CTIA Wireless 2008: Viigos Project Tango Unveiled!

By Kevin Michaluk on 4 Apr 2008 11:07 am EDT
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Viigo's Project Tango I mentioned earlier this week that I caught a glimpse of Viigo's "Project Tango" in action on a BlackBerry at CTIA, but I promised the guys at Viigo I wouldn't take any screenshots (they're working on some final tweaks and as earlier mentioned it will be fully unveiled at WES in May). BUT... when flipping through my photos from CTIA I just realized I snapped a whole bunch of images off the powerpoint show running at Viigo's booth that basically unveils the app! So without breaking my word, you can check out some of the awesomeness that's coming in only a few weeks to Viigo!

Looking at the snapshots, the first thing you'll notice is the revamped homepage (to your right) which has received a fresh new look and has a lot more options in it. Clicking the News & RSS link will take you into what is basically the existing app (your list of feeds). The screen to screen transitions are iPhone-esque... the pages slide in from right to left (it's a really a nice effect on the BlackBerry).

In addition to the standard Viigo feeds, it seems they have entered into content relationships to bring more useful information by default to your fingertips... this newest release will bring Weather, Stocks & Finance, Flights & Travel and even Sports Scores (not pictured but it was there on the demo I saw) right to the home screen. Last but not least, this next release will feature Audio and Podcasts. With this addition, you'll be able to download and listen to your favorite podcasts right from your BlackBerry as soon as they come out!

The new version of Viigo should be available come WES and you'll be able to get the  updated CrackBerry Edition from our standard download links (on your computer from here on your BlackBerry by visiting getviigo.com/crackberry). Ryan Blundell gave a review/how-to on the existing version of Viigo earlier this week... sorry Ryan, it looks like you'll have to write a new one in T-Minus 6 weeks! More Screenshots after the jump!

Viigo "Project Tango" Screenshots 

Viigo Project Tango

Viigo Project Tango

Viigo Project Tango

Viigo Project Tango

Viigo Project Tango

Viigo Project Tango

13 comments

zerog46

Will this app. still be free or will it cost..

Anonymous

When Tango is ready, we’ll automatically send you a link for a free upgrade. You could be the first in line to experience a revolution in mobile!

From http://viigo.com/wes.html

The Podcast integration is going to be awesome!!!

Kevin Michaluk

Will still be a free application. No need to sign up at Viigo for the update (per above comment). Just get the current CrackBerry Version now (links in article above) and you'll get the notification of the updated version when it comes out.

Anonymous

Cant wait to see this puppy in action on my BB.

Viigo should set up a donation paypal account. Im sure there's a bunch of people out in the BB world that would drop a few bucks to those guys/gals for this great app that looks like its going to get even better. I know I would.

abplanalplr

Podcats = Hell to the Yeah!

Sayuuk

this just looks awesome :)

Bretter7

when i first heard the reviews on viigo, i was skeptical that something could be that good for free. i definitely underestimated it and am now partially a viigo addict as well...awesome, can't wait for the upgrade

Bla1ze

Am I the only one wondering if thats Kevins TV or if it's his computer monitor fomcl!!

Oh ya...can't wait for the new viigo either, gonna have to up my data plan if I wanna cover all the crackberry, treocentral and wmexperts podcasts, not to forget phonedifferent as well.

Anonymous

this looks sweet finally somthing for podcasts!

tfrankson

This looks really awesome. I cant wait. I use Viigo EVERYDAY!

xandrex#IM

This looks really cool. I'm especially liking the podcast feature. I wonder if this will allow video podcasts. Something tells me no, which is a little disappointing as I watch a few of them...and if they can't be watched...I might as well continue using iTunes.

slim409

This will be awesome. Can't wait to get it.