Yet another Happy Friday to you all! Another great week for sure. The Tour is out and about, and the Gemini 8520 should be dropping soon. All good stuff no matter how you look at it. Getting down to business, the following titles are included in this weeks' BlackBerry App Roundup:
In Case You Missed It: New Skyfire Beta Released, Face Lift for the BlackBerry Storm, Score Mobile Updated, IM+ All-in-One Mobile Messenger Updated, Google Voice for BlackBerry
New This Week: BBTanks for the BlackBerry Storm, Yippidu WorldNews, SAFE, Whereabouts Location Tracking
Apps on Sale: MemoryUp Professional, Kama Sutra, Backgammon for Storm 9500 and 9530, VibAndRing, BlackBerry Executor Keychain
Cool at BlackBerry App World: Daily Horoscope
Freebie of the Week: YouMail Visual Voicemail Plus
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.
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!
Some key features recently added to the browser include the following:
- New Keyboard Shortcuts: We mapped the keyboard shortcuts to be similar to the ones in the native BlackBerry browser to offer a more familiar user experience.
- Switch to Skyfire: Once Skyfire is installed, you’ll see a "Switch to Skyfire" option show up in the options menu of the original Blackberry browser. We added this feature to help when users click on links in email and SMS and end up launching the native browser instead of Skyfire or when you navigate to a web site that is better viewed in Skyfire.
- Text Entry in Thumbnail view: You now don’t have to zoom-in to enter text. We resolved that issue and now enter text directly in the thumbnail view of pages.
- Contextual zoom with camera corners: Similar to the other Skyfire platforms, we now support contextual zoom. Thus we detect areas of interest (say articles or images) and allow you to zoom-in to areas easily by fitting the area of interest to the screen dimensions.
- Faster zooming: You'll see a great improvement in your ability to zoom. Unlike Alpha 2, the page displays text at all zoom levels, without any redrawing of the screen. Less checkerboards.
Skyfire is lookin' good... Stay tuned for more in the near future!
For more information or to download, head on over to The Score.
New This Week
BBTanks is available right now for $2.99 at MobiHand. However, developer Robert Timm was good enough to give me 100 promo codes for $2 off! Simply use coupon code 'tankberry' to pick this one up for $0.99. Pick up your copy at MobiHand.
Yippidu is a news aggregator for top stories around the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and China. Turn it on, and within you'll find all of the top news stories from providers in each country.
Stories are easy to view and track, with a short snippet of text that makes it easy to preview the latest stories. There's a built-in search, related article query, handy categories, and an article archive. Plus, with the latest version (188.8.131.52) Twitter support is also available.
SAFE is compatible with the BlackBerry Storm and Tour only. Click here to purchase or for more information.
Whereabouts Location Tracking is a simple tracking app that allows you to track places you've visited with such information as latitude, longitude, speed, course, date and more. The app uses either built-in GPS or cell tower triangulation depending on the model of Berry you carry. You can even send location data via email in CSV format.
If you'd like to try this one out I'd recommend you do so before the end of the month. Until then, it's on sale for $0.99... with a regular price of $19.99! That's a huge savings for sure! Check it out for yourself at ShopCrackBerry.com.
Note: This app is not supported on CDMA devices.
BlackBerry Apps on Sale:
MemoryUp Pro is a powerful BlackBerry RAM boosting tool and Java virtual machine (JVM) management application specially designed for BlackBerry users.
On sale for $13.59
until July 20th
Everything you want to know about Kama Sutra, History, purpose of Kama Sutra, positions, pictures, videos and more.
On sale for $2.99
until July 24th
Play Backgammon against your phone or against other players all over the world.
On sale for $4.99
until July 26th
Set the vibration alert and the ringtone at the same time when a call is received.
On sale for $1.94
until July 18th
bbExecutor has 8 Classic assault sounds - from phasers and machine guns to bombs and explosions!
On sale for $0.99
until July 31st
Cool at BlackBerry App World:
DailyHoroscope is a top download, and for good reason. It's free, and if you're into checking your daily horoscope, this app makes it incredibly easy. Each and every day the app is updated with new horoscopes for all of the 'signs'. I installed it 3 or 4 days ago, and sure enough, there was something new to read each day. I'm not into the whole astrology/horoscope thing myself, but I'm sure many of you out there are. For the price (free), it's worth a download... If you try it, let me know what you think.
Look for Daily Horoscope in App World today.
Note: Storm users will need to disable compatibility mode to get full functionality... Just a heads up.
Freebie of the Week:
YouMail Visual Voicemail Plus is a, um.... Visual Voicemail app for your Berry... Guess you kind of figured that out huh? It's very customizable, and makes it easy to see who called from where... and you can even include a callers picture so that if and when they call, you can easily see who left you the message!
Other key features include:
- custom personal greeting
- voicemail sharing
- unwanted caller blocking
YouMail is compatible with all Berry devices running OS 4.3 and 4.5 through 4.7, and supports AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. You can check it out for yourself at ShopCrackBerry.com.
Until Next Week..
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