Thanksgiving Bliss Courtesy of Viigo

Viigo Now Available for the BlackBerry Storm!
By Kevin Michaluk on 27 Nov 2008 06:23 am
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Good news BlackBerry Storm owners... Viigo alpha is now available for the BlackBerry Storm! Keep in mind it's an alpha release (there's a few known bugs - listed when you download), but worth giving a go regardless. The full version should be out in early/mid December.

Is the Storm your first BlackBerry? Maybe you haven't heard of Viigo yet? In case you haven't, our friends at Viigo put together a nice little overview of how you could work Viigo into a holiday weekend such as Thanksgiving while traveling, eating a feast (or two or three) and taking in some sporting events:

Sports: Whether a fan of the NFL, NBA, NCAA Football or Basketball or the NHL let Viigo be your guide to scores, game times, pre and post game analysis and more. And to support your beloved team, download your favorite NFL team theme by clicking on the banner in the top left corner of your favorite NFL channels.

Travel: Once you've booked your flight be sure to add the info to your Viigo Flight & Travel service. Stay current with the status of your flight so you know if you are going to make kick off. 

Weather: Knowing that you are heading out of town, why not add the destination city to your Weather service? That why, you know whether to pack a parka or a rain coat. 

Food: What is more synonymous with Thanksgiving than food? Get great recipes on Viigo by adding one of our food services to your News & RSS service. To add the food channels, within the News & RSS service select to add a channel , choose Interest & Lifestyle from the drop down menu. Next select Food & Recipes. This will provide you with channel options to add. Alternatively, you can add your own channels from the "Add your own channel" option. 

Books: After a day of travel and a big meal it may be time to relax and read a good book before you go to sleep. Viigo is your answer to this need too. Have a look through the library of Holiday reads, short stories and books. 

To learn more about Viigo click here and to download just visit CrackBerryViigo.com from your BlackBerry's web browser.

Topics: BlackBerry Apps

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

hagosrush

I have had the Viigo alpha version for two (2) days now, and it is very slow. It has stopped halfway in between switching from screen to screen. But I am still keeping it as it's good to have on Long train rides. "Crackberry" forum posts and all that!

The decision is yours, many users could not stand it and simply uninstalled it. Make the judgment yourself.

netposer#CB

Any idea when Viigo is going to implement the OTA Podcast downloads? I would buy Viigo just for that.

netposer#CB

When I download it tells me I already have version 3.0.246
I don't recall downloading an alpha version earlier this week nor did I see any disclaimers etc...

jesssquire

Hi netposer - just to clarify, our Alpha version for the Storm is 3.0.710.

If you're downloading 3.0.246, you're actually getting the latest version of Viigo for all BB's other then the Storm.

If you're experiencing this from your Storm, please contact us directly @ contact '@' viigo 'dot' com so we can help you resolve this ASAP.

Jesse

jongrreat

I'm assuming this article just skipped mentioning it has News feeds, the Market, etc?

tpony

I'm gonna download this and see whats new. Great Thanksgiving day surprise,

werd10101

is it just an emulated mode? i try downloading it and it run in the emulated format...also the only way i can download it is through the crackberry app store, every time i send the address to my phone it just shows the page with the pearl loading the viigo app.

jesssquire

Hey werd - I don't think Viigo for the Storm is active in the Crackberry app Store yet, the only place to get it currently is to send yourself an OTA link from viigo.com.

When you send yourself a download link from viigo.com, make sure you open the email on your BB, and click the link from your BB Browser. If you open the email from a desktop email client, you'll end up getting redirected in circles.

OTA Link for Viigo on BB Storm (open from BB Browser) - http://getviigo.com

izzyncade

same here.... how do i download this?

izzyncade

make sure your browser is set to blackberry and it will give you a link...

buddywow

The only thing that kept him sane was his BLACKBERRY. KEVIN HAS TO POST THIS VIDEO UP. HE HAS TO. THIS MAN WAS LOCKED IN HIS HOTEL ROOM AFTER TERRORISTS ATTACKED IN MUMBAI.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7754046.stm

British businessman Mark Abell managed to escape from the Oberoi Trident Hotel.

He had barricaded himself inside his room when the militants stormed the building on Wednesday.

Mr Abell said the Indian hotel staff and the security forces had been "fantastic".

Anonymous

The links don't work, can not down load product. Can anybody help me?