Weekend Coder: Custom game UI

Weekend Coder: Custom game UI

Much like musicians are often inspired by each other, I think that app design can be inspired from others too. A few weeks back I showed my interpretation of how to make a custom TabbedPane inspired by the Sochi Olympics app and today I have another design to share. Before I go any further, please don’t confuse this with stealing code/ripping off apps. These examples all contain original code...

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Document your year in photos with Picture Diary

Document your year in photos with Picture Diary

Nowadays with cameras built into our phones we snap a picture of many things that catch our eye everyday. I’ve seen many of my friends and family members try to do challenges where they have to take at least one photo a day and upload it. Inspired by this 365 photo challenge, a developer has created an app called Picture Diary. As the name suggests it’s a way of documenting your year with...

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Profile Changer PRO, Color LED Message, and Power Tools go on sale for a limited time only

If you are looking for some bargains this weekend, select BlackBerry 10 applications by Toysoft Development have gone on sale for one week only. From now until Thursday April 3rd, three popular application are on sale in BlackBerry World for as little as $.99. Power Tools: $1.99 $3.99 Profile Changer Pro: $0.99 $2.99 Color LED Message: $0.99 $2.99 Most of these applications you should...

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ARKick goes on sale just prior to version 2.0 being released

ARKick

The popular augmented reality application from ReFocus Labs - ARKick, is currently on sale until April 3rd - just before they release version 2.0. Perfect for if you are in a unfamiliar town or city, the application will utilize the camera on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone and show you points of interest around you.  If you haven't yet tried ARKick it's pretty impressive and now maybe the...

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BlackBerry wins injunction against Typo, sales of BlackBerry-style keyboard for iPhone barred

It's a bitter setback for Typo and a victory for BlackBerry, but it's not all that surprising that BlackBerry was able to win an injunction on sales of the Typo keyboard for iPhone. Considering how much Typo looks like a BlackBerry keyboard and how much BlackBerry has vowed to fight back against their perceived infringement, a sales ban was all but a foregone conclusion at this point. Sorry,...

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CrackBerry 114: We ain't sugarcoating

CrackBerry 114: We ain't sugarcoating

Today BlackBerry announced their fourth quarter earnings, so as always we're here to recap the news and break things down. Adam, Bla1ze, Simon and Chris U. join me on this one to talk numbers, devices, and leaks — even though John Chen is cracking down on them. It's not our greatest but hey, we ain't sugarcoating. So sit back, grab a snack and enjoy! Watch   Listen Subscribe...

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Here’s what matters from the BlackBerry Q4 financial results conference call

Here’s what matters from the BlackBerry Q4 financial results conference call

This morning BlackBerry published Q4 results for fiscal 2014 and held the usual analyst conference call. I’ll go through the results here, and I’d like to invite you to post your comments below. First of all, John Chen did a great job of communicating on the call. I really like this guy as the CEO. When he speaks it’s obvious that he understands the issues that are bothering shareholders. He...

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Foursquare for BlackBerry 10 bug fix update now available in BlackBerry World

The last Foursquare for BlackBerry 10 brought a ton of new changes but it also brought a few bugs with it and a new update rolling through BlackBerry World looks to correct those. It's just a small batch of fixes but if you've have issues with the 'mark prior read' or 'delete prior' options, you'll want to make sure you grab this one. Fixes issue where Foursquare would open when doing mark...

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BlackBerry OS 10.2.1.2947 autoloaders now available for download

BlackBerry OS 10.2.1.2947 autoloaders now available for download

Tired of whatever OS it is that you're running on your BlackBerry 10 device? If so, another new OS has now been made available for download and this time around it's OS 10.2.1.2947. Like some releases before it, the base files are from OS 10.2.1.2947 but the radio file used is 10.2.1.2235 and although it's not really a leak, it comes in autoloader form for all BlackBerry 10 devices except for...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry J-Series Extra Battery Charger Bundle

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry J-Series Extra Battery Charger Bundle

For today only, purchase the BlackBerry J-Series Extra Battery Charger Bundle and save over 50% off the list price! Keeping an extra battery charged and handy gives you the power to keep communicating and stay entertained throughout the day. Use this versatile BlackBerry Battery Charger in the car, home, office, with your computer via a micro-USB cable, or combine it with a Y-cable to charge...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 28, 2014

BlackBerry App Roundup for March 28, 2014

Howdy all, it's time once again for the weekly App Roundup. Now I spent my time wisely this week rustling up some new, cool, and helpful applications for all you BlackBerry addicts to try. Be sure to check them out by clicking through the gallery below and remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end. JobGuru by Imad Azzam This handy application allows users to search...

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Three new high-end BlackBerry devices on the horizon, BBM for desktops getting a 'serious look'

In speaking with Reuters, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that within the next 18 months, he plans to introduce high-end devices that cater to the "keyboard aficionados." BlackBerry has at least three different devices in the works and that "the focus is going to be very keyboard centric." We do know that the BlackBerry Q20 AKA the "BlackBerry Classic" is one new keyboard device that's on the...

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CEO John Chen confirms LTE BlackBery Z3 will launch this year

Z3

Minutes ago during the Q4 earnings call BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, confirmed that there would indeed be a LTE version of the BlackBerry Z3 following its launch in Indonesia in late April.  The all-touch Z3 with a 5 inch display will first hit Indonesia and then roll out to a few other counties in Asia before a global LTE version will be available. As we already know - the Foxconn built device...

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Some key thoughts on BlackBerry Q4 results that just hit the wire

Some key thoughts on BlackBerry Q4 results that just hit the wire

A few minutes ago BlackBerry issued its press release with financial results for Q4. As usual it’s a good news / bad news situation, and the conference call is in less than half an hour. I’ll come back afterwards with a more detailed review. Until then here are a few things I noticed. Revenue was weaker than analysts expected. Consensus estimates were $1.11 billion but the company generated...

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Press Release: BlackBerry Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results for Fiscal 2014

The report is in — BlackBerry has dropped their fourth quarter results. They're reporting a balance of $2.7B at the end of the quarter (compared to $3.2B last quarter), with an adjusted Q4 gross margin of 43%, up from 34% in the prior quarter. Approximately 3.4 million devices were sold to end users in the fourth quarter, of which around 2.3 million were BlackBerry 7 devices. You can tune...

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Twitter for BlackBerry 10 now available through the BlackBerry Beta Zone

Good news for any Twitters users who have a BlackBerry Beta Zone account. BlackBerry has released Twitter for BlackBerry 10 via Beta Zone in order to get some beta testers up and running to put the app through its paces. It brings about the ability to swipe between timelines. You still have the tabs along the bottom but to make things a bit swift, you can swipe between your feed, Discover and...

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A new puzzle addiction comes to BlackBerry 10 with Animal Battle

Animal Battle

If you favor puzzle style games on your BlackBerry you'll love Animal Battle which is brought to us by Ovogame, who also developed Jump Birdy Jump, Smiley's Pop and Frenzy Lanes just to name a few.  The native BlackBerry 10 puzzle quest - Animal Battle, sees you either outdoing a friend or the computer to get the highest score. With a choice of 20 characters to choose from you'll then need to...

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Reminder: BlackBerry Q4 Earnings Report and Conference Call Friday Morning!

BBRY

Just a quick friendly reminder for those of you holding shares of BBRY that Friday morning we'll see BlackBerry report its Year-End and Q4 fiscal earnings. The earnings report should cross the wire around 7am ET, and the conference call will kick-off at 8am ET. Those wanting to listen into the conference call can dial 1-800-814-4859 or click into the webcast here. CrackBerry's plan of attack...

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BlackBerry Cyclone prototype listed on eBay once again

BlackBerry Cyclone prototype listed on eBay once again

If you're wanting to get your hands on that BlackBerry Cyclone prototype that turned up, now is your chance. It has been listed on eBay once again after having been removed a few times already. The current bid is at $80 but you can hit that buy it now button and grab it for $1,000 if you've got that kind of flow to toss around. Obviously you'd not be buying it for use but who knows, could be...

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PSA: Microsoft Office Mobile won't work on the BlackBerry 10 Android runtime

Earlier, Microsoft announced that their Microsoft Office Mobile was going free on Android and iOS while ditching the need for a subscription in order to use it for 'view-only' purposes. Since then, we've had people emailing us and letting us know that since Android apps can run on BlackBerry 10, we should post about it or asking if it works on the BlackBerry 10 Android runtime. To save folks...

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