Tilt - coming soon to your BlackBerry 10 smartphone

By James Richardson on 7 Feb 2014 07:00 am EST
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It isn't very often we get a teaser of an upcoming application, but this time around we certainly do. Tilt for BlackBerry 10 is heading our way - developed by ReFocus Labs - the team behind ARKick and Pastry Push

Tilt manages your news, priority notes, weather, places, battery stats and calendar. All this information in one place, providing you with a seamless experience.

Tilt is based on BlackBerry Sweden’s tilt UI concept - adapting to your phone’s gyroscopic orientation you will get the most important information only when you need it. On a table surface the display will be blank, as you tilt it up context blocks will show up according to their priority. Focus more on the world around you with this non-obtrusive user interface.

Using the same contextual backend as award-winning app ARKick. Tilt uses Sidekick Engine to rearrange the context blocks priority, re-arranging them according to the current context. If the weather is harsh or an event is coming up Sidekick Engine makes sure you know with a clear and confident LED notification.

We should have a review copy of Tilt prior to its release on February 11th, In the meantime, give us your thoughts in the comments. Is that video cool or what? 

66 comments

shebmiller

Cool. Can't wait to be the first to try it!

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drmike

Such a special little boy. Here's your sticker...now go stand in the corner with the others.

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jelp2

What a special little Internet monitor! Here's your sticker, go stand in the other corner.

BB Adict

He must be QuickSilver's little deputy.

Addict for 10 years, but it may be time to get off this drug.

Calimero1987

"deputy" - nice euphemism.

Publisher1963

Sad Internet monitor more like. No friends - needs (constant) attention. Just humour him. The stickers thing goes back to a troubled childhood, no doubt.

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BB Adict

Lol!! Good one.

Blackberry always.....

Stomps01

OK the sticker thing just isn't funny anymore. The first time I read it(and it was me it was directed to and I have to add I didn't get my sricker) I chuckled a little. Now I'm reading it all the time.... it's kind of like saying "are you working hard or hardly working".. it's just not funny anymore.... the most you will get is a pity chuckle now.... if you are lucky... and a good boy....lol

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zeon mohamedd

What is this

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jerryeight

Would definitely try this app on release, looks very slick and modern.

Prem WatsApp

Great first, well done, witty, not obnoxious and expresses your opinion.

If you do it like that, there shouldn't be any real reason for complaints.

I'd like to be one of the first to try that app, too!

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

zeratul65535

Lol @ the music in the promo. Love it! And the app concept too

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DurdenLunarius

I felt like I was in a dubstep video for a minute there.

Naeg1995

love when new apps come to blackberry .
Makes me love blackberry more and more and more …..

Diogo Cardoso

damn i was with my headphones on max volume!!! but cool app anyway...

Nharzhool

I think there is some bad distortion with the recording...or it is supposed to sound badly recorded - either way, it wasn't that great in my offensively expensive headset.

DJRikko

Hahaha.
Teller: "Sir, it'll be $$$$"
Nharzool: "Excuse me? Do you talk to all your customers that way?"
Lol.

emmuniz1

Love the teaser promo and the music is awesome!!

#BB10Believe #BlackBerryNation #BB10Army #BB10Freak #KeepMoving #TeamBlackberry #BBMCrossPlatform #BBM4All #IChooseBlackBerry10

I'm MongezaurioBerry

jsille

It will be welcome!

BBM channel: C0040FF4D..... Proudly Z10 owner...

bbmtna

I like that fact that it's different, I remember the blackberry Sweden demo and thought that it was wild.

This will be the first 3rd calendar, utility app I buy

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nuff_said

I'm hoping for more apps like this to arrive. I bought my BlackBerry to stand out and be productive. This will be one for sure to get

FOR RIM

SURELY GONNA INSTALL IT

bhrgvr

Wow... awesome advertising... will get this app

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Donald Blue

Alright!!!! LET'S GOOO BLACKBERRY!!!! CAN'T WAIT!!!!

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araskin

Wow. That does sound awesome.

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Suraj Jadhav

Wow...
I have just submitted proposal for BES10 for our new company...

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allanabellard

I may download just for the teaser!!!

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greenberry666

Hopefully it won't make the Z10 battery last 7 minutes as Arkick does

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christoph77

Colorful! ;-)

C0038297E Quote of the Day (BBM Channel)

wincyUt

Isn't this similar to what the TAT Sweden group demo'd on a prior video? What's BlackBerry doing? SMH.

neilwick

The thing that TAT demoed was just supposed to show developers one of the cool capabilities that they could use in their apps. All this is, is a developer taking that ball and running with it, which was the whole point of the TAT demo.

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PostMortem

I'm not sure how I feel about it... the theory is sound, but I can't see myself benefiting from it much.

I guess I will have to see it and use it to tell. I get the concept, but what TAT showed off before seemed more practical albeit just a tech demo and this is an actual app.

Can't wait for a review to go up.

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Rub3n5

While the app looks impressive and cool, I don't quite get the value it provides. It's kind of a mishmash of important things from your phone into one little monitor? How does it determine what it displays? And most importantly, how is it going to know what is valuable to the individual?

I dunno... Would like to see it in action and how it's configured.

itsyaboy

I guess that would depend on the level of customisation.

If the app provides clear instructions on how to enable and customise the app just the way any user wants it, it might be vary valuable.

Though I do think this app is best suited to the Z30 because of its large screen.

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digitalman101

Looks quite interesting. This development team are doing great things and going beyond the standards.

Good for them and great for BlackBerry 10 :)

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deceptiver

Looks great! I don't know why but this app reminds me of Viigo somehow, maybe because you can have news, weather and other stuff in the same spot. Anyways, I am glad apps are coming into BlackBerry World.

AOAJ007

It sounds great and I'm looking forward to giving it a spin.

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xdoublejx

I don't get it. What does this app do

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MrGlenn

So you would still need have to have this single app full screen to work right? Right now I have 4 active frames which pretty much show the same information, with minimal battery consumption.
Of course if it does include the option to add your personal feeds alongside the other information it sounds like the perfect reader app.
I just do not really see the point of the gyro-controls unless this will be part of the core OS or something and not require an Active Frame...

And this would probably work horribly on current 10.2.1. Because the gyroscope is not calibrated properly.
Either judge that from the BB Virtual Expert app, just by using FlipShush; it goes of áll the time even when just walking or putting the phone down.

kennyiceberry

Looks cool any way. But a wise person doesn’t go by looks alone. Need more of a description of what it can do and what it's for.

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07thking

Excited!

Photos captured using BlackBerry devices - C00016D81

josecabita

We need apps that make life easier

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hazarder

Niceee

Posted via my NEW Zed30

dejanh

All good except this developer is not that great. AR Kick has not been updated in ages and is full of bugs.

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dtarin

At first glance it looked like Windows 8 tiles.

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Jonathank

I can't freaking wait... I been wanting this one

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Brutal Efficiency

Excited for this one.

Posted via my Z30.

freddysrevng3

"I'm in"......being it......

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freddysrevng3

*bring it"....good video.

CB10 from the Z30

calicocat2010

Um That looks like the same process & mockup of the toast notifications we were going to have on the Z10.

EsJayDee

It does look cool and interesting and most of all COLORFUL!

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dejanh

Yeah, I hope they do away with the crappy rainbow look. Does not fit the platform. User should be able to choose their own colors.

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Prem WatsApp

Shades of blue....

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peterallcdn

Too bad you'll likely have to swipe to wake up the phone first before tilting. I liked the BlackBerry demos of this because it worked simply by tilting with no swipe first.

dejanh

I really hope you are wrong otherwise this will be kind of useless. The app should force the screen to always on except when the device is in a position where the screen cannot be viewed...now that I am thinking about this...im starting to see why this was not implemented to begin with...not sure how practical this will really be...

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Just Me

Sweet. Always need more gestures!

Need some POW? Follow POW on BBM channels C004634C3 and find all the big snow spots.

insectplum

Looks interesting, anyone know if priorities can be changed? Sometimes I just look out the window to see the weather :D

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Prem WatsApp

Anyone noticed, the colour sequence on the phone's screen doesn't match their logo?

So it must be customizable.

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Puneet Kohli

The arrangement of the tiles is based on the contextual sidekick engine, so it is bound to change the order based on who you are, where you are, and what's going on around you :)

Andy321

Looks neat - maybe better for showing off than anything else.

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ThunderShock2005

Okay, read the article but I'm confused. Especially because of that video. Huh?

tripple dunk

This just sounds and look stupid. I have to tilt the phone just to access content...lame.

Zzzzzz

White Z10

rhon3g

Will it come to the Z10 STL100-1?

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Winston Loh

Super cool...

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