BlackBerry user poll: what iPhone apps would you like for BlackBerry?

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The developer community around the iPhone is fairly different from that of the BlackBerry developer community in that iPhone developers have OpenGL at their disposal, allowing them to create visually rich applications, as well as as the marketplace and demographics are slightly different. While the BlackBerry Storm is capable of running OpenGL hardware-wise, we have yet to see the API’s unlocked.

Lets assume for a moment, and this might be a crazy assumption, that BlackBerry had OpenGL API’s (possibly with the Storm 2?), and that any iPhone app you see could be ported to BlackBerry. For this to be true, we would also need to see device memory increase, as well as perhaps a built-in compass.

With those assumptions, and there may be a few more, what applications have you seen for iPhone, that you would like for BlackBerry? Or rather, what are your favorite iPhone apps that aren’t available for BlackBerry?

Here are some that I would like to see, and they’re mostly for entertainment. I’m sure there are a ton of apps out there in various categories so share what you find.

Birdhouse
“Ever think of something for your Twitter that you don’t want to post right away? Birdhouse is the perfect place to put it.”

OldBooth
“Have you ever wondered what you’d have looked like in another era? How about your friends? Be a lady from 20s or a funky hairy hippie. Now you can turn into in the fastest way ever.”

Yelp Augmented Reality Easter Egg feature
“Download the new Yelp app (came out yesterday). So you shake your iPhone 3 times. That activates a feature called Monocle. A message should come up if you activated it. A blue box will come up saying “the Monocle has been activated.” It will create a button in the top right corner. Now you should be able to look at the bars, restaurants, etc. Only works on iPhone 3GS.”

Ocarina
“Ocarina is the first true musical instrument created for the iPhone. Both experts and beginners will be amazed by this innovative player. Ocarina is sensitive to your breath, touch and movements, making it even more versatile than the original.”

TapTapRevenge
“Tap Tap Revenge is a rhythm game similar in concept to games like Phase for the iPod, or the console titles FreQuency and Amplitude, all developed by Harmonix, which also makes Guitar Hero and Rock Band.”

Google Earth
“Hold the world in the palm of your hand. With Google Earth for iPhone and iPod touch, you can fly to far corners of the planet with just the swipe of a finger.”

Crayon Physics
“Crayon Physics is a 2D physics puzzle / sandbox game, in which you get to experience what it would be like if your drawings would be magically transformed into real physical objects.”

iEmoji
The Japanese are really into Emoji and it’s a fun way to make your SMS and BBM messages more fun. With iEmoji for BlackBerry, you would have access to a much broader range of cartoons to express yourself with.

Real Racing
“This new racing game is looking to add even more content to the racing genre for the iPhone and does this wonderfully.”

MouthOff
“MouthOff is a simple mouth simulation app for the iPhone. The idea behind the app is to provide a silly way to express yourself.”

  • Julio Jimenez

    I would want the app that is calles I Am T-Pain which makes you sound like T-Pain

  • Julio Jimenez

    I would want the app that is called I Am T-Pain which makes you sound like T-Pain

  • Julio Jimenez

    I would want the app that is called I Am T-Pain which makes you sound like T-Pain

  • Mitchell

    i would like like for i am tpain to come out for the black berry storm it is a very great thing to have for a phone its cool and its somthin that everyone can enjoy i know ALOT of people will buy it please let it come out for the black berry storm : )

  • Mitchell

    i would like like for i am tpain to come out for the black berry storm it is a very great thing to have for a phone its cool and its somthin that everyone can enjoy i know ALOT of people will buy it please let it come out for the black berry storm : )

  • April

    I would give anything to have the Ghost Radar or the IOvilus.

  • April

    I would give anything to have the Ghost Radar or the IOvilus.

  • b o b 63

    I want an app that will run my remote starter for my car on those cold winter days.

  • b o b 63

    I want an app that will run my remote starter for my car on those cold winter days.

  • b o b 63

    I also would like the paramedic feild guide app like the iphone has.

  • b o b 63

    I also would like the paramedic feild guide app like the iphone has.

  • Francisco

    hi, there are so many apps that i would like to see on my Storm, but my three favorite iphone apps are.
    1- Google Earth.
    2- The White House.
    3- Youtube. (this one was available before.

  • Francisco

    hi, there are so many apps that i would like to see on my Storm, but my three favorite iphone apps are.
    1- Google Earth.
    2- The White House.
    3- Youtube. (this one was available before.

  • Francisco

    hi, there are so many apps that i would like to see on my Storm, but my three favorite iphone apps are.
    1- Google Earth.
    2- The White House.
    3- Youtube. (this one was available before.

  • Jen

    I AM T PAIN :)
    I want it so bad.

  • Fra

    i would like to see would you rather on the blackberry world app

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    the great apps for golf like “Golfshot”.

  • Scott_gregg

    A USEFUL Business card scanner that will add to contacts properly.
    How about a UPC code reader that works?

    A FLashlight ap that WORKS!
    How about a camera that will keep up with the 8MP droid?!
    How about you guys have a CAR KIT! Are you kidding me? BB is a “Busioness phone” and no car kit?
    My next phone is going to be a droid, the storm is so far behind it ain’t funny.