Hands on with Gadget Box on the BlackBerry Q10 and a chat with the developer

By James Richardson on 16 May 2013 02:01 pm EDT

Here at BlackBerry Live I bumped into James O'Connor - the developer behind Gadget Box for BlackBerry 10. With the app recently being updated, now with Q10 support, I thought it was too good an opportunity not to have a chat with him and get his thoughts on why he created the app and what the future holds.

As you will see from the above video, James is very much intending to keep the updates coming - such as when he was on the plane over here to Orlando he used the speedometer to gauge air speed but then realized that he needed to add altitude to the app in the future.

This is a perfect example of how passionate BlackBerry 10 developers are and how much they appreciate the feedback they get, whether from BlackBerry World or from here on CrackBerry.

Gadget Box is probably the number one tool to have on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. You can grab it from the following link:

More information/Download Gadget Box for BlackBerry 10

Topics: Apps Apps

Reader comments

Hands on with Gadget Box on the BlackBerry Q10 and a chat with the developer


A great app and an even better developer who is gonna be improving it and adding new features! It can't get any better than that. Thank You!

It's pretty good. Having fun with the Morse code. The height tool is giving me some trouble but the flashlight is great. $2 for this app ain't bad!

It's worth it for the flashlight alone. That's why I got it in the first place. The other features are a huge bonus. Your default app can open automatically when you open GB, this turns it into a one touch flashlight.

Posted via CB10

Great idea, just looks like it belongs on a phone 5 years ago, people need to make apps look and feel professional and modern on BlackBerry which is hit and miss right now

Posted via CB10

It's people like you that make software developers feel suicidal. For $1.99 you want $100 look and feel. Do you realise how much time and cost is involved in L & F development? OK if it's amortised over millions of users, not for niche applications.

I love this app and I love the look and feel of it. It feels like a gadget box, as it should. If you go get a gadget box from home Depot it will have this look and feel.

Posted via CB10

This was one of the first aps I downloaded for my Z10. Comes in handy as a construction inspector. Worth every penny!

Posted via CB10