Welcome to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! I hope you're all enjoying your weekend. 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.
Bomber Strike by Carbide Software
An atomic twist on the classic game of Minesweeper, Bomber Strike features 15 multi-screen maps, 6 hidden target types and 3 difficulty levels. Available for most BlackBerry smartphones, you can download a free trial of Bomber Strike or purchase the full version on sale now for just $.99 (regularly $1.99).
For more information/screenshots and to download the demo
For more information/screenshots and to purchase the full version
ClipBooks by Mobile4Life
ClipBook is a mulit-entry clipboard app. Just install it and reset your device , it'll capture all the text you cut or copy from other programs. When you want to paste one back, all you have to do is press "menu" and click "paste (clipbook)". No configuration needed! Available for most BlackBerry smartphones, you can grab ClipBooks for just $.99.
For more information and to purchase ClipBooks
Cozi Family Organizer by Cozi
Cozi makes your phone the ultimate family organizing tool with a shared calendar, shopping lists, and to do lists accessible anywhere. Cozi helps busy families stay on top of everything they do: track appointments and activities, remember shopping lists and chores, and keep everyone in the family in sync. You can sign up for a free account at cozi.com. The Cozi BlackBerry app is also free and available for several devices.
For more information/screenshots and to download Cozi Family Organizer
Orange Wednesdays by Orange UKTempoBeat Metronome by Christopher Wong
Live in the UK and love films? With the free Orange Wednesdays app get 2 for 1 cinema vouchers, plus all you need to plan your trip, straight to your phone. See what’s on near you, watch trailers, read reviews, find cinemas and get maps and directions. Then send a friend the details straight from the app. Get 2 for 1 cinema vouchers every Wednesday too! This free app is available in the UK for BlackBerry 8520, 8900, 9000, 9105, 9300, 97xx, and 9800.
For more information and to download Orange Wednesdays
TempoBeat is a metronome app for your BlackBerry. Use it to keep time without carrying a separate bulky gadget. Loaded with features, it takes advantage of the BlackBerry's native features like the LED, keyboard and touchscreen. TempoBeat is undergoing beta testing in the Test Center. While TempoBeat will be a paid app, this beta version is fully functional, does not expire and is yours to keep. All the developer asks is that you leave a positive review if you like TempoBeat. The beta is free and available for all BlackBerry smartphones OS 5.0 and higher. For more information and to download TempoBeat Metronome
What You Might Have Missed
Everyone seems to love applying fun effects to their photos and BlackBerry users are no exception. We've been somewhat lacking in the app department however with very few making the cut or getting the job done well. One of the best we've seen thus far is InstaPhoto which sadly is still only available on the BlackBerry PlayBook. FilterLab is a new player to the photo fun game and is shaping up to be a pretty good solution. FilterLab lets you take photos (or choose an existing photo) and apply one of twelve fun effects to the image. Choose from 35mm, vintage, Discotek and more. Drop on a filter, let er rip and share with your friends. You can save the images to your SD card or send them to Facebook or Twitter right away. FilterLab is a pretty sweet app overall but it does lag quite a bit between processes. If you're looking to add a bit of spark to your photos however then it's not a bad choice at all. Check out more at the link below.
More information/download of FilterLab for BlackBerry
SeamlessWeb Food Delivery
The SeamlessWeb app uses your GPS to locate participating restaurants in your local area. The app displays their full menu choices, shows you the minimum needed for delivery, lists the estimated delivery time, and lets you check out with your credit card. You can even add a discount promotion code. Currently it's only available for those with personal accounts not corporate.
The interface is pretty quick with no discernible lag. Browsing through menus and food choices is no trouble at all. Just click on your meal, add to cart, insert any special instructions, enter a delivery address, and that's all there is to it. You'll need to create a free account to place an order which can be done directly within the app itself.
- Choose to have your meal delivered or pick it up!
- Use GPS location, enter your delivery or pickup address, or log-in to your account to select a saved address
- Browse or search for restaurants that are open when you want to order
- Choose a restaurant based on member ratings, estimated delivery/ready times, and more
- Re-order favorite meals in just a few quick clicks
- Add special instructions for food preparation on any item
- Check out securely using your credit card-no cash required (even for tip!)
The only downside is it's only available in 14 cities: New York City (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn), New York Metro (Hoboken, Jersey City, Stamford, Greenwich), Washington DC, DC Metro (Arlington, Bethesda, Chevy Chase), and select areas within San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. While coverage is limited they are looking to expand to new areas. SeamlessWeb Food Delivery is available for all GPS enabled devices with OS 4.5 or higher. Most importantly it's free to download.
More information / download at BlackBerry App World
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!