Monthly Archive for August, 2009Page 3 of 25

Monitor keywords on Twitter from your BlackBerry with Twitterlerts



Twitterlerts is a Twitter client that would be ideal for public relations. Twitterlerts monitors keywords and gives you alerts when someone is tweeting that keyword.

Twitterlerts features include:

  • Easily make powerful searches on Twitter.
  • Save searches for rapid use.
  • Set alerts on important subjects
  • Share interesting Tweets by email
  • Most features work without a Twitter account
  • Sign-in to Twitter to Tweet, Reply, Repost and Follow

While Twitterlerts seems to be geared towards professionals looking to stay on top of their product, it could also be of value to the average consumer. For example, users can set alerts about their favorite celebrities and get instant notifications of any celebrity sightings or news. After all, Twitter is usually the first to know.

Twitterlerts is available for $4.99 (regularly $7.99) until August 31st.


Rep your favorite college with an official collegiate BlackBerry theme



It’s a tragedy that summer is almost over and it’s almost time to go back to school but there’s good news around the corner. By the time you settle down in your courses and you’ve read the syllabus, new BlackBerry devices will launch and you’ll forget you have midterms.

Get ready to go back to college and represent your institution with a College Theme. All Bplay College Themes are $1 off until 11:59 PM EDT, Sunday, August 30th. That means themes are only $4.99 each (regularly $5.99).

Check out all your favorite College BlackBerry themes from Bplay.


Astraware Board Games for BlackBerry has all your favorites



Astraware have launched a collection of classic board games called Astraware Board Games. The board games pack is available for the Storm, Curve 8900, Tour and all trackball/touchscreen BlackBerry devices. It features chess, checkers, reversi, backgammon, Nine Men’s Morris, Snakes and Ladders, Tic Tac Toe and more.

Each board game has user-customizable rules and a range of difficulty levels. Some of the features you’ll find in this board game pack include:

  • 8 classic boardgames in one easy-to-use pack.
  • User customizable rules so you can play it your way.
  • 3 levels of difficulty, designed for casual players and non-experts.
  • Evokes the feel of classic boardgames played on wooden boards.

The Astraware Board Games collection is currently on sale for $7.99 until September 7th.


DubMeNow contact exchange now includes location aware feature


DubMeNow began as a way for BlackBerry users to easily exchange business card information and they’ve recently added a new feature to their app.

The new feature is called ‘Locate’ and it gives you the ability to exchange contact information such as email, phone, address, photo, etc. and links to their social networks, including: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs and more using their location.

The Locate feature should be a hit with users at a conference or venue that they know they’re going to want to exchange information with the people around them.

Included in the latest update are some new improvements as well including:

  • Users can add a photo to their contact info, and include social networking information such as Twitter handles, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr accounts, blog URLs and much more.
  • Users can send a LinkedIn invitation along with their contact info.

To download DubMeNow, visit from your BlackBerry Browser, or find it free on App World.


New free Twitter client TwiXtreme comes without ads



The latest free Twitter client to hit the market is TwiXtreme. TwiXtreme by Xtreme Labs have come in at a time when the most popular free Twitter client, UberTwitter, began offering a free ad-supported version.

TwiXtreme offers many of the basic functionality you would expect from a decent Twitter client including:

  • Upload Pictures
  • Cool Graphics
  • Free & No Ads
  • Re-Tweet
  • Favorites
  • Mentions
  • Trends
  • Direct Messages
  • Nearby Tweets
  • Profile View
  • Search

The downside to TwiXreme is that the UI could be a little better. A blue background can make reading text a little strenuous on the eyes. Also, the ads on UberTwitter can turn out to be positive for the community. If the developers have monetized the application, they can use the money to invest in the application, thus offering a better product to the end user. Overall, this is a decent free Twitter client, but if you can get a Social Scope invite, do so immediately.

Download TwiXtreme by visiting their site from your BlackBerry Browser.

Xtreme Labs have made some really good applications in the past such as Speed Test. Speedtest is a decent app that lets you evaluate your BlackBerry network speeds, or your WiFi connection. Download it OTA by visiting from your BlackBerry Browser.


[Thanks Shaun C]

Cortado Corporate Server 4.0 Professional now available



Cortado has launched their latest product, Cortado Corporate Server 4.0 Professional – a solution tailored to the needs of small and midsize businesses.

Cortado Corporate Server 4.0 Professional gives BlackBerry users mobile access to their corporate network. Using the application, Cortado customers can:

  • Print files in original format on any network or Bluetooth-enabled printer and send them as a fax, or as an e-mail attachment.
  • Create PDFs and access updated database reports directly from their handset.
  • Scan and copy documents with the use of the BlackBerry camera. Images can also be faxed or saved in a project folder.

Cortado Corporate Server Professional is available for $995USD. The price covers 5 users, includes 12 months of support and service updates.