Idokorro’s BlackBerry Viewer

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For some reason I think a lot of you will have a smile after this post – I don’t know, might just be me. But see that screenshot? See what appears to be the main interface of one of my devices on there? News for you, pals – it is my interface. I was given a heads-up yesterday from the kind, kind folks at Idokorro about a little project they’ve been toiling away on called Idokorro’s “BlackBerry Viewer”.

BlackBerry Viewer works as easy as you think it should. You simply connect your device to your computer via USB and launch the viewer. The viewer then appears right on your desktop and by clicking “start”, your BlackBerrys screen pops right up onto your desktop. Idokorro is quick to mention that this is still a project for them and there’s a few bugs, but an interesting note to that: when Idokorro reps were at the Wireless Enterprise Conference, they asked a group of 400 if they would use this tool while there were still a few glitches. The answer? A resounding “yes”.

The glitches are minor, the biggest being that not all keystrokes are logged so you may have to enter your command and turn your jog dial one or two times extra for it to be entered. But think of the possibilities with this! Presenting to clients, training employees, even showing off your fishing skills in Bass Assassin, for pete’s sake! Get on the free trial download (you’re required to complete a short survery) while you can and look for a clean version to purchase early on in the new year.

  • http://www.letterneversent.com/ chris sivori

    What are all the particular apps you’re using?

  • http://www.letterneversent.com chris sivori

    What are all the particular apps you’re using?

  • http://livingscrapbooks.com/ Bill Andrews

    I had something similar for my Pocket PC and used it alot!!!

  • http://livingscrapbooks.com Bill Andrews

    I had something similar for my Pocket PC and used it alot!!!

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Steve St. Pierre

    Bill, you seem excited. That’s good.
    And for Chris and all you other strangely intrigued readers, the app’s are as follows:
    BPlay, messages, phone, address book, calendar, internet browser, compose, profiles, calculator, bass assassin, battlestations 1942, chronicle road, ascendo fitness, splash ID, options, caffeine finder GPS, idokorro mobile desktop, turn wireless off. (these are the ones you can see, at least)

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Steve St. Pierre

    Bill, you seem excited. That’s good.
    And for Chris and all you other strangely intrigued readers, the app’s are as follows:
    BPlay, messages, phone, address book, calendar, internet browser, compose, profiles, calculator, bass assassin, battlestations 1942, chronicle road, ascendo fitness, splash ID, options, caffeine finder GPS, idokorro mobile desktop, turn wireless off. (these are the ones you can see, at least)

  • http://www.msnbc.com/ master05

    This is nice, but it lacks the functionality of similar tools that allow you to interact with the device through the tool.

    What good is this? I can take screen scrapes using BBScreen. And it’s FREE!

  • http://www.msnbc.com master05

    This is nice, but it lacks the functionality of similar tools that allow you to interact with the device through the tool.

    What good is this? I can take screen scrapes using BBScreen. And it’s FREE!

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Steve St. Pierre

    master05, you control the app using your BlackBerry – any movement or entry you make on your device shows on screen. It’s not just for screen scrapes. You can use it to demonstrate things, show presentations, etc. There’s a lot of different uses for it.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Steve St. Pierre

    master05, you control the app using your BlackBerry – any movement or entry you make on your device shows on screen. It’s not just for screen scrapes. You can use it to demonstrate things, show presentations, etc. There’s a lot of different uses for it.

  • Al-Jebra

    D00d!!! Forget all that… Why aren’t you on Zen yet?

  • Al-Jebra

    D00d!!! Forget all that… Why aren’t you on Zen yet?

  • George

    This tool can be used for a lot of things, like training, application demos, etc. Pretty useful actually, better than butting heads trying to show some Blackberry-noob(s) how to use a Blackberry.

  • George

    This tool can be used for a lot of things, like training, application demos, etc. Pretty useful actually, better than butting heads trying to show some Blackberry-noob(s) how to use a Blackberry.

  • Albert

    I’ve used the demo version which is set to expire in Feb. Its quite slow to respond between your input and the PC display. I haven’t tested it with an 8700 yet, so maybe it’ll do better than the 7130e or the 7100t.

    I will say it has been useful for me in training videos

  • Albert

    I’ve used the demo version which is set to expire in Feb. Its quite slow to respond between your input and the PC display. I haven’t tested it with an 8700 yet, so maybe it’ll do better than the 7130e or the 7100t.

    I will say it has been useful for me in training videos

  • oppiTronic

    @Albert: No chance to speed it up. The BlackBerry can’t deliver the data any faster.

    I have written a similar tool myself.
    Check:
    http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-blackberry-discussion/52303-screenshots-blackberry-display.html

  • oppiTronic

    @Albert: No chance to speed it up. The BlackBerry can’t deliver the data any faster.

    I have written a similar tool myself.
    Check:
    http://www.blackberryforums.com/general-blackberry-discussion/52303-screenshots-blackberry-display.html

  • Cristian

    I’m looking for the Blackberry Viewer keycode, that my version expires on April, 12th. and I need it working Ok for a presentation. Thanks for help me!

  • http://notavailable Cristian

    I’m looking for the Blackberry Viewer keycode, that my version expires on April, 12th. and I need it working Ok for a presentation. Thanks for help me!