The BlackBerry App Roundup

What an awesome week. We've seen the announcement of the CrackBerry On-Device App Store, and a few days ago (April 1st) the launch of BlackBerry App World. Things are good in the World of BlackBerry software these days. Lots of new apps coming out, new delivery options... Gotta love it. Covered this week are the following titles:

Featured BlackBerry Apps: PhoneyFart, Doodle, BerryWeather

New BlackBerry Apps: Zodiac, Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary Flashcards, BBCard, Tideberry

Free BlackBerry Apps: Cortado Save the Weekend, Voxofon Call Abroad

Updated BlackBerry Apps: Stock Manager v1.3.3, BizTrackIt Time Tracker v2.0.1, DateMathica Date Calculator v2.0, AreaCode411 Area Code Lookup v2.0, acceloDex v1.5.3

Top 10 Best Sellers: iVista 2, Real iBerry Blocks Custom L, BerryBuzz, STORM Today Plus, QuickLaunch, StormLock, BBSmart Alarms Pro, Storm Level Pro, BatteryBooster, StormYahtzee

Featured BlackBerry Apps


Yes, yes I know... don't complain now... But heck, I simply had to let the stink out on this one. There's another 'Fart' app that has been lingering around the store for awhile now, and it's called PhoneyFart. The app comes preloaded with over 20 sound effects including the 'blow, toot, tight, brown and the 'ripper'. Good grief. If you'd like to try before you buy there's also a free 20 minute or 20 fart trial (whichever comes first). The latest version of this app has 'The Fart Alarm' built in which lets you choose lovely noises to wake up to in the morning.

Get PhoneyFart for $0.99 at >


A fun one for all of the Storm users out there, Doodle is a finger painting app that is tons of fun. Choose your color, brush size and start doodling. You can take images from within the app, lay them down on the screen and start scribbling on top of them if you like too. A few image effects are also built-in to add a little more flavor. I see a lot of potential in this app for new features and upgrades... So if the developers at Tafasa are reading, drop me a line because I have a few ideas for you :)

Pick up Doodle for $2.99 at >


BerryWeather is a best seller that looks and works great. Get instant access to current weather conditions... and detailed 7-day and 24-hour forecasts for over 72,000 locations worldwide! With this one you can also get weather advisories and alerts for any location within the US. The app lets you add 10 'favorites' which you can flick between for easy access to current and forecast information for those locations. No subscriptions are needed, so if you want a solid weather app, BerryWeather is worth a look.

Pick up BerryWeather for $9.95 at >

New BlackBerry Apps


A new puzzle game from Swoosh Software, Zodiac challenges you by making you swap animals on the screen to match three or more in a row. You can create 'cascades' (a la columns or bejeweled) for extra points. It's a fun puzzle game with nice graphics, good sound, and is a good one to have in your 'puzzler' arsenal of apps. All that is required here is OS 4.2 or newer.

Pick up Zodiac for $4.95 at >

Note: A version for the Storm is also available.

Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary FlashcardsKaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary Flashcards

Preparing for the GRE Vocabulary Exam? You might want to check out Kaplan's GRE Exam Vocabulary Flashcards. The app comes with over 500 flashcards covering the most vital GRE vocabulary words. The cards are designed to help you quickly learn and retain the knowledge... with hopes of making you succeed in the verbal portion of the exam. One of the best reasons for picking this up, is you can of course take it with you no matter where you go. Study for the GRE anytime, anyplace!

Get Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary Flashcards for $4.99 at >


BBCard is a very simple app from the folks at MobiChampion Software. It lets you share and exchange contact information between mobile devices... essentially a BlackBerry contacts exchange utility. The good thing about this one is it apparently supports all Bluetooth enabled mobile devices that your contacts may be using. The interface is simple and easy to use, and if you'd like to try before you buy there is also a free 7 day trial period.

Pick up BBCard for $4.95 at >


I live nowhere near the east or west coast, so this app is almost completely useless to me. However, if you are on the coast or like visiting from time to time... Tideberry might actually be an app you could get some use out of, or at least get a kick out of it. Tideberry predicts and displays in real-time, tide data for over 3,000 coastal locations in the US including Alaska and Hawaii. Save up to 10 favorite locations for quick reference. As you can see from the screenshot, the tide graphics are simple and easy to decipher.

Get Tideberry for $9.99 at >

Free BlackBerry Apps

Cortado Save the WeekendCortado Save the Weekend

This one is actually kind of cool. With Cortado Save the Weekend, any emails you write outside of work hours aren't sent until the next work day! Pretty good stuff! If you need to lay off the Berry a bit and park business for the evening, this app is a great way to ensure you don't get overloaded with new work messages and correspondence. Lots of handy options are built-in to help you make the most of your business and family time. Could be a real handy app to have on board. A premium version is also available.

Pick up Cortado Save the Weekend for FREE from >

Voxofon Call AbroadVoxofon Call Abroad

Need to make a lot of calls overseas? With Voxofon Call Abroad you can save some money on those costly international calling rates. Rates start from 1.3 cents/minute. The app works seamlessly on your Berry, simply dial the call as you normally would, and current rates and options will be displayed before you place the call.

Note: While the app is a FREE download, you will be required to sign up to get 30 call minutes. Free test calls are included in the app, so I figure this one is worth a free 'go' for anyone that might want to save a few dollars on international calling.

Get Voxofon Call Abroad for FREE at >

Updated BlackBerry Apps

Stock ManagerStock Manager v1.3.3
Buy Now for $4.95 >

BizTrackIt Time TrackerBizTrackIt Time Tracker v2.0.1
Buy Now for $39.99 >

DateMathica Date CalculatorDateMathica Date Calculator v2.0
Buy Now for $9.99 >

AreaCode411AreaCode411 Area Code Lookup v2.0
Buy Now for $9.99 >

acceloDexacceloDex v1.5.3
Buy Now for $4.99 >

Top 10 Best Sellers at

iVista 21. iVista 2
Buy Now for $6.00 >

Real iBerry Blocks Custom L2. Real iBerry Blocks Custom L
Buy Now for $7.00 >

BerryBuzz3. BerryBuzz
Buy Now for $5.95 >

Storm Today Plus4. STORM Today Plus
Buy Now for $7.00 >

QuickLaunch5. QuickLaunch
Buy Now for $4.99 >

StormLock6. StormLock
Buy Now for $2.95 >

BBSmart Alarms Pro7. BBSmart Alarms Pro
Buy Now for $8.95 >

Storm Level Pro8. Storm Level Pro
Buy Now for $4.99 >

Battery Booster9. BatteryBooster
Buy Now for $9.99 >

Storm Yahtzee10. StormYahtzee
Buy Now for $2.99 >

Until Next Week..

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