Another week has come and gone.. I hope everyone out there has a lot of solid plans for the weekend. It's shaping up to be a nice one around these parts! Covered in this weeks BlackBerry App Roundup are the following titles:
In Case You Missed It: BlackBerry Developers Conference Registration Now Open, The Student Starter Pack, TipCalc, LaunchPad, Ubertwitter Beta 4 Now Available
New This Week: PhotoColor!, Classic War, Go Nuts!, EasyTether Mac Edition
Apps on Sale: PictureID, THE Flashlight, MemoryUp Professional, OS X Pro Edition Theme, BerryLabyrinth
Cool at BlackBerry App World: Didiom for BlackBerry
Freebie of the Week: ProOnGo Expense with Receipt Reader
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.
In Case You Missed It...
Just in case you missed these titles, below are some apps that were covered in the CrackBerry Blogs this past week. Check 'em out!
The BlackBerry Developers Conference is open for early registrations! I know many a developer reads the weekly roundup, so I only felt it fitting to include it at the top. This years' conference will take place November 9-12 in San Fran. There's going to be a lot to see and do... and a lot of industry contacts to meet and greet... and have a few drinks with :)
Note: If you register before September 18th, you'll save $200. PLUS, if you attended either WES 2009 or last years dev con, you'll get an extra $100 off!
For all the details head on over to the BlackBerry Developers Conference Website.
It's time for students around the world to start prepping for the upcoming school year. With that in mind, the folks at studentstarterpack.com have a new Student Starter Pack up for grabs. For $29.99 students will receive three pretty darn good apps for BlackBerry. Student Docket is a great organizer for help managing assignments and classes... Cram is a study aid/tool... and Podtrapper is a very nice download manager and podcast player. All useful tools for the student with Berry-on-hip.
For more info head on over to studentstarterpack.com
New from ToySoft, TipCalc is one of the best looking and feature rich tip calculators I've seen for BlackBerry to date. Use it to calculate tips of any %, split bills any which way you choose, see what tip totals are for each person at your table... The list of features goes on and on. We're also currently running a contest for this app in which we're giving away 100 copies for free. All you have to do is hit up this post and leave a comment. That's it... do it and you're entered! The contest ends this coming Sunday at midnight PST.
For more, you can check out TipCalc in our store. If you want to purchase, it's only $0.99.
New from Tafasa, LaunchPad is an awesome little app that lets you create a launcher for any and all of your website favorites! It works quite simply. Enter the name and address of the website you want to create a launcher for, and choose an icon (the app will try and locate a favicon) from your Berry. Super easy... and kind of handy.
Note: In order to run this one you'll need at least OS 4.6.
You can pick up LaunchPad for $0.99 until August 15th. After that, the price jumps up to $1.99.
For all the Twitter-eens out there, Ubertwitter Beta 4 is now available. The very popular Twitter client for BlackBerry now includes multiple account support, faster photo uploads, and the ability to block users, among other things.
For all the details and to download you can head on over to Ubertwitter.com from your device.
New This Week
Want to create some awesome looking pictures right from your BlackBerry? Enter PhotoColor! PhotoColor allows you to create great looking pictures in two easy steps. First, your image is converted to black and white. Then, all you need to do is restore color to the original image by touching the screen wherever you want. You can see an example in the image above, I think it illustrates how this one works. Pretty clear, right? Of course, this one is available for the Storm only.
PhotoColor! is available for $2.99 until August 22nd. You can pick it up at ShopCrackBerry.com right now >
Kill those few moments of idle time with the classic and fun game that is War! In this version, you can shuffle your deck at any time... Kind of an interesting twist. The game features custom graphics and a save feature. Also, you've got to be running OS 4.6 and up for this one. Bold, Curve 8900, Tour, and Storm users... you're in luck.
Side note: I remember playing War in the casino at the MGM Grand a few years back... I wonder if that War table is still there!??? Crazy.
It's time to help 'Chippy' the Chipmunk collect as much food as he can for the winter. As you go through the game you have to collect more and more nuts to stay in it... The game features 25 days/levels that get progressively harder as you go... and make sure to watch out for the evil beaver who tries to steal your food! Go Nuts! is a light-hearted puzzler that should work just fine on the Storm, Curve, 88xx and Bold.
EasyTether turns your BlackBerry into an internet access point for any Mac... without any costly tethering data plans. It works just fine with Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Tiger. Setup on both the BlackBerry and the Mac is actually quite simple, and easy to use once the connection has previously been setup (just enable Bluetooth PAN in EasyTether and select 'Connect to Network' under the device's submenu in the Bluetooth menu on your Mac).
Important note: The developer tells us that the first attempt to connect will often fail. Ignore the error message, try again, and all should be good.
BlackBerry Apps on Sale:
Full screen picture caller ID and caller id blocking for the BlackBerry® smart phones. Assign JPG, PNG or GIF picture as caller ID picture, block any caller and prevent callers leaving you voicemail.
On sale for $9.95
until August 21st
The brightest flashlight for your Blackberry. Compare! All other apps use the not so bright screen. This one uses the very bright video camera light. Stays on forever (or until battery runs out).
On sale for $3.50
until August 16th
MemoryUp Pro is a powerful BlackBerry RAM boosting tool and Java virtual machine (JVM) management application specially designed for BlackBerry users.
On sale for $12.99
until August 31st
Bring the look and feel of a mac straight to your BlackBerry.
On sale for $0.99
until August 16th
Classic wooden labyrinth game where you control a steel ball to find a way to finish hole.
On sale for $4.99
until August 31st
Cool at BlackBerry App World:
Didiom for BlackBerry
Didiom has just released their award-winning app in App World (in fact, I believe it was late last week). Best of all, it's free! If you're unfamiliar with Didiom, it allows you to, and I quote:
'...stream songs, playlists, podcasts, and audiobooks from their home computer to their phone over the air, and also to buy new music and audiobooks from Didiom's Mobile MP3 Store.'
Very cool. I think this is one we should all give a go, no? At the moment Didiom is available for the Tour, Bold, Curve, Pearl and 8800 series (sorry Storm-ies). All new users will also receive 25 free, pre-selected songs ready for download to their home systems (Mac or PC).
For more information, pop open App World or hit up Didiom.com.
Freebie of the Week:
If you need to keep track of expenses and receipts, ProOnGo Expense to capture everything you need, right on your BlackBerry. How do you do it? Entry is as easy as taking a picture of a receipt. The app does all the 'heavy lifting' and enters expense data from the images. Snap, Save, Submit!
Expense reports can be output and emailed as Excel, XML and CSV formats among others. Some new features in this one include QuickBooks Online integration, Mileage tracking, currency and exchange rate support, and much more.
ProOnGo is available for the Storm and all current Berry models... and should work well on older Berry's as well, as long as they're running at least OS 4.5. To pick it up for free hit up the ShopCrackBerry Store.
Until Next Week..
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