Apps and details surrounding RIM’s App World

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RIM App World

Now that App World is live, let’s take a look at what is featured in the App World client and what you can expect from it. Before we begin, make sure you have a PayPal account, OS 4.2 or higher and a trackball or SurePress touch screen (aka Storm) BlackBerry before proceeding.

Remember, to download the App World client, go here with your BlackBerry browser..

The homescreen in App World begins with “Featured Items” which can be navigated to buy some of the best content for BlackBerry according to RIM. Okay, it may not be the absolute best, and here at BBCool we’ve seen some great apps, but they are sweet nonetheless. For example, the list includes:

Viigo for BlackBerry – Free
Yahoo Messenger – Free
Facebook – Free
Bloomberg – Free
Texas Hold’em King 3 – $5.99
MySpace – Free
AOL Instant Messenger – Free
Brain Challenge 2: Stress Management – $4.99
New York Times Crosswords – Classics Vol 1 – $4.99
Google Talk – Free
ICQ – Free

I think we can all agree that it’s a decent list of apps to start off with before going through the rest of App World.

When you do decide to keep browsing, you have a plethora of options. You can browse by categories that include Games, Music and Video, or Personal Health and Wellness.

Downloading an App is very simple, the payment system is the only downside. RIM partnered with PayPal rather than implement their own payment structure which could have sped up the whole process. Instead, when you click on an app, you are presented with Download, Reviews or Screenshots. If you’re going to purchase the app, you must sign in to PayPal.


Featured Apps (11)

Viigo for BlackBerry – Free
Yahoo Messenger – Free
Facebook – Free
Bloomberg – Free
Texas Hold’em King 3 – $5.99
MySpace – Free
AOL Instant Messenger – Free
Brain Challenge 2: Stress Management – $4.99
New York Times Crosswords – Classics Vol 1 – $4.99
Google Talk – Free
ICQ – Free

Entertainment (9)

PhoneyFart – $2.99
Fart Storm – $2.99
Mobile Bartender – $4.99
ELLE – Free
ELLEgirl – Free
ELLEgirl Latina- Free
People Mobile – Free
Premiere – Free
Woman’s Day – Free

Games (126)

Arcade & Action (37)
Card & Casino (29)
Puzzles & Mind Teasers (32)
Sports (10)
Strategy & Board (18)

Maps & Navigation (8)

Text2C – Free
ConnectorLocal – Free
GPS Tracker – Free
Geocache Navigator Free Trial – Free
SOS-GPS – $2.99
Telmap Navigator – Free
Trimble Outdoors Free Trial – Free
e-Mobile GPS Companion – $19.99
NIM Gokivo Navigator – $9.99
TeleNav GPS Navigator – $99.99 (1-year unlimited service for the Storm, 8330, 8130 and 8830)

Music & Video (10)

Shazam – Free (Enhanced version is $4.99 after May 31)
Relaxing Sounds – $2.99
FlipSide MP3 Player – $19.99
Flycast – Free
Hip Hop Official by GoTV – $4.99
MP3 Ringtone Creator – $4.99
MajiPlayer – $9.99
Nobex Radio Companion – Free
Pandora – Free
Slacker Radio for BlackBerry – Free

News & Weather (17)

Viigo for BlackBerry – Free
AP News – $2.99
Boston News Web Shortcut – Free
CBS News – Free
ELLE Canada Mobile – Free
Fox Business Bookmark – Free
Fox News Alert – Free
Fox News Bookmark – Free
Handy Weather for BlackBerry – $17.99
Maclean’s – Free
Newsweek – Free
Noticias de AP – $2.99
Slate Magazine – Free
The New York Times Politics News Notifier – Free
The New York Times Web Shortcut – Free
Washington Post- Free
WindTrack – $6.99

Personal Finance & Banking (9)

A Personal Assistant Premium – $9.99
EzQuote – $10.99
Market Simplified – Free
Mobile Checkbook – $9.99
TheStreet – Free
Tipper – $4.99
iStockManager – Free
trackIT: Expense Edition – $14.99
trackIT: Vehicle Edition – $14.99

Personal Health & Wellness (9)

Army Body Fat Calculator – $11.99
AllSport GPS Free Trial – Free
Calorie Count Nutrition Search – Free
Canadian Living – Free
ECG Guide – $7.99
Fast Food Calorie Counter – $4.99
FitDeck Mobile – $14.99
Health Diet Manager – $19.99
vClinic Mobile Health – Free

Productivity & Utilities (88)

Clocks Calculators & Utilities (29)
Document Management (8)
On-the-Go Productivity (20)
Personal Organization (30)

Professional & Business (14)

Bloomberg – Free
AlertMatrix – $29.99
BigHand – Free
BillableGoal – $7.99
Biz TrackIt – $39.99
RepliGo Reader – $19.99
ReportAway – $29.99
SalesNOW – Free
SalesForce Mobile – Free
The New York Times DealBook Notifier – Free
WebMessenger Message Alerts – $6.99
Wireless Database Viewer Plus – Free
pMDsoft – Free
powerOne Finance Calculator – $29.99

Reference & eBooks (22)

BEIKS English Dictionary and Thesaurus – $19.99
Berlitz Basic Dictionary Chinese – $19.99
Berlitz Basic Dictionary French – $19.99
Berlitz Basic Dictionary German – $19.99
Berlitz Basic Dictionary Italian – $19.99
Berlitz Basic Dictionary Spanish – $19.99
Duden Corrector mobile (DCM) French – $2.99
Duden Corrector mobile (DCM) German – $2.99
Duden Corrector mobile (DCM) Italian – $2.99
Duden Corrector mobile (DCM) Multilingual – $2.99
Duden Corrector mobile (DCM) Spanish – $39.99
Duden Corrector mobile (DCM) UK English – $2.99
Duden Corrector mobile (DCM) US English – $2.99
HNHSoft Advanced English Dictionary – $19.99
HNHSoft Advanced Chinese Talking Dictionary – $49.99
HNHSoft Advanced English French Dictionary – $29.99
HNHSoft Advanced English German Dictionary – $29.99
HNHSoft Advanced English Italian Dictionary – $29.99
HNHSoft Advanced English Spanish Dictionary – $29.99
Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary Flashcards – $4.99
gFlashPro Flashcards – $2.99
gRefPro Reference Guides – $2.99

Social Networking & Sharing (17)

MySpace – Free
Facebook – Free
Windows Live Messenger – Free
Yahoo Messenger – Free
Google Talk – Free
ICQ – Free
AOL Instant Messenger – Free
ITookThisOnMyPhone – Free
BlipPlus from Blackline GPS – Free
CellSpin – Free
GypSii – Free
Loopt – Free
Postelly – Free
SwooshSMS – $4.99
VH1 Watch and Discuss – $2.99
Wauwee – Free
WikiMobile – $9.99

Sports & Recreation (36)

The Hockey News Mobile – Free
Maple Leafs – Free
Car and Driver – Free
Golf Tracks – $4.99
GreenFinder – $39.99
MLB.com – Free
Mariners.com – Free
Orioles.com – Free
Basically every baseball team has their own app and it’s free

Travel (17)

WorldMate Live – Free
Auto TimeZone – $2.99
HRS Hotel Organizer – Free
Lonely Planet Czech Phrasebook – $9.99
Lonely Planet French Phrasebook – $9.99
Lonely Planet German Phrasebook – $9.99
Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook – $9.99
Lonely Planet Japanese Phrasebook – $9.99
Lonely Planet Mandarin Phrasebook – $9.99
Lonely Planet Spanish Phrasebook – $9.99
Lonely Planet Thai Phrasebook – $9.99
Lonely Planet Vietnamese Phrasebook – $9.99
Taxi Magic by RideCharge – Free
TheFastPages – Free
Trapster – Free
Travel Genius – $2.99
WHERE – Free

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    Any idea how come I don’t see Shazam on the Music and Video list? Is it because I’m in Canada? I wonder if some apps are regionally limited.

  • http://iablog.sybase.tom/tslee tom s.

    Any idea how come I don’t see Shazam on the Music and Video list? Is it because I’m in Canada? I wonder if some apps are regionally limited.

  • greatmara

    Glad to see taxi magic is out and about on the app world. I was using it even before then and it was a really great aid for the sightseeing circuit since I didn’t have to be stuck waiting for mass transit or anything. It’s like GPS can do everything these days.

  • greatmara

    Glad to see taxi magic is out and about on the app world. I was using it even before then and it was a really great aid for the sightseeing circuit since I didn’t have to be stuck waiting for mass transit or anything. It’s like GPS can do everything these days.

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