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Polarbear arrives in BlackBerry World and is on sale for 48 hours!

By James Richardson on 11 Sep 2013 12:59 pm EDT

Polarbear for BlackBerry 10 has been in public beta for some time now but those days are now gone as the final version has been completed and is now in BlackBerry World awaiting your download. For the next 48 hours the app will be on sale priced at $0.99 which is a real bargain.

If you have missed our previous posts about the app - Polarbear allows you to post to various social sites all from within the app. The social applications that are integrated include: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Facebook Page, LinkedIn, Blogger and App.net. 

Sending out a post to any of the above couldn't be easier. Just type in the text you want to share, select which accounts you wish the post to go to and press the 'post' tab - simple. As usual the roll out may take a few hours to hit your region so keep on checking. 

What's new in Polarbear 2.0.3

  • Better performance and smoother scrolling
  • Twitter posts longer than 140 characters will automatically split into multiple tweets and appear in reverse order (Easier to read)
  • App.net posts longer than 256 characters will automatically split into multiple status updates and appear in reverse order (Easier to read)
  • Supports posting in Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Greek
  • Bug fixes and workflow improvements

More information/Download Polarbear for BlackBerry 10



Whoiiiii finally

Posted by z10 boss


First and foremost I gotta go check this out now.

Posted by z10 boss


so tired of seeing the "first and foremost" we know you are using it to say first... how about not saying first or murst or 1st or anything that eludes to you being the first poster?


*sigh* no love for QuikShare
It's only been out since December.


QP is a better app as it also can post to BBM and what's app

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What's QP?

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Can't post to Google+. So technically. They are equal

Pete The Penguin

QP is better as it's deeply integrated into accounts, you don't have to sign-in to post plus it's a Native app that uses the Cascades UI.
QP let's you post to Channels too,


Your opinion. Sign in once on PB to setup. It is native. QP Deeply integrated? No Google+, no app.net? Channels, yes, for those who need/use


Got er it this a.m!!

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Well, the discount price is pretty much nothing - less than a cup of shoddy coffee. (machine made stuff)

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Al Ranson

And now all the beta testers have to pay for the app. You'd think he'd be kind enough to upgrade us. Haha.

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We helped out of the goodness of our hearts not wanting anything back. So shut it.

BlackBerry Z10, CB10.


Let's hope he can add BBM and attach pictures, anyway downloading now, good work but has to catch up to QP in some features, also QP has a way to go in others.


What is QP?

EDIT: Nevermind. Just saw that @nutellapr responded above.


QP = QuickPost is like polarbear, it has the advantage that lets you attach pictures and post to BBM and whatsapp, disadvantages, no Google+, and it prompts you each screen for each attachment or post is not one hit movement like polarbear. I use polarbear for text only posts and QP for pictures.

Pete The Penguin

That alone precludes me from downloading Polarbear. Shame cos on Android it looks like a Native BB10 app yet on BB10 it sticks out like a sore thumb.


Still works so what's the problem?

BlackBerry Z10, CB10.

Kris Simundson

Native is 10x faster than Adobe Air

A app that's been delayed for so long should be native

QuickPost is native, it has more integration options.

Just native gives better experience everytime

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Bought and installed :). (Had the beta too.)

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........ I have BlackBerry Hub

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Tariq Nasir

Maybe this is the big announcement that kevin was talking about ;)

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This is such a crap app. Runs terribly.


No it doesn't. Stop being a whiney baby.

Dave Bourque

I much rather believe Flip4Bytes a great BlackBerry 10 developer with a smooth app. Sorry lol.


Appreciate it man (:

Polarbear was developed in non-native code and it simply runs like crap. I was in the beta and I tried to give it an honest shot even knowing it wasn't native. It simply runs very very poorly. I can't believe they got the kind of publicity they have with such a terribly developed application.


Ha, Flip4Bytes was below my message. What apps do you have out?


Check my response below, I didn't really want this article to be transferred over to me, as much as I dislike this app, it's not fair to the developer. I was simply stating my opinion above, I did not want this to turn into me advertising my apps.


Honest question, what does Flip4Bytes develop.


I don't like that these comments are getting so derailed, but you can check out my main app here:


Pete The Penguin

As Kris said above, Polarbear's Adobe Air.

Adeff Smith

want to be able to post pics to multiple accounts too


I bought QP. So far it seems fine. Will stick with it for now. Want to see improvements.

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and i bought it w/o looking at QP =[ please add picture posting options! like the simplistic layout tho


This developer should be paying CrackBerry for this coverage. I've seen at least three or four articles about this app pre-launch! I actually feel like I'm being advertised to... But, what's good for good devs is good for us all, right. Let's build the ecosystem.

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Agreed, but much better devs deserve as much publicity as Polarbear has gotten. While I agree with you entirely, I think that they should be helping out other devs than these guys.. lol


I've beta tested from the beginning, it's gotten better and better. Every person has their own opinions, but Polarbear does everything I need it to do except pic attachment. QuickPost doesnt have Google+ nor App.net. For me, QuickPost is second choice. This version is fluid and works great. Can't fault the developer if CB posts a lot about it. It's called supporting the platform. See, we all have opinions :)

Pete The Penguin

For posting to app.net, try Blue in BlackBerry World, that's Native app and the Dev hardly gets coverage.


Polar bear supports facebook pages, which I definitely need. Does QP also support FB pages?

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I don't think ut does or at least I never saw the option when I DL it.. so I've been waiting for polar bear

Swordsmanship Channel: C000C9AF6


Beta'd it. Just bought QP. Thx for the recommendation.

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for $0.99, why not??!!!


I say go get it. I got it. ;)

Swiping my Z10 like a Genie will pop out.


Debating of the speed of two apps which are neither slow is quite funny (and vain). Also the comments of the exposure for Polarbear - it's like listening my kids argue who has more or less something...

I have them both, PB and QP and they complement each others quite well - I am mostly posting to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and sometimes to Google+ of which 20% is self created and 80% syndicated. I do not post to BBM nor App.net.

When I am creating content I usually open Polarbear

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(sent my comment too early sorry) ... and when I am syndicating I usually select Polarbear from the Share menu. Why? I guess I like to push only once 'post' and that's it.

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No thanks.

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