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!
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!
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.
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 fedex.ca, 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 fedex.ca user ID and password to take full advantage of this application.
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.
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 www.gymtechnik.com, 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:
Basic service is free, a Premium accountis available for a 3 month subscription of $15 or an annual subscription of $48.
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.
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.
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!
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 Amazon.com. This is the first app to be built specifically by Universal Music for BlackBerry smartphones.
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...
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@example.com or twitter.com/ryanblundell.
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