Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! Yee-haw! This week the Style train keeps on rollin on. We’ve caught the official Style commercial and an amazing review by our own Kerri Neill! Will YOU commit to the flip? Kevin also shared his video unboxing and first impressions of the BlackBerry Bold 9780. There’s definitely a lot to look at this week. Today, we announce the winners of the MegaAlarms giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 10 copies of Datepedia 2.0! Have a rootin’ tootin’ weekend! Giddy up!
Freebies of the Week: Barcode Assistant. mVideo Gallery, Cineplex Mobile
In Case You Missed It: CrackBerry.com Search, NFL.com Game Center
New This Week: Sixtools, Self- Hypnosis for Sound Sleep, Virtual Vault Enterprise Edition
Cool at BlackBerry App World: NavGuard Track and Trace
Contest:Enter to win 1 of 10 copies of Datepedia 2.0!
Freebies Of The Week:
Barcode Assistant -Barcode Assistant integrates barcode creation and scanning directly into the Calendar, Task List, Address Book, and Web Browser. Other barcodes can be scanned and created from within the application itself.
With BB6, scans are automatic. With 5.0, scans are completed when the trackpad, trackball, spacebar, or screen is clicked, while viewing the barcode on the screen.
Scan a website barcode from the web browser.
Create a barcode of the current web page from the browser menu.
Create and Scan personal barcode from the Contact List.
Create and Scan events from the Calendar.
Create and Scan tasks from the Task app.
Create Location barcode using GPS location.
Scanned Geo Locations can be opened in BB Maps or Google Maps.
Create website, email, twitter, and other barcodes.
CrackBerry.com Search -With the CrackBerry.com Search
app, you get quick access to CrackBerry when you need it. Just start typing on your home screen and when universal search pops up, CrackBerry blogs and forums will be a search option. Clicking the icon launches you directly to CrackBerrys front page.
In my humble opinion, this app should come preloaded on each and every BlackBerry sold. Think of it as a quicker fix for your CrackBerry addiction.
NFL.com Game Center -The official NFL.com Game Center Mobile App is here for 2010! Never miss a touchdown or any other action from around the National Football League.
Get all the things you would expect from the official NFL.com Game Center Mobile App, like Live Scoreboards, Play-by-Play, Game Recaps and more. Upgrade via in-app purchase to unlock additional premium features.
SixTools -SixTools offers a variety of features to enhance your OS6 experience. From adding extra convenience keys to your media keys, to a battery indicator.
Shortcuts – Assign applications to your Volume and Mute/Play keys - like having 3 extra convenience keys! Volume key shortcuts will be automatically disabled when a media player is running as to not conflict.
Start-Up Video – That short little intro clip that plays the first time you power up after an OS update, its a great way to notify you that your device has finished starting up
Holster Sounds – Have a sound effect play when you put your device in a holster or take it out
Battery Indicator – The OS 6 battery indicator can be horribly inaccurate, you can choose from 2 styles, precision which matches the default theme or modern. It will display this icon with battery level in your notification area.
Low Battery Alert – Alerts you when your battery drops below a certain level (configurable).
USB Connected – That annoying little pop-up that shows up every time you plug your USB cable in- now you can have it auto dismiss. You'll get 5 seconds before it disappears in case you want to click one of the options
Status – Quick one touch way to get all vital stats about your device on one screen, with access to your event log and network diagnostics
Slider Sounds (Torch only) – Have a sound effect play when you open and close your slider
Portrait Lock Home Screen (Torch only)– You can set this to auto-lock the home screen or do a manual lock/unlock at any time in the app
Orientation Lock (Torch only) – Can be added to system wide menu to lock an application to either landscape or portrait.
Self-hypnosis for Sound Sleep -Getting a great night of sleep every night is so important. When you get a great night of sleep, you wake up feeling more refreshed and alive each day. Your energy is up and it's so much easier to be in a great mood when you've had a good night of sleep.
Self-Hypnosis for Sound Sleep is designed to do two things for you. First, it's designed to help you get to sleep easier at night by learning to relax and let go of any worries or stress you might still be holding onto. And secondly, it's designed to develop a new sleeping pattern of sleeping soundly and peacefully throughout the night. This pattern is developed with the help of your subconscious mind which will follow the new sleeping pattern once the new pattern has become established.
Listen to Self-Hypnosis for Sound Sleep when you're ready to go to sleep at night. Make sure to listen to it for a minimum of two to three weeks till you're able to sleep soundly without the aid of the hypnosis session. Then listen to it after the first few weeks whenever you feel it's appropriate. A sound ad peaceful sleep will accompany you at night if you listen to it regularly.
This application is developed in collaboration with certified hypnotherapists and practitioners in the International Hypnotherapy Association. Our Hypnotherapy products have helped many thousands of people all over the world regain control over stress symptoms, addictions, and bad habitual behaviours. Please note this is not an alternative to medical treatment.
Virtual Vault -The Virtual Vault Enterprise Edition is a Patent Pending BlackBerry Smartphone Application that copies all BlackBerry emails sent or received on a users Micro SD card. Opening the Virtual Vault application users can access all emails a user has sent/received to forward and reply to them, if required.
Saves all BES received and sent emails
Import of all existing emails on a users BlackBerry into the “Virtual Vault”
Full email “Search” capability within the Virtual Vault
Emails can be forwarded or replied to from within the Virtual Vault
Delete stored emails from the Virtual Vault File
Original email content can be edited before being sent thru the Virtual Vault
NavGuard Track and Trace -NavGuard developed a mobile track & trace solution for BlackBerry smart phones that will help you locate your colleagues any moment of the day. A small and resident application will constantly collect the handheld’s geographical location every 30 seconds up to 1 hour. Those locations are constantly transferred to the Track & Trace server. With just a click on a button you can request the location of all your co-workers. All movements are all projected on the well known Google Maps interface.
high resolution logging (every 30 seconds up to 1 hour)
logs the GPS location, speed, direction, accuracy on handheld and server
built to consume low energy levels
the server application supports role based security and privacy levels
geotagging with text and/or photos
panic button function
intuitive browser based ‘dashboard’
Google Maps and Google Earth support
available as a hosted and an in-house implemented server solution
Datepedia 2.0 -The all new Datepedia 2.0 is the ultimate BlackBerry calendar companion with hundreds of dates for national holidays, religious holidays, major sporting events and more! Simply select dates and export them to your BlackBerry Calendar or Contacts with customized reminders, all at the click of a button. Datepedia 2.0 delivers a breakthrough interface, including an interactive, color-coded Calendar View that provides a powerful new way to view upcoming holidays and other special events.
View national holidays from multiple countries including US, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, France, Spain, Italy, Mexico and India
View Christian, Jewish, Islamic and Hindu religious holidays including descriptions of each
View dates for major sporting events including NASCAR, Golf, Tennis and more
Keep track of important personal events such as birthdays and anniversaries
Automatically calculates birthday and anniversary numbers
Displays a days-until-event countdown for all events
Import existing birthdays or anniversaries from your BlackBerry Contacts
Choose from multiple export options (e.g. single event export or multiple event export) to save Datepedia events to your BlackBerry Calendar or Contacts
Specify an export time or choose 'All Day' when saving events to the BlackBerry Calendar
Set custom calendar reminders and specify reminder intervals
Quickly search for any dates by category or name, and filter search by year for faster look-up
Includes option for viewing all events or upcoming events only
Switch between MM-DD-YYYY and DD-MM-YYYY date formats
*Congrats to everyone! You should receive a message this weekend, so reply ASAP*
Until Next Week..
Well there you have it folks! I hope you enjoyed the apps we managed to corral this week. If you have any information on software (including news and tips), or if you are developer looking to be in the spotlight (or contest) let me know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter.com/ryanblundell.
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