BuddyGuard Pro out of beta with new features - 50 free copies up for grabs!

By Michael Hepples on 6 Aug 2010 03:26 pm EDT

Thanks to some dedicated developers, we BlackBerry users have a few options to give us secure peace of mind when it comes to our data and devices. Applications such as FindMyPhone will help you locate your misplaced device, or SmrtGuard will give you a whole host of options for tracking and security. Back in December, we covered a new service on the scene, which was in beta testing at the time. A few months and a lot of coding later, we have the updated BuddyGuard Pro v1.0.0.9, which really stacks up nicely against a service like SmrtGuard. It's available for a one time fee of $3.99, rather than a subscription, so thrifty users may want to take a look. Features include:

  • Lock: Remotely locks your phone and displays a contact information screen. Stays locked until you enter your password, even if the phone is rebooted!
  • Alert: Helps you find your phone by playing a loud tone, even if your phone is in a Silent or Vibrate-only profile. Also locks your phone to prevent unauthorized access.
  • Locate: Uses the built-in BlackBerry GPS and sends you a link to the mapped location of your phone.
  • Backup: Remotely backs up your contacts. Use to archive your current contacts, or save them if you need to wipe your phone.
  • List: Emails you a listing of the data on your phone. Allows you to verify what a Wipe will do without actually deleting your data.
  • Wipe: Remotely wipes your BlackBerry to prevent someone from accessing your personal data. Removes Calendar, Contacts, Emails, Phone Logs, Memos, Tasks and Files on your SD Card and in Device Memory.
  • SendPwd: Remotely retrieve your password in case you've forgotten it.
  • Help: Remotely receive a listing of the supported commands.

Contest: We have 50 licenses for BuddyGuard Pro to give away! Just leave a comment on this post to enter. Contest ends this Sunday at Midnight PST. Please only leave one comment, multiple entries won't count.  

Reader comments

BuddyGuard Pro out of beta with new features - 50 free copies up for grabs!



Looks like a great app that could be very useful! I'd love to win one of the copies. Thanks!

I travel a lot, and my company got me a 8520 BB. It has a lot of information, emails, documents, and such. An application like this would help me a lot, specially if it gets stolen or lost.

Wow, i never expect to win, but this time i'd love too, this is the kind of app you must have. thanks!

i would definetly like to have a copy. hard to get being that im always working and by the time i leave a comment theres like over 200 comments already. never the less it looks good to go.

I am actually a user of the free version, and it would be great to ba bale to go Pro!

Thanks for the chance.

Have used it on my 9000 before, and would love to have it on my 9700, looking forwarding for purchase link for the Nigerian market....

my friend just got his bb storm stolen in the park. he didn't have anything like this. i don't want it to happen to me. if it did, i would use this software, track the thief down and go BIAAAAAA!

This app is awesome! Have the free version but would like the Pro. It is something everyone should have.

Yes please! I looked at a few security apps when I first got my BB (still fairly new to all this) and tried the 0.7 beta version (I think). Anyway I loved it particularly as it was one of the first apps I downloaded. Now that it's gone pro I'd have it in a heartbeat! I'd love this app! Fingers & toes crossed! ;)

I really need this BuddyGuard Pro, because my data are so important. Just in case someone steal my blackberry, I can make sure that he can't read them.

Would love to have this app for my phone. I've got a roommate who is really nosy and gets into other people's things. It would be perfect!

Been using the lite version for some time now and it nice to be able to pick up any phone and text to locate. I'd love a full copy. Maybe this time I'll win something.

I'm in health care and store my patients' contact information. I wish I could say that I've never misplaced or left my BB behind. If it could only help me find my car keys when I can't find them, this would be a perfect app!

this is the best app for backup/tracking/locking! clean interface, easy to use, just works! shuffle it my way please :D

But I'd still like a copy so I can leave my Blackberry in Steve Jobs' car and then call him from another phone and freak him out when I know exactly where he is!

This app would be great, especially because of all the contacts I have being a law enforcement officer. Please pick me to win a copy!!!

Love this one ,I may not be the winner of this contest But I am sure one day I will be the winner of one of the contests , ThanQ CrackBerry \m/

I am forever losing my phone. This app would be a blessing to me. I've read a little about a similar RIM app but doesn't appear that it will be compatible with my phone. This would probably do the trick.

I currently use Smrtguard, but I'm seriously thinking about making the switch to BuddyGuard. I might as well enter the drawing for a free license.

Please pick me....iv used the beta and it was amzing...i left my phone once in a patients house and found it with the gps function....pleaseee pickkkk meee

I'm using the trial and I'm so amazed by what it can do! I'm trying to memorize all the commands right now xD

This app will be incredible to have xpecially with my line of work that most times my fone is on vibrate.

I've been a crackberry fan since I had my Pearl. My gf joined in the fun a few months ago and got herself an 8530 only to leave it on the train and lose it a few weeks later. This app would have come in handy back then. I would love to win a copy for my Tour but I'm still buying copies for my gf and son. He rocks an 8530 as well =]

I don't know how you guys do it, but this app seems to be a great idea. Can't wait to try it, and show it off to my friends

Where's my phone? Have you seen my phone? Did you use my phone? Who has my phone? I will (&^^%%$@*&^ing DIE IF I DON'T GET MY PHONE NOW!!!!!

PS - Thanks for listening Michael, I could really use the program, it sounds killer. Please?

Ive used this more times than not when my kids take my phone and hide it!! Would love the pro version in case i actually lose it :)

Great. I'd like to see how it stacks up against the various other programs out there for BB security.

i thought mine was working and i just realized i dont have the pro so the best thing the app does for me find it when i cant find it

this would be awesome for me as i have a bad habit of forgetting where my phone is when its out of my hands.

I like this idea that you can locate your phone if you have miss placed it. I cant tell you may time I have misplaced my phone. I think that this software should be included at a trial version with all blackberry.