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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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Whatever has the most alcohol in it...? Irish Carbombs are pretty good... as is beer :)


Glenfiddich-black 18 on the rocks with a splash of h2o!


Grey Goose dirty martini w/ two olives.


Captain Morgan and coke!


151 rum, pineapple juice, & malibu


Hmm. I'll go with Rye & Ginger.


I'm a rum and coke drinker... however, Bacardi and Coke Zero with a splash of lime juice makes it crisp and guilt free.


I love anything with Spiced Rum in it, but I'm not a picky person when it comes to alcohol. I'd love this app!!!!


Crown and Ginger for drinking and gladiators as "shooters"


Love a mojito, with fresh mint leaves and fresh lime and Havana Club dark rum instead of light.
A sangria would be nice. Made with premium Torres red wine, rum, lemonade, dash of brandy and fresh orange juice.


Definitely Tanqueray gin with tonic and lime.

(And Irish Car Bombs, of course)


I love Vodka Tonic!

This will be a great addition to my bar kit!


Cactus Cooler made w/ Red Bull .... or Tequila straight up


Definitely a newfound bourbon guy. My favorite drink has to be the ultimate classic cocktail: The Old-Fashioned.


if either gin and tonic, tequila sunrise, or long island ice tea. anything nice and strong is a plus :D


Pain killer. Anyone that has ever had the original from White Beach on Jost will tell you that mine aren't the same, but they are still good!


Jack on the rocks. keep it simple.


A captain and coke with a lime along with a free copy of this app!


whiskey, of any kind straight up.


Cheeky Vimto for me! Hardly classy, but whatever floats your boat :P


My favorite drink is a tokyo drift. Mmmmm! I've been looking for many other drinks though.


Nothing like a nice smooth WHISKEY


Favorite drink is Patron and Lemonade. Shaken not stirred!


Jack and Coke. Pull this app in front of a hot geeky chick who drinks and you're gooood.


Tequila, grenadine, orange juice...


And my favorite drink is......
dalwinnie 15 year old single malt scotch, and a drop of water.


Glenlivet 12, on the rocks w/ a splash of water. It makes me smile.


Lychee Martini & Tequila :)


straight shot of Patron.


The easiest drink to serve. Beer of course.


I really want a bartender application. I miss it from my iPhone :(


Coca Cola on the rocks. Served in a tall glass. Has to have lots of ice. Only the hard stuff for me.


Gin & Tonic. It's all about the lime.


My favorite drink is an Irish Car Bomb! I would love a free copy! :)


An incredible hulk. Oh, and this application. ;)


incredible hulk!!! whatappp


Good old Jack and Coke, but sometimes soco and giner


vodka tonic w/ a lime

slightly boring...maybe a nifty bartender app would help me spice things up a bit.


My favorite is Jägerbomb also called Black Pearl in Mexico



screwdriver with a splash of peach schnappes


Strawberry Basil Cocktail or Blood Orange Martini it a tie for me!


Jack and coke. With a lime of course


Goose martini straight up with 3 olives.


my favorite drink is manhattan


Gin and tonic is my current fav, but I love a good margarita, too!

I would love this app! I have several bartender friends that I sit around with and look up drinks in the bar books. This way would be so much cooler! And I wouldn't have to type the recipes into my notes so I can try them later!

sage rat

A Boston Sidecar would be great, thank you. Oh and "beer for our horses". Thank you. Could you leave that Mobile Bartender here too? Ah, thanks pardner.


Nothing like a dry martini (gin of course) at the end of the week.


It's summer time... have to go with a Mojito.


Beer in the summer
Rye and ginger in the winter.


I'll take one of those, with a Black Russian...


This is the perfect app to have when entertaining guests.


Washington Apple. I think I'll go have one right now.....


I enjoy a Gin and Tonic every now and then.


pour me a tall one...


Captain Morgan and Mountain Dew is my favorite drink.
I really really want this app!


Agwa straight, or Jack and Coke


Mojitos! Cool and refreshing on a hot day


Best drink would have to be a Flamming Dr Pepper


My Fav Drink Will Have To Be Patron And Lemonade! AKA Loso's NICE


As a former bartender I grew to love Ketel One vodka with Red Bull and a splash of OJ. Yum!


Irish Car Bomb: Pint of Guinness, shot of Baileys and shot of Jameson!!


This would be a very useful app!!! Cheers!


I prefer scotch or gin, but whatever has the best buzz with the best taste/aftertaste.


patron silver chilled neat...


Shirley Temple, Arnold Palmer, Roy Rogers...


I need to know how to make a cherry bomb. In>


Jack Rose, a old drink, but pretty


As a bar tender i would love this app. But as far as my favorite drink for the summer time it is a gin and tonic for the winter/fall it is rum and apple cider.


Sloe Comfortable Screw Against the Wall


Irish Car Bomb


With a really good gin


Summer is almost here. This app will definitely help me in throwing the perfect party!!


Oh and my fav drink is gin and tonic. Yah I know I need to spice it up.


Nothing would simplify my life then this APP. Drink of choice though is Crown and Ginger!


Vodka Collins is the best drink around.


Margarita on the rocks, no salt!


Go big or go home :D


definitely a Manhattan.


icey cold margarita on the rocks.


MMMM, Crantini! Bring on the bartender!


Favourite drink are Pina Coladas


What a cool app to find some new fun drinks to share with friends!


In the spirit of this weekend's Kentucky Derby... Mint Juelp.

Cheers everyone.


I like Sex on the Beach ;) 中Red Dragons中


MOJITO! For sure! Fresh lime, fresh mint, rum, what's not to like?


Chill and Mix Malibu Coconut, Midori, Green Apple Schnapps,

Then float a combo of 151, Grenadine and Orange Cointreau

Disgusting and Awesome


Korbel Brandy Manhatten ... MMMMMMMMMMM


SoCo, Amaretto, Lime


I'm a bourbon and coke man. Love me some whiskey!


I like alot of drinks, but Long island iced teas have got to be my favorite


Crown with a dash of Grand Marnier


The drink of the week is a Bubbly Granny. 50/50 Hpnotiq and sparkling apple cider over ice. Tastes like a granny smith apple.


I really would love an app like this where i wouldnt look embarrassed the next time i got to a bar and can order an actual drink other than, vodka and cranberry!! Good however just want to order drinks one day like they do in all of the 007 Bond movies...I Dream I Dream :)


Long Island Iced Tea !!!


1/2 amaretto, 1/2 bacardi 151, mug of beer.

Light it, drop it, chug it down.
100% good times after one dose!


Vodka cranberry with a splash of orange juice!


Rum and Coke, the drink of champions


I wonder if that is in this app? Lets find out!


My favorite drink is a simple concoction of Jameson and ice.
Not to say I don't like to mix things and try as many new alcoholic beverages I can get my hands on. But my favorite still rests in a glass of Irish whiskey.


Mojitos and Caipirinhas!


Love vodka and tonics, or anything with Tequila!!!


Maker's Mark and Coke usually does the trick. But, I'm in a bit of a rut drinkwise.

I could sure use a handy app like this one to give me some inspiration. With over 40 apps on my phone already, there aren't many left that I really want...but this is one of them!


the LIIT, Long island iced tea. Boy have a tried plenty of different versions of this, sometimes i feel lke they are better off giving me a bottle of vodka with a straw in it... lol


Irish Car Bomb...

anything that gets u f'ed up


Goose on the rocks. Splash of lime juice. Just a splash.


Gentle Kiss is my fav drink-discovered at Sandals Antigua on my honeymoon. Please choose me!


Sex on the beach... j/k, Kettle One and club soda


Old classic jack and coke!!!


this could come in handy at the country club i work at


It would be interesting to see the combination's created


Margarita! Applebees Perfect Strawberry to be exact.


That looks like a pretty cool app to have!


Bourbon on the Rocks


My favorite drink is a Long Island Ice Tea!!!!


It would be crown and seven... or white russian... or something with chambord... or... :)


I need some drinks and a bartender would be helpful


My fave drink is a Mango Daquire. Awsome drink.


Currently enjoying Fresca & Malibu


Tokyo Tea...

A long island ice tea, minus the coke, add midori...

Its sweeter, stronger, and offers a good buzz after its second glass!

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I would have to say my two tied favorites are Rum Runner, or Captain and Coke. Depends on my mood. A FruFru drink, or something stiffer.


this would be an app i would use.


you know it, that and lemon drops


Bring me a pitcher of Margaritas on the rocks with salt..... No glass needed


My own personal drink diary. Love it.


By far the best drink when you want to get drunk.. A few LI ice teas
Will do the trick..


I'd love to have this app!! Using the mobile website version gets a little old after while.


I never turn down a nice Skyy Vodka & Cranberry!!!!!!!!!


vodka slime is the best for me!

Rapid Dr3am

Mexican Bullet. Vodka, Tequila, Peach Schnapps.

Irish Love Device

Would have to go with sailor jerry and coke, sometimes with a splash of Rockstar. That or a gin and tonic always hit the spot.


...with some jalapeno stuffed olives


Jack Diet, and Chuck Norris


I think I go with the Long Island Ice Tea with extra rum :)


...would have to be Malibu Pineapple


Long Island Ice Tea!! I could drink 'em all day!!!


Bombay sapphire and tonic


Charlotte represent! CrackBerry rules!


This app is a must need for myself!


favorite drink-captain and sprite with a lime twist. I am a bartender-this would be awesome!


I'll have one Harvey Wallbanger, my good man!



I turned 21 yesterday so I don't have a favorite drink yet. Still would like to win this.


I love how it tastes...just don't know how to make it. I need a copy ...


my favorite drink is a Monkey Cocotini


white Russian with a hit of french vanilla creamer.


Midori Sour with a splash of Grenadine


there are a few dependant on the day of the week


Sex on the beach!!!


Would be a cosmopolitan, but I love to try new things...especially in the summertime!


vodka tonic on the deck....


but my wife and friends all have their favorites and i never seem to stock enough to keep them all happy. Beer is just so much easier...


Margarita on the rocks, w/salt please.


I'll have a Mint Julep!


Gotta love me some straight smooth Cognac! no rocks.


I would love mobile bartender! I hope I win but good luck to everyone. Favorite drink: beer! But if its a hot summer day, a dark and stormy:

2 oz Gosling's Black Seal Rum
Gosling's Stormy Ginger Beer

In a tall glass filled with ice add 2 oz Gosling's Black Seal Rum and top with Gosling's Stormy Ginger Beer. Garnish with lemon or lime wedge (optional).


Vodka Collins all the way!


Vodka & Tonic! This would be a great win! Had my eye on this for a while.


To be perfectly honest, I am an equal opportunity alchy, I don't discriminate against any spirit or malt but if I had to pick one, it would be the poison of choice for all parrotheads, MARGARITAS BABY. Jimmy buffet and booze, my only other addictions outside of crackberry.


I like the drink name Harvey Wallbanger, just the name. I would rather have a Noble (Bacardi 151, OJ, Pineapple Juice, and RedBull)


Nothing is better than a good red wine! ;)


Patron Ultimate Margarita with Grand Marnier mmmm delicious


this is a great drink, refreshing and can have kick if you want it...

fresh raspberries are critical

mash the berries
cover in vodka, if you can let it soak, all the better!

Stoli Raspberry
tom collins mixer
limeade - frozen kind in grocery

mix to desired kick and enjoy cold... great on a hot summer day or a steamy summer date night.


beer for me...but I'll try something new


grey goose on the rocks with a twist of lime


Love a mojito. Would love to win one of the mobile bartender app. Thanks for the chance.


Jagerbomb is always a tasty way to enjoy the night..


Amaretto & OJ....yummy for the tummy!


IS that a drink in Mobile Bartender?


Jack Daniels straight or on the rocks.