Xobni for BlackBerry now available in BlackBerry App World

By Adam Zeis on 1 Sep 2010 12:35 pm EDT
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If you've been holding off on purchasing Xobni for BlackBerry, now you can grab it directly from BlackBerry App World. If you haven't yet heard of Xobni, it creates a contact list based on addresses and information pulled from emails, giving you a big, fat contact list that is extremely easy to manage and convenient to use. Features of Xobni include:

  • Automatically created profiles for every person with whom you've ever communicated.
  • Ranked by importance - The people you email the most are at the top.
  • Lightning fast search by name or company name exposes each person's profile. Complete with photos, contact info, recent emails, calls, texts, info from LinkedIn/Facebook and more.
  • Instant access to all your Xobni Contacts in the BlackBerry compose screen.

Xobni is $9.99 and a free-trial is available. While the price tag may seem a bit high, the app pays for itself in no time and is one of the most used apps by the entire Crack team. Hit the link below for more.

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Xobni for BlackBerry now available in BlackBerry App World

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@dayoungdc: Torch has only recently launched and we are exploring/investigating the changes. As you know, this also introduced OS 6.0 with some key changes.

Of course we want to ensure that the app functions and behaves correctly on the new OS and the Torch.

Stay tuned and keep checking our site/faq at:
http://www.xobni.com/support/?cat=Xobni%20for%20BlackBerry

Thanks for Trying Xobni!

Michael Albers
Mobile PM
Xobni

@contender: The Xobni App World build allows you to try out Xobni for a 14 day period, to see if you like or enjoy it.

After the trial you are then able to purchase a copy of Xobni.

We hope you like it, do be sure to provide us feedback via the app itself (contact Xobni). Ofcourse if you enjoy the application we'd love to have your feedback in App World.

Thanks for Trying Xobni!

Michael Albers
Mobile PM
Xobni

I paid for it and it didnt work for me. After a few hours, I could no longer see my various mailboxes (cox, yahoo, etc) in my Messages view or even in their dedicated folders. Clicking on those folders would only show my main BES account (my Desktop folder).

@nunyabizness: Sorry to hear about your experience! We are working with RIM to track down this strange issue. The good news is that a reset will restore the folders to normal view. Would you mind contacting us at mobilesupport@xobni.com and refer to me? I'll be happy to refund you - we want everybody to be 100% satisfied!

Thanks,
Eirik
Xobni Support

So if I bought this straight from xobni, how do I transfer the license to App World so I can see the app in myworld?

@mscrivo, your Xobni Blackberry license is tied to your Xobni login information. You should be able to download the App World version as a trial, overwrite your existing version, follow the installation steps (e,g: reboot).

Once you start the application up, you should then have the App World release and it will show up in "My World".

In theory the update mechanism should then also work, although we aren't exactly sure for Trials (it should).

If you have further questions, do let us know: mobilesupport@xobni.com.

Thanks for trying Xobni!

Michael Albers
Mobile PM
Xobni

Seems like a cool idea but i'm not big on having random stuff from my email inbox show up in my address book. When I hit the back button while viewing a contact, I'd rather it still be where i was in my contacts list rather than back at the top. Doesn't seem to give me the option to text a contact through Crunch SMS or any 3rd party app. I'm not a huge fan of view my friends facebook profiles through the native browser.

@wyldemf: Thanks for the great feedback, we'll take the navigational suggestion into account when going back from a profile.

We are investigating the in-app FaceBook integration, such that it would mirror the LinkedIn integration.

We currently don't detect nor support 3rd party apps to be triggered for SMS.

Thanks for your Feedback, keep it coming. You can always send us Feedback in app via the "Contact Xobni" item.

Thanks for Trying Xobni!

Michael Albers
Mobile PM
Xobni

@that_maynard: Thank you for your question. Part of Xobni's "magic" is that we add every single contact that exists in your inbox(es), including people who were cc'd. For example, someone could have sent you a message with many recipients, and now all those contacts will be made available to you when and if you need them - but won't be in your way unless you're looking for them. This is the beauty of Xobni Rank.

Let me know if that helps.

Thanks,
Eirik

This is a forum for BB people wanting stuff for the BB's not a dam clothing store chain get the HELL off our blogs if we wanted to but clothing we would be on a dam shopping site

Like the idea and the UI is nice.

Downloaded the trial version, didn't like the fact that I had to register an account when I'm using the phones memory.

Also when scrolling down the list of contacts there are a number of contacts that have multiple entries in various positions so the ordering of importance is way out.

Won't be purchasing just yet.

***UPDATE***

Having used this for a bit it has now been removed as it is very annoying.

When a friend sent out an email to all his friends including myslef, why would I want all of his friends to appear on my phone as contacts, I don't know them.

Can see this becoming an issue if you receive a lot of mails where there are a lot of people in the distribution list.

@MikeC1408: Essentially we're making *all* contacts available to you; Xobni Rank should place your most important/relevant people on the top of the list. If you have a close contact named Tom and an acquaintance named Ted, Tom will appear above Ted when you type in "T". So you see, Xobni Rank gives you access to everyone without having to manually manage your address book.

Also please see my previous reply about Xobni Rank above:

http://crackberry.com/xobni-blackberry-now-available-blackberry-app-worl...

Thanks,
Eirik
Xobni Support
http://www.xobni.com/support/

I bought this (impulse buy following this article) and it looks very clean and easy to view. I have noticed a couple of things tho:
1) A contact I have never had any correspondence from is in 2nd place on the list - above those I have sms'd and emailed.
2) One of my contacts has two mobile phone numbers. When I get an sms from the 2nd number, it doesn't register as an sms in xobni.
3) I thought it automatically took email addresses etc from my emails- it doesn't.
4) I also thought it would be able to update the native address book using linkedin data/photo etc, but it doesn't do this either.
Basically I thought it would enhance my contact data but all it seems to do is make a nice list of contacts based on some contact (or non contact) data.

After using it for a day, it doesn't even add people you add to your address book. Can someone tell me what this actually does apart from sort them into some sort of order?

@Saint_Errant: Thank you for reporting this; that doesn't sound right... Would you mind contacting us?

Click menu > Contact Xobni > Contact Support

That way we can take a look at your logs and find out what's going on.

I apologize for the inconvenience!

Thanks,
Eirik
Xobni Support
http://www.xobni.com/support/