Unbelievably (to me anyways), September is fast coming to an end. Things are getting colder, but that's not stopping things in the BlackBerry App realm from heating up *groan*. Sorry bout that :) Getting down to business, below are the apps covered in this weeks' edition of the roundup:
In Case You Missed It: BerryPopup Updated, AddOnis Now Available, bQuiet Automated Sound Profile Switching, Hippopost Mobile Postcard, WorldMate Live 3.0 Released
New This Week: The Big Event, Countdown to Important Dates, BugMe! Notes and Alarms, Palm-Berry Theme, Twitterlerts
Apps on Sale: THE Flashlight, Orbital Series Theme, I Charge Cool, Lock Tilt, Card Pack Gold
Cool at BlackBerry App World: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
Freebie of the Week: ScoreMobile for BlackBerry
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!
BerryPopup has been updated to version 1.1 with some handy new features. The app, if you're unfamiliar with it is a popup alert app for your emails. The popups give you a preview of emails before you crank them open. Key features in the 1.1 update include:
- Added option to mark all e-mails as read when the popup is closed using the escape key
- Added swipe detection to go to next/previous message on BB Storm by swiping right/left
- Now scrolling both address header and message preview
- Improved phonebook contact matching
- Web Links/phone numbers in message preview are now clickable
- E-mails are marked as read when replying/forwarding
Formerly known as BerryAddon, AddOnis now available in our store. It's a nifty little all-in-one utility that lets you do all kinds of stuff. Install and you'll get access to such features as an autolock, blocked call log, block/allow numbers and much more. If you'd like to tweak out your Berry just a bit more, this one is worth a look.
Want to be able to quiet your profiles with one simple click? That'd be handy, right? With bQuiet you can do just that. When heading into that meeting or anywhere else you want your Berry 'silenced', simply hit one button and your Berry will behave for a pre-set amount of time. Choose the amount of time you want to quiet your profiles for, from 15 minutes to 10 hours. Many more features are included in this one, and it should work just fine on devices running OS 4.2 through 4.7.
Kevin is excited about this one... and probably with just cause, as it's pretty neat. Hippopost Mobile Postcard lets you snap a photo from your Berry, add some notes to it, and submit it to Hippopost. Then, Hippopost will actually print out a physical postcard and send it to the recipient. How cool is that!? It's quick and easy to do, and the postcard should arrive a week or so later. Oh, and did I mention it's free?
Important Note: Canadian submissions are currently being processed daily, while US submissions will commence October 15th.
For more details hit up mobile.hippopost.com from your BlackBerry.
If you do a lot of traveling, WorldMate is a must have app. It has recently been updated to 3.0, and packs a lot of new features including:
- Yelp Local Search Services - Find restaurants, shopping, night-clubs and other businesses wherever you go.
- Calendar Sync Changes - WorldMate synchronizes your travel itinerary with your calendar automatically!
- Hotel Booking Improvements (Smart Hotel Search) - In the improved version, hotels now appear in a list layout with thumbnail images and include special offer notifications.
- Rail Support in Automatic Itinerary Generation - WorldMate’s parsing system now supports rail booking confirmations. Users can forward confirmation emails from Amtrak, Eurostar, TheTrainLine and others and have these bookings automatically integrated in their itineraries – just like flight, hotels and car rentals.
- Map & Directions - The “Map & Directions” feature opens the BB map service instead of a static map
You can give WorldMate a spin via its free trial (hit up http://m.worldmate.com/ from your Berry). It'll let you try out the full 'Gold' level package services. If you-likey, a subscription will set you back $99.95 per year. Well worth it if you're a globetrotter.
For more info, check out the WorldMate website.
New This Week
This tiny app allows you to setup up to 3 important dates in the future you'd like to have a countdown to. A wedding, a birthday, a holiday, you name it. Set the date and the countdown will begin. The countdown ticks off the days, hours, minutes and seconds. You can enter names for each important date, and the countdown will run on the local time from your device.
Use BugMe! to quickly jot out notes, set reminders, and a whole lot more. You can flag notes as urgent or mark them as done... You can even make new notes from other Berry apps including your contacts and mail app...BugMe! recognizes web addresses, email addresses and phone numbers... Plus, you can even share your notes via SMS.
Compatible with the Storm only, the new Palm-Berry theme turns your Storm into what appears to be... The Palm Pre. No worries though, it's just a facade, as the theme skins your Storm to look just like the webOS-powered device from Palm. This theme is on sale in our store for $2.99 until October 4th... Regular price is $4.99. Snap up a copy now if you want to integrate the look of webOS into your BlackBerry Storm!
If you tweet a lot from your Berry, this one is worth a look. New from Electric Pocket, Twitterlerts is a Twitter client with a powerful search feature built-in. Search topics that are important to you to stay up-to-date on the latest. You don't even need to have a Twitter account to use this one, but if you do, you can sign in, post new tweets, reply, follow other tweeters and more.
BlackBerry Apps on Sale:
The brightest possible flashlight for your Blackberry. Compare! Most other apps use the not so bright screen. This one uses the very bright video camera light. Stays on forever!
On sale for $0.99
until September 27th
The FIRST circular scrolling dock theme.
On sale for $1.99
until September 27th
Animated charging monitor, batt stat & temp easily visible, + clocks & auto mem clean when done.
On sale for $1.29
until September 27th
Lock Tilt - Stop your BlackBerry Storm Screen from Rotating Orientation!
On sale for $0.99
until September 27th
Popular card games featuring Blackjack, Poker, Solitaire, Red Dog and HiLo.
On sale for $2.95
until September 30th
Cool at BlackBerry App World:
Only reason I bring this app up is the flood of memories it brings to me. Just hearing the name takes me back to the old Apple IIe computer we used to have, where I played the game of the same name... learning geography as I played. Of course, you can't forget the kids game-show of the same name as well. The 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego' app for BlackBerry delivers everything you'd expect, in a well illustrated, easy to play game. Pop it open, brush up on your geography, and in the end, hopefully you catch up with Carmen :)
Freebie of the Week:
One of my favorite BlackBerry apps for sure, ScoreMobile is among the most popular freebies available in App World these days. Supported on most Berry devices, ScoreMobile delivers to-the-second sporting scores, news, stats, odds, game previews and a heck of a lot more. Check in on the NFL, NCAAF, CFL, MLB, NBA, NCAAB, NHL, PGA, NASCAR, EPL and MLS. That's a heck of a lot of sports leagues... and ScoreMobile covers them all. I can't say anything bad about this one, and highly suggest you give it a spin. For free, you've got nothing to lose!
Until Next Week..
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