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

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


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 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



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 >



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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Reader comments

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



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

on the rocks..

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

(also, Washington Apples are nice xD)

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.

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!

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!

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!

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

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 :)

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

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.

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........

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......

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.

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!

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).

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

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!

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

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

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

Please pick Meeeeeeee!!

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.

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

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

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

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

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...

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