Several interesting apps for BlackBerry

Several interesting apps for BlackBerry

The first is Compass Lite for the BlackBerry Tour 9630. The app looks quite nice and might turn out to be your only means of salvation if you get lost in open sea. It tracks your movement direction and speed and of course, shows your GPS co-ordinates so you know exactly where you are at anytime. The app is available at the modest price of $0.99 plus there is a version for the BlackBerry Storm that doesn´t cost more.

HoneyDew Synchornized Todo List
is a handy solution if you are about to go shopping with your wife or friends. Say, you´ve a long list of things to buy for an upcoming party. You keep going round the store, but just can´t find all you need. Now, this is where the app kicks in. It will allow you to synchronize the shopping list to another BlackBerry device, so you know if someone makes changes the second this happens and won´t end up having bought the same stuff. You can get the app for just $1.49 and the program can really save you a lot of time and efforts. So, HoneyDew Synchronized ToDo List is a handy solution if you are about to embark on exhaustive team-shopping and need to know if your wife or buddies have forgotten to buy something.

Now, here´s a little something that fans of Manga comic books are going to love. Mango is a free app that allows access to the huge library resources of It´s a good thing that the app loads the next several pages while your read, meaning the rather annoying experience of having to wait for the next page has been addressed. Moreover, the program shows you relevant information about the comic book you´re reading, like author, designer, genre, title page, popularity etc.

bChat Threaded SMS does exactly what its name suggests, namely, shows your SMS correspondence in a threaded style. Moreover, it will allow you to send text messages that are longer than 160 symbols, store the chats on your device memory, open embedded links etc. The app is available for $0.99.

PaderSyncFM is a really functional file management solution. It supports FTP, SFTP, SMB and WebDAV clients and allows hassle-free synchronization of entire folders. So, if you need to use your office server, you can now do it directly from your BlackBerry. The app is free for personal use, but you would need to fork out $18 if planning to use it for commercial purpose.

source: CrackBerry



1. gonzo1207

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 24, 2009

Why call it compass lite and then charge 99 cents? Where can I go to download it? I checked app world and it doesn't seem to be there.....

4. dirtjenkins

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

there's a link for it

8. blueinc

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 28, 2009

Let me explain about the reasoning behind our business paradigm. We think of Compass Lite and Compass as two totally different separate stand-alone apps. We will also be releasing a separate app called Compass for the Storm and Tour. Compass has additional functionality not found in Compass Lite. It will be higher priced because of that. How much higher? Not much; under $5.00 certainly. Try to think of it this way if it helps: Adobe puts out two applications: Acrobat Reader and Acrobat Professional. Acrobat Reader has very limited, basic functionality and is free. Acrobat Professional does much more than Acrobat Reader and is priced accordingly. Does Adobe 'force' you to 'upgrade' to Acrobat Pro? Nope. You can do what you like. You have the choice to purchase Acrobat Pro. Let's look at our two applications: Is Compass Lite free like Adobe Acrobat is free? As much as I wish it It took hours and hours to code, graphic artist's time and creativity, technical/sales staff effort writing web copy and news releases and administrative effort setting it up on our site and on MobiHand. We felt that was worth a buck. And we're not Adobe. What we HAVE said, though, is that (if you'll allow me to stretch the analogy) anyone purchasing Acrobat Reader will receive a discount when purchasing Acrobat Pro. How much of a discount? We're still debating here but we're certainly talking 75 - 100 % of what was paid for Compass Lite. Some people like Acrobat Reader; some don't. Frankly, I never did and purchased Acrobat Pro as soon as I could. The feedback we’ve received on Compass Lite has been very good and people seem to be waiting for Compass with growing anticipation. cheers...B

11. blueinc

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 28, 2009

You can purchase Compass Lite on our

2. gonzo1207

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 24, 2009

I hope this compass can be integrated with google maps! That would be awesome, like it is for the 3gs.

6. MTLance unregistered

Really? I have the 3GS and I don't think it was integrated. Wow BB must be nuts charging customers for compass feature, I mean look at Nokia and Apple both came with the phone.

9. blueinc

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 28, 2009

One of the things we're building into Compass is the ability to store and retrieve WayPoints that can then be shown in BlackBerry Maps. We decided to use BB Maps instead of Google Maps because it comes with the device. People may not necessarily have Google Maps loaded...

10. blueinc

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 28, 2009

We're a 3rd party developer filling a void... The BlackBerry Storm and Tour do not have a built-in magnetometer (the formal term for a digital compass) which is a small hardware chip that can sense where North is. Instead, we have to rely on the built-in GPS capabilities of the device and software programming. And, while the GPS can show us where we are (our latitude and longitude) at any given time, in order to find out where North is, we need to read at least two different latitude and longitude points. These two points, when connected, give us a heading (or Line of Travel) and from there, we can decifer where True North is. Once we establish the secondary lat/long, the compass rose rotates and the large red needle points to True North. This is how Compass and Compass Lite work. HTH B

3. dirtjenkins

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

there's a link for it

5. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

threaded messaging app is worth it and u better not drop ur phone in the mid of the ocean or ur screwed.

7. MTLance unregistered

ROFL HoneyDew web requires husband and wife to use BBs? Wow. LOL!

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