BlackBerry App Roundup for June 3, 2011 - We have 50 copies of Talking Kitty to give away!

Blackberry App Roundup
By Michelle Haag on 3 Jun 2011 08:13 pm EDT
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Welcome to this week's BlackBerry App Roundup! This week we have 50 copies of Talking Kitty by Almoko 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.

Force Close by Ottafone Inc

Force Close by Ottafone Inc.
This app allows you to force close (kill) some programs that never exit otherwise. Many such programs don't have to run all the time. Closing them (not just pushing them to background) would release precious resources (CPU, memory) on your BlackBerry. Due to API limitations and security reason, some third-party programs can't be force-closed by this app. However, this app provides a convenient way to delete a stubborn program that doesn't provide an elegant way to exit. Force Close is FREE in BlackBerry App World.

For more information/screenshots and to download Force Close

ScorePad by InHandHeld

ScorePad by InHandHeld
Score your games with ease and concentrate on the game instead of being distracted by score-keeping. Score games with 2 to 8 players, up to 100 turns! Modeled after a paper score-sheet, just put the players' names at the top of the screen and enter scores in columns below. They're totaled automatically. Take the chore out of scoring, put ScorePad on your phone! ScorePad is available for $1.99 in BlackBerry App World and is compatible with BlackBerry 85xx, 89xx, 91xx, 93xx, 95xx, 96xx, 97xx, and 9800.

Features include:

  • See more players on the screen simultaneously, switch the names to the left side of the screen with scores on the right.
  • Set a time limit on your game. Display the elapsed or remaining game time in the title. A beeper sounds when times up and the winner and winning score is displayed.
  • Set a limit on the number of turns.
  • Set an ending score - the first to exceed it, or match it exactly, or go under it - your choice - wins.
  • Play without a time, turn or score limit.
  • Set a starting score. Choose whether the winning score is the highest or lowest. Allow negative scores - or not.
  • Save the scores to resume a game at a later time, as a reminder of your victories or losses, or to review your progress over time. Or copy the scores to the clipboard to file them in a memo or mail them to the players after the game.
  • Customize the app to your liking with options that control the font size, family, and style, background colors and even a background image of your choosing.
  • Plus comprehensive, well organized Help screens.

For more information/screenshots and to purchase ScorePad

FrameMee by Rese-Solution

FrameMee for BlackBerry by Rese-Solution
FrameMee for BlackBerry lets you decorate your camera shots using different frames. There are quite a few to choose from, each offering a different effect. You can even choose a frame that allows for multiple images. Save the image and you can share it using your usual methods. There is a free trial available so you can get an idea of what frames are included. The full version is on sale now for $1.99 (regularly $5.99) and the app is compatible with BlackBerry 89xx, 9000, 93xx, 95xx, 96xx, 97xx, and 9800.

For more information/screenshots and to download FrameMee

PhoneMate by Toysoft

PhoneMate by Toysoft Development
Do you always forget your friends birthday or their anniversary? Wouldn't it be nice to display a note on the call screen as a reminder when they call you? Now you can with PhoneMate. You can setup PhoneMate to display the caller's birthday and/or anniversary dates. Optionally display the custom or Notes field from the Contacts. You can select icons for birthday and anniversary dates. Note that you must have entered the caller's birthday, anniversary, custom or notes fields in the Contacts application. PhoneMate costs just $.99 and currently is currently available for the Torch 9800.

For more information/screenshots and to purchase PhoneMate

What You Might Have Missed

Wedding Organizer

Wedding Organizer for BlackBerry Smartphones; keeping couples sane one task at a time

It should come as no surprise to anyone, there is a whole lot of stuff that goes into the planning of a wedding, and it can be rather easy to overlook something that needs to be done if you are not meticulous and extremely organized. No one wants to carry around a notepad with them everywhere they go so they know what has been done, and what needs to be done, so why not just keep all the information in your beloved BlackBerry since it is always with you anyways.

Inside the Wedding Organizer application you will find 172 tasks (told you there was a lot) organized into 17 categories such as attire, beauty, honeymoon and more, which allow you to focus on a single section if you want, or just complete the tasks randomly. Each task is given a timeframe for the completion, which is based on how far before the wedding it should be done, like 2 to 3 months or the day before, allowing you to know where you stand at all times. If the 172 tasks included aren't enough you are able to add your own to the list so you can ensure that you don't miss anything for your big day. So if you are in the planning stages, or plan to be popping the big question soon pick up your very own copy of Wedding Organizer for only $2.99 from the CrackBerry Store while it is on sale.

More information / purchase of Wedding Organizer

Blockheads by Critter Creative

Blockheads by Critter Creative

Think you have fast reflexes and even faster fingers? Put them to the test with Blockheads by Critter Creative for the BlackBerry PlayBook! The game will feel familiar to most of you as it's in the bubble popping category, but it's also got a bit of a Tetris feel, as rows of blocks drop from above while you eliminate groups of same-colored blocks from below. Blockheads is fast-paced, entertaining, and challenging as the ever shifting rows and columns of blocks stack up. Work fast to eliminate blocks before the stacks reach the red line, or it's game over. This is a game you'll return to again and again for a quick game or to entertain the kids. The graphics are bright and colorful and the game plays smoothly and without lag. You can pick Blockheads up for just $.99 in BlackBerry App World.

For more information/screenshots and to purchase Blockheads

Contest

Talking Kitty by Almoko

Talking Kitty by Almoko
You've seen similar apps for Android and iOS, now you can have it on your BlackBerry too! Talking Kitty records what you say to it, then repeats it back to you in a silly voice. It's a simple app to use. Click or tap on the cute, hand-drawn kitty picture and you'll see the microphone turn red to indicate you're recording. Speak, and when you're done click the kitty again. He will repeat back to you what you said, but in a goofy voice. My daughter loved this app, and enjoyed recording herself over and over. The only thing really missing is the ability to save your recordings and forward them. Hopefully this will be added in a future update. Overall Talking Kitty is cute and easy to use, and will keep your kids (and maybe even you!) entertained for some time. The app is available for $.99 and is compatible with BlackBerry 8220, 8520, 89xx, 9000, 91xx, 9300, 95xx, 9700 and 9800 (GSM only, CDMA devices are not supported).

For more information and to purchase Talking Kitty

Contest: Almoko has provided us with 50 copies of Talking Kitty to pass out among our readers. To enter, leave a comment below. One entry per person please, contest ends this Sunday at midnight PST.

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" 1189 (articles) 1683 (forum posts)
142 comments

mikroos

Yaaaaa I am First ! ! ! !

I want this one i deserve it ))))

paso971

Talking Kitty looks fun.I think I will like it ;)

stepinsteve

Now that would be hiilarious to have.

tda_tda

count me in.. looks mighty fun to try ...

chiripio

I would like to win.

jedi214

This will kEep my son busy lol

TaZ52083

Nice app to have for a laugh count me in guys and good luck to all.

Sergio Adams

yaaaay :D kitty pwns! i want it

PicmanPanther

This is the funniest thing! Tried on my Bro's iCrap and was hilarious!!!

Robbenezer

That could be a fun app!! The kids would love it!

tons-q

This is too cute! Hehehe

era3z

whoaaa cute application epic using =D

2catman

wow, this one sounds like fun.

rickyfagan1

LOVE CATS !
Hope i get a copy
:)

ArgoFX

Cool. I would like to win a copy :)

DukeBB79

Everyone needs some fun.

allanceki

Pick me please. Thanks CB.

javieraua

Please! I have always been jealous of Ios and android users ! ! THANKS CB !!

ixecloud41

This sounds like a fun app!

Ssteffan

Looks like it would amuse me for a while, sign me up! :)

MrBilly#CB

Ah man! i could really do with that talking kitty!!

linkkoriri

My daughters will love this app!

thbassman

my wife and kids would love this

Flip4Bytes

OMG i want this so bad for some reason hahhha

suself

ooohh I love these kinds of apps on my ipod ... I want it for BB too!

friedmonkey

I'd love to let my daughters play with this. Thanks Crackberry!

Yell0w

Thanks for the contest.

jpassarella

App Store says Talking Kitty is compatible with my Bold 9700 and I think my 10-yr-old daughter would have a lot of fun with this.

bzbeez

i want this cute app.

dabomb54321

hope i win again for the fifth straight week ;)

camaro_87

Send a copy my way please!

virus786

In for the win! Thanx for the chance.

vhellberg

Talking Kitty is something my whole family would love to play with! Please pick me!

Seigmen

Count me in, my son would love this app

Villordsutch

My daughters would kill my BB battery with this :D

ChazMat5

Looks like fun.. I think my kids would love this on my phone :) Thanks Almoko and CB

XWolf

Hope talking Kitty works ok on 9700 os6...

backets

I will be talking with this kitty all day lol

hjmargarido

i love kitties....nhauf nhauf...

JCangoku

hey there ! want one please

ckhow

I wanna have this kitty!!!!

irnik

this app would be great to entertain my child, i am in!

rob7100g

Talking Kitty - couldn't wait - I ordered one in the app store!

cupcake

My kids would love this!

always3rd

My brother has this app on his evo and my 5 year old LOVES is....now that I can get it on my bb, dont have to use his evo lol.....

rorap

I want this please!

Connor83

I want this kitty app. Please :-)

RickOShey

Oh talking Kitty please say something on my BB Torch :-)

jlb21

I can haz thees app?

QueXiaQuanton

Here kitty kitty kitty....

iSin

I'd love to win one copy, thanks CrackBerry for this chance.

Camoberry

My sin loves the one for the ipad. I would Like to try this one. Thanks.

cwlee

kitty kitty, come...

KiNGCiTY14

More fun for the kids! Count me in please.

hkwon

Count me in please!!!

larchi

my daughter would love to play with a talking kitty

imadbouh

My niece would love that app!!!!!!

Nickstash

Couldn't everyone use a talking kitty? Like seriously, wouldn't any sort of talking animal be kick ass?!

PiotrJot

Yes- my son would love it!

EnriqueRv

Looks awesome I would love a copy so I would play with it everyday!

saifgani

get neeeeeeeeeeeee oneeeeee

bejoe87

Hmm if I win can I give it to my sister?

RichTex

My tres gatos need some one to talk to.

kuku25

this would be funny

century0

Lol. I'd love this app.

jamesp614

Here, kitty, kitty, kitty!!!!!

dewey32399

I would like a copy. Thanks crackberry

ken_max04

gonna be waiting for my right here

defiantdadeo

MUST HAVE TALKING KITTY!

Gamesdmc3

I never seen a talking kitty before

reginald_1986

I am quite attracted to it! Hope I can win a copy to try out :)

MikanX

Sounds like a fun app! Sign me up!

KiraSaint

Throwing my name into the hat!

lilaberry

please pick me ow! thanks

Ferretling

I'd like one, please. My birthday's tomorrow. ;)

rahulpanwar86

Taliking kitty is the one I wud lyk to try...

readernc

sweeeet talking kitty... i love it

blindguy

Thanks for the contest.

fyreball

This looks like a lot of fun!
Good luck everyone! :)

davina_su

hey..it nice game, very cute ;)
can I have it?
thanks CB team