These apps will get you through the Mayan apocalypse on December 21st

BlackBerry Apocalypse
By Adam Zeis on 20 Dec 2012 11:18 am EST

So tomorrow is December 21st. It's the end of the Mayan calendar and many are prepping for what could be the end of the world. We want to make sure that you all survive to see the release of BlackBerry 10, so we've taken some time to compile a list of must-have apps should things go south on Friday. As long as you have your trusty BlackBerry by your side and a few solid apps you should be able to make it out A ok. Keep reading for our list of apocalypse survival apps for your BlackBerry.

Survive the apocalypse with these apps

Flashlight Apps

Of course when the world goes dark you'll be in a bit of trouble, but having a flashlight app on your BlackBerry will let you see what you need to. There are plenty of flashlight apps - both free and paid - so you should have no problem finding one that works for you.

Flashlight apps in BlackBerry App World

First Aid Apps

If things go downhill and someone gets injured, you better know what to do. These first aid apps will give you some quick tips and info to keep on trucking until you can get to help. These apps have videos, step-by-step instructions and much more.

First aid apps in BlackBerry App World

Scanner Radio

The first responders will be out in full force for the apocalypse, so be sure to stay on top of things with a solid scanner. Scanner Radio gives you feeds for fire, weather and police in your area so you can listen in to everything that goes down right on your BlackBerry. $0.99 in BlackBerry App World.

More information/Download Scanner Radio


If you can get in touch with your friends, you can always track them down with foursquare. Just check-in wherever you end up so your friends can find you and meet up. There's safety in numbers.

More information/Download foursquare


Of course when disaster strikes everyone will turn to Twitter, so don't be left out. The newest version for BlackBerry is just a few days old and will help you vent your frustration with the rest of the world. Tell them how you're fairing where you are and keep in touch with other friends before the lights go out for good.

More information/Download Twitter for BlackBerry


Why is a streaming radio on the list you ask? Well if all else fails you'll want some sweet tunes to listen to while the world is coming to an end, right? Plus it's free.

More information/Download Pandora

We really don't think the world is going to end tomorrow (but hey, you never know) so this is obviously just for fun. After all, we have to make it to January 30th 2013 to see BlackBerry 10, right?!   

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Reader comments

These apps will get you through the Mayan apocalypse on December 21st


guess ya cant take ya $$ with ya lol.

although i say go out in style, get a 3d tv and watch 2012 in 3d lol

It's 00:00 in my country right now ..... and I bet I will see Blackberry 10 device in my desk by the time it's available in my country :D

the Mayans didn't account for leap years,,, the world ended 7 months ago,,, that being said, all these apps will be useless come the Apocolypse as there won't be any power grid,,, so get out of your bunkers & have a great day...


The Mayan calendar is far more accurate than the current Gregorian calendar we use which is utter crap. You can see the sliding scale of mathematical prowess drop as we move forward ;) .

Don't forget your bible reader, it's great prep as well. Though I do see the lord asking me "what were you thinking not having a flashlight handy"? :)

Make this the last song you listen to folks! R.E.M.'s It's the End of the World (As we know it)

ROCK ON and GO OUT WITH A BANG! Get drunk! Get laid! Wake up on the 22nd and realize that tattoo you got on your face is REAL and that insanely itchy scratching sensation in your pants is not curable...In 9 months from now you'll be a new Dad and your problems will compound exponentially because the woman you messed around with will want all your money and the kid will hate you forever for abandoning it. ENJOY!

...and I feel fine...

Who would buy a flashlight app when, as one above says, you can video light, or any number of free flashlight apps, or Advanced OS & LED?

Also, Scanner Radio by Gordon Edwards is, handsdown, THE BEST scanner app on any platform. A plain simple interface, but can access any online scanner there is. Gordon is great at getting back re support issues. I have used it on all my BB's, it's on my Playbook and I use the free version on any Androids or iPhones I happen to use. I have tried most of the apps, but Scanner Radio trumps them all.

It was the first, and still one of just a few apps, I have paid for, as usually the free apps are sufficient for me.

I'm still waiting for doomsday folk to give me their monies so I can bury it and keep it safe just in case. Better safe than sorry.

Wellllllll its already December 21st in some parts of the world, they're still alive and kicking so I assume I'll be fine too.

im scared guise, more so about if there isnt a disaster, wat in the hell am i going to do with all this chunky beef, tuna, vector bars and bottles of water!!!!!


The hilarity of this blog post is AAAAMMMMAAAAZZZZIIIINNNGGGG!!!!!

World isn't going to end, mayan calendar is just going to restart. Also, chinese calendar is going to do the same thing. :D

So nothing is ending, it's just restarting!