BlackBerry App Roundup for October 8th, 2010! Win 1 of 15 copies of QuickLaunch!

RoundUp Oct8
By Ryan Blundell on 8 Oct 2010 03:22 pm EDT

Howdy and welcome to the weekly app roundup! Yee-haw! Have any of you varmints installed the leaked OS 6 for the 9650 or 9330? I’m sure as shootin’ that many of y’all are waitin’ for the 9700 leak to drop. Speakin’ of droppin’, check out this past week for more BlackBerry songs than you can shake a stick at. Today, we announce the winners of the TyperLearn giveaway and also give you the chance to win one of 15 copies of QuickLaunch! With this app, you’ll definitely have the fastest BlackBerry in the West (and East, North or South). Have a rootin’ tootin’ weekend! Giddy up!

Freebies of the Week: Pause App, Jack-O-Lantern

In Case You Missed It: FedEx Mobile app, In Case of Emergency, Gym Technik

New This Week: AutoLock, RemindMe, Wallpaper Wizard

Cool at BlackBerry App World: Band of Joy

Contest: Enter to win 1 of 15 copies of QuickLaunch!

Freebies Of The Week:

Pause App

Pause App -Today’s text, sms and social networking craze has individuals and families at the mercy of their mobile devices. There is a constant feed of information which makes you increasingly dependent on your mobile technology. This places you into social predicaments where your mobile device is stealing your most precious moments with family and friends around you. Turning your device off is rarely an option. Take a break with one click and don’t miss that special moment ever again. Get this app today or gift it to that person who just can’t get off their phone and Just Pause it!


  • Single Click Use
  • Only you control your device
  • Text messages saved for review
  • Calls go directly to voicemail
  • Emergency 911 calls not affected
  • Small file, easy use

Free from the CrackBerry App Store


Jack-O-Lantern -This application is a virtual Jack-O-Lantern for your BlackBerry in order to help you celebrate the Halloween season. You can change the Jack-O-Lantern's face by sliding in different designs for the eyes, nose and mouth, or you can change the colour by clicking on the screen.

Free from BlackBerry App World

In Case You Missed It:


FedEx Mobile -FedEx Mobile for BlackBerry Smartphones provides you with access to advanced tracking functionality that automatically keeps you updated on the status of your shipments.

Simply input your FedEx tracking number, and you can quickly retrieve the status of your shipment. Shipments that you've sent using FedEx Ship Manager at, tracked with FedEx Desktop or FedEx InSight can be viewed automatically and managed via your BlackBerry smartphone. We'll even let you know if select delivery exceptions have occurred. You will need a user ID and password to take full advantage of this application.


  • Separate lists to show exceptions, watched and all lists
  • Create nicknames and notes for each shipment entry
  • Detailed shipping information

Free from FedEx


In Case of Emergency (I.C.E.) -When you can’t give rescue personnel your vital, medical information, JaredCo’s I.C.E. kicks in with everything paramedics need.

This simple app has saved lives, and it could save yours in case of emergency, providing EMTs with critical personal and medical data: your name, who to contact, important notification telephone numbers, blood type, allergies, your physician’s name and number, the meds you take, existing medical conditions – even the name of your health insurer, so you get the medical attention you need now. No delays.

Ideal for seniors and their families, folks with existing medical conditions, patients taking serious meds and all of us who drive, or simply cross the street each day. With JaredCo’s BlackBerry I.C.E., even if you or a loved one is unconscious, rescuers have all the information they need at the touch of an icon. This BlackBerry app is a life-saver and we have the proof – e-mails and letters describing how I.C.E. saved a life. It’s just one more way JaredCo apps make life better. And longer. Emergencies can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere, so why chance it? Give medics and rescue personnel ALL the information they need, even when you can’t.

Free from the CrackBerry App Store

Gym Technik

Gym Technik -With Gym Technik NextGen you’ll reach your fitness goals faster, as you track your workouts, body stats, and schedule monthly workout routines with your BlackBerry® Smartphone. You’ll see results. With sync capacity, NextGen makes it possible to upload stats and photos while working out, viewable later on Gym Technik Online. At, you can build workout routines, chart your progress and view workout summaries.

The app allows you to build your own workouts using the Gym Technik exercise library. You’ll also be able to select from a wide range of workouts for both men and women, organized according to your goals and needs. The library comes loaded with instructional images and descriptions. Need more exercises? Add to your fitness arsenal by customizing your own exercises. The app has been recently updated to include the following:

  • OS 6 Compatibility (BlackBerry Torch included!)
  • Built-In Resting and Recovery Timer. The app times your rest in between sets, and times your recovery time in between exercises.
  • One-Click Access To Workout Instructions
  • Custom Exercises Syncs Down To App
  • App Settings And Sign Up UI Enhancements

Basic service is free, a Premium accountis available for a 3 month subscription of $15 or an annual subscription of $48.

Pick up the app from BlackBerry App World

New This Week:

Auto Lock

AutoLock -** The ONLY auto lock app that works with OS 5.0 and OS 6.0! Perfect for BlackBerry Torch and other latest devices! ***

Get the Top Rated, Best Selling, most advance auto lock app for your device! AutoLock automatically locks your keyboard when the backlight goes off to prevent unwanted key press activity. No more battery loss because you forgot to lock your phone and an accidental key press launched a GPS app in background. No more accidental calls because you forgot to lock your phone!

AutoLock starts itself automatically when your device starts, no more worries about complex settings! You can toggle AutoLock on or off at anytime. Unlike other apps, Auto Lock also lets you set autolock option on Native and Third Party apps! AutoLock allows you to set the amount of time that elapses before the BlackBerry device automatically locks. You can also choose whether you want a particular app to lock or not when in foreground.


  • Custom lock timeout.
  • Option for Auto Lock or Don't Lock if an app is in foreground.
  • Lock/Don't lock phone during a phone call.
  • Runs on all devices with OS 4.2.1 & above!

On sale for $0.99 from the CrackBerry App Store


RemindMe -No matter whether a birthday, an anniversary or just a party, RemindMe will take care of all your special events. Just a few clicks and you won't have to worry about forgetting a special event again. Integrated with Calendar, Contacts and Maps, RemindMe will remember for you important occasions.


  • Super App experience
  • Integration with Calendar
  • Integration with Contacts
  • Integration with BB Maps/Google Maps
  • Automatic mail reminders
  • Three different types of notification icons
  • Visible indicator in phone notification area
  • FREE upgrades for life

$4.99 from the Crackberry App Store

Wallpaper Wizard

Wallpaper Wizard -This powerful app, designed from the ground up for performance, creates several different types of beautiful collages from the images you select. Our highly customized and unique photo chooser is the best there is, making it easier than ever for you to select the images you want without having to fuss with folders or long filenames.

But Wallpaper Wizard offers much more than just collages. Wallpaper Wizard is the ultimate wallpaper management tool allowing you to control your wallpapers once and for all. Rotate between images you select on your schedule, or even generate new collages in the background and set them as your wallpaper as often as you want!


  • Generate dazzling collages from your images right on your phone!
  • Switch your wallpaper between images you select on a schedule you set
  • High performance image chooser--the easiest way to select your images. No need to mess with folders or filenames!
  • Extremely intuitive and easy to use
  • 3 distinct types of collages, with 3 photo size options for each as well as configurable background colors and opacity

On sale for $2.99 from CrackBerry App Store

Cool In BlackBerry App World:

band of joy

Band of Joy -Robert Plant has become the first major artist to build and release their own app for BlackBerry®. The app is free to download to your device and it allows you to listen to samples from the album and watch video content including exclusive interviews, music video and behind the scenes footage from the tour. The app also integrates Facebook and allows users to purchase the album directly from the 7Digital music store app for BlackBerry or through This is the first app to be built specifically by Universal Music for BlackBerry smartphones.

Free from BlackBerry App World



QuickLaunch -

2010 Best OS Enhancement App - CrackBerry. 2009 Best Productivity App - CrackBerry

QuickLaunch is a must have application for every BlackBerry owner. With an interface that is seamlessly integrated with the look of the BlackBerry OS, QuickLaunch will create shortcuts to most any application on your device with ease and style. In addition the added functions included with QuickLaunch will enable you to delete several other apps on your device saving memory making QuickLaunch the 'Swiss Army Knife' of your Blackberry. QuickLaunch allows you to setup shortcuts to various functions such as Websites, Email, SMS and PIN addresses, Phone numbers, 3rd Party Apps, Videos, Images, Audio files, Device Info, Bluetooth Configuration, Camera, Video Camera, Delete your Call Logs, Manage Connections, Device Reset, Google and Wikipedia Search and other functions such as Blackberry Options, Calculator, Calendar, Event Log, Tasks, WiFi On/Off Toggle (Bold and Curve Versions) and more! Configure a convenience key to activate QuickLaunch and when pushed a menu will popup showing a scrollable list of your configured actions. The menu can be set to appear on the Right or Left side and can be shown on virtually any screen so you can perform any action without backing up and navigating through your homescreen and folders saving you time. Quick easy access to what you want to do wherever you are!

QuickLaunch does not run in the background taking up resources. QuickLaunch runs only when it's opened allowing you to choose your previously configured shortcut, function or 3rd Party Application. Make your selection by highlighting the menu item you want and your off! QuickLaunch then exits until you run it again. Find out why QuickLaunch has been the #1 selling BlackBerry App of 2009.

We have 15 copies of QuickLaunch to giveaway! All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered. Winners will be announced next week. Now, for the 25 winners of TyperLearn...

Contest Winners:

*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 or

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



I hope i win a copy as well.


I have heard so much about this app that I must have it! I just got a new baby Bold and I'm sure it would be put to great use!!! Thanks Crackberry! :)


i've always wanted a copy of this, but i just can't afford it =(


Count me in please would be great to win this app for my girl.

Good luck everyone. :)


I seriously need this app but for personal reasons I "cannot" buy it... Hope I win a copy!


voted best app in 2009 and 2010? This is definitely something I would love


i wanna win please!


i won! thanks CB! hope to win this one too! :D


i'd like a free copy!


Count me in crackberry .. Hope to win


I Could really use this app for my bold, hope I win it :)


I DEFINITELY want this app! Can I haz it pwease Crackberrythankyouverymuch! '^_-'


I want to win a copy of quicklaunch!!! Quicklaunch should be standard equipment on a blackberry!!!!


Love QuickLaunch! If you don't win it, then I strongly suggest you buy it.


Would love to have this app on my Torch! ;)


i appreciate you guys


Hands down, the most critical app! I think anyway, I'll tell you after I win?


I have been wanting this one for along time. May I please have one???


Hope I win quick launch, is sounds great, I just haven't taken the plunge to pay for it yet!

Rapid Dr3am

If I don't win, I'm going to kill myself.


This also looks cool, so I'll enter here too!


i hope i win this one


I like it....pick me!


I just bought my very first BlackBerry. This would be a welcome addition to an amazing phone.




I would love a copy of quicklauch!!!


QuickLaunch is the best app, well worth whatever they charge. My friend who is 2 cheap needs it though, so I'll enter for him (no he's not on CB, no double entering, promise)


I already have it, so if I win, it goes to a family BB.


quick launch me please :)


Would like one really!


It would be nice to win a free copy of this! :)


Wow, count me in for Quicklaunch! My 9650 would love it!


I was just about to purchase this app today when I saw this. Would love to win a free copy.


I would love to win QuickLaunch :D


is there anything better?


one of the best apps out there.


quicklunch is one of the apps that, i cannot do without;am in.


i really need quicklaunch!!


I would LOVE to win QuickLaunch!!


Just bought a 9650! Would love for QL to work ;) Thanks CrackBerry and Nikkisoft.


I want to win this one!


Count me in. Have a good weekend CB. You guys are very generous with all the contest you do.


Would love to win a free copy please :)


Thanks for the opportunity to win.


Please make me a winner!


... many BB-users r so high about this quicklaunch... I personally dont have it and there-fore can't comment properly...
If i win this time, will write a so good review (in time) that probably crackberry-addicts will wanna mingle with me for the rest of their lives, thinkin i'm some sort of truth-deliverer.....


this would be a nifty app to have...i hope i get it!


always wanted this app!!


its all about the keystrokes


I'd like a copy please! :)


I would like to get a free copy lets do this.


been wanting this app for a while


Would like to win a copy of QuickLaunch for my BlackBerry too.


I want a copy please! :)

Hope to win one copy, count me in! :)


Quicklaunch is made of recycled awesome.


I would love a copy of quicklaunch. I have heard it is a great app.


my torch needs this!


It would be nice to win a free copy of this! :)

caesar christo

May I please have a copy of this. Pretty please


Great app!! I need it!!


Sure hope I WIN!! I LOVE MY BB!!!!


The name says it all! Quick Launch - The Best Productivity App! Not only it made app switching faster and easier, it also does dozens of thing replacing many single purpose app and saving some precious memory! :D


I would love to have this app but I'm too poor! I'm always getting lost in the BBerry's menus.


I'm so due for winning something... QuickLaunch would fill the bill nicely!


i have always wanted a quiklaunch program for my bb. I hope I win it.


Look at your Blackberry, now back to mine. Now back to yours and back to mine. Sadly, mine isn't yours. But if I had Quicklaunch mine would be more like yours. Look down, back up. Where are you? You're on Crackberry looking at the App which could be mine. I'm on a computer.


I would love a copy of quicklaunch


Have read alot about it. Would be interesting to see if it lives up to its hype


i hope i win this quick launch app


always present for good stuff


Who wouldn't love quicklaunch. I would for sure


For me this is best tool app ,with so many futures ,,,,oooo I want this soOo badly !!!...


I want to win this app! Please count me in! Thank cb and nikkisoft in advance!


I've heard a lot of good things about Quick Launch but must admit I've never seen it live. I hope it can tame some of the clicks required in OS6. Thanks!!!


this looks like one of the best productivity apps!

Derwent Graphite

Will always be the first app to be installed on any BB I have!


I could use a great app like this


QuickLaunch is really the best name to put on a product that will appeal to the average (male/middle aged) blackberry user!


Would like to have a copy also


Man I would love this app again.


Here we go...I want this app but am too cheap to pay for it!


That piece of app will save my time!


This is the best app for my BB, I would love to win one for the wifey's BB.


QuickLaunch looks like a great app... I'd love to get it for my new Torch. It would integrate perfectly with the ECruz HTC theme I bought :)


A friend of mine uses this app and I must admit it is the S**T!


Would love a copy of quicklaunch


Love to win one. Thanks.


CRACKBERRY.COM IS SO AWESOME :) please give me this app!!!


i just love this app , a must for everyone and i would be more than happy to win this for my 9650.


Need a copy now! Pick me please!


Please enter me for a chance to win a copy of QuickLaunch. I've heard a lot about this in the forums, and would love to give it a try!


Count me in for quicklaunch!!


Awesome app! Sign me up for the contest!


need this on my blackberryy : )


A must have app. Please pick me>>>


I want one really baad


This would make life a lot easier, especially since the Torch only has the one Convience Key.


You have a most bodacious site here, keep it up.


QuickLaunch is a must have application for every BlackBerry owner... INDEED!

michael steel

I always seem to win games only, can I just win a useful application once? :)


Fingers crossed I win!


Would love some free QuickLaunch! Thanks CB for the chance to win!


Is grear, but changed bb to a torch from a bold.

Miss this app



Would love to win it!


I would love to try this. I've read such good things about it but have been hesitant to drop the $ on it. Winning a copy would be awesome.

Red Rooster

I would love the Quicklaunch app.


I have been drooling over quicklaunch for some time now. Ihope I win a copy...


And this software looks like the perfect opportunity. I've heard a lot of positive feedback, but I have to try it before buying.


I would love quicklaunch


This is THE must-have app! ERGO (Therefore)
I must have it. QED
Please please please pick me!

It's a long time since I did Latin!

New Torch, new divorce. Need new apps!


I would like to win a copy of QuickLaunch :)


I wouldn't mind winning a copy.


The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. Now could I please win a copy of quicklaunch?


Thanks for the chance to win this app. I would LOVE to win a copy please!!!


would love to win this contest


It would be nice to have this app on my BB.


Wanna quicklaunch! Waiting for contest winners!


Quicklaunch? Yes please!


Count me in. I would love to win QuickLaunch!


Looks really good, would love to have it!


In for free copy of Quicklaunch.


Woo, this app is awesome. And incredibly handy. I'm glad I didn't buy it last week, just because now I could win it. >.>


hope i get a copy of quick launch! :D


I would love to win a copy of this for my Torch!!!

Its an awesome app, been wanting to get it.


win a copy of QuickLaunch. I now have a small handful of apps for my BB, but QuickLaunch is one that I would still like to get!


I need this app to help make my BB time more efficient.


Please launch my new blackberry bold 9650 with your app. I had QuickLaunch on my tour and loved it.


I'd love one, thank you.


would love to win. I've heard it's a great app.


I hope I win this app is great : )


QuickLaunch is one of my wishlist apps; make my dream come true, CrackBerry. :)


Hoping I won't have to buy it for my 9700... Hehe. :) fingers crossed ftw..


My buddy has this, and i'm insanely jealous at how much faster he can navigate his phone than me. Let me steal the thunder back!!!


This sounds like something that would be so cool to have!


I've heard so many good things about QuickLaunch, I'd love to win!


Nice app app i hope to have good luck on this contest. Thanks CB


i don't wanna make a mistake. I really wanna win the car!!


So awesome. Hope I can win!


Just graduated to the Bold 9650 and regret the time wasted on other smarts! I appreciate all the input noted here on Crackberry - makes the learning curve eaiser to accept. I am very interested in the Quicklaunch - win the contest or no - I will be adding this app very soon!


I've tested this app b4, want to buy it now I can win it...pls hook me up with it! =D


I think I should win. Well I wanna win. Crackberry. Rocks