BlackBerry App Roundup for May 16, 2014

By Alicia Erlich on 16 May 2014 04:18 pm EDT
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Howdy CrackBerry readers. It is time once again for the weekly App Roundup where I rustle up some interesting, fun, and useful applications and games for you to try. This time last year I was in beautiful Orlando attending BlackBerry Live with the CrackBerry Team. During that time I made some long-lasting friendships, took part in the different Jam sessions for WebWorks and Cascades, and met a few developers we've featured on the blog including our very our Weekend Coder Brian Scheirer who I had the pleasure of sharing this CB Live interview with.

However, it's time to get on with the show. Be sure to check out this week's picks by clicking through the gallery below. If your favorite did not make the cut this week, remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end.

36 comments

flexja

Have a good long weekend canada safety first

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BGK

Lol I see what you did - clever :)

flexja

Hahaha good fly under the radar

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slagman5

Yes, so "clever."

Next time just say "Look at me! Look at me!" lol :-D

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Gees97

Lol I'd like to know how old these people are that try soo hard for the first comment. I guarantee they're no older than 16 years old

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TranceRomance

Haha!

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  ‎BlackBerry Q10...oh wait a sec....its my new  BlackBerry Z30 (STA100-5), son! The holy grail of phones! Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! LOL! #longestsignatureever

SeaBeeJay

I always enjoy having read through these apps!
I don't have much time to cruise the forums much so this really brings some apps to light that I would never have found or perhaps used.

Thank-you!

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JhonHartQnx

Coming from Zed10 now married to Zed30

slagman5

Yes, and I'm using the Cue10??? Yah, I'll stick to just typing the letter, regardless of how I pronounce it...

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EchoesFX

Much better roundup this week, especially pointing out the PlayBook where approppriate.

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slagman5

No reviews for the UPC scanner though... Anyone use it yet?

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Michael J Duffy

For the dusty PlayBooks that are out there Motion Detection by Simply Apps for the PlayBook would be a handy app.

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xhead75

Motion Detection would be a great way to catch someone who you suspect is screwing with your phone when you're not around.

Does anyone know if this will work with front facing camera?

Also if the dev is listening, activation through movement would be a nice option as well. I'm sure you could trigger that from a change in compass dir.

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Prem WatsApp

Max Security / Antivirus took around 2 hrs to scan last time I used it. Anyone else reckon that's a bit too long?

I only have a medium app hunger, 5GB left on the device and only around 5GB of the SD card filled, most of it is photos.

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

nappp

I have the Max Secure on my Q10 and it takes a long time as well. I don't know all of what it's scanning but it says it finds 10000s of files. Just pick the time you use it I guess. Doesn't hurt anything to have it work in the background as you go to sleep. No virus found is a nice good morning message

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SCrid2000

Any article including information on virus or security apps for BlackBerry should mention that there are no viruses for BlackBerry. There are a few exploits (mostly patched now I believe), but an app wouldn't be able to detect those.

nappp

What about a virus that is in an attachment and could be waiting to be send to someone else? Infecting the phone might not be the only thing people should worry about

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SCrid2000

An excellent point. To that, I'd recommend people check out http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/34092890, which has been doing this for months without misleading people into thinking that BlackBerry 10 has viruses and then profiting off that fear.

medic22003

Yeah but it will find crap in android. Have had it find 4 viruses in one run one time. All were android. Worth having if you are going to use android apps. I only use 3-4 and I think it was a game I had because once I got rid of it, no more viruses.

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TranceRomance

I'm going to try this upc scanner. Does it have the results in a side by side comparison. That's what I'm hoping because that's what it sounds like .

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  ‎BlackBerry Q10...oh wait a sec....its my new  BlackBerry Z30 (STA100-5), son! The holy grail of phones! Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! LOL! #longestsignatureever

NJanitz

I had my browser frozen after first two days,by "FBI Spam Virus?!" looked very Real & vzw tech & BBTech,hadNo idea what it was?!! But,really I don't like the "BBM"! Synced to all emaik,texts, and posting on my Facebook Wall,without my knowledge!??? Just prefer doing it all the "old way", by myself, I have control of everything!!

MadMadamMim

Clockwork Tales was definitely not up to the same standard as the other Artifex games. It was about 1/3 the length and 1/3 the difficulty AND cost more.

The UPC scanner looks neat. As someone who hates spending hours shopping, I may have to try it!

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quizm

I tried Motion Detection on my Z30 but it does not seem to work. Maybe one has to dance in front of it?

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Gees97

I'm assuming that app drains battery life as well. You'd probably have to have it plugged it at all times while using app. You think they use proximity sensor or maybe camera runs and records when movement occurs? I'm not sure if prox sensor even works from that far away

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Naziem13

All I see are apps that has a price tab. BlackBerry needs to make purchase cards. Pay cards, just like I tunes cards. Not everybody has credit cards. In my country we don't use credit cards.. we need prepaid cards so that we can buy apps.

Z10 10.2.1

cletis

If your carrier supports it, App World allows paying via billing through your carrier.

Xandrex_BSCF

In the past for BBOS, it was possible to buy an app and gift it to someone else through BlackBerry AppWorld. But the feature was removed.

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YadHg

I used the (freebie one which only looked items on amazon) upc scanner and it worked flawlessly. Was about to buy the reviewed version but gadget box added the search function with scanner... clearly I wasn't going to have 2 apps with the same functionality. I can only imagine this one works as good as the free one if not better.

Hardcore BlackBerry 'er

BusyDeveloper

Hi all, motion detection developer here - if you have any suggestions or problems please email me or here is a thread I started for the app earlier this week to discuss - http://forums.crackberry.com/app-announcements-f281/use-your-device-moti...

rigamagician

Could you please get a decent chess app something like chessdroid or SCID as the. BlackBerry chess apps are hopeless. Thanks

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ilseparatio

Dear CB,

"Push to BlackBerry" is also very nice app

Yuhuiu!!

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Midgeone25

Coo10 (sorry about lisp)

Tapping and flicking on my Zed 10

MgDivenire

Can I suggest "La Corsa Rosa" for cyclists lovers http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/53677671 that's a good app :)

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sherifhaddad1

I am one from a little who bought z10 stl1 from the day one it appears in Egypt markets I was in love with my device till these days, I see that stl1 was go out from BlackBerry plans even in leaked software so please tell me if it was an expired device or what??? :(:(

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