BlackBerry App Roundup for February 26th, 2010; Contest: 25 Copies of Vorino Clock to be Won!

The BlackBerry App Roundup
By James Falconer on 26 Feb 2010 01:29 am
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Hola, folks. Another great week here on the app front. This time around I've got 25 copies of Vorino Clock to giveaway to 25 lucky commenters (just answer the contest question in the comments to enter)... and of course the usual run-down of what's new and exciting on the BlackBerry App scene. Covered this week in the App Roundup are the following titles:

Giveaway of the Week: Vorino Clock

Freebies of the Week: ScoreMobile, FlashOn, Pick the Winners Oscar Contest

In Case You Missed It: SugarSync Unveils Upload by Email Feature, 35% Off all Apps from Fabian Heuwieser, Foursquare Moves to Version 1.5... Then Version 1.5.5 with Storm Support!

New This Week: Ultimate Lock, MyStocks 1.0, Unsend Email

Cool at BlackBerry App World: Old School Gamer Theme

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.

Giveaway of the Week:

Vorino Clock

Vorino Clock

In the giveaway this week we have another entry from Paul at Vorino Software. He's offered up Vorino Clock, a highly customizable screensaver with clock functionality. Change the background color, add wallpapers, add periodic chimes, and much more. You can even use it to launch messages, the address book and calendar from the menu or keyboard shortcut. When you enable screensaver mode, the clock will be visible as long as your backlight is on. I've used Vorino Clock myself, and for some reason I did get good use out of the large, easy to read clock.

If you'd like to enter for your chance to win one of 25 free copies of Vorino Clock, answer the following question in the comments:

Which colors and wallpaper would you choose in configuring Vorino Clock?

Leave your answer in the comments now... Good luck!

Freebies of the Week:

ScoreMobile for BlackBerry

ScoreMobile for BlackBerry

I know I've mentioned this app before, but I can't help myself. It's so good I have to share yet again. ScoreMobile is pretty much the ultimate news, scores and stats app for BlackBerry (at least it is, for me). Get up-to-the minute scores, odds, game previews, even betting odds. Back in mid-January the app was updated to address some connectivity issues, so it's running smoother than ever. If you're a fan of the NFL, CFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, PGA or MLS to name a few (there's more inside), ScoreMobile is worth the download.

It's free, and you can pick it up in App World right here >

FlashOn

FlashOn

I know I know, another flashlight app. What can I say, it's been awhile since I've seen any new apps like this. New from ShaoSoft comes FlashOn. The app lets you use your built-in video camera light, the front LED and screen all together to create a customized light source. You'll need at least OS 4.2 to run it... and hey, it's free... So go ahead and check it out.

Pick the Winners Oscar Contest

Pick the Winners Oscar Contest

With the Oscars coming up next weekend, I wasn't surprised to see this one pop up in our store. The 'Pick the Winners Oscar Contest' app from Incelligence allows you to compete in a contest for a $100 gift card. Download the app, choose your winners, submit the entry, and a winner will be picked and notified by email. I haven't read any details on how the winner will be picked, but I assume that the winner will be the entry with the most correct entry. Hmmmm, I wonder what happens if there is a tie? Maybe the developers could chime in on this one.

At any rate, you have until March 7th at 7PM EST to enter. Check it out right here.

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!

SugarSync Unveils Upload by Email Feature

SugarSync

The backup and sharing service SugarSync has been busy adding new features. Most notably, they've unveiled a new upload by email feature. It allows users of the service to send files to a dedicated SugarSync address, and from there the file will be synched across all devices. Very cool. Now you can backup attachments by forwarding them to the address... Plus send whatever you like, documents, pictures, videos, etc. to the dedicated address and have the files available right away on your PC.

For more information and pricing, hit up SugarSync >

35% Off all Apps from Fabian Heuwieser

Fabian Heuwieser

I'm sure you've read about Fabian's apps here more than once. He develops LaterDude Pro, VibAndRing, and TyperSpeed to name just a few. Well, to show some love for the audience that pays his bills, he's offering 35% off all of his apps through the end of the month, February 28th. If you've been pondering picking up one of his apps, now may be the time.

Browse what Fabian has to offer in our store >

Foursquare Moves to Version 1.5... Then Version 1.5.5 with Storm Support!

Foursquare Updated

I have to admit.... I don't get it. I just don't get it. I've tried foursquare on for size and I'm not a fan. However, I suppose I'm not a great representation of the greater audience, as the app sure does seem to be taking off. Earlier this week version 1.5 was made available to download. In the new version you can add friends and tips, welcome features for sure. Still, no BlackBerry Storm version has been made available as of yet... But wait... what was that? Only a day or so later version 1.5.5 arrived, with touchscreen support. Storm users can now hop in on the world of Foursquare. There were of course some other new features included in the latest update including the ability to see nearby tips, add friends and find friends...

For all the details hit up foursquare.com/blackberry.

If you're into Foursquare, pick it up right here >

New This Week

Ultimate Lock

Ultimate Lock

Ultimate Lock is 'the pinnacle in locking apps for BlackBerry'. The developers at Epic Applications are obviously humble about their new app, which features a customizable lock screen, allowing you to stay up-to-date while leaving your device secure. Lock your device and unlock it with a secure keycode. You can even set a 'lock out' if a too many failed attempts are tried. Set it to lock on call, on device start, after a timeout, and more. There's many features built-in to this one... So if you're looking for a very useful locking solution for your BlackBerry, this could be it. All that is required here is OS 4.7.

Check out Ultimate Lock in our store >

MyStocks 1.0

MyStocks 1.0

New from ToySoft, MyStocks 1.0 allows you to keep an eye on your stocks. Add stocks to your watchlist from the Nasdaq, AMEX, TSX and MANY more exchanges. Receive detailed quotes including the open price, previous close, volume, percent change, and the list goes on... You can also use it to pull up graphs for 3 months, 6 months, 1 year and 2 year performance.

For more information on MyStocks 1.0 check it out in our store >

Important Note: all quotes are delayed by 20 minutes.

Unsend Email

Unsend Email

With Unsend Email, you can undo that email you accidentally sent... Stop it before it gets through to your boss, your colleague, friend, whatever... nip it in the bud before it gets there! All you have to do is hit one button, and the app will 'unsend' your email. It is configurable to work from 5 to 30 seconds of your message being sent. Handy for sure. I can think of many applicable uses of this one, and I'm sure you can too! All that is required here is OS 4.2.1 or newer.

More info on Unsend Email >

Cool at BlackBerry App World:

Old School Gamer Theme

Old School Gamer Theme

I had to mention this one... because I'm definitely an 'old school gamer' myself! This new theme for BlackBerry is for those that want to 'represent' their old school roots. If the original Nintendo system is where you come from, it's time to show your style. The developers at A3 Media Network ensure us that it should work just fine on all current BlackBerry devices, including the Storm and Storm2.

For more information or to pick it up for $4.99, hit up App World >

Until Next Week..

Have news on BlackBerry Apps? New BlackBerry Apps, Updated 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!

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199 comments

dispatcher0531

Way to cooooool...just when you think your crackberry can't get any cooler, they come out with things like this.....

DaYa_BrUjiX

Awwwww fondo rosa con una foto de mi novio q me enknta!! :D

dispatcherdale

I would put a western theme complete with mountains, streams, utilizing brown, orange, and other hues as the background and then utilize dark brown minute hands and seconds hands for the clock. Great app.

ridiculousron

I'd use whatever color would be most aesthetic to the eyes. Probably the green, or purple. :).

rpanicke

I would use black and gold! BTFU!

rion_j

pick me for the vorino clock. i'd put a dark blue wallpaper, with gray for the minute/hour hand, and red for the second hand.

fergff

I would use a dark background preferably black.

gizmo99360

I love the color black and would use a black background with some colors on the clock to compliment it

aherreravergara

for teh vorino clock, I put a starwars wallapaper, with bright red for the minute

WickedDirtBag

I would do my best to make this clock look like the gold watch from pulp fiction!

doughboyy

black and white, cant go wrong with a classic

dnrperez#CB

This is a sweet app - I would set the background to black, and use red for the clock face. As a traveling paramedic this is what Ive been looking for and hopefully I can win a copy...

deborahfcole

Western theme with browns and oranges sound cool!

tmbridge

As it is winter here and will be for a long time, I would use a white background and a black clock face to match my mood.

CB BL

The std clock is pretty cool.. but this is bad @$$!! I would love to have this app!

richardlhughes

Another way to customize my Crackberry! I would change the background up. I get tired of looking at the same background every day. Now I have another to look at!

Insiya

since im extremely girly & in love with pink would probably use pink and black & a nice wallpaper of a pink heart on a black background to configure the vorino clock.

datvn2cb

Ultimate Lock

Wow, i love this app most..Pls, pardon me a unlock code!!

SwsFoe

Nice soft blue with a light cream tone color in the background.

piky

Will use my miami dolphins logo with green and orange

pokerpro

A black background would do it for me

smnc

I configure it with a picture of the cottage I go to every summer. It's not my cottage (it belongs to my best friend), but it's the place I feel most at home.
I'd combine that with verdant green accents, since there is a lot of greenery there.

Then whenever I'm looking at my Blackberry and feeling stressed, I can go to my happy place instead.

arulkl

retro change from the digital clock. sweet.

st_temps

I would use red & white!

Smooth69Style

I would make mine possibly a black wallpaper with royal blue for the hands and face. Maybe a purple face and hands on black. Green wallpaper with the royal blue.

simeon666

I would make the clock not very dark like a middle light green or so, as a wallpaper i would take a picture of my girlfriend so i could see the picture and then check the time to see to see how much time there is left until i see her in real!
xD
ultimate lock is also very cool! xD

vincent.joshua

I would mix blue, black and white !

Super Turtleman

I would use a black background with green hands. Stand out in the crowd...

suprtong

i would use a lime green and orange background

davejohnson

I would use a silvery black with a custom made Depeche Mode 'DM' logo, utilising a white clock. Clean and simple :)

Palmiros

Keeping track of time has never been this stylin'!:)

tons-q

The old fashioned white on black background I guess. Hard to get anymore elegant than that. Or dark brown or dark grey. They're good too.

azie

The wallpaper should be clean (black) with pink gold and white colors :)

RobxK

I would go for Black background, Pink Clock, would keep the wife happy!

linkkoriri

I would totally use a Carbon Fibre wallpaper with a TypeR Red for the clock. OR a Light Blue Flames wallpaper with Red Font. I love customization! X.X

regbone

i would like red and yellow. hulkamania!

Tha Riddler

I'd use the Conquest theme background and black white or silver for the hands.. hopefully I can win a copy and see what worls best.. Thanks guys!!

bdraivains

I currently have the Motorola Droid default wallpaper as my blackberry wallpaper. I'd use that and white for the clock color.

CooperDogg

OMG! I would love to have this app. =D

kjay1303

My colour scheme...well, I have 2 that I would flick between... I'd have to firstly say that I'd use a sleek mixof grey, black and white, but as a homage to CB, if be proudly sporting the burnt gold, purple and white! Thanks guys!! X

PJPJ66

Of course it would have to Black and Gold being from Pittsburgh PA

berikutnya

Yellow for background and black for the clock, with Big Ben Wallpaper (at night time) ... It's nice having "Big Ben" in my Storm.
Cheers.

stonie69

i would have to go with something in an orange.

psantos

I love the look as it is but would add wave or water background since it resembles a divers watch!

pds

davidonstott

I lost a alarm clock app when I traded a defective phone, and not having to buy another one would be great!! Please!!!

Pastor Ron

Orange and blue with Albert the Florida Gator.

gerry702

i would change wallpaper frequently as i do already . the colors i would use would be red for battery discharge and green for charge state. iwould like to try this as i use mine 9700 for a clock when i'm sleeping, maybe i'll get lucky :-)

zeni

Which colors and wallpaper would you choose in configuring Vorino Clock? I would use blue colors and water/sky wallpaper for this app if I could design it.

nba1991

I would make it look like the OS 4.6 clock since my 8330m doesn't have 5.0 yet.

nba1991

I would make it look like the OS 4.6 clock since my 8330m doesn't have 5.0 yet.

drtrask#CB

I'd like gray background with blue digits

jkfsr

Black and white. Nice and easy on the eyes.

falosmic

ox-blood red background with gold for the clock hands and numbers. :-)

mutleysmom

pretty nice looking,,,,hope i win

cu19

I would have to change to match my mood.

Prince_Poppycock

I would do a white background with a black clock face.

HDoT

I would go with a blue clock on a red background!

scotgals86

As long as I win, I'll take any color. Not picky!

stormcenter

Dark and Light Blue would be the choice for me.

ColeDaddy

...blue background and yellow hands and numbers. I need to represent the Cal Bears!

u4rhea

I'd like to try a black background with white features on the clock.

blindguy

I would probably go with a black and gold theme for the watch. Thanks for the contest.

Crackaberrychris

This would go great with. My blackberry pro 4 theme in green!!

p072

would love to win it.....have always been fascinated in clocks of any kind line my Philip Stein watch :-)

eklisiewicz

Dark blue background with red clock hands.

Expuffin

I have to take my meds every day however my memory seems to be fading over the years.LOL
This clock would be the cats meow to set up as a reminder

Carl.Bold

I would use black and green and have a mountain backround. That would look sweet

timpenz

Got to go with RED WHITE and BLUE. Olympic pride - Go USA!!!

tfrankson

blackground with pink clock

Lucied666

I would use a picture of the sea as the wallpaper.

bossthis3323

please give me one please please

cm99xj

I like black and silver. My themes tend to be simple and professional.

Suited Deuces

Never knew I needed a clock app until I saw this! The slate colored face looks like the watch I cant afford. Would be sweet!

srg_2004

Colours green and dark blue

redbadger

I would use a red clock with a black wallpaper background!

drpainmd

maybe to do on in old english setting colors and a big ben type face!!!fish and chips, anyone? cheers!!!

jimpalmer3

I would use a dark background, probably black, with a shade of neon green for the clock hands/numbers. Sort of a sports watch look.

aqtchf

i would make a black wallpaper with white minute/hour hands and a red second hand.

redsox80

this app would be very nice to have. I would use red and blue

pkcable

I like the classic black background, BUT the clock itself is where I would tweak!

Pathtek4

May I please have a Clock and thank you

Sam K

I would use a black background with white hands and red number markings (if that's possible). The black background is to preserve battery life.

elavum

I would use a black background and blue clock color to save on battery

jaywalkah

interesting look! i'd love to own a copy of this =]

ba_hamilton

Green or Blue are the colors I would choose for the clock.

jbudzinski

I would go with maybe a black and orange combo.

crackgary

........Michelle Beadle!

ntborg

I would use a sky blue background and pun eastren timzone, Central timezone and a canadian flag... Hosers :)

Tallon

Blue with a picture of #17 at the masters...

FutureDroid3owner

Black and a Blue!!! Would be awesome!!

sam81

white hour indicators and solid gold hands. Hopefully, I can check that out. Thanks, CB

bar2020

I would use burgundy with grey and white accents....

it would be great.

ronin2046

Black face, with green dials for me...

kozilla

Black backround with the Chicago White Sox logo in the backround in anticipation of the upcoming baseball season.

schunter1

Guess I would have to play with to see which would be the best...Bolder and brighter the better.

mansonhouse

Background: Blue
Wallpaper: NBA Cavs Logo

SoCaliTrojan

I agree with psantos...I would like some sort of water background...or at least something bluish.

christallant

with a big Fluer di lis as the background for NOLA!

berryfit

My workday is all based on the clock and appointments, so this would be cool.

Id change it constantly, but I think a Maroon background, white hands and grey numbers would be eye catching.

LET ME GET THAT!

scott750

I would agree with having a wave or water background since it looks like a divers watch

vinci033

Considering the Olympics currently taking place I will have to go with a Red, White, and Blue color scheme - with of course some "GOLD" included for good measure. Then add a wintery wallpaper.

izzyncade

Who cares about these fakes? they get together every year to placate their own egos, while they complain about our country and how horrible we are... screw them and their liberal asses!

flufflogic

For my Vorino Clock, I would the best picture I've ever taken in my photography class. It is a bobblehead of the Vault-Tec guy from Fallout 3 in front of a toy my girlfriend gave me when we first met and a speaker. The background behind the bobblehead has been turned into glass thanks to photoshop. I would use black and white as the background, maybe I'll saturate the picture itself.

elesha

I would have my background green in honor of St Patty's Day this month!

luvable31

PICK MEEE PLEASE FOR A CHANGE!!!

mchairdoc

Awesome Clock.. Analog Rocks!

Raistlin1

Black background with not so bright version of lime green hands on the clock.

dupa87

I'd have my normal background which is a fade from blue to purple to black (fade to black...Metallica). If I was to use just a color, it would probably be a dark green. As for any other type of wallpaper...maybe one of the Smileys to have the analog clock tick around the smileys head.

Andrew Cieszkowski

A black background, with blue and orange hands so it matched the dashboard of my car when it's in the cradle.

DomConway

'cos I'm a fan of the New Zealand rugby team the All Blacks!

dsdaddy

Black background with a white clock...easier for these old eyes to pick up. ;-)

irvysan

Black background with red sec hand and blue min/hour hands!

Sweet!

stormbabe

for my Storm with white hands for the lightning flashes!

Thanks CB!

Diamond Dog

I would do a dark brown background and baby blue for the clock face

jdavidcasto

Something crisp, with a white background...

rcrtr9

I would definitely choose Orange as the background

PorkyChop4

I would run orange. Nice and bright.

beckerfj

White on Black, how else!

oldcodgeman

I think that a white snowy wallpaper with a bold black clock would look cool.

RaGe420#CB

dark red on a black background would be nice

brayndeded

Im in for the clock contest. I kinda like the classic screen shot they have with the light blue background and the square hands. But then again, if I can do a Jeep style color combo, I would go with cool Earth tones like green tan and brown.

jrhubbard

I'm thinking Cowboy's Blue for a background myself!

PenguinBoy

I would use red colors for summer and use a picture of my cat as the background. :)

Mr. Grumpy

Blue and Gray, all the way

JAKrzysztow

That's a rather sweet clock!

cable_girl

solid black or dark gray wallpaper. with maybe red for the second hand, and white for the hour and minute hands.

jiggyb

Blue all the way....I love Blue

Hellojoy

I would constantly switch colors based on my moods. The darkest would be a dark metal gray with black writing. Also, naturally, there would have to be a background with multiple colors and wavey looking clock. trippy!

kwkid

Well I would go with a Black background with a New Orleans Saints Gold Helmet that would be larger than the clock face. Then have the clock face be trimmed in white with the hands all being black, if that's possible, to celebrate the first ever Super Bowl for the New Orleans Saints. What would be even cooler is if you could make the clock face be the Gold helmet of the Saints on a Black background, but I know I'm dreaming on that one.

maunvs

Blackground : Black
Clock : Bright Turqouise

That´d be nice!

cubbie123

I would love to see a Red white and black and background would be my 3 bostons....

hopefulfarm

I'd have to find some colors to complement my purple phone. Pink sounds fun to me. Maybe orange. or possibly use a photo background with a white clock.

mpasma

Red and white baby go Canada!

dtn941

Considering i broke my TAG & was already using my BB as a timepiece... I'd like to see the face of my Formula 1 TAG: yellow face, luminescent hands, & chrono dials as well!

Ducaticorse

I'd go with a black background and dark grey hands/indices for that super-stealth look. Thanks for hosting the contest!

marcofufu

i would put the world according to mario wallpaper (from super mario bro's)

sheryl9166

It would b really cool to have a clock like this..I'd like to have a white or black clock w transparent background so you could have any wallpaper you want showing behind the clock.

Geminigem

If I were to win, I would like--- baby blue wallpaper, pink & purple for the clock.

bigpoppapreston

I simply love this application in a black slate background with white outline hands. Please select me!

RROBIN927

black and gold for sure

sundance5

I would go a Blue and Orange to celebrate the 14-0 season of Boise State! Followed by a wallpaper of the Smurf Turf field!

Go Broncos!

son2silver

a Hogwarts (that's a Harry Potter reference for you non-geeks) theme background, in Tan.

Deadman_Inc

I would love to have this app for my Curve 8310

Deadman_Inc

I would make the background black and make the minute heads white

Deadman_Inc

I would make the background black and make the minute heads white

Deadman_Inc

I would make the background black and make the minute heads white

CTKell

Black and White Clock for the Vorino Clock.

Xxmicki1218xX

I really like this app. I have been looking for a clock to be used as a screen saver. I would use the pink/purple color.

L-J#CB

I would have the background black, with the hands being green, and the clock purple!

r1moza

Would be black and white
or grey and black

HariSeldon

...and an Ohio State theme!

rockys57

May I please have this one?

JBoz

Would have to use a dark walpaper with red and or yellow clock

hunoosh

hmmmm....this week I'm feeling spring coming on! Yeah I wish!!! But perhaps lime green and hot pink! LOL...love feeling femanine!

zdiverdanz

I'd go for grey and white with a black background...

bradfordjohnson

I'll have to go with Orange on Blue for AUBURN!

djb1271

black and white is right

dsquared2

i would pick a blue color and have a beach background

disdiqqq

Black background while clock.

npunk42

Black backing bright gold hands

dan1668

blueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Jrbrass

Since Orange is my favorite color, it would have to be probably a dark blue background and huggar Orange hands.

rojoquaye

i would use blue as a color and a picture of my three beautiful children as a wallpaper!

mutt182

i want one with a green backround

noahfingway

would like dark violet with yellow lettering

Rmbrown1964

i would use a sporting back ground

crackcookie

I would go with the cottage picture, and use a garnet and gold type color set

nathanix

Hook me up Crackberry!

KnappyRootz

Orange, White and Blue...CUSE colors!!!

prozart

I want a nice clock!

BB Musketeers

Blue and green and I would use a variety of wallpapers usually of scenery.

FirstStateCaching

Purple & yellow sounds flashy

adorkablerocker

I'd make mine pink! with black and purple :)

brodcaster

a must on my BlackBerry.

Orange and Blue, with a backdrop of an early morning dew or the break of dawn.

ewap

Black background, with white text. Classy!

gtg

carbin fibre for Vorino clock.