My BB Bat - A free app that indicates estimated battery residual time

By Michelle Haag on 17 Dec 2010 09:08 am
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My BB Bat by nisido
A great deal of BlackBerry owners pay close attention to certain information about their devices such as memory usage, battery temperature, battery percentage and so on. I've never really been one to micromanage my device in that way, maybe because I've never really had a problem with memory drainage or anything like that. The one thing I do have an issue with now that I am using the BlackBerry Torch is battery life! I can't make it through a day without needing to charge midway through. In the CrackBerry app store today I found a free application that may help me more accurately judge how much battery life I have left on my device.

My BB Bat is a small app (40.3k) by nisido that monitors your battery and tells you at a glance some quick information about its status. After installation, device reboot, or battery charging, the app calculates the residual level of your battery, or how much time you have left before your battery is empty. As your battery level decreases, the app recalculates the residual level to the nearest 10%, and reflects that amount with an indicator on your home screen. So for example, if the app shows that you have 1 hour and 45 minutes of battery life left, the indicator would show a 2 on your home screen. Personally, I like that it shows actual time left as opposed to a percentage because I don't have to try and calculate how long that percent might last me.

The app requires no set up or interaction from the user. You install it, wait a few minutes for it to gather information and calculate your stats, and that's it! Other information that My BB Bat shows includes battery status, level (as a percentage), temperature, voltage, and uptime. Best of all, it's free!

For more information and to download My BB Bat from the CrackBerry store
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26 comments

TillMarch

Meterberry has the same features and more, not?

jabbs1

Meterberry costs monies.

TillMarch

Thats true, but i already have it, so i was wondering if this has anything that MB has not!

theninjasquad

I don't think Meterberry though lets you show the uptime minutes in the notification bar.

kbeard26

I downloaded...its been calculating for 5 mins o_O.... is this normal?

datta72

it's been about 20mins over here and it's still calculating.......I'm 3 seconds away from deleting

theninjasquad

I just uninstalled for the same reason... I would not stop calculating so this is gone. I'll just use MB instead.

nisido

After battery level(%) drops few times, this app starts calculating. Thanks.

stillonJV

It's not Storm compatible? Seriously??

kbeard26

OH that's going on. No storm love ever! Let me delete this app then because I'm a storm kid.

jacktripper

Works just fine on my storm 9530

ELoXL

I find it installed and functions flawlessly on my 9550 running .1015

missmawarlina

This app is not bad and its free :)

teejaywhy

Battery is 100% charged and the app indicates 1 hour 15 minutes left over. Can my battery be THAT bad?

sedalia066

Took several minutes to finish calculating but now seems to be working just fine on my Torch. Thanks for the tip. This looks good and for free is even better. :)

aliakberk

personally waiting for it to become more realistic... have about 80% battery on my torch and it is saying 17 hours... experience tells me that that is a blatant lie lol.

jgfan1972

This doesn't show support for the Tour 9630 but I tried it anyway and its working on my device including the leftover, my batt is currently at 84% with 26 hours remaining.

TheDeej

I've tried several times to scan the barcode and it's not working.

amazinglygraceless

Forget this app and forget that POS MeterBerry. Install BB-Meter (FREE) and get all the best of both of these two apps. MeterBerry is the king of all false promising apps. BB Bat provides a staggering dearth of useful information.

http://compactbyte.com/bb-meter/ (I am not affiliated with the developer, I just call it like I see it)

ChaSiuBao

i can vouch for amazinglygraceless i have BB-Meter installed and works great! small little app as well

mcaples

I installed/uninstalled. My Cross Screensaver/Battery Monitor is better then this app (it WAS free). Plus it solves the "show clock while charging" .973 issue

CrackedAngel

Did everyone know that other BlackBerries have that info (or at least how much battery juice you have left) RIGHT on the PHONE itself? Any app, no matter how small, drains battery power to tell you how much battery power you have left. A little redundant isn't it? On the Torch go to Options, Device, and then Device and Status Information. There you will find how much battery power you have left. Simple and you won't drain your battery as much by using the phone's inbuilt system. Now that wasn't so difficult, was it? The Bold 9700 has the same information available, so you can relax and know you can check your battery power without the need for apps, free or not.

amazinglygraceless

This is one of the dumbest things ever posted on this site.

First of all, the amount of "overhead" such an app has on
overall battery life is negligible, at best. I defy you
to prove otherwise. Why people who have no friggin idea what
the **** they are talking about insist on spreading this type
of BS astounds me.

Second, what the native function DOES NOT do that the mentioned apps can is provide you with a detail of how much,
in terms of percentage and time, the battery is draining as well as provide the temperature of the battery. These are useful troubleshooting tools that the OS does not provide.

sam81

About the free BB Meter is the fact that it reads temps in C instead of F. Otherwise, its a perfect little program. Tried to learn to convert the readings but my forgetfulness prevents that!!!

coreyk86

Nobody reads temperature in farenheit anyways. Except Americans. And we all know how behind the 8-ball they are. Get on that metric system!

J.k. I love (some) Americans