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Polarbear app to relaunch, private beta invites available

Polarbear app to relaunch, private beta invites available
By DJ Reyes on 19 Jul 2013 11:31 am EDT
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We've talked about the Polarbear app here on CrackBerry previously. Before it's initial launch in January, it went into private beta and after it launched to the masses it was quite a popular app. It is now going through a relaunch and looking for private beta users once more. 

If you haven't heard of Polarbear, it is an app that allows you to post to multiple social media sites in one go. We've looked at a similar app before, in the form of Buffer, though Polarbear has been created natively, so it definitely gets brownie points there.

With version 2, more social media sites have been added. So, you'll be able to post to:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook Pages
  • Tumblr
  • Blogger
  • App.net
  • Google+ (App Activities)

What's more being native you'll be share to the Polarbear app via BlackBerry 10's native Share option. Something missing from the Buffer app. If you're interested, sign up for beta testing today. Invites will start to roll out Monday 22nd July, 2013. It is available for the Z10, Q10 and Q5, so if you're rocking any BlackBerry 10 device, you're good.

Request for a Polarbear private beta invite

26 comments

sebstarr

Bbm channels integration?

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rajbir01

Doubt it. In the future yes, now probably not.

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textmint2013

I wonder how secure these apps are. Based on the news that's been coming in droves about hacking incidents, maybe putting all ur social ids into a single app may not really be the way to go. I really hope people are taking notice of this and are taking privacy a little more seriously. I don't want my data in the hands of Chinese or Syria hacker and I'm sure none of u do either. Maybe someone on CrackBerry should write an article on the topic of security.

Posted via CB10 from BB Z10

sebstarr

+10000

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Mayer Tanuan

I think they're based in Germany ...

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RD9700

That photo looks like it was edited in Filter Box!

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textmint2013

Oh and there was one more thing. How secure are our devices once we download all these apps? Does it make us vulnerable or does it still remain secure? For instance of I'm downloading things like whatsapp and Facebook and Twitter and wechat and all that onto my BlackBerry how safe am I being a blackberry user from hackers who might want to get onto my phone and steal whatever? I really want to know whether BBRY is still the safest alternative or its now as vulnerable as the rest of the platforms. Looking to hear some thoughts on this topic.

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ferre_kun

It's OOT but there is one truth. Apps like whatsapp, wechat, line, kakaotalk demands all and complete access to your device. If you don't grant them, they won't work at all. If you grant them permissions, they can do whatever they want with everything inside your device. Whether you want or don't want to give them. Once you installed them and grant them access, they OWN your device. Period.

On OS10 this situation escalated. Users (us, device's owner) can no longer see what is apps doing in our device. Whether apps asking permissions or not, it depends on dev's goodwill. And even if devs listed permissions being asked, one thing is not in our control. Internet connection's permission. If you own a OS10 device and installs lots of apps, be prepared to get your device heating up very easily and randomly even when idle. You don't know which app connects to internet. It's better to assume all apps you have are connecting to internet. You will be more careful when installing apps.

Wanna know why there are lots of smartphone burned so easily? It's overheating because of apps trying to connect to internet at the same time. And if it's being charged, it adds the heat. Even more if the charger being used is not the standard charger. Thus it's burned.

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sauron4

Is this similar to HootSuite then?

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ferre_kun

I am currently looking for an alternative for Hootsuite, so thank God ^^

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ofutur

PolarBear 1 is not native. It's an AIR app...

Christopher Medrano

I think he is saying the relaunch is to a native app.

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ofutur

Hmmm... The last beta was AIR, so let's see if v2 has been rebuilt from the ground up.
I'm not a fan of AIR because it's sluggish compared to native...

Mayer Tanuan

I wonder if they could somehow integrate WordPress functionality into this... I would love it. but more importantly I hope it's native.

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RECOOL

Hmm this the type of company BB need to aquihire refine teh app and add that BB security to it.

nyallj

Will this allow me to update my BBM and Facebook status simultaneously?

SteelGreek

Just requested. I miss my old social scope honestly...

Posted via CB10 on a B@stard .483 hybrid Verizon Z10

SDTRMG

Hoooo RAAAAHhHhHh add another app to the app count

ARWestenberger

I wish BlackBerry would bring back Social Feeds, although some of the functionality has been replaced with the hub.

BlackBerry Z10 | Verizon | 10.1.0.4633

imadj1200

anyone get their beta app invite yet? email said after signup that they would go out monday... haven't seen anything yet.... :(

imadj1200

nevermind... :P more info came from developer an hour after i posted this... looking forward to giving this a test run!