Mobile Bartender Now Available for the BlackBerry Storm!

Mobile Bartender for BlackBerry!
By Kevin Michaluk on 30 Dec 2008 12:33 pm
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You just gotta love CrackBerry.com. What other blog would follow up a post about using your BlackBerry to get in shape in 2009 with one on mixing better alcoholic beverages to say farewell to 2008! :-)

JUST in time for New Year's Eve, the folks at Mobatech have now made their popular Mobile Bartender for BlackBerry application available in a Storm-compatible version. If you haven't heard of Mobile Bartender before, be sure to check out our CrackBerry review. The app can be purchased for $7.95 from our ShopCrackBerry.com Software Store, but don't forget, until midnight on Jan 1st you can save yourself 20% on all software if you purchase via CrackBerryAppStore.com on your BlackBerry and checkout using coupon code endofyearsale20.

So other than champagne at the stroke of midnight, who's drinking what tomorrow?

Topics: BlackBerry Apps

Kevin Michaluk Kevin Michaluk "Founder, Editor in Chief " 3922 (articles) 3285 (forum posts)
45 comments

deathbyart

I love the fact that the Storm is getting app love... $8? That seems a bit extreme to me, maybe I am just cheap...

imann101

8 bucks is reasonable for this app. Looks really great and is very useful.

First app I have every spent money on

Adam Gott

I thought it sounded reasonable for a second then I remembered that all I have to do is hit the 'browser' button on my phone and I have access to the world's greatest bartender information source - the internet!

Kronk

For the same reason people spend money on most apps: ease of use. There's no browsing, no pages to load, available even when you have no signal, etc. I really enjoy the "Random" drink feature. Plus, everything is right there, searchable by name or type of alcohol. To look it up on the net you have to know what you're looking for.

imann101

i bet i could find and make a drink using the app then you using the internet.

mgm1979

missed saving a $1.50 by not waiting for CrackBerry to put it in their store and being one of the first people to buy it...rats!

awesome app though

Prafeston

After watching the Big Leboski I've been hooked on White Russians!

The Truth#CB

I have it on my 8830 and when it transfered all my info and apps to my Storm... The Mobile bartender app transfered and works currently on my storm however it doesnt use the whole screen...and i dont see a button anywhere to allow the app to look for upgrades... do i need to re-buy the app?

imann101

contact mobatech, I am sure they will give you a new copy.

sweeney83

I just downloaded this on my Storm and it definitely doesn't seem like this version was made for the storm. The scrolling isn't smooth at all and doesn't feel natural. It also doesn't run in full screen because the suretype keyboard is there the whole time. If you hit the menu key, it doesn't even work...the menu flashes in and out and you can't use it. Also you can't use this app in landscape mode. Are they lying to us that this was made for the Storm??

mgm1979

something's wrong - check compatibility mode and/or verify you got the version specific for the Storm. I was one of the first to DL this after they announced availability yesterday and have had none of the issues you mentioned.

imann101

yea check my post at the bottom

sweeney83

Yea I have version 2.5.4. Will be sending an email to get the correct version...

sweeney83

Got the correct version installed and it is MUCH better. Please ignore all my complaints in the comment above, they are no longer valid! Only complaint I have now is that I'm not sure if this app is worth $8, but it's still cool.

Anonymous

See this is why Im unsure blackberry will ever make it with the app store. Blackberry prices are ridiculous. Noones froogle amount is 8$ and if anything, you need more competitive prices due to that business users are more likely to say "I dont need this". A spoiled teenager with an iPhone will spend 5 bucks on an app that tells him whether him and his gf are compatible, but not people with blackberries. Games that take months in dev go on iPhone for 4 dollars, but apparently an app telling me gin + tonic = gin and tonic is worth double.

imann101

CAUTION

when downloading make sure it is version 2.5.5 not version 2.5.4

2.5.4 will only work in compatibility mode. 2.5.5 is the storm optimized version.

bklynst8ofmind

i have version 2.5.4. how can I get version 2.5.5.

Anonymous

me too , i have 2.5.4 , i have emailed CB support and mobatech. I havnt heard back yet , I purchased from Crackberry , but it is the wrong version. Help !!!
thank you

imann101

You either have to wait for CB to update it, or just go directly:

https://www.mobihand.com/cart1.asp?posid=244&pid=24235

mobatech

We are looking into what caused the incorrect application version to be sent to some customers that purchased Mobile Bartender for the BlackBerry Storm and apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

Customers using the BlackBerry Storm should have Mobile Bartender v2.5.5. You can determine the version you have installed by selecting 'Help' from Mobile Bartender's main menu.

If you intended to purchase for the Storm and have a version other than 2.5.5, please e-mail support@mobatech.com with your Order Reference # and we will immediately send the correct version directly to your BlackBerry Storm over-the-air.

-Mobatech Support

bfreistat

Awesome , i just sent the email , i hope i get it soon
thank you

bfreistat

mobatech support

Since i was having issues i deleted it off my phone until this was resolved . will this be a full version or a upgrade to what i have. Do i need to put it back on ?

mobatech

All customers will receive a full version upgrade. We are working through the requests and will continue processing these until any and all issues are resolved.

bfreistat

i heard your support was awesome , and this has definitly reaffirmed this for me . thank you very much , i cant wait until i get this program .

bfreistat

i got the updated version allready

thank you so much this is awesome

Randy Mo The Rev

is that anything like drive'n while drunk?

imann101

no. this isn't illegal!

Dave F

GREAT SERVICE is all i can say Greg helped me out and got back to me real fast, had an older version and he sent me the right one for my storm.

thanks again Greg

Vegas863

Gotta give it to Greg and co. over at Mobatech for a sweet app! I've already put together a nice list of drinks for tomorrow night and included them in my favorites! There customer service has also been top-notched as they took the time to email me directly based on a post made in the forums. Keep up the great work guys!

Sosai X

Great app! I'd like it a bit more if the drink mixing instructions were included (instead of just the ingredients) but then again just about everything I'm seeing is idiot-proof - just dump it all together and you're set!

Anonymous

The link takes you to a page that says compatible with the Storm, yet there's a BIG !! that says it doesn't work with the Storm. So WHICH is it? Does it or doesn't it work?

mobatech

Mobile Bartender is compatible with the Storm. There was an earlier issue that resulted in some customers being sent the version for the Bold, but this has since been resolved. The version for the Storm is v2.5.5 and the version # can be found on the Mobile Bartender product page during checkout and in the application's Help screen.

Anonymous

I have to say that im glad to see more and more apps available for the storm. But the $8 price is a little high when compared to Iphone's Apps ranging from FREE to $2.
I think with more Iphone like Apps at the $2 price would be better for the storm. With apps costing an average of $8, it just going to push away potential new BB users thinking they're too high. I mean come on the Iphone is sold in walmarts now.

imann101

Keep in mind this is not the iphone. That single phone as just as much if not even more users than the entire blackberry lineup has. The demand for apps is exponentially higher than apps for the storm (right now at least.) If developers charged $2 for a storm only app, they wouldn't make any money. For the time being, we have to deal. Come march when the app storefront opens and more kinks are worked out, the demand will be much higher and I'm sure prices will be down.

big vlad

I downloaded the wrong version at first, but within 5 minutes of emailing Mobatech, Greg had me up and running with the correct version for the Storm. It looks and works great. The "random" shooter feature will be getting a lot of use tomorrow night!

Savagegui

By the way, Happy New year to you all fellow crackberries..

http://www.passedarmes.wordpress.com

chuckh0308

Cool, just downloaded and installing now! I'm one who always has a hard time deciding what to order, so if nothing else I'm sure I'll get some help in that respect!

Sosai X

Hopefully there will be some updates coming soon. Even with some of the bugs it's still a worthwhile app to have! I can only hope it gets even better from here as some of the glitches are sorted out.

raelssur

Had anyone ease looked at the download page? It states right on there in a pink colored box that "This product is not compatible with Storm"

So is it or is it not compatible with the Storm?

Anonymous

Mobile Bartender is compatible with the Storm. Make sure you select the 'Storm-compatible version' link in the CrackBerry post to download the version of Mobile Bartender (v2.5.5) for the BlackBerry Storm.

mobatech

Some users noted that there was a message on the Mobile Bartender product page stating "This product is not compatible with the Storm". This message was shown in error and has since been corrected.

Mobile Bartender is compatible with the Storm as well as other BlackBerry models and can be downloaded directly from the CrackBerry App Store via the links in this post.

Happy New Year to all!

CAGrl

Hmmmm. I'm having a hard time searching by first letter. It says the field is full. Any help?

mobatech

After entering the first letter of a drink name, select MENU -> Next to execute the search. Pressing the Enter key is interpreted by the Storm as a newline (similar to pressing the Enter key when typing an e-mail) resulting in the 'Field Full' message reported above.