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 EST

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 >



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


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

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..

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


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.

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.

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...

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!
ultimate lock is also very cool! xD

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.

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

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!!

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

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

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

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


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 :-)

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.

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

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

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!

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.


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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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!

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

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