been wanting you!

toan07

My favorite drink of all time is apple juice :D (jäger and monster) I don't like to substitute on the energy drink since red bull doesn't taste the same

209Mike

Jameson on the rocks.

Dash

pretty easy. Jack and Coke! that's what we like here in Canada

jos12345

need a drink right now

clasnasty

2496th post, OMG that never happens

STRETCHA

Long Island Iced Tea baby!!!
With this app I could definitely find another favorite!!

Please pick Meeeeeeee!!

Keegen

I'll have a margarita please!

CrewF24

Home made beer... mmmm... Beer. But with a sidecar of whiskey, Irish preferably.

MN_Wild

Big Ginger = 4oz jameson and 12 oz ginger ale. Or if I'm lucky I will have a Middletons "neat"

Havoc0083

Vodka that has been steeped in fresh pineapple then served ont the rocks with a a lil cherry liqure

tekware

Preferably in a nosing glass.

wader23

then its gotta be a Manhattan!

tekware

Preferably in a nosing glass.

mattsterful

Grape bomb. Hope I win, could totally use this.

skamania#CB

just dont know how. pick me.

Crazy.Mama

... Who cares, just pick me!

molina.00

Jack on the rocks its for sippin not chuggin lol

chocknyc123

it most definitely is a mojito! actually a pineapple mojito, their the best on those hot summer nights ;P

CreativeL

A black dragon

a shot of whiskey
a shot of mint schnapps
a shot of kahlua
stir and serve

BLACKBERRY619

Long island ice t and jack n coke mmmmmmm

irishwiseguy2006

Jackie, You make a hell of a caucasian!

wetsqueegee

a polar bear, also known as a grass hopper (chocolate mint shot)

arcadence

Defintely a Mint Julep, but it's hard to get that down in Miami.

Jarras

Soco and coke with lime

bricenm

Vodka martini...with 2 olives for me.

ed29550

It's 5 O'clock somewhere.

mdtaylor02

jager and monster energy drink

Soon2B

For the summer a nice cold Strawberry Dakari, all other times of the year Rye and Ginger. Would be nice to have this app. Just took a new job that is back in the food and beverage field and I am a little out of practice in bevies.

oneL8chic

I sooooo need this app.... I'm always hosting parties or I always end up being the bartender and this would be absolutely great.... pick me pick me

wpgdanny

Gin and Tonic, with a lime and a cuccumber.
I'd love to get that app...drinks galore!

gregorylkelly

Mojito! I was down in Mexico last week and drank about 50 Mojitos! Man, I love that drink!!

mikeo007

Captain Morgan's rum and Coke, nice and simple!

jonr26

Very Dry Grey Goose Martini with Lime Twist

imstillalive#CB

Anything with Jose Cuervo (the Devil)

cenloe

My favorite drink is a Godfather, which is Scotch and Amaretto on the rocks in a double old fashioned glass.

viper0796

piña colada is the best

Bear7079

Yes Please. this looks like a nice app for the party goer.

Pathtek4

I'm so addicted to Carbombs! Something about them makes me feel like flying (except I get the worst hangovers in the morning)

mykalgrant

Almost any brand of Vodka on the rocks with lime. Favorite of the Favorites right now is Ciroc Red Berry. UMMMM, tasty!

idiotguy#CB

this would be a great app for me to have as i just started a part-time bartending gig! bacardi and diet is my flavor of choice...

ICEMAN9

I'll be the center of all the summer parties with that app

dbow27

Kettle one martini, 3 olives

dukeslb56

Especially on a nice warm day

Anon_Emus

Double Crown & 7 or a shot of Los Cazadores Tequila

chupoopacabra

Manhattan Straight Up, I could really use Mobile Bartender!

luv2bhated

hennesy and redbulll >=D

jstme151

Recently I had a drink called a "Coco Loco" while traveling in the Dominican Republic, sadly I dont know whats in it, this would be the perfect app for me

trivera

Would have to be tequila

ssc13

you just cant go wrong w Jaeger bombs! :D
or a classic screwdriver

berryaddictinatl

Tanqueray and tonic! But it's a tough task to stop at one!

BustaNET

Awesome drink...count me in

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