Welcome to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! This week we have 25 copies of Fightin' Words by InterWork Inc to give away this week! 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 and enter the contest! 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.
BeMyDD by BeMyDD
Drinking and driving is never a safe thing to do. But what about those times you're out with friends, and no one wants to feel left out of the fun? You can take a cab or bus home, but then you have the trouble of going back for your car the next day. What if you could avoid all of that, and have a responsible 3rd party take you home, in your own car? BeMyDD is just that. Download the free app and sign up for the service on the website, and next time you're headed out on the town make a reservation for your own personal driver. You can use the handy “Local Bar Specials” tool to find popular local hot spots, rockin' clubs, trendy restaurants, awesome events, and special deals offered by BeMyDD's bar and restaurant affiliates. GPS technology makes it easy to decide where to tell your designated driver where to take you and your friends. With over 3200 establishments in 40 cities, and more coming soon, this could be a valuable app on your BlackBerry. Hiring a designated driver is cheaper than a DUI, and could be a choice that saves lives.
Vibrate Calls by Sultan Al Sooz
Get extra notifications while you're making, handling or ending phone calls. Vibrate Calls will vibrate on specific call events that you specify. Call events include on dialing, call connect, call waiting (receiving a second call), putting someone on hold and finally on call end. Vibrate Calls is compatible with most BlackBerry smartphones and is a free download in BlackBerry App World.
This app can help when:
GPSpeedOMeter by Mark Cronin
Are you a cyclist, runner, walker, or other outdoor enthusiast, looking for a feature filled GPS application to track your journeys? Look no further than GPSpeedOMeter by Mark Cronin. Integrated with BlackBerry Maps, this app not only lets you see your position in real time, it also lets you link trips of the same route so you can race against past performances. Save and review rides, upload trips to RideWithGPS, Twitter, Facebook, or email them.
There is a free version with fewer options, and the full version with all of the above costs $4.99. This app is compatible with most BlackBerry smartphones, but you will need a BlackBerry with GPS for the app to function.
Bomber Strike by Carbide Software
Your enemy is on the fast track to becoming the first nation in the world to develop nuclear weapons. They've poured all of their resources into an advanced nuclear research program, and it's up to you to put an end to their quest for world domination once and for all! Firebomb them into oblivion and put a permanent halt to their progress, but don't drop a bomb on one of their many nuclear research facilities - the results would be globally catastrophic! Seek out and destroy hidden strategic targets to temporarily distract them from their goal and buy yourself some time. Bomber Strike is available for most BlackBerry smartphones and costs $1.99. There is a free version available also.
Bomber Strike features:
QR Scanner by Tobias Rothe
A simple and FREE QR code scanner for the BlackBerry PlayBook that uses the camera as sensor. It displays the information that is stored in the code. This text can be copied to the clipboard. If it is a URL another button allows to launch it in the browser. This app allows the decoding to be done on the device without network interaction. Further features are planned also a better integration with other apps as soon as available (vcard, email etc.).
Now Available for FREE: Download The CB App for the BlackBerry PlayBook!!
OK BlackBerry PlayBook owners, it's time to fire up your tablet and head to App World to download The CB App! Our friends at ShaoSoft put this one together for us, and it's a CrackBerry must-have. The CB App takes the best of CrackBerry.com and puts it into a nice dashboard app that gives you the latest news, forum and video content and gets you to where you want to go quickly.
Features of The CB App include:
It's off to a great start and is only going to get better as we add deeper integration and rollout some additional new features. For the whopping cost of FREE OF CHARGE, this one is a no brainer - EVERY PLAYBOOK OWNER SHOULD DOWNLOAD THIS APP. Follow the link below or just head to App World and search for crackberry or cb. One of these days I'd sure love to see RIM just let us put the CrackBerry name in App World... but in the meantime, remember, it's THE CB APP. Now go download it and be sure to give it a 5 star rating and positive review!
Fightin' Words by InterWorks Inc
Are you jealous of your friends on iOS and Android that have that "other" popular word game? Well don't be sad anymore, because InterWorks has developed a fantastic alternative. Fightin' Words is a 2 player game, pitting you head to head against an opponent. You can search for your friends that are also Fightin' Words players, or choose to be randomly matched with an opponent. Gameplay is easy to learn and quite intuitive!
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!