Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! We’ve corralled some apps we reckon you folks want to take a gander at. So how did everyone make out? Was a certain, portly gift giver good to you? Just remember that it isn’t all about presents, you greedy varmit. Today, we announce the winners of the Trillian giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 10 copies of Holidays 2011 Edition! How’s that for timing? Have a rootin’ tootin’ weekend! And a Happy New Year! Giddy up!
Freebies of the Week: Vulkano Player, Oopost, Newegg Mobile
In Case You Missed It: autoTRADER, Ringtone Remix
New This Week: PhotoDial, Cellphone Tracker, GPS Tool Plus
Cool at BlackBerry App World: Navita Sports
Contest: Win one of 10 copies of Holidays 2011 Edition!
Freebies Of The Week:
Vulkano Player - You can watch and control your home TV or TiVo on your BlackBerry. You can even schedule recordings to be made at home and then transfer them to your BlackBerry to enjoy later. From anywhere around the house or around the world.
The on-screen remote control and Program Guide let you enjoy all of the channels, features and services you already have at home. Watch and control everything as if you were at home on the sofa. (Program Guide not available in all regions.) Change channels, schedule or watch recordings, or use your existing VOD features, all from your BlackBerry phone.
Works with most free and paid TV services, including; DirecTV, Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner, Dish Network and most other services worldwide. To use Vulkano Player, you will need a Vulkano device from Monsoon Multimedia (available at www.monsoonmultimedia.com). Vulkano gives you lots of other features, like YouTube on your big screen TV, a DVR, and more. You will also need a TV service in your home and a broadband connection at both ends.
Oopost - Oopost can make you send real postcards from your BlackBerry everywhere. Cards are printed, stamped and sent by Post Office to your friends and family within 48 hours anywhere in the world. Going on holidays? You have a thought for a loved one? You want to declare your love? Want to send your thanks? With the Oopost application, you can share your feelings with a real personalized postcard, delivered by the postman!
It’s simple-Take your BlackBerry, launch Oopost, and follow these 3 steps:
- Take a picture
- Write a message and the recipient address
- Send the card
All of the photos that you entrust to us are handled by professional printers in France, entirely specialized in printing postcards. You can also use your account and credit on Oopost.com.
Newegg Mobile - The Newegg Mobile application allows BlackBerry users to search, shop, read reviews and make purchases on Newegg.com. Once you know, you Newegg.
- Comprehensive product specifications
- 1.7+ millions customer reviews
- Detailed item image gallery
- Quick and simple shopping flow
- Simple and quick search function
- Search by category
- Guided search
- Advanced search
- Good for deal hunting: Shell Shockers, Daily Deals and Free Shipping
- All purchases made on Newegg Mobile are routed through Newegg's secure servers
In Case You Missed It:
autoTRADER - Shop for your next vehicle while on the go using autoTRADER Canada’s BlackBerry app. autoTRADER is Canada’s leading automotive marketplace and trusted destination for buying and selling vehicles. Search from thousands of vehicles, filter listings, map the seller closest to you and call a seller with a single click - all this, and more in the autoTRADER BlackBerry app. The app features many useful tools that enable you to buy or sell a vehicle quickly and easily!
- Search from thousands of used cars, trucks, boats, bikes, RVs, ATVs, personal watercraft, snowmobiles and more!
- Set-up listing alerts for vehicles you’re interested in
- Filter search results by year, price range and mileage
- Compare vehicles to find the best price
- View all of the dealer’s vehicle selection in one place in the app
- Find the closest dealers & map them
- Contact the seller with one touch
- Map driving directions to dealers
- One touch to the dealer website
- Research pricing for similar vehicles
- Post a FREE ad right from your BlackBerry device
Ringtone Remix - Make your own free MP3 ringtones from the music you already own - Ringtone Remix gives you all the power you need to make great ringtones on your BlackBerry - from the songs in your own music collection! Making tones is easy - simply pick a track, select the region you want from the real music waveform then save the tone. Use the tones you create as ringtones for your contacts or use them as Calendar alerts.
Ringtone Remix has a zoomable waveform showing the music you've chosen, so you can easily pick the exact piece of the track you want - simply slide the start and end sliders into position and press the "Save" button. Your tone will be saved, ready for you to pick it as a ringer, contact tone or alarm tone.
- Choose any song from your music collection to use as a ringtone
- Zoom in and choose your favorite part of the song to use as the tone
- Make and use tones directly from your BlackBerry
- Pick MP3 or M4A (non-DRM) tracks for your tones
- Preview tones you're making - even hear how they'll loop
- Use your tones for ringers, custom contact ringtones and alert tones
New This Week:
Photo Dial - PhotoDial is a 'favorites and bookmark manager' for your Contacts! With PhotoDial you can group your most frequently used Contacts into categories like Family, Work and Home. And you can Call, Email or SMS them by simply clicking on their photos!
For example, just click on the Family and touch your Wife's picture to call your Wife! Or switch to Work and touch the Boss to call your Boss :) Think of it as a Speed Dial for your most frequently used contacts! As always, we have given special attention to the user interface and made it beautiful to eyes and simple to use. Look at Screenshots for more!Easy user interface. Organize your contacts in separate Categories.
Cellphone Tracker - Imagine telling your friends that you can ALWAYS track location of their phone ANYWHERE in the world and they probably won't believe you- go ahead, enter their phone number and click LOCATE - they'll be amazed and shocked, to say the least!
In reality, this app always tracks location of your phone and since your friends are likely to be next to you they'll think that you actually track their location. Yeah, go ahead and tell them: BIG BROTHER IS ALWAYS WATCHING!
GPS Tool Plus - If you liked GPS Tool, GPS Tool Plus offers a trip odometer, and the ability to send and save your coordinates. GPS Tool Plus displays basic GPS information such as location, altitude, speed, and heading. GPS Tool Plus also uses OS 5.0 to show the number of satellites, the signal strength and location of each satellite in a pseudo polar coordinate display.
GPS Tool Plus can detect partial and complete fixes, keeps track of the "time to complete fix" and provides some insight into what your GPS is doing as it determines coordinates. GPS Tool Plus will only work on devices running Handheld Version OS 5.0 or better.
- Display coordinates, current speed and direction
- Detect Partial and Complete Fixes
- Display average signal strength
- Keep track of time to complete fix
- Display location of GPS satellites on Polar coordinate display
- Display individual satellite signal strength
- Send Coordinates via E-mail
- Save Coordinates to a memo
- Track distance and time traveled with a trip odometer
Cool In BlackBerry App World:
Navita Sports - Navita Sports provides up-to-the-minute sport scores and coverage. The application currently includes support for Soccer, Tennis, Formula 1, Basketball, Football, Hockey and Rugby.
- Games times are based on your Time Zone setting.
- Users can choose in some sports which categories they like to watch.
- The application will remember the screen you were last seen.
- Supports English, Portuguese and Spanish interfaces.
- Free support
Holidays 2011 Edition - Culturally diverse environments surround us in our day to day activities. Holidays allows you to easily become aware of important holidays for friends, co-workers and customers. They'll be excited when you share in their Holidays and appreciative when you schedule around them. Also features an Easter Calculator that lets you check Easter Dates until 2020 for both Catholic and Orthodox Church.
- Each or all holidays can be inserted into your BlackBerry Calendar Every holiday has the date and the day of week mentioned.
- The flag for each country is displayed next to its name.
- Information can be easily retrieved using the standard Copy/Paste function!
- 2011 public holidays in 109 countries on all continents
- 2011 and 2012 religious holidays for major churches: Catholic, Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Chinese, Coptic, Pagan
- Catholic Easter Dates till 2020
- Orthodox Easter Dates till 2020
- NEW! Today's holidays: see holidays occuring today or on a particular date and save them to BlackBerry Calendar!
- NEW! DATE CALCULATOR: find out the weekday for a particular date!
- NEW! Assign a time that the holidays default to on the BlackBerry Calendar or set it up as an all day event.
- NEW! Add a category to the events saved in the BlackBerry Calendar thus enabling future searches.
- NEW! Zodiacal Signs
- Input birthday and get the zodiacal sign.
- Does NOT require a connection to a web server so it does NOT generate any expenses with costly traffic nor makes you dependant of a service which might not be available 24 hours/day
- Also supports the newest devices like Bold, Storm and Tour
We have 10 copies of Holidays 2011 Edition to give away! All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered. Winners will be announced next week. Now, for the 100 winners of Trillian. Oh geez, do I really have to say them all?! Well at least there aren't a trillion winners of Trillian. Okay, here goes:
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at twitter.com/ryanblundell.
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!
Happy New Year Everyone!!