Category Archives: BlackBerry Apps

Save Gas Money With These Apps

With fuel prices near an all-time high, summer drivers can benefit from apps that scout out cheap gasoline. 

By Torrey Kim

GasBot

Android, Blackberry
Free for two weeks, then $7 per year, GasBot
Star Rating: 5 out of 5

My local radio station used to announce where to find the cheapest gas every week, and I lived for those newscasts—but the radio station discontinued running the feature and I was left driving around (wasting gas) searching for cheap fuel. Enter the GasBot app, which targets your GPS location and shows you which gas stations offer the best prices on gasoline. You can filter the results based on what type of gas you’re seeking, which can be helpful if your car only runs on premium or diesel. Read the rest of this entry

Try These BlackBerry Apps

By Sherry Jackson

With more than 18,000 BlackBerry apps now on the market, BlackBerry users are downloading over a million apps each day. Here are some popular ones to try.

Feeds-Google Client Reader

Price: $2.99; CDJ Studios

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This app allows you to read your Google RSS Feeds on your device and sync up with Google Reader. Article feeds will automatically be downloaded (there’s a setting that also lets you control how many download at one time) when synced and items that you read on your BlackBerry will be marked as read and vice versa. Folders and feeds can be marked as read with one click, and you can read items while offline. The app is also optimized for minimal battery and memory usage.

Grape Theme

Price: Free; MMMOOO

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The Grape Theme from MMMOOO isn’t really an app, but it’s worth mentioning. Designer Lee Jong-Young was the first runner-up in the BlackBerry Theme Design Competition held in South Korea earlier this year. Themes for the BlackBerry continue to be popular as they let users customize their devices. Read the rest of this entry

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EverQuest MMO Fans Now Have a Phone App

EQII Mobile is a new cross-platform mobile application that bridges the game world and the real world. EQII Mobile allows you to connect to EverQuest II remotely and interact with various game features while communicating with other players in-game. Whether on the road or in your own home, EQII Mobile links you to information and social tools that keep you connected.

Available for Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry devices. Direct purchase links to web stores will be added in the order of when the multiple device applications are released (each device has different release schedule).

In-Game Chat & Mail – Stay connected with friends! Chat through any world or guild channel and send in-game mail messages.
Character Profile Access – View your character stats, including faction, achievements, current equipped items and more…
Guild Tools – View your guildmates online status and map location.
Norrath Map Indicator – View your character’s current location and nearby landmarks.

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New BlackBerry Game App – XPloding Boxes

Xploding Boxes (also known as Exploding Boxes) is a strategy game for BlackBerry that was released this weekend on BlackBerry AppWorld. The goal of the game is to start a chain reaction that will explode all of the boxes on the screen. Each level gives you a different number of clicks, and requires a different strategy to solve. The first 25 levels are free, while the rest of the levels can be accessed by making an in-application payment.

The Xploding Boxes starts with five levels unlocked, and every time you beat a level, an additional level is unlocked. The end result of this is that if you ever get stuck, you can usually just skip ahead to the next level, because there are always a few that are unlocked.

The plan is to continue to release additional content and levels for this game. Version 1.1 of Xploding Boxes will add levels 101-120 and will be released by the end of February.

In-application payments

The game can be download for free with the first 25 levels available at no cost at all. Access to the remaining levels can then be gained by making a one time in-application purchase. This is done using the brand new In-Application payment API that was recently added. By using this when you upgrade to the full game, you do not lose any of the progress that you had already gained up to that point. This also requires that you have version 2.1 or higher of BlackBerry AppWorld installed.

Future Updates

Device Support

Xploding Boxes requires a minimum OS of 5.0 and supports the 8520, 8530, 8900, 9300, 9330, 9500, 9520, 9530, 9550, 9630, 9650, 9700, 9780, and 9800. Gaining access to all levels requires that you have version 2.1 or higher of BlackBerry AppWorld installed in order to make use of the in-application payment API.

Play Golf Battle 3D With Friends on Any Phone Platform!

 There is nothing that can beat the feeling of a perfect hit with the golf driver, which is why Imperial Game Studio is proud to announce the launch of Golf Battle 3D www.golfbattle3d.com, an interactive application available today on Google’s Android market. Available for about $3, or skr21.00 (Swedish Krona), this game is all about the two best features of golf: Hitting furiously long drives & kicking your friends’ butts! That is why they have produced this network based, action golf game with the driver as the only weapon.

Thanks to the Airplay software and the fact that the game is network based, users can play against their friends no matter what platform they are on. With their sister company, Martin Flensburg (CEO), Pär Green (Producer), and Alex Sahlin (Producer) were among the first developers ever to connect multiple platforms in mobile applications. Now, Imperial Game Studio has kicked it up a notch by connecting players from five different operating systems – Android, iOS (Apple), Symbian (Nokia), Windows 7 and Samsung Bada.

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USA Today Launches Windows-Based Slate App

USA TODAY, the nation’s top-selling print newspaper, today announced the USA TODAY App for Windows-based slate PCs is now available.

 The USA TODAY App for slate features the signature look and design that readers have come to trust from USA TODAY providing them with eye catching photos and graphics while delivering the latest award-winning USA TODAY content in a convenient interactive package.  The USA TODAY slate application has all the latest news, sports scores, weather, stock quotes and photos available. 

 “We’re excited to announce our latest application for tablet and slate devices. USA TODAY remains committed to launching new products so our readers can receive their news in any platform they choose,” said Steve Kurtz, vice president of digital development of USA TODAY.

The App was developed in cooperation with Cynergy Systems, a leading software product concept, design and development agency, in Washington, D.C.

             USA TODAY is now available on major platforms and devices including iPhone, Android, iPad, Google TV, the Chrome Web Store and Windows-based slate PCs

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