Contest: Tell us the 20 apps you'd like to see come to the PlayBook and you could win 1 of 2 FREE BlackBerry PlayBooks!

Drop and Give us TWENTY Apps Contest!
By Kevin Michaluk on 30 Jun 2011 12:14 pm
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* LAST DAY TO ENTER: Ok, the truth is I love this blog post image so any excuse to run it again is fine with me, but we are down to the FINAL HOURS of this contest... so get in for your chance to win 1 of 2 BlackBerry PlayBooks. If you haven't dropped and given us your list of apps you'd like to see come to the BlackBerry PlayBook, stop what you're doing and do this now!! *

OK, so you don't actually have to drop and give us 20 pushups, but you will have to stop what you're doing, give it some thought, and let us know with a comment to this blog post the top apps/games/services/etc. you'd like to see come to the BlackBerry PlayBook. The time it takes will be worth the effort, as we'll be picking two lucky winners from among those who drop and give us their must-have app list to win a FREE BlackBerry PlayBook. For this contest we're not talking the small stuff here, but the big hitting apps and services and names you know and use that are out there on other platforms but not yet on the PlayBook. For example, Angry Birds, Skype, Kindle, etc...

  • Prizes: Two brand new BlackBerry PlayBooks are up for grabs for two lucky winners. 
  • How To Enter: Leave a comment to this blog post listing the apps/services/games you want to see come to the BlackBerry PlayBook in YOUR order of priority. If you can come up with 20, that's awesome. If it's less, that's ok too. Just spill your guts on what apps you REALLY want to be able to install on your PlayBook asap!
  • Contest Details: Contest open worldwide. Deadline is midnight ET on June 30th, 2011.  Please just leave one comment to this post. We'll announce the winners on July 1st, 2011.
For some more insight on where PlayBook apps are at, be sure to check out our PlayBook Apps Initiative thread in the forums. That's it. Now drop what you're doing, and give us 20!!!  Best of luck!
Kevin Michaluk Kevin Michaluk "Founder, Editor in Chief " 3921 (articles) 3285 (forum posts)

juanchiste

I'm thinking of:

1) Skype
2) Kindle
3) Angry Birds
4) Microsoft office
5) TuneIn Radio
6) Google Earth
7) Native Twitter App
8) Shazam
9) eBay
10) Native Email App
11) Photoshop Express
12) Contact Manager
13) Weather
14) All in one Torch
15) BB Travel
16) WhatsApp
17) Netflix
18) Google Talk
19) BB Protect
20) Pandora

Please pick me!!!

farooes

skype
teamviewer
angry birds
cut the rope
twitter
kindle
fruit ninja
navigation app
msn
google maps
hulu
e-mail
plants vs. zombies
netflix
flixster
pandora
ESPN
NFL
NBA
WWE

Cap10jeff

1. Skype
2. Shazam
3. Betscores
4. Dropbox
5. Sleep Cycle
6. Angry Birds
7. Kindle
8. Fifa11
9. Native Email
10. Worms
11. LinkedIn
12. Webex
13. Ms Office
14. Amiga Emulator
15. GNS3
16. GTalk
17. Divix Player
18. Scanner / PDF Creator
19. Orb
20. World Clock

melissaox

kindle
amazon
socialscope

kevinpoon

Important apps:

1. Skype
2. File manager
3. Rar/Zip utility
4. Photo editor
5. Video Editor
6. Netflix
7. Hulu
8. Evernote
9. Paint / Stylus-based note taking
10. Ebay
11. GPS - turn by turn
12. Remote Desktop
13. Print functionality (already sits on network, right?)
14. Blackberry travel

For those without a Blackberry, these are critical:

15. Native mail with sync
16. Native calendar with sync
17. Native messaging services
18. Native contacts with sync
19. Native memopad / notepad

This would be nice:

20. Google Voice (or free phone features)

Cheers.

GADA50BB

we need
1. netflix
2. hulu
3. skype
4. amazon
5. delta
6. angry birds
7. bing app
8. nfl app
9. different carrier apps ( verizon att sprint etc etc )
10. plants vs. zombies
11. pandora
12.slacker
13.monopoly with online play
14. native memo pad
15. native email
16. native bbm ( but of course still the same bbm as your mobile )
17. auto spell check like in your mobile
18. dictionary/thesaurus
19. redbox/blockbuster
20. separate folders
21 vevo

alostcanadian

slingbox
skype
native email
something that allows using an external drive through cable connect to usb
viigo
an app to customize virtual keyboard layout
autocorrect in typing
wired tethering - blue tooth drains power
Realplayer
Divx player
google talk
better map functionality on google maps
kindle
better free clock, timer and stopwatch. built in one is terrible.

whobussyu

1. Shutter Snitch
2. On1 DSLRemote
3. Best Camera
4. Adobe Photoshop (express)
5. Best Camera
6. Evernote
7. PDF Writer
8. Seagate GoFlex (or app for a similar product.)
9. Amazon.com
10. IMDB
11. Skype
12. Twitter
13. Engadget
14. Opera Mini
15. Google Talk
16. Photosmith
17. Garmin GPS
18.Dictionary.com
19.Google Maps
20. Native PIM apps

Kirbentech

1) iStake (By Avikey)
2) Skype
3) Our Groceries Shopping List
4) Kindle
5) Garmin
6) Native e-mail
7) BB Travel

chadbad

1. Twitter for Playbook
2. Kindle
3. Skype
4. Netflix
5. Words With Friends
6. HBO Go!
7. Groupon
8. Paypal
9. Tumblr for Playbook
10. GetGlue
11. Camera+
12. Chase Mobile Banking app(we need this for BlackBerry handsets!)
13. Fruit Ninja
14. Plants Versus Zombie
15. Tiny Wings

BB.user2010

1. Skype
2. Twitter for Blackberry
3. Microsoft Office
4. Kindle
5. Angry Birds
6. DropBox
7. Google Maps
8. Native E-mail
9. Instant Messaging Services
10. Tune In Radio
11. eBay
12. Shazam
13. World Clock
14. PDF file viewer/editor
15. Blackberry Messenger
16. Photoshop
17. Firefox
18. Netflix
19. Video Editor Software
20. Pandora

suamme1

I stopped worrying about the order after the first few:

Netflix streaming
Remote Desktop (RDP) client
Native Google Maps
SSH / NX client
mobile banking apps
skype
Google Latitude
World of Goo
Read/Unread status in News
Bluetooth calling
Bluetooth A2DP support
incremental software updates
Native mail
Integration with mail and other native apps
Google Earth
User Agent Switcher for the browser
Hulu.com viewing
Native Twitter client
Voice Transcription input
HDMI Presentation mode for multitasking with other video apps (like Podcasts)

jet2050

1) Pulse
2) Native Email
3) TAT apps (contacts, weather)
4) Google maps (native)
5) Skype
6) 3cx VOIP phone or another VOIP softphone
7) Evernote
8) Fuze
9) Angry birds
10) Enterprenur
11) Reforma newspaper (mexico)
12) Tunein radio
13) BB Protect
14) Dropbox
15) Teamviewer
15) Citrix
16) MSN Messenger
17) Notepad ++
18) BB Travel
19) Google Earth
20) Lookout
21) Starbucks
22) Cute the rope
23) Goto meeting
24) Google talk

thanks for you time
best regards

Thebigo3d

1. skype
2. sms through bridge
3. where is my android app player
4. its great that we get docs to go but come on lets think about an update. it was designed for a small screen cell phone and needs more features then just bold and bullets

misdeismo

netflix
hulu
nintendo emulator
native email
meterberry
google maps
google talk
skype
pageonce
tunein radio
shazaam
ebay

thats about it.... for now

Birddog2

i would be happy with:

skype
a few android apps
abc news
global tv app
and angry birds because every other platform has it

nabher

In no particular order,

Blackberry Travel
Facebook
Whatsapp
Kindle
Skype
Yelp
Last.fm
Angry Birds
Google Earth
uTorrent
Firefox Mobile browser
Echofon
Pulse (RSS Reader)
IMDB
Instapaper
NYT App
Shazam
Flixster
Google Sky
Blackberry Protect,

and games, more games.

jonsimbulan

1. SKype
2. Wakeboard guru
3. Meterberry
4. Fruit Ninja
5. Drop box
6. Native Google Maps
7. Photoshop (or lite)
8. Lightroom
9. Kindle
10.Google Sky
11. Acrobat
12. Emulator to run PC Games/Apps
13. Emulator for NES/SNES/PS etc...
14. Native Twitter
15. Native Speedtest App.
16. Kindle
17. VLC player and Remote
18. A Playbook MMORPG
19. TuneIn Radio
20. Lomo Cam App

Please prioritize Skype!

niceday2

Maybe some of these do exist for the Playbook already, but...

MSN
Skype
An IRC client
A geocaching.com app for paperless geocaching
A gameboy advanced emulator (pokémon!)
Angrybirds (of course)
Amazing Kindle
A decent office suite
Mouse and keyboard sharing software (like Synergy on Windows)
Notepad++

That's all I can think of right now that I don't think there is already. The Playbook does most of what I need as it is. I mean, I'm pretty sure these exist already but...

A decent scientific calculator
Extensive note-taking abilities (Evernote?)
An FTP client
An instrument tuner

Really, I want all the apps that are so amazing, I can't even think imagine them.

This is only what I think is conceivable, I'd also love as much of the adobe suite as possible for example, but I don't think the Playbook is powerful enough.

And then there's all the apps I'd like to see included as part of it - native this, that and the other.

Finally, I'd like it to make my dinner and clean my room.

ssretro

1. Skype
2. Shazam
3. Netflix
4. Dropbox
5. Sleep Cycle
6. Angry Birds
7. Kindle
8. Twitter
9. Native Email
10. Worms
11. LinkedIn
12. Webex
13. Ms Office
14. Amiga Emulator
15. GNS3
16. GTalk
17. Divix Player
18. Scanner / PDF Creator
19. Orb
20. World Clock

koilmaker

Skype
Shazam
MS Office
Garmin

edthebudman

Skype
Barnes & noble ebook reader
Angry birds
Native email and pim
All I can come up with right now cause I haven't been able to fund my purchase yet! :(

helenls

Skype
Shazam
MS Office
Garmin
Netflix
Air Canada
CNN
TD Bank
Kindle
Calgary herald
Dropbox
Angry Birds
Sirius
Yelp
Foursquare
Ebay
Hulu
Meterberry
CBC
Native Email

corvette_stingray

Skype
Shazam
MS Office
Garmin
Netflix
Air Canada
CNN
TD Bank
Kindle
Calgary herald
Dropbox

koilmaker

Skype
Shazam
MS Office
Garmin
Netflix
Air Canada
CNN
TD Bank
Kindle
Calgary herald
Dropbox

rubosh

1. Tiny Wings
2. Roboform
3. Bejeweled
4. Fruit Ninja
5. FlightControl
6. Garmin
7. Living Earth
8. Wired
9. Bloomberg
10. Square payment service
11. Fight Night
12. Photoshop
13. Skype
14. Email Client
15. OneNote
16. HD Remote
17. Cut the rope
18. SoundHound
19. eBay
20. Pottery

BamaZack

Skype
ESPN
Angry Birds
Wunder Radio
TuneIn Radio
Slacker Radio

gb1311

Here some of my favorites:
1)Skype!
2)Native Email Client
3)BBM
4)TuneIn Radio
5)Winrar/zip
6)Video Editor
7)Photo editor
8)Team Viewer
9) Microsoft Office
10)Google sketchup
11)e-book (Kindle)
12)Google Maps
13)Windows live messenger
14)WebcamXP 5 or Webcam7
15)Audio editor like Audacity
16)PDF Viewer
17)Alarm Clock
18)Media Player
19)Handwrite to text
20)Audio to text (including Mp3 imput)
21)Facebook
22)Netflix
23)Hulu
24)HBO / Cinemax to go
25)PocketGrapes
26)Scanlife
27)Password keeper
28)MobileTV
29)Calendar
30)Voice notes recorder

Thanks

themaestro

1. Skype
2. Netflix
3. Air Video
4. Dropbox
5. ExitStrategy
6. Fandango
7. HopStop
8. iTrans NYC
9. Media Burner
10. Ms. Pac-Man.
11. ESPN
12. Daily News
13. YouTube
14. Press Your Luck (No Whammys No Whammys No Whammys!!!)
15. Shazam
16. Pandora
17. TanZen
18. Tap DJ
19. TuneIn Radio
And last but certainly not least, (DRUM ROLL PLEASE).....
20. CrackBerry.com

That's my 20. Thank you and goodnight.

Dantari

1. Netflix
2. Kindle
3. Pulse
4. Google+
5. Plants vs. Zombies
6. Words with friends

Thats all ive got for now.

cmerid

1) Etrade
2) HBOToGo
3) Netflix
4) Thether
5) Oracle CRMOnDemand (or latest flash to use full website)
6) Skype
7) Pandora
8) Better PDF Reader
9) GreenFinder

Carlos_E

PIM Apps (Native Email, BBM, calendar, contacts, etc)
Android Emulator Player
Wireless Printing App (Screen, Documents, Photos…)
Instant Messaging with video capability (MSN or Yahoo to begin with)
Google Apps Suite (Earth, Voice, Picasa, etc) (Updated periodically as applications become available)
Google Productivity Suite ( Docs, Calendar, Sites, etc) (Updated periodically…)
Good Stylus Pen Note Taking Application
Team Viewer
Skype
Kindle or Nook
Netflix for or Amazon Video on Demand
MLB TV
Photoshop
ESPN News, Scores and Fantasy App
Office 365 Support
DropBox or Similar App
Blackberry Protect
Blackberry Travel
Monopoly for Playbook Free and Full of Ads Edition
Angry Birds (by popular demand)

nibbs

great idea
I would like to see
1. Facebook
2. Twitter
3.Linkedin
4.BBC iplayer
5.You tube
6.angry bird
7. BBC
8. CNN
9.NDTV
10. Times of Inida
11. Blackberry messenger
12.what app
13.MS office
14.Skype
15 Google maps
16. Blackberry maps
17. google talk
18. yahoo messenger
19. Evernote
20.dropbox

Nibbs

BBT2B

Skype would be great!

aaronkuch

1. Skype
2. Native email
3. Dropbox
4. Evernote
5. Google maps

Munyuk81

1) mobipocket reader. been using it a lot on my 8520
2) angry bird
3) cut the rope
4) A great GPS app that can be used offline. have to admit no blackberry device has any decent GPS navigation app.
5) Skype is good, but not until there:s a playbook with cellular data.
6) Remote desktop controller would also be nice.
7) and most of the natives IM apps
8) Emulators would be nice
9) Torrent client
10) good personal finance software like SPB finance from the good old day of windows mobile.

just hoping that the app market for the playbook is as big as the ipad"s. or at least android's. so then is android emulator coming out for the playbook??

snakeoil

1. Kindle
2. Skype
3. Native Twitter
4. Angry Birds
5. Netflix
6. Pandora
7. Native PIM
8. Strategy games of any sort

8 is Enough. ooh, wonder if thats on Netflix...

poolrookie78

Angry birds
Plants vs zombies
Netflix
E-print

Those would be a good start!!

daisyfly

1. Kindle
2. Skype
3. Netflix App
4. Native Email
5. Pandora
6. iTunes App
7. Twitter
8. Opera
9. Photoshop
10. Fruit Ninja

daidp

skype
native email
slingbox
kindle
angry birds
google maps
hulu
tivo
netflix
garmin
file manger

adamnygaard1

Netflix
Angry Birds
Hulu
Skype
Turn by Turn Navigation (with voice)
Pandora
Slacker Radio
iheartradio
IM+

EDIT: dang missed the deadline by 26 minutes!!!!! (kicking my self)

Scooter625

Skype
Kindle
Netflix
Adobe pdf viewer
Dropbox
Gotomypc
Audible Nav App with turn by turn

D_Rum02

1. Skype
2. Shazam
3. Betscores
4. Dropbox
5. Sleep Cycle
6. Angry Birds
7. Kindle
8. Fifa11
9. Native Email
10. Tap Reef
11. LinkedIn
12. Webex
13. Ms Office
14. Amiga Emulator
15. GNS3
16. GTalk
17. Divix Player
18. Scanner / PDF Creator
19. Orb
20. World Clock

Jinxs1591

1.Gimp for photos ... Remember seeing this one in ubuntu moblie
2. Skype
3. open office...remember seeing this also in ubuntu mobile
4. Skype
5. twitter
6.Pandora
7.slacker radio
8. Aim
9. yahoo
10. gtalk
11.google voice
12. goolge maps
13. google earth
14.personal finance software....truly we really need this how long can you just play angry birds
15.google buzz app
16. google plus app
17. native email program (dont care who its from as long as it works)
18.netflix app
19.PSX4Droid... They gave it the boot, we will take it, old school gaming yay
20.BBM
didnt miss the deadline its only 10:46pm in colorado

cathomas1972#CB

First of all Angry Farm! Yes, I said it Angry Farm! Screw angry birds who refused to show us BlackBerry Users some love by bring angry birds to our smart phones! Kudos to Angry Farm developers who did! Here's the rest of my 19 in no particular order:

2. Cool Themes, like those on our phones.
3. Red Laser or any cool barcode scanner app for when I go shopping.
4. WalGreens for m'pills.
5. Words With Friends, to play on-line with my sis!
6. Tom-Tom, for when I get lost.
7. Call To Duty, a nice Playbook exclusive one!
8. BET, so I can keep up with what's goin' on wit my peeps!
9. Sims, I love playing!
10. NBA Jam!, That was my favorite game on my Nintendo growing up!
11. HBO Go! So I can watch my shows on the go!
12. LivingSocial, DISCOUNTS!
13. Fandango, So I will know what's in theaters!
14. Starbucks, So, I will cool when I pay for my Venti Mocha Soy Latte with my free Playbook!
15. Kindle, I do read sometimes!
16. Star Walk, I am a star gazer.
17. Pageonce Pro, Gotta keep up with the bills.
18. Dictionary.com, I can't spell worth a s**t!
19. Hallmark, So I can send my boo a "Thinking of you!" ecard to her phone!
20. Skype, So I can face chat with my bro!

That's my list! I hope to get those on my Playbook when I get one!

moko1122

Android Apps would be nice! go RIM!

---GAMES
Online Games for Blackberry
Playstation/Nintendo/SAGA Emulator
3D Games

---OFFICE
Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel and more)
PDF Reader
Lotus Notes
Skype
Ventrillo

---DOWNLOADER
utorrent
vuze

---MEDIA
VLC Player

---BROWSER
Google Chrome
Firefox
Opera

---UTILITIES
Dropbox
Alarm Clock/Stop watch
Linksys Network Magic
Task Killer
Battery Meter

NSheld

1.Shareprice
2.Skype
3.Trivial Pursuit
4.Kindle
5.Logmein
6.office365
7.Adobe Fireworks
8.Adobe PhotoShop
9.Adobe Illustrator
10.Google+
11.N64 Emulator
12.Serato Itch
13.Traktor
14.Audacity
15.Mediafire
16.Notepad
17.Foobar
18.Native Email
19.Firefox with NOScript and AdBlock+
20.MediaPlayer HomeCinema

zebulun12

1.Garmin
2.Netflix
3.Angry Birds
4.Firefox
5.Photobucket
6.Kindle
7.MLB TV
8.eBay
9.Paypal
10.Skype
11.Microsoft Office suite
12.Flixter
13.Pandora
14.Dictionary.com
15.CVS
16.HBO Go
17.Linked in
18.Detnews.com
19.iheart radio
20.Hulu

jbeek

I'd need a Playbook to be able to tell you ... :-)

Just Me

Here are the apps I'd like to see.
Office
TAT apps
Skype
Top Gear
Golf caddie
Wine cellar
Google earth
Movie store
Winamp
Video chat with dual front and rear camera
Bluetooth speaker capability
EA NHL2012
Fantasy Football (NFL or CFL is the lockout continues)
GoToMyPC
Blackberry Travel
Social Feeds
Battery Watch
HSBC Internet Banking
Shazam
Video editor
Photoshop

rkb723

It should be:
1. Nice Tennis game.
2. Taste of Home Cooking app.
3. Music app for learning to play instruments.
4. Travel App.
5. Hulu app.
6. Voice Recognition
7. Marvel Comics
8. Office (word processor, spreadsheet, pp)
9. Fitness
10.DC Comics
11.Photo Maker
12.Best Price (shopping)
13.Stocks
14.Budget
15.Drudge Report
16.Disney
17.Swipe
18.Organizer (to do, call, email, b-day)
19.Tax App to keep track of expenses for tax season.
20.IPhone Zapper (to zap all iphones and turn there ui into BB's):)Nice Tennis game.

rkb723

1. Nice Tennis game.
2. Taste of Home Cooking app.
3. Music app for learning to play instruments.
4. Travel App.
5. Hulu app.
6. Voice Recognition
7. Marvel Comics
8. Office (word processor,spreadsheet,pp)
9. Fitness
10.DC Comics
11.Photo Maker
12.Best Price (shopping)
13.Stocks
14.Budget
15.Drudge Report
16.Disney
17.Swipe
18.Organizer (to do,call,email,b-day)
19.Tax App to keep track of expenses for tax season.
20.IPhone Zapper (to zap all iphones and turn there ui into BB's):)

lafountain

Brand specific Ereader Apps (Kindle, Nook)
Skype
Specific Bank apps (Wells Fargo, Bank Of America, etc)
Music determining (Shazam, Soundhound)
Time Warner Cable App
Angry Birds
MLB At Bat
Video Chat (Qik, Fring)
Crackberry
Netflix/Hulu
Pandora, Sirius/XM
IM Apps (Yahoo, MSN, AIM)
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Google Docs
Words With Friends
Gamefly
VLC Player
Comic Reader
Starbucks
Native Email

Just Me

Wow this has been difficult to post here I keep getting hit by the spam filter Let me try one more time.

TAT
Office
Skype
Top Gear
Golf caddie
Wine cellar
Google earth
Movie store
Winamp
Video chat with dual front and rear camera
Bluetooth speaker capability
EA NHL2012
Fantasy Football (NFL or CFL is the lockout continues)
GoToMyPC
Blackberry Travel
Social Feeds
Battery Watch
HSBC Internet Banking
Shazam
Video editor
Photoshop

scottae316

Skype
Kindle
Netflix
Fox News
Fox Business
Bloomberg
CNBC
Olive Tree Software
TweetDeck
TuneIn Radio
SiriusXM radio
SHOUTcast
Hulu+
Crackle
DropBox
WeatherBug (Plus)
Office
BBM
AIM
Yahoo Messanger

Boldo97

1) Evernote !
2) Astrasync

brightberry

1. task manager
2. social feeds
3. Word Press
4. Dictionary
5. Documents/Word interface/
6. games
7. maps
8. presentations
9. email
10. navigation/garmin
11. netflix
12. geocashing

mavricxx

Skype, OoVoO, Yahoo Messenger, Text Plus, PageOnce, WorldMate, DailyHoroscope, XEcurrency, Bible, some REAL games such as Command & Conquer, Company of Heroes, WOW, NBA 2k11, COD etc.. and finally a REAL voice guided Nav app like Garmin or something.

mavricxx

I forgot to mention, a K-Lite Codec Pack for the PB would be GREAT!!!!

Powdah

Skype
Dropbox
A program that would allow notes or comments to be written over a pdf. Would not need to be a true pdf editor, just allow annotations.

ggjj

1) The most Important of all... Adobe Flash Player
2) Skype
3) A good navegation app
4) Talking Tom Cat
5) a RIM Antivirus

ebaugh44

1. Nook
2. Navigation with turn by turn
3. Flixter
4. Pandora
5. Shazam
6. Netflix Streaming

youngsang533

skype
kindle
microsoft office
alarm.com
netflix
ebay
PDF
firefox
flickr
tumblr
twitter
bbm
hotmail
yahoo
facebook
bittorrent
photoshop
winrar
power iso
opera

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