BlackBerry App Roundup for August 7th, 2009!

The BlackBerry App Roundup
By James Falconer on 7 Aug 2009 06:49 am EDT
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I hope everyone had a great week. Lots going on here at CrackBerry as per usual, and the App Roundup is here to help you usher in the weekend. Covered this week in the Roundup are the following titles:

In Case You Missed It: PortaServer Mini Web Server, Forward, Reply & Edit App, Start Me Up, Audible Audio Book App for BlackBerry Updated, Kayak Flight & Hotel Booking App

New This Week: BerryFlash for the Storm, Summer Games 2008, Radio Saver, Mr. Martini

Apps on Sale: TetherBerry, MemoryUp Professional, Jewel Breaker, HD Se7en Theme, HD FutureX Theme

Cool at BlackBerry App World: OpenTable Mobile for BlackBerry

Freebie of the Week: BuzzMe Standard

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!

PortaServer Mini Web Server

PortaServer

To start off this week, here's one of many free apps we have for you to peruse this week. PortaServer allows you turn your WiFi compatible Berry into a server on the go! Hook it up, and you can then access your Berry's file system from any web browser on the same network. Share and download pictures, videos, documents or web pages between your Berry and other handhelds or computers...

For more information hit up the PortaServer page at ShopCrackBerry.com >

Forward, Reply & Edit App

Forward, Reply & Edit

Want to edit a message when replying or forwarding? Now you can, thanks to the Forward, Reply & Edit app from bberryapp.com. This one integrates fully with your messages app and works great. Simply open an email and choose 'Forward & Edit' or 'Reply & Edit' from your menu to change any of the content within an email. Super simple, and super handy.

You can download this OTA via: http://bberryapp.com/blackberryapplications/downloads/ForwardReplyAndEdit.jad

Start Me Up

Start Me Up

Yet another freebie here, Start Me Up was spotted by Adam in the forums earlier this week. Developed by ShaoSoft, this one is used to automatically run apps on your device after booting up. If you find you need to go in and open up apps after a re-boot or power-up, all you have to do now is setup Start Me Up to do the dirty work for you. It's very easy to setup, and easy to use.

You can grab Start Me Up from our store >

Audible Audio Book App for BlackBerry Updated

Audible Audio Book App

Our friends at Audible have updated their Audio Book App for BlackBerry to version 1.4.2. New updates and features include the following:

  • All screens have been optimized for faster loading.
  • No more waiting to get back to your audio. You are immediately taken to the player screen upon loading the application, if your last action within the app was listening to audio.
  • Performance of user-interface elements has been improved. (scrolling through lists, audio playback buttons, etc.)
  • My Library is now stored directly on your device for faster loading of your purchased titles.
  • Support for the Curve 8900
  • Audio playback bug while Audible for BlackBerry is minimized has been fixed
  • Improved support for BlackBerry Enterprise Servers
  • Landscape typing for the BlackBerry Storm now supported

You can download this latest version from http://audible.com/bb

Kayak Flight & Hotel Booking App

Kayak Flight & Hotel Booking App

Kayak.com has released a new app that lets you search, compare and even book flights and hotels. A lot of features are built into this one, and for a freebie, it's a pretty darn good pick up. To try it out for yourself, simply punch in the following link in your Berry's browser:

http://www.kayak.com/helpdata/blackberry/KayakTravelApp.jad

New This Week

BerryFlash for the StormBerryFlash for the Storm

Designed specifically for the BlackBerry Storm, BerryFlash turns your Storm into a flashlight. Yes, I know... another flashlight app. Sorry... :P The app is simple to control, simply touch the light on or off, and choose between a device LED or flashlight setting to save battery life.

Check out BerryFlash for the Storm right here.

Summer Games 2008Summer Games 2008

Summer Games 2008 brings olympic gaming to your device... Go for the golf in a variety of events including weightlifting, rowing, hurdles, javelin and long jump. You can choose to practice, play a quick game or participate in a tournament. Also, you get to select a national team to compete with... then it's up to you to grab the gold!

Note: This one is compatible with the 83xx, 87xx and 88xx series only. Check it out right here.

Radio SaverRadio Saver

Want to extend your battery life? Who doesn't right? With Radio Saver, you can do just that by managing your radio processes. It monitors your radio signal level, turning off the radio when it gets too low. If turned off, the app will then monitor service and turn your radio back on when signal becomes available. The app is fully customizable and works on all Berry's running OS 4.3+.

Check out Radio Saver right here >

Mr. MartiniMr. Martini

Just the name alone of this app sounds so classy. Mr. Martini. Yep, shaken, not stirred please! Mr. Martini helps you pick and make the perfect Martini for you. All kinds of recipes are found within, from locations around the globe. Look for a new favorite, or try and stump your bartender while holding the recipe right in front of your eyes. All that is required here is OS 4.0+.

Check out Mr. Martini at ShopCrackBerry.com >

BlackBerry Apps on Sale:

TetherBerryTetherBerry

The web anywhere on your laptop from your BlackBerry! Access the Internet on your laptop through your BlackBerry's data plan anywhere there is cellular coverage.
On sale for $39.95
until August 12th

MemoryUp ProfessionalMemoryUp Professional

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

Jewel BreakerJewel Breaker

Rotate groups of four jewels at a time to make horizontal or vertical lines of three or more jewels to gain points and reach the highest levels!
On sale for $2.99
until August 10th

HD Se7en ThemeHD Se7en Theme

Convert your BlackBerry in to Windows Se7en phone!
On sale for $3.00
until August 10th

HD FutureX ThemeHD FutureX Theme

Sharp theme with 15 icons in 3 groups without slowing down your BlackBerry!
On sale for $3.00
until August 10th

Cool at BlackBerry App World:

OpenTable Mobile for BlackBerry

OpenTable Mobile for BlackBerry

Hungry? If you are, OpenTable Mobile for BlackBerry is here to help. This one lets you search restaurants by type, availability and price. Looking to find some cheap moroccan food? Or perhaps an expensive steak dinner? Punch it in and OpenTable does all the work. Information on local restaurants includes photos, ratings, reviews and a lot more.

If this sounds like a welcome addition to your App lineup, you can find OpenTable Mobile in App World right now... Oh, did I mention it's free?!

Freebie of the Week:

BuzzMe Standard

BuzzMe Standard
BuzzMe Standard is a new entry to our store that offers the same functionality as VibAndRing. Should be interesting for a lot of folks to try out to see which one they like better! Of course, the advantage of this app is the pricing... It's hard to beat free. You can also use this app to control the LED color when receiving a call, plus you can also control the vibration time for incoming communications.

Check out BuzzMe Standard for FREE at ShopCrackBerry.com >

Until Next Week..

Have news on BlackBerry Apps? New BlackBerry Apps, Upgraded BlackBerry Apps, Free BlackBerry Apps... it's all good! If you have any software news tips send them in to me at softwareroundup@crackberry.com. I can't do it without your help!

Of course, we also have many more New BlackBerry Apps, Updated BlackBerry Apps and Free BlackBerry Apps available at ShopCrackBerry.com. Be sure to visit our software store for more great deals on BlackBerry Applications!

Topics: BlackBerry Apps

James Falconer James Falconer "Community Manager, Mobile Nations" 354 (articles) 804 (forum posts)

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BlackBerry App Roundup for August 7th, 2009!

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For the Summer Games 2008 app I think you meant to say "gold" in this sentence here: "Go for the golf in a variety of..."

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