Howdy folks, happy October to all! Yes, things are getting decidedly chilly up here in Canada... Time to put away the golf clubs and pull out the hockey gear, right? Right. Yet another interesting week in BlackBerry Apps, so lets get right down to business. Covered this week in the BlackBerry App Roundup are the following titles:
In Case You Missed It: BlackBerry App World Updated to 188.8.131.52, LaterDude Pro Updated to 2.2.51, LaterFlag, AOL Radio Player for the Bold, Viigo 2009/2010 Hockey Service Now Available
New This Week: BlackBook, Smart Lock and Wipe, BBCurrencyConverter, Speed
Apps on Sale: Empower SMS Viewer, In Case of Emergency, Video Light - LED Camera Flashlight, Jewel Breaker, Hangman for BlackBerry
Cool at BlackBerry App World: Color ID
Freebie of the Week: Talk Like A Pirate
Note: Don't forget, you can always search for titles featured in the App Roundup within App World... Some apps mentioned may be available there for your device.
In Case You Missed It...
Just in case you missed these titles, below are some apps that were covered in the CrackBerry Blogs this past week. Check 'em out!
Seeing as we're talking BlackBerry Apps, this seemed like an appropriate place to start the roundup. Our beloved BlackBerry App World has been updated to 184.108.40.206, with some mystery. No changelog was made available, but we suspect many bug fixes and minor tweaks were added to this build. If you've noticed anything different from your end, be sure to let us know in the comments.
You can grab this latest version by heading over to blackberry.com/appworld from your Berry's browser.
Looks like my bud Fabian Heuwieser has been busy updating one of his more popular apps. LaterDude Pro is a simple reminder app that can really come in handy. It has been updated to version 2.2.51, and there are some interesting new features found within:
- English, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, Romanian and French Translation
- Option if the Menu should be displayed in the whole system or only in the specific apps
- Free Trial available
- Select if you want to save the new event as Calendar, Task or be prompted
- Option to set as what you want to preselect the new entry (Call, Contact, Meet, SMS or eMail)
- Time and Date can be set from the pre-set buttons and also manually
- Free upgrade for previous users
- Many bugs fixed
More from Fabian Heuwieser, and this time around it comes to us in the form of a NEW BlackBerry App. Called LaterFlag, this one lets you flag your emails in two ways (high or low priority) for follow-up at a later time. The app is a freebie, and should be an awesome tweak for your device if you're not running a leaked 5.0 OS (5.0 seems to have this feature built-in).
Yet another radio app has arrived for the Berry, and this time around it comes to us as AOL Radio Player. Unfortunately only a BlackBerry Bold version is available at the moment, but I have a feeling a new version with diverse model support will be on the way shortly. If you're a Bold user and would like to check it out, simply hit up this link and you're off to the races. It's a free download, so give it a shot.
This one couldn't be more appropriate. As I'm punching out this section of the Roundup, I just happen to be thinking about pulling my goalie gear out of storage, as I have a practice tomorrow (yes, I'm truly Canadian, EH?). At any rate, Viigo has launched their 2009/2010 hockey service. With it, you can follow your favorite team, check scores, standings, news and much more. It's a must have for any NHL hockey fan.
To check it out, give Viigo a spin at http://crackberryviigo.com/
New This Week
With BlackBook, you can keep your contacts completely hidden. Access them by entering a customizable key code. Cool. If keeping your contact list private and secure is of importance, BlackBook is an ideal solution. All that is needed here is a minimum of OS 4.5, and yep, this bad boy will run just fine on the Storm as well.
In another handy security app, the folks at Magilab have brought Smart Lock and Wipe to our store. Install it on your Berry, and activate it at any time using any mobile phone or computer via SMS, PIN, or email. The app goes in and erases all email, call logs, contacts, and more. It will even erase content on internal memory and SD cards, clear Gmail, MSN Messenger, and a lot more.
The latest currency converted to be added to our store is BBCurrencyConverter. Bringing a real simple and easy-to-use interface, this one packs quite a few features including daily currency rate changes.
- Around 150 currencies can be converted
- Up to date rates of the world market
- Customizable currencies for ease of use
- Remembers previous currency combination
- No ads displayed
- Wifi Support
Time for some card game action. Speed is of course the classic card game in which you have to get rid of your cards as fast as you can. I'm not going to get into the rules of the game, but trust me, it can be pretty darn fun. The game features 5 speed and difficulty settings, 2 deck faces, and a handy win/loss tracker to see how you're doing against the AI. Two versions of the app are available, one for non-toushcreen berry's, the other for the Storm.
BlackBerry Apps on Sale:
View your SMS in Style! With Incoming & Outgoing icons, Colors, Smileys, Web Links and more. Customizable themes to choose from!
On sale for $9.99
until October 5th
One button access to emergency info (contacts / blood type / allergies). If emergency medical staff look on your phone they will get the important info you left for them.
On sale for $0.99
until October 4th
Get this Super Bright Flashlight App for your BlackBerry - VideoLight!
On sale for $0.99
until October 4th
Rotate groups of four jewels at a time to make horizontal or vertical lines of three or more jewels to gain points and reach the highest levels!
On sale for $1.49
until October 14th
HANGMAN for BlackBerry - with thousands of words, this is a great BlackBerry game for those who want to sharpen their dictionary or just have fun.
On sale for $1.49
until October 14th
Cool at BlackBerry App World:
If you've ever wanted to change up the LED light on your Berry so that you know iNSTANTLY who (or where) an incoming call, email or SMS is coming from... You should give Color ID a try. This one lets you assign different LED colors for different events. Key features include:
- Assign multiple LED colors for SMS messages, Email and Incoming Calls to SPECIFIC contacts
- Assign any one or two colors to the BlackBerry LED indicator
- Select from 9 colors and combinations of them: Orange, Pink, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, Purple, Red, White or none
- Multiple phone numbers and email address ability for one color combination
- Syncs with BlackBerry address book for easy additions!
- Easy-to-use interface with preview functionality
- Share with a friend feature
- Setup wizard for first-time users
Note: Yes, this a FREE version is available, but the freebie only allows you to customize 2 contacts. The full version allows for unlimited use... So, if you dig this, go ahead and click upgrade from within the app.
Freebie of the Week:
OK, I admit it, this one is goofy at best... But I figure it's worth a look, as it's free, and it could be tons of fun for some of you out there. Called 'Talk Like A Pirate', the folks at PrologInc have launched this silly little app that lets you translate english sentences into pirate speak. Use it to translate email and sms messages, or just to have some good clean pirate fun. Could be ideal for Halloween, no? :)
Until Next Week..
Have news on BlackBerry Apps? New BlackBerry Apps, Upgraded BlackBerry Apps, Free BlackBerry Apps... it's all good! If you have any software news tips send them in to me at [email protected]. I can't do it without your help!
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!