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BlackBerry App Roundup for June 17, 2011 - Win 1 of 25 free copies of Fightin' Words!

BlackBerry App Roundup
By Michelle Haag on 17 Jun 2011 10:56 pm EDT
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Want a free copy of the hot new game Fightin' Words? Leave a comment below to enter to win! 


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

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.

For more information and to download BeMyDD from App World
For more information on BeMYDD services from their website

Vibrate Calls

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:

  • You accidentally dialed a number without noticing
  • You called someone and waiting until your call gets answered
  • You accidentally put someone on hold and kept talking
  • You got a second call and missed it cause you didn’t notice or hear a beep
  • You kept talking without noticing that the call got disconnected

For more information and to download Vibrate Calls

GPSpeedOMeter

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.

Features include:

  • Speed, Average Speed, Max Speed
  • Distance, Overall Distance
  • Elevation, Max Elevation
  • Gradient, TotalClimb, TotalDescent
  • Time Taken
  • Calories
  • Auto Start/Stop/Pause
  • Integrated Maps, History, Routes, Trips
  • Ghost Ride / Race against a previous trip
  • Profile Graph
  • Output GPX and KML(Google earth view) to SDCard or Email
  • BackUP/Restore data to SDCard
  • Settings - Miles/KM | Meters/Feet | Batery Saver (screen timeout) | Font

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.

For more information/screenshots and to download the free version of GPSpeedOMeter
For more information/screenshots and to purchase the full version of GPSpeedOMeter

Bomber Strike

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:

  • Classic Minesweeper inspired gameplay with an atomic twist!
  • 15 huge, multi-screen maps.
  • 6 hidden target types.
  • 3 difficulty levels.
  • Support for touchscreen, trackball, trackpad, and keyboard controls.
  • Sound, music, and vibration effects.
  • Statistics and best time saving for each map.
  • Landscape and portrait orientations supported where available.

For more information and to download the free trial of Bomber Strike
For more information and to purchase the full version of Bomber Strike

QR Scanner

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.).

To download QR Scanner for your BlackBerry PlayBook

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Features of The CB App include:

  • Integrated blog reader with ability to post comments
  • Built-in video player to keep up to date
  • Scrolling feed of the latest Blac​kBer​ry Play​Book​ discussions from the forums.
  • Quick shortcuts to the most popular features of the CrackBerry website
  • Easy search of CrackBerry's blogs and forums

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!

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Contest

Fightin' Words

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!

Features:

  • Play words vertically or horizontally
  • Play head to head against other human opponents
  • POW tile can be used as any letter or replace another letter
  • Play many games at once
  • Choose between email or push notifications
Fightin' Words is a ton of fun, and I believe it's the best game of this genre on the BlackBerry to date. You can pick it up for just $2.99 in the CrackBerry store or in BlackBerry App World for most BlackBerry devices.

For more information/screenshots and to purchase Fightin' Words from the CB store
For more information/screenshots and to purchase Fightin' Words from App World

Contest: InterWorks has sent us 25 copies of Fightin' Words to pass on to you guys!!  To enter to win one of these free copies, leave a comment below. One entry per person, and the contest ends this Sunday at midnight PST. Good Luck!

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" 1191 (articles) 1683 (forum posts)
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BlackBerry App Roundup for June 17, 2011 - Win 1 of 25 free copies of Fightin' Words!

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What a fabulous game! Not only does it let ya have fun it lets the kids learn how to spell while they are playing with my phone! YEEEEEHAW!

Would love a free copy of Fightin' Words to replace Word Rival. Was promised a "big time update" with Word Rival but was "big time dissapointed."

Pick me so I can move on over to Fightin' Words!

Something to utilize my brain and keep it from idling. Great when taking a bus or waiting in a long line that never seem to end.

Thank you baby!

Looks like sich a good game to fill in time when your bored!

Just wish you could win two copies, one for you and one for a friend. LOL

Goodluck everyone!

I DEFINITELY would love to have a copy of this - if I don't win one, I'll be over to purchase for sure! SO glad BB has a new word game - nothing better to me than word games! THANKS, CrackBerry!!!!!!!!!

No way! I had the "other" popular word game on my ipod touch but it was the slowest and most battery-draining thing I have ever installed on my ipod, so I deleted it but i used to play it all the time with my cousins. Most of my cousins that I played it with also have blackberries and this would be a really cool app to have!! :)

i know that the playbook is limited on number of apps but there has got to be more on there than this. Kevin, you are the man. hook us up.

I literally cannot tell you how addicted to "Scrabble like" games I am! This is awesome. I would love and use a copy of this app!!

Count me in please! i'd love to win this, thank you CrackBerry for this chance and Good Luck everyone

This game would be amazing for casual gaming, while also offering the player to improve his/her own vocabulary

It would be lovely to win. Either way, this is a purchase for mine and my wife's BB. I'd love to show her I actually am a little smart. ;-)