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.”

  • Maria

    I like the facebook app, the Twitter app too. The bb
    one u can read it, it is too small and busy. I like the app
    program. Much nicer to find app’s.

  • Maria

    I like the facebook app, the Twitter app too. The bb
    one u can read it, it is too small and busy. I like the app
    program. Much nicer to find app’s.

  • Maria

    I like the facebook app, the Twitter app too. The bb
    one u can read it, it is too small and busy. I like the app
    program. Much nicer to find app’s.

  • http://www.rincontecno.com/ Morutimeru

    All my japanese dictionaries: Kotoba, Japanese. My kanji practice apps: KanjiDo, KanjiPop, iKanji, my Manga reader: iComic , wtf, all the apps that i have on my iPod Touch -.- , my iPod help me to study, I dream with that on my BB Bold :’(

  • http://www.rincontecno.com Morutimeru

    All my japanese dictionaries: Kotoba, Japanese. My kanji practice apps: KanjiDo, KanjiPop, iKanji, my Manga reader: iComic , wtf, all the apps that i have on my iPod Touch -.- , my iPod help me to study, I dream with that on my BB Bold :’(

  • max

    Better (more) memory management and simplified development steps then just open the door.
    And what about battery life. Come on RIM the “faithful” are being mugged in the streets
    You can do it. Remember you invented this wonderful toy.

  • max

    Better (more) memory management and simplified development steps then just open the door.
    And what about battery life. Come on RIM the “faithful” are being mugged in the streets
    You can do it. Remember you invented this wonderful toy.

  • http://xandrex.free.fr/gallery/salsa/ Xandrex

    I would like a better browser (Safari on iPhone is so fast, it’s incredible).

    I would also like a better video player (the one on the iPhone lacks formats compatibility, but when you watch a video you can decide to play full height of full width, very practical for 16:9 videos for example.

    Facebook for BlackBerry is also a joke ; that’s the reason why I prefer the mobile website of Facebook.

    I would like more better quality games too. Nintai is fine, but that’s like an 80s game on an old DOS system.

  • http://xandrex.free.fr/gallery/salsa/ Xandrex

    I would like a better browser (Safari on iPhone is so fast, it’s incredible).

    I would also like a better video player (the one on the iPhone lacks formats compatibility, but when you watch a video you can decide to play full height of full width, very practical for 16:9 videos for example.

    Facebook for BlackBerry is also a joke ; that’s the reason why I prefer the mobile website of Facebook.

    I would like more better quality games too. Nintai is fine, but that’s like an 80s game on an old DOS system.

  • Wendy E

    Aside from a better browser (using Opera, which kicks the native browsers butt, yet it’s pretty crippled), I dearly want the XM/Sirius app for my storm! I want my Elvis Radio! :) That’s they only “toy” that I want. Seems to be more of a carrier issue. Still, whatever the reason, gitRdone!

  • Wendy E

    Aside from a better browser (using Opera, which kicks the native browsers butt, yet it’s pretty crippled), I dearly want the XM/Sirius app for my storm! I want my Elvis Radio! :) That’s they only “toy” that I want. Seems to be more of a carrier issue. Still, whatever the reason, gitRdone!

  • http://www.KentuckyJelly.com KentuckyJelly

    Sirius XM Streaming App

  • Brad

    Sirius XM Streaming App

  • paul

    i-Dive. A mobile device for logging SCUBA dives. There are great ones for Palm, iDive for iPhone but nada for BB. :-(

  • paul

    i-Dive. A mobile device for logging SCUBA dives. There are great ones for Palm, iDive for iPhone but nada for BB. :-(

  • Akil

    how can i get the 4.7.0.175 device software for my blackberry storm

  • Akil

    how can i get the 4.7.0.175 device software for my blackberry storm

  • Ed

    a Skype client from Skype
    a YouTube client from YouTube
    a FML client from FML
    online banking client from more major banks like iPhone

  • Ed

    a Skype client from Skype
    a YouTube client from YouTube
    a FML client from FML
    online banking client from more major banks like iPhone

  • Matt
  • Matt
  • patch

    Would like to see “Lose It” “Blood Pressure Buddy” and “Glucose Buddy”

  • patch

    Would like to see “Lose It” “Blood Pressure Buddy” and “Glucose Buddy”

  • patch

    Would like to see “Lose It” “Blood Pressure Buddy” and “Glucose Buddy”

  • Chris

    similiar app to the Deadmau5 dj mixer app for storm

  • Chris

    similiar app to the Deadmau5 dj mixer app for storm

  • IamJAd

    Zintin. A totally useless app that nonetheless was entertaining.

  • IamJAd

    Zintin. A totally useless app that nonetheless was entertaining.

  • murphythadog

    I would love to see the Guitar Toolkit ported over to the Storm. Not that I play all that well but it would be nice.

  • murphythadog

    I would love to see the Guitar Toolkit ported over to the Storm. Not that I play all that well but it would be nice.

  • tee

    A Better calendar app.

  • tee

    A Better calendar app.

  • Craig

    The iPhone web browser since the one on the BB SUCKS.

  • Craig

    The iPhone web browser since the one on the BB SUCKS.

  • http://www.iphonelk.blogspot.com/ free iphone apps

    thankz u can download iphone apps

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    thankz u can download iphone apps

  • asoccorso

    i just switches from an iphone and the only thing i really miss the most is mlb at bat and aol radio. gotta say everything else was nice but not missed

  • asoccorso

    i just switches from an iphone and the only thing i really miss the most is mlb at bat and aol radio. gotta say everything else was nice but not missed

  • packetsender

    TweetDeck… For sure!!

  • packetsender

    TweetDeck… For sure!!

  • tj

    i would really like to see the strom to get the photokast app

  • tj

    i would really like to see the strom to get the photokast app

  • http://myspace tj

    i would really like to see the strom to get the photokast app

  • Greg

    the great apps for golf like “Golfshot”.

  • Greg

    the great apps for golf like “Golfshot”.

  • Doug

    I would love to have the EMS logger. A friend of mine just got an iphone and downloaded this app. Of course I have the Blackberry curve so I cant download the app, but working and volunteering in the EMS field would be a lot easier if I could record my own times on my phone (since I always have my phone with me).

  • Doug

    I would love to have the EMS logger. A friend of mine just got an iphone and downloaded this app. Of course I have the Blackberry curve so I cant download the app, but working and volunteering in the EMS field would be a lot easier if I could record my own times on my phone (since I always have my phone with me).

  • Ron

    the emergency radio and police light

  • Ron

    the emergency radio and police light

  • Julio Jimenez

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