App RoundUp Oct 28

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! Yee-haw! Finally….finally the BlackBerry 9780 was announced. We all saw it coming, but it’s nice to see something announced. It’s also Halloween this weekend and I expect to see a lot of Cowfolk out in the streets – you crazy candy bandits you! Remember to Trick or Treat safely; use the flash on your BlackBerry as a flashlight. Today, we announce the winners of the VQ Mileage Tracker giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 25 copies of Iconify! Have a rootin’ tootin’ weekend! Giddy up!

Freebies of the Week: Fantasy Football Insider 2010 Lite, Akornsoft

In Case You Missed It: BeZombied Free, NHL GameCenter 2010

New This Week: ControlExtra-PowerPoint Edition, unit converter, iBlockerPro

Cool at BlackBerry App World: 90210

Contest: Enter to win 1 of 25 copies of 90210

Freebies Of The Week:

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football Insider 2010 Lite - Don’t settle for second-rate fantasy football news and analysis! Since 1967, Pro Football Weekly has been the leading source of NFL insider information and premium insights. Pro Football Weekly’s seasoned staff of NFL experts has received more than 100 awards for their football coverage, including the 2009 Fantasy Writers’ Association Award for “Best Football Publication” and a 2009 FantasyPros.com “Accuracy Award” recognizing the most accurate sources of fantasy football information in the industry.

Enjoy access to the same experts that NFL executives and industry giants like ESPN, Yahoo!, CBS Sports, and Fox Sports have relied upon over the years. This app provides breaking fantasy news along with select “sneak peeks” into some of the in-depth expert analysis, player recommendations, weekly rankings and insider information that Pro Football Weekly provides to its premium customers on a daily basis.

Free from BlackBerry App World

Akornsoft

Akornsoft -Tracking receipts for business is essential for bookkeeping, tax deductions, warranties, insurance, etc. Tracking mileage is required by the government if you want to write off vehicle related expenses.

The Akornsoft application for the BlackBerry has been created so receipts and mileage can be easily tracked while on the road. Everyone can appreciate the value of efficiency (being able to utilize brief moments between meetings to input receipts and mileage saves us both time and money). They created this application to be quick, easy to use, and cost effective. For those people who don’t want to wait until they are back at their desk to track their receipts and mileage, this application is the answer. Their solution is simple to use (you can learn to use it in a matter of minutes), it is accessible from anywhere your BlackBerry has internet connection, it is quick (you can enter a receipt or mileage in just seconds), and it provides a safe, secure online backup of receipts/mileage (in case of fire, theft, loss, etc.).

Save time inputting receipts/mileage and maximize business deductions. They are offering the Akornsoft application for the BlackBerry free of charge. This will not be a trial offer but the use of the full version. For those who do not get the chance to sign up for one of their free accounts, the cost will be less per year than the cost of losing a couple receipts.

When you receive your receipt from the lunch with your client or the receipt from the pump at the gas station, you can input it immediately from your BlackBerry into your Akornsoft account. In seconds, you can not only have it tracked, but even have a photo of the receipt saved (keeping a digital copy in case the receipt goes missing)! The application allows users to either input mileage themselves or use the GPS tracking to log the mileage (just hit start at the beginning of the trip and stop at the end). You can also input notes about where you visited.

Free from BlackBerry App World

In Case You Missed It:

BeZombied

BeZombied Free -destroy all zombies! Slide and match zombie parts and destroy all zombies! Unlock power-ups like the chainsaws, guns, and bombs to unleash true devastation. It's the most zombified fun you can get without getting zombie guts on you. Use your brain before they eat it.

Important:

  • Getting past later levels. To get past later levels making Zombie Combos is vital. In the Instructions you can view the Zombie Combos by pressing the BlackBerry® (menu) key and then selecting "Zombie Combos". You can also get more info on our discussions section of our Facebook page: http://lunagames.com/facebook
  • BlackBerry® Storm™ USERS: Please note that the game is to be played in portrait mode. You may see a rotation icon/ reload icon when you hold your Storm in the landscape position.
  • This FREE version is a full version of the game supported by advertisements.

Free from BlackBerry App World

NHL GameCenter

NHL GameCenter 2010 -Hockey season is upon us! The countdown is on before we start growing playoff beards! NHL GameCenter is now available for your BlackBerry phone for the 2010-11 season. Here’s what you get:

FREE version:

  • Scores
  • Stats
  • Ice Tracker and Play-by-Play
  • Game Photos
  • Schedule
  • Standings
  • News
  • NHL Twitter Feed
  • Player Profiles
  • NHL’s new mobile website
  • Add your favorite team

If you upgrade to the PREMIUM version, you also get:

  • Condensed Games
  • LIVE Game Radio
  • Video Highlights

If you upgrade to the LIVE version, you also get:

  • Watch up to 40 out of market games LIVE on your BlackBerry phone, blackout and other restrictions apply.

Free from BlackBerry App World

Premium edition is $19.99 from BlackBerry App World

Live Edition is $79.99 from BlackBerry App World

New This Week:

ControlExtra

ControlExtra-PowerPoint Edition -This application allows you to control powerpoint slide show using your BlackBerry via bluetooth connection. The next time your boss tells you to put down your BlackBerry during a presentation, you can say: "Sir, my BlackBerry IS the presentation!"

Features:

  • You can Start the slide show, go to next slide, go to previous slide or quit all the slides
  • With this application, you can remote control your presentation within 20 meters.
  • It's very good for: Students, teachers, professors, business man, to handle their slides without touching the computer.
  • It's easy to use and very effective.

$4.99 from the CrackBerry App Store

Unit Converter

Unit Converter -Please note that this version currently only works on BlackBerry OS 5 or OS 6. This easy to use tool allows you to quickly convert between hundreds of different units. The application currently support a wide array of units of measurement. These include; Frequency, Velocity, Time, Energy and Angles.

Features:

  • Up to 6 decimal points of precision (adjustable)
  • Digit grouping for easier reading
  • Intuitive design
  • Hundreds of built-in units
  • 14 Categories of measurements

$1.99 from the CrackBerry App Store

iBlockerPro

iBlocker Pro -iBlocker Pro is an excellent utility application tool that helps you block any unwanted incoming calls made from private individuals, robot or automated calls, marketing personnel, telesales, both locally and overseas.

Features:

  • Black List and White List are available to allow you to define the numbers to block, or accept.
  • Block the calls by prefix or suffix numbers.
  • Block Private Calls.
  • Block Unknown Calls.
  • Only Accept Numbers in Address book.
  • Integrates with your Message, Address book and Phone Call Log so that you can easily add the Black List or White List number from there.
  • Flexible blocking methods which can be customized based on your needs.
  • Allow you to send the blocked caller to voicemail or silently drop the call.
  • Time Schedule allows you to schedule the time to block calls.
  • Auto SMS Responder helps you to send a pre-draft message to the blocked caller.
  • Password Protector helps you to prevent unauthorized access to the iBlocker Pro.
  • Easily trace back the blocked history that includes name, number, date and time. Besides that, you can directly make a phone call or send a SMS to the blocked caller by a simple click.
  • Report shows you the current status of the iBlocker Pro, total black listed numbers, total white listed numbers, blocked calls summary and auto SMS summary.
  • Switchable between Grid view and List view.

$0.99 from the CrackBerry App Store

Cool In BlackBerry App World:

90210

90210 -Check out 90210 on your mobile phone! Play the mobile game based on the hit TV show and find out how you rate with the cool crowd. Interact with your favorite characters - make the right moves to become popular, avoid being outcast, and rise to stardom at West Beverly High! Navigate through mini-games to test your social savvy and your fashion sense, see how you stack up - are you a model student or a rebel? Hang out with Naomi Clark, Dixon Wilson, and Silver to gain the cred it takes to win. Generate buzz and get into the social stratosphere with 90210, the mobile game.

Features:

  • Scenario-based gameplay where players choose their path to live a fantasy school life.
  • 3 fun and exciting mini-games
  • Unique individual play scenarios with a variety of possible outcomes.

$6.99 from BlackBerry App World

Contest:

Iconify

Iconify -The basic principle of Iconify is to allow you to create quick access links to all of your favorite contacts and websites, making you and your BlackBerry® more efficient then ever.

With Iconify, you can create 4 distinct types of homescreen icons: IconifyDial, which allows you to pick and create icons for calling your contacts. IconifyMail, which allows for quick access emailing, SMS, pin messaging. IconifyWeb, which allows you to create instant weblinks to your favorite websites. And finally, IconifyFile, which allows you to create links to any file (or folder) on your BlackBerry® device file system to open it directly from your HomeScreen. All of which are user customizable with pictures, names or confirmation settings. When you like you can combine Mail and Dial links for a contact - this allows you to choose between 'dial' and 'mail' each time you click on the Contact Iconify-Link Icon.

As soon as you change any details (number, email addresses or pictures) of your contact in your BlackBerry® AddressBook Iconify will instantly refresh the link on your HomeScreen. So the IconifyLink is always up2date! (of course this only applies, if you made no "custom" settings for an IconifyLink)

15 Link version available for $2.49 from the CrackBerry App Store

50 Link version available for $3.99 from the CrackBerry App Store

We have 25 copies of Iconify to giveaway - 20 will win the 15 Link version and 5 will win the 50 Link version! All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered. Winners will be announced next week. Now, for the 10 winners of VQ Mileage Tracker.

Contest Winners:

JBoz
mnemonicj
johny_bold
RunOfLuck
RifBerry
rstringer
els822
Xopher
Louia
Asteroid86
*Congrats to everyone! You should receive a message soon, 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 [email protected] or twitter.com/ryanblundell.

Of course, we also have many more New BlackBerry Apps, Updated BlackBerry Apps and Free BlackBerry Apps available at ShopCrackBerry.com. Be sure to visit our software store for more great deals on BlackBerry Applications!