After a crazy busy week here at CrackBerry, it's time to head into the weekend and hopefully get a chance to relax a little bit. Personally, I'm feeling a little burnt out from all the news. One might even say I've been "Torched" but alas, weekend will bring good thing. Not a lot of action on the app front this week sadly but, we got a few things together for you all. Blaq™ beta invite winners have been chosen and a new contest this week comes to us from BerryBlow. Leave some comments, you'll be entered to win 1 of 10 available copies of Durak!
Freebies of the Week: Dear Diary, HangMan, BlueMobile
In Case You Missed It: Addidas miCoach, Google Maps 4.4, Dropbox For BlackBerry
New This Week: Neelam, BusAlarm, Cube Field Arcade Game
Cool at BlackBerry App World: The Oracle
Contest: Enter to win 1 of 10 copies of Durak from BerryBlow
Freebies Of The Week:
Dear Diary - Are you searching for a digital diary? Have you ever wanted to remember a time when you felt fantastic? Have you ever wanted share diaries with people around the world? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then "Dear Diary" is the perfect application for you. By downloading this application, you will never forget how you felt when you bought a new television, got your dream job, or when your favorite football team won the championship. The possibilities are infinite!
Some included features:
- Diary upload
- Diary download
- Diary ratings
- More than 50 selectable moods
- 1000 character limit
- Diary email
- OS 5.0 or higher
- Mobile Network Connection (for uploading and downloading)
Hangman - New Release 2.1.1 (fixed) - With Clues, Scoring & New Themes. You ask for it, you get it - Clues, Scoring, Achievements, New themes and more. This version comes with a special kids theme, so your tiny tots can stay busy too.
New Version 2.0:
- 3 difficulty levels
- 5 different themes to chose from
- Input via QWERTY keypad
The classical word game of Hangman. Guess the correct word before you run out of chances and hangman gets you. Discover new words, develop your vocabulary and have lots of fun. This game comes with enough words that you can play it all day long for weeks to come.
Free in AppWorld
BlueMobile - provides you with the fastest, smartest way to view real-time prices from stock, currency, commodity, energy, precious metals, ETFs and futures markets around the world.
Aside from the standard content, you can add 2 more delayed exchanges to your account; and as many real-time exchanges as you wish from a selection of over 120 markets – local, regional and global – by simply accessing the Blue™ Store from the Main Menu within the application.
You can also view breaking business and company-specific news, detailed company financials and all major world Stock Market indices.
Free in the CB store
In Case Your Missed It:
miCoach app for BlackBerry - The app is essentially a personal trainer for your BlackBerry including specific programs for basketball, football, running, soccer and tennis. miCoach uses GPS on your device for real-time pace-based coaching as well as location tracking.
"The introduction of the miCoach app and sports-specific training plans was the natural next step to bring miCoach to an even wider audience. At adidas we work with the world's best coaches and athletes and we wanted to share this knowledge and experience with our consumers to inspire and to help them reach their personal goals," says Bernd Wahler, Chief Marketing Officer of adidas Sport Performance. "Our service approach is unique and sets new standards in terms of personalization in the entire sporting goods industry."
miCoach can sync with your account at miCoach.com so you can share and view your workouts and see your elapsed time, burned calories, pace and more. The app also lets you play music during your workout, and if you were looking for an added bonus - it tracks your shoe usage as well. adidas miCoach is available as a free download from BlackBerry App World.
Google Maps - has been updated to version 4.4 and now includes Google's Places feature. Places allows you to quickly search and locate ATMs, restaurants, hotels, attractions, gas stations and more. You can find all you need to know about a location with the items Places page so you have all of the information right in one spot. Some other background fixes as well in this version to keep things running smooth. Hit the link below from your device to download.
Dropbox for BlackBerry - Well, we've seen it arrive on practically every other platform before BlackBerry but, either way it is here now. Dropbox, the online storage solution which offers users 2GB of space for free has just gone live with their beta application for BlackBerry. Intially, the forums posting said 500 users but Dropbox has since been adding more. With it being limited you may need check back a few times before you actually get in.
New This Week:
Neelam - As of August 2010, this is the only calculator on the BlackBerry that can handle complex numbers. It supports RPN notation (Reverse Polish Notation) used for algebraic syntax input. This has MANY more features than standalone calculators at this price, and is especially recommended for scientists, engineers and students.
- RPN notation (algebraic syntax) -- enter expressions as you see from books (e.g. "log(sin(3+4))") instead of having to work backwards
- Complex numbers -- all functions support both real and imaginary inputs (with the exception of the factorial function), so you can evaluate "arcsinh(3+4i)" or "arccos(2)"
- A wide range of functions -- all the standard functions scientific calculators can offer plus many more (e.g. polar input, cartesian-polar conversion, absolue values, conjugate)
- Over 20 physical constants embedded -- no need to search through reference books
- Comprehensive keyboard shortcuts -- all functions and numbers (with the exception of physical constants) have keyboard shortcuts, specifically chosen to make input as quick as possible
- Sleek and simple display -- all of the above features are all on just 2 screens!
Bus Alarm - Are you bored on your bus or train? Not being able to read, play games, or take a nap because you are afraid of missing your next stop? With Bus Alarm, you can enjoy your time on buses and do not worry about missing your next bus stop. As a long-time bus rider, the developer of Bus Alarm knows exactly what you need.
- Alerts bus riders when transfer bus stops or destinations are reached
- Alarms when scheduled times are due in power efficient mode
- Automatically switches to power efficient mode when battery level is low
- Lets you snooze alarms
- Handles irregular bus schedules for a single day
- Add bus stops or destinations in a single click
- Powerful interface to update the schedules and locations of bus stops
- Customizable alerts which can be edited in the BlackBerry sound profile
- Displays your current location, speed, and heading on a map
Cube Field Arcade Game - Captain! Navigate your ship through a treacherous field of cubes.
But beware! If you crash into them, you'll end your flight. The aim is to try and reach as far as possible to score the highest points. The speed of your ship gradually increases as you keep playing. So, concentrate hard and try to complete this fun game. Good Luck!
- Supports all BlackBerry devices running OS 4.2 & above.
- Beautiful and intuitive user interface.
- Highly addictive.
- Stunning graphics and superb animation.
Cool In BlackBerry App World:
The Oracle - All these important questions in life ;-) ...No one can tell you the answer. Or is there a way to look into the future? Frankly, we don't know either but if there's someone who CAN know, it's the Oracle. She probably knows what has been programmed in your life and she knows how to decrypt the answers to your questions! Think about any question that can be answered with YES or NO. Ask the Oracle and she will reveal the answer to you.
Have fun with this cool decision maker tool. Use it for fun or to help you out in situations where you really can't make up your mind.
We recently did a review for Durak. From that review we get the explanation of the game:
Durak is a popular card game, originating in the Soviet states, that pits player vs player in an attack/defense style card-shedding game. The last player to get rid of all his cards, is the "durak" or fool
After the review, I reached out the folks over at BerryBlow to see if they were willing to offer up the CrackBerry community 10 copies, they were more then happy to oblige. That said, drop a comment on this post and you'll be entered to win one of 10 free copies for yourself.
Last Weeks Winners:
Last week we set up a pretty sweet contest for folks that were wanting to get in on the new beta twitter app Blaq™. The response from you all was awesome. Alas, only 5 winners could be chosen at random and here they are. Congrats folks, we'll get you all set up as soon as possible. Just sit tight!