Walking through CB10 for BlackBerry 10

What, you haven't downloaded it already?!

By Simon Sage on 8 May 2013 10:18 am EDT
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CrackBerry regulars will already be plenty familiar with CB10 - our unabashedly awesome app for cruising the CrackBerry blog, forums, and store.

We recently updated the app with a fresh round of bug fixes and, most notably, the ability to see nested comments (that is, replies to existing comments that show up right below them).

Our previous update optimized everything for the Q10, including a dark theme, keyboard shortcuts, and a bottom bar that hid after a bit. 

CB 10 for BlackBerry 10

So, what's CB10 all about? Well, when you first boot it up, you're greeted by our latest blog posts. You can drill down into specific sections using the left-side navigation pane - accessories, apps, editorials, reviews... whatever you're in the mood for. When you jump into a post, you've got full access to commenting and sharing. If you'd rather see the story from our wonderful mobile site, there's a quick way to launch into the browser as well. 

CB 10 for BlackBerry 10

We've got full forum access from CB10, too. You can dig through our mountain of categorized forums, see the latest threads you've yet to check out, and keep tabs on those you've already participated in. Our forum view lets users drill down to specific users to view their profiles, or leave likes and thanks on helpful posts. You can post replies with or without quoting someone else, or quietly subscribe to a thread without having to get involved. When posting, you can attach pictures and other attachments right from your device - perfect for those times you're troubleshooting. 

CB 10 for BlackBerry 10

Finally, we've got access to the CrackBerry store, so you can order up any and all BlackBerry accessories you might need. The app has some handy shortcuts to calling customer care and seeing what's currently sitting in your cart, and check out when you're ready to go. 

Overall, CB10 is a great experience, and what really brings it together are the little touches - pull to refresh, notifications for new blog or forum posts, sensible shortcuts back to the home screen, Passport tie-in, and lots more. The Q10 keyboard shortcuts are especially handy. Alt + R to refresh if you can be bothered to scroll to the top, C to compose a new comment or thread, and plenty of Alt shortcuts to jump between participated, unread, latest, and subscribed topics. If you're reading this site at all and don't have CB10 installed on your phone, you should probably get on that. 

Download CB10 for the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 now!

Also - don't forget that CB10 is in the finals for Best Built For BlackBerry App in the 2013 BlackBerry Developer Community Awards. Be sure to vote for CB10 if you haven't already!!

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Reader comments

Walking through CB10 for BlackBerry 10

56 Comments

Why do I have to be blinded by the light with the white theme? Where is our dark theme?

Z10 via T-Mobile (10.0.10.85)

Think about it. It would be really weird if it was. You wouldn't be able to go through the posts of an ongoing thread as easily as it is right now (just go to last page) to see new comments you would have to navigate through all the pages and locate answered posts. The way it works right now is that when someone reply to a post, the original post is quoted so we know who they are replying to but the new post still shows at the last page so it's easier to follow.

Posted via CB10

Makes sense. Just was more of a general wondering, because sometimes replies seem like random posts... Sometimes (when there's no quote I mean).

Sent from Amber via CB10.

Yea we should be able to. Email Kevin and file a complaint. We cannot have this fly through unnoticed. Email Kevin now.

Posted via CB10 (BB Z10 : BLK)

Kevin addressed this a while back, it's not up to them, basically all apps submitted to BlackBerry World can choose to use the black OR white theme, but not both. Devs don't yet have the option to let users choose; it's dark on the Q10 or light theme on the Z10. Hopefully there will be an update to allow us to make the choice for ourselves.

Posted via CB10 & loving it!

Could you people shut up about the theme already, if we had gotten the dark theme (z10) and q10 got the white you guys would still complain like babies about not getting the white theme so just chill.

Posted via CB10

What sup? Can't we make suggestions here or what?
Why all this rudeness for?
Totally uncalled for.

Posted via CB10

Love the app. But as I mention before. We should be able to view the gallery from within the app. I think it's silly that we have to view it in the browser. Which btw CrackBerry mobile site is fantastic.

Posted via CB10

Is it possible to jump to a certain page on a Forums thread? e.g., if I get into a thread late but want to skip a bunch of pages of replies, is that possible?

Posted via CB10

Yeah you can, it's really easy too. Just slowly pull down from the title of the thread and it'll give you the option to jump to whichever page you want. I think that was what you were asking, although I'll apologise now if I misread.

Posted via CB10

No rudeness but we as a BlackBerry family we are always tearing down our product then we wonder y the other guys are winning give BlackBerry a chance on this one they are coming rome wasn't built in a day

Posted via CB10

I would like to see the ability to jump through pages when you're at the bottom of the page, same option as you have when you're at the top of the page :)

Posted via CB10

My only issue is in the forums, accidentally moving to the next page when I am scrolling down (not realizing how close I am to the bottom). Maybe find a way to use a color or something to remind when we are at the bottom, maybe the last 2 or 3 posts on a page? Like change the background for the white theme, change the text color for the dark theme, or make the little slider thingy on the right change color? Or just make it a little more deliberate to move to the next page?

Or I could just pay attention better!

Nice to see that Gallery support is coming. Hopefully they add in the ability to PM as well.

Posted via CB10

Amazing app! Been using it since day 1 and is easily the most often used app on my Z10. It's the only active frame I ever have going! Love that the CB team is constantly listening and implementing our feedback as well! Keep up the great work, guys!

Posted via CB10

It's there in the forums if that's what you were looking for. Just press the three dots in the bottom right corner and it's there.

Posted via CB10

It's a brilliant app that I use daily to get latest news and participate in forums on the go. Marcus did a brilliant job with the app. I also love the use of hiding the top bar and the action bar to maximise the screen real estate for content.

In fact sometimes I prefer doing it on my phone even if my laptop is right in front of me. That's how good the app is, and the reviews on BB World really shows. This app showcases the pros that BB10 native UI offers and how easy it makes navigating an app with lots of content. Even if you are not a CrackBerry addict, its still a great app to have if you have a BB10 device. You can get latest news regarding software updates, new apps, new games, etc.

You mean start a new thread? You can, I believe. First navigate to the specific forum page (BlackBerry 10, General Discussion, News & Rumors, etc.) then hit the overflow menu (three buttons) and the option should be there to start a new thread.

Posted via CB10 & loving it!

Or, just hit the "New Thread" button that appears at the bottom of the page, lol.

Posted via CB10 & loving it!