Updated: Viigo Tango 8 for the BlackBerry Storm Released!

By Kevin Michaluk on 30 Jan 2009 01:44 am
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Viigo Tango 8 for the BlackBerry Storm

I was out and about for a few hours Thursday evening only to find my BlackBerry buzzing constantly with excited emails from Storm Viigo users letting me know that the latest version of Viigo (Tango 8 - build 3.0.856) has been released. This is the version we brought word of back from CES. Sure enough, Viigo sent out an email with the details...

It has arrived! The Viigo Beta for the Storm watch is over. With this download, you can now benefit from the excellent feedback we've collected from tens of thousands of people who have previewed our Alpha version of Viigo on the Storm. We've worked hard to improve the overall Storm experience (performance, usability, etc.), and we've also added some exciting new features including a new Shopping service, the ability to tweet articles with a single click, and the capability to build and track your own portfolios in Stocks & Finance. 

I haven't had much of a chance to play with it just yet (just installed and am gonna Viigo myself to sleep!) but you can read more details on the improvements in this version after the jump. Hopefully this means this latest version will be pushed out for all BlackBerry devices soon

To Upgrade or Install for the First Time:

Viigo Tango 8 for the BlackBerry Storm

Viigo has made several enhancements in Tango 8

  • Post interesting articles to Twitter with a single click
  • Use Quick Launch buttons to email an article to friend or to yourself, Tweet an article of interest, Post To Del.ic.ious, view a full Article or open in a browser
  • Access real time status of the flights in your Flights and Travel itinerary

New features in Stocks & Finance:

  • Create your own portfolios that include the stocks or mutual funds of your choosing
  • Each portfolio lists the ticker name, the price, the change and the percentage change
  • Access depth details on trades including the volume of shares traded, the current bid/ask, time of last trade, market cap and much more

A Preview of Viigo Shopping:

  • Viigo has partnered with Mobihand and Magmic (the Bplay store) to bring you the ability to purchase the latest mobile software, software accessories, games, themes and more
  • Details on the product are available in just one click without ever leaving Viigo
  • More partners and more stores will be unveiled shortly 

Topics: BlackBerry Apps

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53 comments

Anonymous1234

does an icon pop up wen you download this? i have a storm and i cant seem to find an icon

rynoalien111

I have had this too. Usually a battery pull makes it show up. This has been a .90 issue for me.

whitman5115

If you already had viigo and you deleted it and downloaded the new version it will pop up in the same place. If you didn't have it at first it should pop up in your downloads folder.

BonezH2X

I read that i should un-install the previous version of viigo before installing this are all my feeds going to be there after i log back in or will i have to input them again? Hope I don't have to input them again I have alot lol.

Never mind I got my answer. I love this app!

somekindarobot

loving this app so far all my baseball, video game, and crackberry news = amazing

Belbarid

Have we gotten to the point where we don't even bother to jokingly ask anymore if they've implemented podcast support yet?

samuel.frost

Has anyone else got the error message: Missing Required resource bundle: null?? I have deleted and re-downloaded 3 times now and keep getting the same error. Could this be a problem with .90?

Raptor007

I had .90 on my Storm but I had to remove it. I was running into too many issues while trying to get software installed. I was getting the same type of error message you were. So I will just wait for the next official build.

mazvita

1) Make sure you have Viigo installed on your device. (If you do not, go to http://getviigo.com on your mobile browser and download it.)
2) On your BlackBerry home screen, click Options>Advanced Options>Applications.
3) Highlight Viigo.
4) Click Menu>Disable Compatibility Mode. (If it is already disabled this menu option will say Enable Compatibility Mode, do not select it in this case.)
5) Exit and if prompted save the change.
6) Run Viigo.

Note: Compatibility mode is something RIM created so that application developers who had not developed an application specifically for the Storm could still run their application enabling this mode. Viigo does not need to enable compatibility mode because we have designed our application for the Storm. On some operating systems there is a bug where compatibility mode is enabled for Viigo. This can happen either when you first download Viigo or even after running it for awhile. When this happens you get the "missing required resource bundle: null" error and Viigo will not run until you turn compatibility mode off.

cromag_rickmanus

I downloaded and tried it, then deleted it again. RSS feeds aren't enough to keep the program, I just read all of them in bolt. When it gets podcast support, all be all over it.

Dirt McGirt#CB

You need a signal to use Bolt. Viigo automatically updates feeds for reading when you dont have a signal. useful for those of us who take a subway and can read headlines and a brief story.

cyberbob

I thought with Verizon there was a signal everywhere you went??

jrcdpm

I am getting the same error message. Thought it was .90 issue but went back to .75 deleted Viigo and re-downloaded and get same message error and screen freeze needing a battery pull to resolve. Any insight into this problem?

mazvita

1) Make sure you have Viigo installed on your device. (If you do not, go to http://getviigo.com on your mobile browser and download it.)
2) On your BlackBerry home screen, click Options>Advanced Options>Applications.
3) Highlight Viigo.
4) Click Menu>Disable Compatibility Mode. (If it is already disabled this menu option will say Enable Compatibility Mode, do not select it in this case.)
5) Exit and if prompted save the change.
6) Run Viigo.

Note: Compatibility mode is something RIM created so that application developers who had not developed an application specifically for the Storm could still run their application enabling this mode. Viigo does not need to enable compatibility mode because we have designed our application for the Storm. On some operating systems there is a bug where compatibility mode is enabled for Viigo. This can happen either when you first download Viigo or even after running it for awhile. When this happens you get the "missing required resource bundle: null" error and Viigo will not run until you turn compatibility mode off.

mhind52

One of the best free apps out there. Downloaded fine, but you do have to run a QuickPull for icon to show up.

serena05

I also have and same error message about Missing Required Resource. I have to do a battery pull to quit the app. Reinstall several times already. I am running .75. Any idea?

ktklein

I was hoping to see Facebook integration just like the AP News Reader uses. Had the missing icon issue but one use of QuickPull resolved that (using .90 OS on Storm). So far the new version seems to work OK.

bigwill1223

i have had zero problems since downloading viigo last night. it seems to be a lot better than the last version. the "back" buttons works with one push and or without holding it down for an little extra bit now. and i havent had any freezes, im just curious to see how much if any memory leak there is, that was my biggest concern with the last one, oh well its free and beta, so it can only get better!

Midranger

This is great! I deleted the previous, installed the upgrade and BAM! All my settings were there and I even had an icon! Also, my "quick launch" can access the new version and I didn't even have to edit it.

AuTigerMan

How do I get the app? Each time I click on the link, I get sent the same page with the identical link? What am I doing wrong? Thanks

Baggieboy

Hi Have you sussed this out yet coz i am getting the same issue as you, i just get the same screen

AuTigerMan

Yes. From the Viigo support link:

Why don't I see a download button when I go to getviigo.com in my mobile browser?

Viigo doesn't recognize your browser as a mobile browser and therefore directs you to the desktop website.

Open your browser, go into Browser Configuration and set Emulator Mode to Blackberry. Next, go to getviigo.com and download Viigo.

Addendum: Not only did this fix my issue with Viigo, but also my Storm browsing experience has been significantly enriched. I didn't realize how nicely this mobile sits were supposed to be coming in. I kept cursing the fact that I had to zoom and move around to read anything. Am I the only one who didn't know? I loved my Storm before, but now WOW!

blacktoothberry

I was having trouble downloading and this worked like a charm.
Thanks.

infernl

Download was seamless, and everything is where I had it originally, without me having to do a thing. One thing though, I thought this was a full version??? It still says Viigo beta. I checked and it is build 3.0.856, the new Tango version...

hmmm

EminentAndrew

-10MB of virtual memory (Not worth it)

moosc

what happen to twitter downloaded .53 yesterday had twitter today updated and no twitter dam

gatewayad

Downloaded on phone without any prior version, couldnt find icon, looked at comments saw to do a battery pull. Looked at my v memory first down from 32 to 26 after install. After battery pull found icon in download folder v memory back to 32. Only comment i have they could of made the icon a little more colorfull like my Bolt, Weatherbug Google Maps, YouTube or pretty much any of the 3rd party apps i have, just makes it easier to find like the big E for ESPN. But it is a cool app. Thank You for the app and all the above information.
Joe

mr.24

I uninstalled my previous version no problem. Downloaded and installed the new one no issue. Now when i go to create channels it keeps telling me that locations cannot be found or there are no channels avalable... whats the deal?

DonTon

Just curious, ....does this program mainly targets US users, or does it come handy for international users as well?

bg0508

Had a non-CB version of Viigo prior...finally figured out how to add the Forums & Store RSS feeds...didn't realize at 1st they would show up in the News & RSS channel instead of the CrackBerry.com channel....

Now I wish I could restrict the Forums feed to only those specific forums I want regarding the Storm....ANY HELP??

Annies Art Designs

I agree, 10mb ram hog

Deleted it

ROBO COP

cant get it to download. i have followed the instuctions to email it to myself and it didnt work. then text messaged it to myself and it didnt work. any thoughts?

obriemj

I used the phone's browser and went directly to www.crackberryviigo.com - downloaded it straight on to the phone with no problems. A battery pull is needed once initially installed or else once you close out of it you will be unable to see the icon to get back in.

AuTigerMan

See my earlier post above on how to fix this.

obriemj

Decent app. Biggest complaint is how slow everything reacts. It seems as if it take 3-5 seconds for any response to take place once a selection has been made...though I've been having similar (but not as extreme) problems with other applications ever since downloading .90. Maybe it's just me...?

Gnome_Sayin

I don't get what the point of the crackberry icon is.. I would have thought all the forums/blogs would show up when clicking that icon!

beyond that.. I added all the forums and blogs I could.. where are they visible?

thewarface

Yea....I'm lost on the crackberry area as well. I thought it would show what they show on the front page...and an RSS of the forums....but I don't see anything.

cjones11481

anybody having a problem getting the app? tried to send app via text and email... nada. went to suggested mobile site, takes me back to the same page to get it through txt and email... what to do??? going in circles...
thanks

AuTigerMan

See my post above. Simple fix.

EnergyPlus

Like others have posted here, I found the respnse time to be rather slow. I can get info/data faster by using my Storm browser (and that's saying something).

Also, I see where the Twitter app is supposed to be availabe on Viigo, but I've yet to find it...where is that thing?

Wireless Freak

Does anyone know how I get movie showtimes on here

whilton

I like the idea of this program, but had to remove it as it made everything Soooo SLOW on my Storm, using Official .76 software from Telus. Will definately reload it once it starts working roperly on the Storm though.

07thking

Got an email from viigo informing me of the update with a link to download the newer version. Download went fine. The older version was replaced with the newer one, I then rebooted my storm as prompted. While running viigo, searching for my previous channels which were gone, the phone automatically rebooted. When I reopened viigo all my previous channels were back and it runs much faster and smoother than before. Even that new government channel is cool. Running OS .90

jay777

Does anyone know when the podcast/audio function will work on on the Viigo?

Sugrat#CB

I've used Viigo for a longtime now and had zero problems with the prior version, this verion freezes halfway updating my feeds (about 10) of them.

I've tried uninstall and reinstall, battery pull etc and nothing seems to work...

Any ideas? i'm running OS .75

mark levy

i have entered multiple passwords, all with more than 5 charactets, and keep getting a message that your password must have 5 or more characters...what do i do?

crackberry4storm

Plain and simple, I've tried text, email, etc... and I'm going in circles. Does anyone else know how to prevent this madness. Shame I had the application originally and I can't re-download the new version.

SterlingVT

I've tried email, text, and mobile browser and keep getting same run around. How do I download it to my phone?

mark levy

in the weather mode, i inadvertently picked the wrong city, and i am unable to delete it...does anyone know how??

mark levy

in the weather mode, i inadvertently picked the wrong city, and i am unable to delete it...does anyone know how??

fatboyrm

I have been using Viigo on my Storm for a couple of weeks and I'm having a lot of issues.

1. I was with another friend who had AT&T service and we were checking scores of current sports. His sevrvice gave almost realtime scores where Viigo was 7 to 10 minutes behing. Also, I had to continusously update the channel when his did it automatically...pretty disapointing.

2. Speaking of updating channels why does it no do it automatically. It seems like this has to be done on all the areas of Viigo.

3. Lastly, I have tried to put my home town of Novi, Michigan in the movie section several times and it continues to show "0" theaters...we have 2?

Any help you can give is appreciated.

mazvita

1) Make sure you have Viigo installed on your device. (If you do not, go to http://getviigo.com on your mobile browser and download it.)
2) On your BlackBerry home screen, click Options>Advanced Options>Applications.
3) Highlight Viigo.
4) Click Menu>Disable Compatibility Mode. (If it is already disabled this menu option will say Enable Compatibility Mode, do not select it in this case.)
5) Exit and if prompted save the change.
6) Run Viigo.

Note: Compatibility mode is something RIM created so that application developers who had not developed an application specifically for the Storm could still run their application enabling this mode. Viigo does not need to enable compatibility mode because we have designed our application for the Storm. On some operating systems there is a bug where compatibility mode is enabled for Viigo. This can happen either when you first download Viigo or even after running it for awhile. When this happens you get the "missing required resource bundle: null" error and Viigo will not run until you turn compatibility mode off.