Howdy CrackBerry Nation! Hope everyone is enjoying their Friday so far and getting ready for the weekend. For those of you who, like me, live in the Northeast, hope you're all safe and sound after the winter weather storm that just hit the area. Now it's time to turn our attention once again to the weekly App Roundup. I rustled up some new, cool, and helpful applications for all you BlackBerry addicts to try. Be sure to check them out and remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end.
Wine Diary by daboo solutions
If you are a wine enthusiast no doubt you are searching for a way to catalog the ones you've enjoyed. Whether it be recording the producer, vintage, tasting notes or to simply rate it, this digital journal keeps everything organized for you. Wine lovers may scan the label to add or simply input manually. There is also an option to draw upon the application's database to search for wines as well. While the developer is working on enhancements, it is a good app for newcomers buying, storing, and tasting wine. It supports BlackBerry 10 and is $1.99 to purchase.
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eventseekr by Wcities Inc.
With all the parties and event being held in and around my area of New York, sometimes you need a way to find out what is going on. Eventseekr has been around for a bit for the PlayBook but I found it again on BlackBerry 10. It is your source for discovering events, concerts, art shows, festivals, sports or to just experience some of the nightlife in the local area. While the interface is rather outdated compared to their cross-platform version, it serves its purpose with finding relevant events. Free to download it is only compatible with the BlackBerry PlayBook, Z10, and Z30.
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Pou by Paul Salame
How do I describe this Android port? My friend introduced me to this game and what can I say but the little guy (or gal) has grown on me, literally. This cross-platform game is all about caring for your very own alien pet by the name of Pou. He will grow from a baby to an adult before your eyes as you feed, bathe, and play with him throughout the day. Players earn coins as they advance from level to level and can use them to purchase food, clothes, or even accessories for their pet. For kids, this is certainly fun and entertaining with the additional games included, and maybe some adults. The price is $1.99 and you can find it at the link for the BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 devices.
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Calorie Monitor Pro by Adrian-Liviu Serbanescu
We're only a few days in to the New Year so I thought I would include this to help with some New Year's Resolutions. Well, maybe just mine as I went a little overboard with the holiday food and chocolate this season. It offers a quick way to monitor your caloric intake with additional features as well. It supports metric as well as US measurements, supports multiple users, offers backup/restore, and comes with a huge database to pull nutritional information from for various foods. Available for BlackBerry 10 and the PlayBook, you can grab it for $1.99.
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Cashalyst by DigiCasa
As this is the new year and all, tracking and managing your expenses is probably high up on your to do list. Cashalyst was recommended to me and I must say it is perfect for anyone who uses their debit and credit cards for most of their transactions. Rather than manually input each one, it pulls them from your banking institutions' website or from an existing file on your device. Let me explain, it does not link to your account or sign in for you. It opens your BlackBerry Browser to sign into your financial institutions site to download the compatible file to import. Unfortunately, Quicken (QFX) is the only supported format that can be imported. I do see this as a useful application for those times you do not have internet access to track what you've spent. It also allows you to create bill reminders, set a password, and search and categorize transactions. Cashalyst is $1.99 and is available for BlackBerry 10.
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What You Might Have Missed
Blur Overdrive by Marmalade Play
In my younger, formative gaming years, racing games were my favorite. Anyone remember Pole Position on Atari? If you are looking for that experience then Blur Overdrive is the one. Even though it comes with in-app purchases, there are amazing graphics, smooth gameplay, and tons of customizations and achievements to keep you going for hours. Get your today for the Z10 or Z30 at the link for free.
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Until next week...
That's it for this week folks. For more apps and games be sure to head on over to the forums where you will find even more hidden gems to choose from whether it be for BlackBerry 10, BBOS or the BlackBerry PlayBook. Of course, you can always find the latest and greatest top editor's picks in the CrackBerry App Gallery. Are there any apps or games you would like to see? Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments.