Never forget important occasions with CountDown for BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 31 Jul 2014 03:47 am EDT

A countdown application on my BlackBerry isn't one I have thought about using - until today. I spotted CountDown, which is Built for BlackBerry in BlackBerry World, downloaded it and after giving it a go I decided this could be the end of an age old problem I suffer from - forgetting birthdays!

Of course you aren't just limited to adding birthdays to your reminders - you can add absolutely anything. Maybe if you have concert tickets booked that you are rather excited about this would be a great way of seeing that special date get closer and closer.

As you will see in the video; the default colors for the app are black and white but these can all be customized, allowing you to make the app your own, which I really dig.

With the option also to send the reminder into your native BlackBerry 10 calendar it's a sure fire way of not forgetting certain things or just keeping an eye on how close they are getting. I'm going to continue to use CountDown and fingers crossed it will prevent me from leaving many things until the last possible moment - something I'm an expert at!

CountDown is free to download and is available for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Let us know your thoughts if you give this one a whirl?

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Never forget important occasions with CountDown for BlackBerry 10


Sounds like a great app

Posted via the awesome power of BlackBerry 10 on one of my lovely devices probably my brand new Z30 or my great Q10 or my beautiful Z10

Didn't Alicia promote a similar app not too long ago....?

The native countdown/timer and calendar works well for me at the moment. I just wouldn't trust an app for "mission-critical" stuff until tested. It might be buggy...

 BlackBerry? I premdict the future's gonna be chenomenal! 

Just now download, it works great ( so far)

Good point is it has got connectivity with BlackBerry calendar ( optional)

Setting up you own theame is also good.

New way to select your choice of colours

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Applications such as this are a waste, we have a calendar and it's only a matter of entering the information in there to be reminded of special occasions, meetings, appointments and the like without any issue. It's even easier than the "old fashioned way" of making notations on the trusty wall calendar and ( do any of you remember) the handy Day Timer of only a few years ago.

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I think saying, "Applications such as this are a waste" is a bit harsh. True, we can set reminders in the native calendar (in Remember for that matter) but there is no quick visual way to see how close those events are relative to where we are in time now. Seeing visually the time remaining before "something " is to happen can be quite exciting/motivating etc. There's something about being able to, with a quick glimpse, know how many days, hours, minutes and seconds are left until you catch a plane to some tropical location (I'm looking at you Puerto Rico!)

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Maybe I was, but I have a memory that hasn't failed me in almost 60 years, so I really have to stand by my statement.

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Applications like this are not a waste. What they say is the calendar app isn't perfect. There would be less of a need for them if we had an easy-to-use variable snooze. I suggest a UI similar to the timer with separate dials for weeks and minutes.

The calendar allows for a two week reminder and that is twelve days longer than I and everyone that I know requires to jog their memory. Your mileage may vary.

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I've been using this for quite a while. Upcoming concerts, weekend trips, and the big countdown for my wedding last month. Friends thought it was funny that I could pull up the time left until the ceremony, down to the minute. :-)

I liked the look of this, so I downloaded.

It seems that you can't edit an entry, so if you make a mistake you're stuffed, unless I'm missing something.

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Just spotted, if your new entry is linked to the calendar, you need to edit the calendar first before you can edit the app.

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Just downloaded. To edit or delete swipe down from the top for instructions under the help menu.

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I have a friend who keeps talking about the end of the world and when it is supposed to happen,I'll let her know about this ,thks..HAHA!!!

I've been using this app since I got my BlackBerry Z10, a little over a year ago. I absolutely LOVE it! As a college student it helps me countdown to things like going home, exam week, and going back to school! I adore that you can change the theme and am totally satisfied with the app as a whole. I recommend it for anyone's use.

Just installed it. Gave it all permissions, except a couple for BBM connectivity. But it did not find any Calendar entries, for some reason. So, basically doesn't work. Also, setting an event date within the app is not fun: Scrolls only by the day; not by month or year.

My main impression is: BB should absolutely integrate such a countdown feature into Calendar!

Frak! As I was going to say, when I download this tonight...I will set it for when a certain politician leaves office!

‎Q10 Rules!

I downloaded this app and I like it. A nice UI, simple, and easy to use...of course, it's also free. I am baffled by the permissions that are associated with this app. Permissions to the calendar...okay, in order to set calendar events and notifications. Permissions to BBM...okay, in order to set BBM status. Permission to shared files on device, SD card, and cloud...I don't get it, whatever for?

At present, I've only granted the app permission to the calendar. By withholding permissions to BBM and all shared files am I somehow diminishing the function of this app - or - is this just an over zealous attempt to gain access to information by the developer?