Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! We’ve corralled some apps we reckon you folks want to take a gander at. Speaking of taking a gander, if you haven’t taken one at your calendar yet, I reckon you do and start to panic. The final countdown to Christmas is on!! Today, we announce the winners of the SBSH Calendar Pro giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 10 copies of GPS Ski Maps – good for 1 resort! Have a rootin’ tootin’ weekend! Giddy up!
Freebies of the Week: My BB Bat, Biotech, PointsPlus Calculator
In Case You Missed It: Monitor, ProOnGo Expense
New This Week: ProTimer Stopwatch, My Health Records – health n family, TextNANNY
Cool at BlackBerry App World: uMobility
Contest: Win one of 10 copies of GPS Ski Maps (for 1 resort)!
Freebies Of The Week:
My BB Bat - My BB Bat indicates estimated battery residual time. The following is required device environment for the My BB Bat; BlackBerry Bold 9000, Bold 9700, Bold 9780, Torch 9800, Curve 9300 - but it may run another devices on OS5/OS6.
Several minutes after reboot or battery charging, indicator icon with number will appear on the home screen. Whenever BB battery decreases by 1%, this software calculates the residual level to 10%.
Main Screen shows Status, Level, Temp, Voltage, Uptime and Residual time.
Biotech - Biotech calculates your biorhythm using your birthday as a start, giving you your physical, emotional, intellectual and intuitive cycles- using these cycles you can know how you are going to feel the rest of the day.
Many people report that they can improve the quality of their lives by monitoring the highs and lows of these cycles and acting accordingly. For example; you might try to schedule important exams during your intellectual highs, avoid talking to your significant other during your emotional lows, or arranging the lineup of your baseball team around their physical highs.
PointsPlus Calculator - Shopping for food or eating out? Use this calculator to easily and quickly work out the PointsPlus values of any food or activity when you’re on the go. It’s available exclusively to Weight Watchers Online and eTools subscribers for FREE – just enter your Online or eTools username and password to log in and start using the calculator.
Tab between Food and Activity, and simply enter the relevant nutritional information from the food packaging – or your weight and the time and intensity of the activity – to calculate PointsPlus values. The calculator works without a Wi-Fi or Internet connection; please note you’ll be prompted to log in every month. Try the calculator today to make getting PointsPlus values easy while you’re out and about!
In Case You Missed It:
Monitor - Monitor for BlackBerry is a simple utility to help you manage your BlackBerry.See charts of your memory use, battery life and signal strength over time to identify resource hogging programs and places with the best / worst signal.
Monitor For BlackBerry also:
- Shows you how much memory you have left on your BlackBerry.
- Shows you the status of your BlackBerry connections.
- Shows you how much data you have sent and received.
- Shows you exactly how much battery you have remaining.
- Auto Starts Applications after a reboot or Battery Pull
- Allows J2ME applications closer OS integration.
ProOnGo Expense -ProOnGo Expense is an award-winning expense tracking app that makes storing and managing your expenses easier. Tracking regular expenses is extremely easy; Just take a picture of your receipt with your phone's camera, then the app will extract the receipt amount, merchant name and date and automatically generate an expense report based on the data. When it's time to submit the expense report, subscription users can export their expenses as an Excel spreadsheet, XML, QuickBooks Pro file type, Fax to any number in North America, or sync the expenses with QuickBooks Online Edition or PayServ. Do you have a company expense template? If you send it to this company, they’ll integrate it into the app. ProOnGo Expense also tracks mileage via the BlackBerry's GPS, and track time expenses from your BlackBerry call logs. Other features include; currency conversion, automatically recurring expenses, and integration with your phone's calendar and contacts.
- Receipt Capture and Data Extraction
- Mileage Expense Tracker via GPS
- Time Expense Tracker with Call Logs and Contacts Integration
- Expense Backup via ProOnGo Web Portal
- Integration with phone's camera
- Receipt Image Editor for privacy
- Contact Integration - associates expenses with clients
- Multiple Currencies and Exchange Rates support
- Recurring weekly or monthly expenses including reminders, built in to remind you to submit your report
- Offline Mode in case you have no internet connection
- Export to Excel, XML, CSV
- Custom Expense Report Package for Businesses - exports reports in any organization's expense report template
- QuickBooks Online and Pro Integration
- Fax Support allows for expense reports to be sent straight from your phone to a fax machine
New This Week:
ProTimer Stopwatch -ProTimer Stopwatch is an advanced circuit timing app for the BlackBerry platform. Designed in consultation with professional coaches, ProTimer includes all the advanced stopwatch features you would expect to find in a professional chronometer.
ProTimer Stopwatch has an advanced feature set suitable for:
- Motorsports, Racing, Karting, or Rally
- Physical Education, Track and Field, Cross Country
- Running, Swimming, Biking, Rowing
- Soccer, Hockey, Game Timer
- Many, many more applications
Plus, because it's a BlackBerry, your results are automatically recorded and can be emailed with just a click. Now you can leave your clipboard at home.
- Multimode Stopwatch
- Advanced Lap/Split timer
- Best/Worst/Average Lap Time and Speed
- Measure Gaps to leader and Followers
- Speed and Distance calculations
- Countdown timer with alarm
- Stroke calculator
- Pace setter
- 1/100th second resolution
- Near unlimited memory
- Records results for later review
- Save and Email results easily
- Runs in the background
My Health Records - Health n Family - Do you need a complete health information tracker to take good care of all your near and dear ones? Does someone important in your life suffer from a chromic ailment that requires regular monitoring? Health n Family works as a single solution for storing and accessing health care information for all your family members. Keep track of medical records, appointments and prescriptions, and even store important medical documents-right on your BlackBerry, simple yet secure.
Health n Family lets you store a great variety of medical information conveniently and securely. Some of the things you can do with Health n Family are:
- Save vital information such as emergency contact numbers, insurance details, and physician information
- Add lab reports, prescriptions, and other important documents to specific health conditions
- Save information about health conditions and link it to related medications
- Get handy access to record of surgeries, and family health history
- Track pharmacist, doctor, lab and other medical related appointments
- Enter height and weight to calculate BMI
- List out your allergies along with reactions and treatments
- Maintain immunization records
- Add advanced directives and Add code status of advanced directives
- Email health record summary to physicians conveniently
- The passcode security feature ensures that only you can access the information on Health n Family
Health n Family is the perfect tool to keep your family health records safe and handy. Minimize paperwork, and keep important information always handy. And keep your family safe.
TextNANNY -TextNANNY monitors, reports, and restrict phone access for kids and students. Flexible, rule based scheduling allows parent to decide when students can and cannot use their smartphone. Yet even during restricted use periods, user will always be allowed to make an important call to a parent or guardian (restricted to a pre-set short list of phone numbers).
Parents also have the option to monitor unacceptable behaviour, conversations and language being sent via text messages. For parents concerned about inappropriate text messaging related to drugs, sex, or sexting, TextNANNY will cross references all incoming/outgoing messages against urban phrase dictionaries to alert against improper content. Parents decide how to address potential issues through the use of TextNANNY alerts. These alerts can be sent immediately via a text message to parent or by way of an email alert.
Bottom Line – why not provide a precautionary way to help protect your kids from improper behaviour, and distracting text communications during school hours or after bed-time hours.
- Cross reference words, abbreviations and symbols to urban dictionary, detecting unacceptable text behaviour – conversations about drugs, sex, sexting, etc…
- Detailed filtering available to assist parents
- Auto email delivery when rules are broken
- Forward text conversations in real-time based on parental guidelines
- Restrict phone access by time of day, day of week
- Restrict texting during class, or after hours when sleep should be the priority
- Phone call to approved persons always allowed, even though phone/text/email is restricted
Cool In BlackBerry App World:
uMobility -uMobility allows you to extend your office or home phone number to your BlackBerry – Make and receive calls from BlackBerry with office or home number. To use the software after download
1) Contact your IT or
2) Contact your service provider or
3) subscribe service from www.comeraservices.com or
4) Contact [email protected] for uMobility provider in your region.
uMobility is the perfect enhancement for business communications, allowing employees to make and receive calls from anywhere as if they were at their desk, with the same features and policies as their desk phone. uMobility is your business line on mobile.
If you are adding a second line for your home use then you can make calls without paying for cellular minutes, get better coverage and even ring your home phone using uMobility. Your service provider may even offer your home number porting to your uMobility on BlackBerry.
- Unprecedented voice clarity
- Move call from BlackBerry to any phone and back (Device mobility)
- Voicemail notification
- Multiple profiles (office, work, etc.)
- Dial from Contacts and speed dial
- Easy touch access to work, home or mobile voicemail
- Click to dial
- Speaker phone
- Do Not Disturb
- Consultative Hold
- Call Transfer (blind Transfer)
- Call Hold
- Works with your office IP PBX (e.g., Toshiba, NEC, Cisco, Avaya, Mitel, Asterisk) while connected to uMobility Controller
- Works with many carrier’s service plans
uMobility offers many more features. Connect with your office or service provider system to get all the benefits. Stay tuned for Korean, French and Spanish language support over BlackBerry. It is coming soon. Note: Use of uMobility client application requires compatible uMobility Controller server.
GPS Ski Maps -BerrySki is now GpsSkiMaps. You can download your favourite North American ski resort from the application on your phone. List of resorts is at the end. Instantaneous/Live run by run analysis right on your phone - only app to do this on Blackberry (or any other phone). Fully Offline GPS ski maps. No internet connection needed once maps are downloaded.
- Download maps for offline usage
- Pan/zoom/locate yourself on the mountain
- Record GPS tracks
- View tracks overlay
- Live track animation
- Ski track analytics/stats
- Ski track summary
- Export tracks for posterity
- View POIs (NEW!!)
- Search Mountain (NEW!!)
- Create Custom WayPoints (NEW!!)
- Season's/Lifelong Summary (NEW!!)
- Distance Bearing Tool (NEW!!)
We have 10 copies of the 1 resort version of GPS Ski Maps to give away! All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered. Winners will be announced next week. Now, for the 25 winners of SBSH Calendar Pro.
*Congrats to everyone! You should receive a message this week, so reply ASAP*
Until Next Week..
Well there you have it folks! I hope you enjoyed the apps we managed to corral this week. If you have any information on software (including news and tips), or if you are developer looking to be in the spotlight (or contest) let me know via email at [email protected] or on Twitter at twitter.com/ryanblundell.
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