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Today, we announce the winners of the InfoBox giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 50 copies of US Holidays 2011! Have a rootin’ tootin’ weekend! Giddy up!
Freebies of the Week: CricketCalling, SearchMyApps, MovieTickets.com
In Case You Missed It: at the booth!, WiFi Manager
New This Week: Call Notes Live, SmartSwitch, MultiCalc
Cool at BlackBerry App World: Cogimap for the PlayBook
Contest: Win one of 50 copies of US Holidays 2011!
Freebies Of The Week:
Cricket Calling - Follow every moment of the major cricketing event of 2011 from wherever you are with the help of this comprehensive Cricket app. This app is a perfect companion for a true cricket fan. Experience every match right on your BlackBerry. Be a part of the fast evolving Cricket forum - Share, Comment and poke friends and fellow cricket enthusiasts on frequently updated topics.
- Complete schedule information for the entire event
- Add your favorite, most anticipated match schedules to your BlackBerry Calendar from within the app
- Team squad information with quick summary of each player
- Get a quick summary of the ongoing events right on the Homescreen along with a Live Scores ticker running on the top
- Get news updates and tweets on latest cricketing events
- Points table and Latest Team Rankings for your reference
SearchMyApps - SearchMyApps application gives you the power to search among your installed applications. This works like the new search feature of OS 6.0. This application lists all the applications installed in your device. Those can be system apps or third party applications. You can search by application name, or vendor or application description.
Everything is indexed in the app, so it searches super fast. Now you won't ever need to scroll here and there to find the app you are looking to start. SearchMyApps always runs in background to give you the ability to search anytime, from anywhere. Also, you can delete apps with it.
Application keeps track of your 10 recently launched applications and 10 most frequent applications you launched from the app. Just flick your trackball or trackpad right/left to see the list. Storm or torch users, just swipe right or left to see your frequent/recent apps.
- Lists all your installed applications
- Search while you type, click and the app starts
- Launch most of the apps from it with a single click
- Search with application name or vendor or description
- Uninstall applications
- List of recent launched applications, scroll or swipe right and you are there
- List of most frequent applications, scroll or swipe left and you are there
- See application details
- Simple and intuitive User Interface
- Always there to save your time
Movietickets.com - MovieTickets.com, the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing, now offers moviegoers with a BlackBerry an easy way to buy, as well as a top destination to browse movie showtimes, trailers and more.
- Purchase tickets within the app and follow the ticket pickup instructions in the confirmation email
- MovieTickets.com has over 200 theater chains available for ticketing
- Buy as a guest or login to your MovieTickets.com account to retrieve your stored credit card (you will need to enter your 3 or 4-digit credit card security code)
- View purchase history by going to MovieTickets.com and logging in to your MovieTickets.com account
Browse Movies and Showtimes:
- Get run times, synopses, cast and director lists, MPAA ratings and more
- Watch high-quality trailers
- View movie posters
- Search by movie name or release date
- Find theaters by simply inputting your zip code or use your current location by using the device's GPS system
- View theaters on map and get directions
In Case You Missed It:
at the booth! - "INGENIOUS! THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO NEW YORK THEATER SINCE, WELL, THE INTRODUCTION OF THE TKTS BOOTH." - Entertainment Weekly
Do you want to know which Broadway and Off-Broadway shows are selling discount tickets at the TKTS booth in Times Square right now?? With the AT THE BOOTH app, you’ll have all the latest info at your fingertips! AT THE BOOTH lists all the Broadway and Off-Broadway shows available at the TKTS booth every day and at what price (50%, 40%, etc.).
And AT THE BOOTH is a complete Broadway and Off-Broadway directory, with info on EVERY Broadway and Off-Broadway show, along with reviews, cast photos, videos, synopses, performance schedules, running times, cast lists, recent headlines, opening and closing dates, full and group-price ticket information, and a full directory of Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters – including maps to help you get there. And more! We'll even let you know how long the line is! It’s three apps for the price of one!
With the latest updates from the TKTS discount booth in Times Square, AT THE BOOTH has everything you need to help you decide which show to see and how to save the most money on your ticket. Whether you’re Broadway’s biggest fan, an occasional playgoer, or a tourist looking to see a Broadway show while you’re in town, AT THE BOOTH is your go-to source for the best prices on and off-Broadway today!
WiFi Manager - Do you always turn on and off your WiFi connection depending on where you are to save battery, but hate to remember to turn in on when you are in you WiFi location? Well, this application is perfect for you as it does exactly that. WiFi Manager will manage your WiFi connection depending on your cell tower location. Once you have white listed your locations, it will turn your WiFi off and on for you and assists in improving your battery life.
How it works:
After the installation, you won’t find an application icon, as it is integrated within your menu options only. Visit the locations you want to white list and add them to the WiFi-Manager list. Ensure you have enabled the WiFi manager and then you are ready to go.
Note: Sometimes a location might be between two cell towers, or more, so you might have to add the location multiple times to ensure you cover each cell tower.
New This Week:
Call Notes Live - Everyone could not always remember everything, SRS Call Notes Live solves an important need-makes your business and your life easier. Do not force your memory; SRS Call Notes Live reminds you what just you need to remember while your phone is ringing.
You can easily add notes for people or numbers you want. When the people for whom you have added notes call you again, you will see the previous note on the screen, and easily remember the required information. Doctors, Realtors, bankers, lawyers, executives, sales-customer representatives, veterinarians, technical services, operators ... shortly everyone working intensively. If you are using SRS Call Notes Live, you will not have to ask yourself questions like the following:
- How much did I quote the price?
- What did we talk about?
- For which real estate had he called me? How much had I quoted the price?
- What is the discomfort of my patient calling me?
- This customer had a problem, but what?
- What was the case subject of my client who has called me?
- This number had called me earlier, but what did we talk about and who was he?
SmartSwitch - With SmartSwitch, you could get wireless connections, push mail settings, notifications adjustments done smartly, all based on your location and other conditions.
- Mark all incoming emails as read when you are at home (when home WiFi hotspot connected)
- Power off WiFi if you are not in home or office (determined by cellular network)
- Flash LED when data connection is lost
- Flash LED when you are out of network coverage
- All "Smart Switch" are performed based on a "Condition"(When...) and "Action"(Then...) pair, you can create any combination as you need. The "Conditions" and "Actions" lists will have more in future updates
MultiCalc - MultiCalc is a set of frequently used calculator, it includes;
1. BMI calculator that gives you your exact BMI in metric or imperial units. Calculate and prompt you with the amount of your weight need to lose or gain.
2. Mortage payment calculator that can be used to calculate the general mortage payment- it's very necessary for Accountant, Businessman, Secretary etc.
3. Tip Calculator. Calculate the general tip- it's very convenient when you’re away from your Computer and need to calculate some tips.
4. Discount Calculator. Imagine that when you are shopping at a grocery store-You see the discount price and you don't know the exact percent discount! Just click on MultiCalc and choose Discount Calculator-you'll solve this problem.
5. Monthly Interest Rate Calculator. Calculate the Simple Interest and the Compound Interest, in a month, with the amount borrowed. It's good for those who deal in accounting.
6. Calories Calculator. Calculate your daily needed Calories dependant on your gender, weight, height and age. It's useful for Doctors or someone who wants to know the calories needed, in one day, for himself if a health regime is followed.
Cool In BlackBerry App World:
CogiMap for the Playbook - Professional mindmapping app for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Cogimap is an awesome support tool for intensive brainstorming session. Mind mapping helps you to share, discuss and improve your ideas.
This is a fantastic visualization tool that can be used during professional meetings, or even during your day to day tasks, such as; taking notes, getting a handle on to-do lists etc. Your mind is now at your fingertips.
- Double tap to edit content
- Double tap to create a new idea
- Drag and Drop idea to change relations
- Assign colors to related ideas
- Create, Delete and Clone all your mindmaps
To come as soon as the device is available:
- Multitouch gesture (Zoom, Pan ...)
- Export to various mindmap formats
- Email integration
- Copy / Paste
US Holidays 2011 - Save time and nerves! You don't have to enter all holidays one by one in your Calendar! "US Holidays 2011" will do it for you.
- All official US holidays
- Major observances
- Major Christian events
- Major Jewish events
- Preview before import
- Start Calendar in monthly view
We have 50 copies of US Holidays 2011 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 InfoBox.
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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