Have peace of mind with Charger Alert for BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 6 Jul 2013 01:55 pm EDT

Imagine you have your BlackBerry 10 smartphone on charge and for whatever reason you need to move away from it. It could be that you work in an office or even that you want protection from your kids helping themselves - well, Charger Alert has you covered.

There are a few features within the app but the best one for sure is that if your BlackBerry is unplugged it will sound an alarm, not only making you aware - but hopefully scaring the crap out of whoever has their hands on your precious BlackBerry. There are options for the type of notification you want to use but the 'siren' one as seen in the video is the best by far and as long as you have your volume cranked up it's going to do its job.

This version of Charger Alert is free to download for all BlackBerry 10 devices and with it you just get the unplugged alert option. But, if you fancy being alerted when your battery is fully charged or when it reaches a certain temperature then you can purchase the full version from within the app. It will also get rid of the adverts.

With a sweet Active Frame showing battery percentage, battery temperature and alerts - this just tops off what I love about native BlackBerry 10 applications. The app won't be for everyone, including me as I'm never away from my BlackBerry, but for many of you this one could come in real handy.

More information/Download Charger Alert for BlackBerry 10

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Have peace of mind with Charger Alert for BlackBerry 10


Awesome and hilarious! There are few things more annoying than putting your phone on the charger and going back to get it and someone else had the nerve to unplug your phone and plug theirs in instead.

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Hi folks, I'm the developer of Charger Alert. Firstly, thanks to James for reviewing it, and also thanks for all the comments here.

It's nice to see the support and words of encouragement towards us developers.

I wanted to make the app available to everyone while at the same time earning an income to help pay the bills - so a free version with an in-app purchase to upgrade seemed like the best option.

I guess you can't please everyone, but it makes the long hours and hard work worthwhile when you see there are people out there who enjoy your app and find it useful.


hi radwon,

just bought your apps , hope you can continue to upgrade the software and fix bugs (if any).


haki for Malaysia

Thanks haki, much appreciated.

As it happens, I'm currently working on the next version of Charger Alert. It should be ready soon, and I hope you like the new features and improvements.

So sick of all the payed features and apps, thinking about going back to iphone or S4, where most of the good apps are free

I feel for ya :p I only pay if the developer makes a good native app I feel is worth the money, it also encourages them to build for BB10. But if it's a crazy android port, I usually download an apk then convert to a bar and put it on my phone for free.

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Agreed.. my grandma has an iPad and all of her "free" games have ads everywhere and prompts to buy every few minutes.. drives her absolutely insane that she buys the game instead. At least the free apps on BlackBerry aren't as annoying. You get what you pay for.

- Developer of 'Web Design Cheat Sheet' for BB10 (Posted via CB10)

They do have a lot of free and because they have like 6 times ad many lol. BlackBerry has the best community though because the developers respond right away and I will pay for an app I feel the developer put a lot of support into

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Exactly. The BlackBerry community is closer knit than the others. Not to mention, bb10 is so great with messaging, I find myself responding to support questions for my app within minutes.. it always seems to surprise people, but that's just the BlackBerry way, I made my app to help people first and make money second. That can't be said for other platforms :)

- Developer of 'Web Design Cheat Sheet' for BB10 (Posted via CB10)

Nothing in life is free ;) You are not paying with your money, you are paying with your information, though the nose. Especially on Android. iOS has much less free apps anyway.

Personally, if the app is useful I will pay the $0.99 for it :)

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Yeah, free with adverts and prompts to buy everywhere.. gotta stop being so cheap, very demoralizing to hear this as developers.. you have no idea how much time it takes to app dev and how truly low the return is unless you strike gold (which happens .000001% of the time)

- Developer of 'Web Design Cheat Sheet' for BB10 (Posted via CB10)

Yeah, I am sure your boss is tired of all these paid workers. perhaps he should send your job to a sweatshop.

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How about some info on how much for the full version. Even the author's site does not give this info. I don't want to install a free app only to find that the "usefull" version is an arm and a leg!

Also tired of paying for apps when you can get them for free on android or iPhone and you need to pay 2,3 and 4 dollars and very limited choices.
I've been a BlackBerry user for many years, and every time you upgrade your phone to a newer model you need to start all over again and settle for apps that you pay for and don't work.
This could very well be the downfall of BlackBerry unfortunately.

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That is something that has been addressed with BB10. Apps will work on newer versions of the OS

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A developer puts countless hours and money into a product and the idea that they charge a buck or two for it gets people upset?!? I don't get it.

Hats off to the dev for the creation, but I'm never more than 2 feet from my precious....ever. :)

Via Zeppelin 10

This is one of my 5 star apps I have and if you take my phone off the charger with out
Me knowing?.the alarm for this app is loud like a martial law alarm! Hahahahahah

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That someone doesn't want to pay a buck or two for an app is not a knock against developers, and it's not being cheap. A top of the line device (or the next big thing) should have a premium calendar app, alarm app turn by turn gos app, text to voice app, notas app, reminders, etc. There are some great apps out there but IMO much of that functionality shouldve been built into the device.

I agree that some things should be built in but devs charging for apps that are not is certainly fair.

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I own z10 but it seems like wrong choice for me :( not know what happened to my z10, it keeps hot and drain my battery even low use not heavy use

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I've downloaded this app, and paid for the full version. Nice interface, and I love how it gives you the vital stats when you minimise the app, such as the battery level percentage, battery temperature etc. The best feature for me is the fact that it alerts you when the device is fully charged. Great app, keep them coming dev :)

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