Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! Registration opened up for BlackBerry World, so hurry and get on board. Speaking of which, does anyone have a spare $2,199 they would like to lend a certain someone? No? Oh well. Today, we announce the winners of the Hypoxia Media Player giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 25 copies of Ringtone Remix! Have a rootin’ tootin’ weekend! Giddy up!
Freebies of the Week: CamCard Free, NextGenCel, The DiningApp
In Case You Missed It: TXTLater, AutoResize
New This Week: iSpeedy Corporate, Rename Icon, PhoneLocate Deluxe
Cool at BlackBerry App World: Tripmate247
Contest: Win one of 25 copies of Ringtone Remix!
Freebies Of The Week:
CamCard Free - CamCard is a professional business card reader based on IntSig's market leading OCR technologies. It helps you turn piles of business cards into your phone Contacts with just several clicks. What you only need to do is just to provide clear card photos either by built-in camera or album. Snap and click, all info on the business card will be automatically recognized and categorized. Supported categories include; but not limited to: First Name, Last Name, Tel., Mobile, Fax, Email, Address, Company, Department, Job Title, Postal, Web, IM...
This version also provides a Card Holder to save all the business card images. After the card is recognized and saved in Card Holder, you can make call, send SMS/email, search in Linkedin, visit homepage, and locate on the Google map right from the Card Holder.
- Searchable Card Holder. All card images are automatically saved in Card Holder
- Make call/SMS/Email directly from Card Holder
- Batch processing. Capture 1-100 cards and recognize them all at one time
- Auto rotate card image
- Auto detect languages
- Recognition languages: 16 languages including most European and East Asian languages
- Display corresponding card area for result verification
- Add/Merge to phone contacts
- Capture card as big as possible.
- Good lighting environment can make recognition result much better.
- For portrait card, capture it in landscape style. CamCard will auto recognize the card orientation.
- Use Wi-Fi for high speed connection.
- Use batch mode for tens of cards.
NextGenCel - NextGenCel enables VoIP on your BlackBerry for low cost & high quality telephone calls over WiFi and 3G to anywhere in the world.
**User Name and Password required – send request to “firstname.lastname@example.org”
- No roaming (on WiFi) and allows you to talk even when VoIP ports are blocked by your ISP. Enjoy the same low rates no matter where in the world you connect.
- Integrated with BlackBerrys Address Book
- Destination & Rate displayed before call
- Call duration and cost displayed
- Account balance displayed
- Call log and redial
- Manage your Account on-line from any computer at http://www.nextgencel.net/vsportal
- For BlackBerry 4.6 and above
The DiningApp - The DiningApp is the world's first comprehensive dining database designed to help you find a restaurant, based on your current "Dining Mood". Looking for Pad Thai? Portobello Panini’s? Breakfast Burritos? Just type in your breakfast, lunch, or dinner favorites to instantly search a universe of data for restaurants serving that dish-in your Area!
Not sure what you want? Where to go? How much to pay? Not to worry. The DiningApp will let you search menus, cuisine styles, prices and locations of restaurants in your locale and the surrounding areas. The DiningApp will even help you find a restaurant based on up to six different criteria. Whether you're a local or just visiting, everyone appreciates a good deal. Use The DiningApp to find out which restaurants are offering today's best specials.
Please note that this App provides restaurant information for ONLY the Vail Valley of Colorado.
In Case You Missed It:
TXTLater - TXTLater schedules SMS, Email and Calls to be sent /invoked later at a future date directly from your BlackBerry. TXTLater allows you to schedule Email and SMS messages and Phone calls to be sent/scheduled at chosen date, time, and recurrence e.g. once, daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly.
Using TXTLater is easy: simply save your message and schedule it to be sent later automatically! TXTLater looks and behaves exactly like a standard BlackBerry messaging application, but in addition, it gives possibility to plan your SMS and Email messages in the future. TXTLater enables you to send scheduled SMS and Email messages and make scheduled calls to one or multiple recipients.
This application is tightly integrated with your contact book, calendar, and native messaging user interface. You also get detailed delivery reports of all the past messages. You can edit, delete, or re-schedule the SMS and Email messages and calls at any time by opening the main interface of the application. Various types of recurrence e.g. daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly are supported in TXTLater.
TXTLater is for you if:
- you need to send a birthday/Season s greetings and don t want to forget about it
- you need to send Email and SMS messages to person in USA from Europe at times when he/she doesn’t t need to wake up to read it
- you need to make an urgent business CALL in future and want to make sure you don't forget it
- you would like to send a calendar entry with appointment information to remind somebody about the upcoming meeting eg. 4 hours before the meeting starts
- you need to send a meeting reminder
- you need to fully automate the process of sending messages on schedule
- you want to send an SMS, EMAIL or initiate CALL at the selected time and date
AutoResize - AutoResize will resize the picture taken with the Camera application to your specified size. The resized picture is saved to the SD Card- It does not delete the original picture. You can also manually resize the picture in the Media or Files application. Just select the picture and select Resize Picture from the menu.
AutoResize is perfect tool to resize your pictures for email and upload to social media sites like FaceBook, Twitter or your own website.
- Automatically resize picture when you take a picture with the Camera
- Set different resize from 1024x768 to 320x240
- Save in JPG with different compression setting or PNG format
- Notify you when the picture is saved
- Can enable and disable resizing pictures taken with the Camera app
- Integrates with the Media and Files applications for manual resize. You can select a predefine size or enter a custom size to resize
- Resized pictures are saved into a different folder on the SDCard. Original picture is never deleted
- Compatible with BlackBerry OS5 and OS6
New This Week:
iSpeedy Corporate - Welcome to iSpeedy Corporate- a native BlackBerry Travel Application.
This version extends the FREE version of iSpeedy by adding the capability to store your travel expenses and add trips which were not booked using iSpeedy, allowing you to have this information integrated in the My Trips screen. It also allows users to create and submit a travel approval request. A travel approver is then able to approve or reject that request.
This is a fully functional search and booking tool. Bringing together the best suppliers we make it easy for you to compare and save!
- Book your flights (domestic or international) with over 200 airlines.
- Book hotels and accommodation in over 16,000 hotels in 80 countries worldwide.
- Book car hire in Australia/New Zealand only.
- View your current and future trips easily.
- Edit your personal details, add credit card and frequent flyer numbers directly from your BlackBerry.
- Sign into our website to add additional companions to keep that information at your fingertips when booking using your BlackBerry.
Rename Icon - Rename Icon Make your app icons sparkling, easy to recognise, fancy/honey customized, or with own language. 'Rename Icon' could help you to customize the app names by yourself, you could show your innovation, DIY the app names as you wish: name of your honey, the word you love, even the funny punctuations...
*Only support OS 4.7 or above.
- Easy to operate, no any difficult;
- Support punctuations in the name;
- Show your innovation, you could give every app an UNIQUE name only for you;
- Rename with own language.
- Could not support renaming the system core app, such as 'Calendar', 'BB Messenger'...
- If the app have a shortcut, when you rename the app name, the shortcut will be invalid. If you want to restore, please move the highlight on the item, press menu key, select "Restore" in the pop-up menu.
PhoneLocate Deluxe - PhoneLocate Deluxe lets you find a lost BlackBerry quickly and easily whether it's lost in a cab or lost in your couch. Simply borrow a friend's phone and send your BlackBerry a simple command by text message, and it will instantly return the location of your lost phone or start sounding a blaring alarm. And our unique Smart Tracking capability can successfully locate your lost phone even if you have been indoors for some time.
- Location information (GPS coordinates, a map and an address) can be returned by text message or email (or both!) Our location tagging feature lets you set up tags for places you frequent (home, school, work, etc.) and your lost phone will return this information as well.
- The ring command causes the phone to emit a blaring alarm and display a customizable message (i.e. "Please call John to return this phone!"). A one-click callback button is shown as well.
- When Dying Gasp is enabled, PhoneLocate will send you an email/text to let you know your phone's last known location. If you've ever lost your phone with a nearly dead battery, you'll know why we added this feature!
- All PhoneLocate commands can be password protected, ensuring no unauthorized snooping of your whereabouts!
Cool In BlackBerry App World:
Tripmate 247 - TripMate247 is an end-to-end travel management solution that allows you to book and manage your trips using your preferred language and currency. With just a few taps on your phone you can book your favorite flight, hotel, and rental car. However you can also use the website on your laptop for more elaborate searches or input. All is supported by a 24 – 7 call centre.
With Tripmate247’s trip manager you will always have all your trip information available on your phone. Whether you book through the app, the website, or the call centre, TripMate247 will ensure that you have all relevant information about your trips and locations on your phone. You can share any information about your trips with others through SMS, e-mail or social media.
With the TripMate247 phone app you will have your travel agent and a personal trip assistant in your pocket.
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
We have 25 copies of Ringtone Remix 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 Hypoxia.
*Congrats to everyone! You should receive a message this week, so watch out for it!*
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@example.com or on Twitter at twitter.com/ryanblundell.
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