Zebbo have developed a cool service for app developers so they can better monetize their apps. The app using SMS and carrier relationships to provide developers with a means to offer carrier billing for their apps. The downside is that for certain carriers, the website will take upwards of a 50% commission on the sale. This is probably because the fees that carriers are charging are so significant. In any case, the large commission may be offset by the fact that you can reach users who would otherwise not purchase with a credit card or PayPal.
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The Kedlin Company have announced their BlackBerry app Call Control, which was voted the Best Save Time App by the Verizon development community. The app syncs with a community-generated blacklist of spam callers, to help stop telemarketers and unwanted calls from reaching your phone.
Call Control features include:
- Call Control stops thousands unwanted calls without the user having to key in individual telephone numbers.
- Call Control stays up to date with new spam callers by updating your Blackberry on a daily basis.
- If a spam call does get through, users can easily report the call and instantly block it from calling again, all with one click.
- Callers with a restricted Caller ID are also blocked from calling.
The app looks promising and it’s going to be important for the Kedlin company to keep their community-generated list accurate. The problem with blocking calls is that even if a single important call gets blocked, it doesn’t matter how many spam calls are prevented.
Call Control is currently available for Blackberry and comes as a freemium service. There is a free Lite version and a paid Pro version for $7.99. Call Control can be downloaded by pointing your device to everycall.us/m/.
Rogers have launched a new One Rate Roaming plan which is going to be really beneficial for anyone who travels to the US. For an extra $10 more per month than most Rogers regular domestic data plan rates, customers can now sign up for One Rate plans which allows them to use data in the U.S. as they would at home, and have it deducted from the same data bucket.
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CyberSynchs have a cloud sync system that lets you store your personal data and sync with any mobile device that has the app.
The CyberSynchs app will back up data on your BlackBerry including phone numbers, address books, calendars, voice messages, text messages, emails, music, ring tones, GPS locations, photos, videos and a host of other files that are stored on the device. Each user’s information is stored and protected on CyberSynch’s cloud where it can be recovered. In the event your BlackBerry is damaged or lost, CyberSynchs can write all of the stored data back to the device.
To download the free trial, head over to Cybersynchs.com/signup and register for a week trial. After the free trial, Cybersynchs is $2.99 per month.
SugarSync are launching a new feature tonight called Upload by Email. This features allows users to forward an email attachment to a unique email address, and it will sync to the SugarSync Cloud. In tandem with this announcement, the company is also launching a new 500 GB plan.
The Big Three in Canada have announced that they’ve completed trials of two-way wireless video calling between carriers. Currently, you have to be on the same network to get video calling in Canada, but this announcement would really open up the market. Now if only we could get a BlackBerry with a front facing camera, I think this sort of service would be really fun.