BlackBerry App Roundup for July 30, 2011

BlackBerry App Roundup
By Michelle Haag on 30 Jul 2011 09:12 pm EDT
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Welcome to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! We have searched high and low and found some neat apps to share with you this week, so head on past the break to check them out! If you have an app you want to see featured in the roundup be sure to check the end of the post for information on submitting it to us.

99 Ninjas
99 Ninjas by Glu Games Inc.
As a master assassin you must battle across multiple stages of sword swinging mayhem. Use your amazing ninja abilities and skills to dispose of dishonest clans who are locked in a battle of deception. Master the dark arts of combat and use the sword, shuriken, grappling hook and ninja magic to eliminate your enemies. You can pick up 99 Ninjas for just $.99 for most BlackBerry smartphones.
More information/screenshots and to purchase 99 Ninjas

StayInTouch
StayInTouch by GlobalFactor
Keeping in touch is made easier with this simple app from GlobalFactor. Create a list of priority contacts from your BlackBerry address book, set call reminders and frequency in the settings, and the rest is automatic. StayInTouch even imports birthdays and anniversaries from your contacts, so you can be reminded of those as well! Compatible with BlackBerry 85xx, 89xx, 9000, 93xx, 9630/50, and 97xx, you can pick up StayInTouch FREE for a limited time in BlackBerry App World.
More information/screenshots and to download StayInTouch

tawkon
tawkon v1.21 by tawkon
Tawkon provides a smart, practical solution to mobile phone radiation, with minimal disruption to normal phone usage. Mobile radiation constantly changes; tawkon is the only application that recognizes when radiation exposure has increased, alerts you when radiation levels cross a predefined threshold, and provides simple, non-intrusive suggestions to reduce exposure to radiation. Suggestions are based on your real time environment and usage factors.
  • Real-time indication of high (red), moderate (yellow), low (green) exposure to mobile phone radiation
  • Action prompts (subtle suggestions with visual, audio or vibration alerts) to minimize radiation in real-time
  • Feedback confirming whether a recommended action was effective in reducing radiation exposure
  • Statistics to monitor actual and avoided radiation over the last call, day, week, month and six months
Tawkon is one of those apps that people either love or hate. You either feel that it's awesome, or completely useless, and that's fine as everyone is entitled to their own thoughts on the matter. You can pick up a free, ad-supported version on the tawkon website http://www.tawkon.com/, or grab the ad-free version on sale this week for $4.99 (reg. $9.99) for your BlackBerry 89xx, 9000, 91xx, 93xx, 97xx, and 9800.
More information/screenshots and to purchase tawkon

Weightlifting Workout Recorder
Weightlifting Workout Recorder (Beta 2) by Coolfred Software, Inc.
Enter your workout data and monitor your progression over time. Supports multiple lifters. Use the pre-populated exercises or add your owns. You can export the data to a CSV file which you can import into your favorite spreadsheet. Requires Blackberry OS5 or greater. This is a FREE beta version, and your feed back is important to the developers. Weightlifting Workout Recorder is compatible with your BlackBerry 89xx, 9000, 91xx, 95xx, 96xx, 97xx, and 9800.
More information/screenshots and to download Weightlifting Workout Recorder (Beta 2)

Hurricane Tracking Center
Hurricane Tracking Center by doapp
Stay informed about the latest tropical systems in the Atlantic and Caribbean. Get the most recent maps and forecast details about active storms. This app also contains a hurricane survival guide, detailing how to prepare for before, during and after the storm. Hurricane Tracking Center is FREE and compatible with most BlackBerry smartphones.
More information/screenshots and to download Hurricane Tracking Center

What You Might Have Missed

Bowling at Doodle Lanes
Bowling at Doodle Lanes by Pixel Brain Games brings the alley to your PlayBook!
Pixel Brain Games is back with Bowling at Doodle Lanes for the BlackBerry PlayBook. This game lets you enjoy fun and realistic bowling anytime with atmospheric sounds, the ability to customize your bowling ball and much more. Bowling comes to life with colorful graphics, accurate physics and cool sound effects. Enjoy Bowling at Doodle Lanes with your friends as 4 players can hit the lanes at one time. Use the accelerometer by tilting your PlayBook to add some spin to the ball just the way you want it! Throw strikes like a pro and listen to the crowd go wild as you become a bowling superstar!

Features:

  • One-thumb play.
  • Fun, crayon-like doodle graphics.
  • Customize bowling balls with color and weight.
  • Score sheet displayed for up-to-date information.
  • Editable player names.
  • Track your records for hi-score, strikes thrown, perfect games and more.
  • Global leaderboards let you compete with others around the world for
  • hi-score, strike count and perfect games.
  • On-screen help.

Bowling at Doodle Lanes is $1.99 in BlackBerry App World, and it's a lot of fun! Play solo or against your friends and family, either way you're sure to enjoy the game, and you don't even have to wear those funky shoes.

For more information/screenshots and to purchase Bowling at Doodle Lanes

Until Next Week..

Well there you have it folks! Be sure to check out New BlackBerry Apps, Updated BlackBerry Apps and Free BlackBerry Apps available at ShopCrackBerry.com. If you are a developer and want to have your app shown in the roundup or you're interested in having us host a contest for you, drop me an email at cbmichelle[@]crackberry.com. See you all next week!

Michelle Haag Michelle Haag "@_Miche11e_ and C0001B3B5" 1194 (articles) 1683 (forum posts)

Reader comments

BlackBerry App Roundup for July 30, 2011

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I posted last night asking if there was a contest as pointed out in the 2nd sentence of the article. This morning the article has been edited to remove the reference to a contest, which is understandable. But where did my post go?