Monthly Archive for June, 2011Page 4 of 13

Animated Coral Reef Theme with Full OS 6 Support


coral reef theme

Animated themes are the best kind of theme, especially when you show your friends who didn’t know they could have that on their BlackBerry. With the Coral Reef theme, you get a colorful, underwater experience with fish and coral reefs. This theme features an array of beautiful animations and art, and features full support for OS 6.

Check out more screenshots and details about the Coral Reef here.

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Foursquare for BlackBerry Updated with AMEX Special Support


foursquare amex special
Screenshot of iOS example

Foursquare let us know that they’ve updated the BlackBerry app to include support for AmEX specials. The AmEX specials include deals such as “spend at least $5 at a local merchant in Austin, and get a $5 savings applied directly to your monthly statement.” To set up your Foursquare account for AmEX specials, do the following:

  • link your AmEx and foursquare accounts (you can do it here);
  • check in at a participating store and tap ‘load to card’ on the Special; and,
  • pay with your AmEx card.

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BlackBerry Success Story: Call Control App Reaches 1M User Milestone


call control

We’ve written about Call Control a few times on BlackBerryCool and we’ve been told that the app has reached the 1M user milestone. The app is developed by Seattle developer Ben Sharpe, founder of the self-funded venture Kedlin Company, and has grown through word of mouth and organic growth. This app is a true testament to the new-age of doing business where companies can grow to reach over a million people without the use of a single paid advertisement.

In less than 2 years, Call Control has built a company of a million plus customers* and has empowered them to block unwanted calls and texts from scammers, telemarketers and private-caller nuisances. The only call blocker with a Community Blacklist, generated from over 1,000,000 users, Call Control tracks over 4 Million callers and blocks thousands of unwanted calls and texts before they even reach your device. Call-Control also offers an “Always-On” app experience with constant feature updates and friendly, prompt customer service.
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TweetCaster Now Available in Public Beta with Ability to Share on BBM


tweetcaster by handmark

TweetCaster is the latest 3rd party app and it comes from Handmark. The app comes after the news of Seesmic discontinuing support for their social media tool and it looks like it has a few features that Twitter users will really appreciate. The app has an interesting UI that’s very different from other Twitter apps we’ve seen. The only strange thing is that when you want to connect your Twitter account, it opens a permission for TweetCaster to publish updates on your behalf. That’s not exactly something we want in a Twitter app but it could just be associated with the beta. Cool features that are not currently in the beta, but they will be included when app goes live in App World in a few weeks include:

  • “Zip It” feature– Enables user to hide annoying @people, #trends, or any keyword from your timeline. A zipper shows in its place in your timeline, to remind you if you want to unzip.
  • Share to BlackBerry Messenger – Allowing you to retweet not only to all your Twitter followers, but also just with a few people on BBM. No other Twitter app lets you do this.
  • Instapaper Support – Sometimes opening links takes too long on your BlackBerry. Saving them to your Instapaper account lets you access them later, at your convenience.

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Flip Silent App Now Available for Free for 1 Month Only


Flip Silent is a pretty cool app that lets you simply turn over your device in order to silence it. The developer, S4BB, is currently holding a promotion where they’re giving away the app for free for one month. The app works with any device with an accelerometer and features:

  • Flip your phone to Silent
  • silences all incoming calls and messages
  • Flip the phone back to deactivate Flip Silent
  • Silence your phone with a cool gesture

Be sure to check out Flip Silent in App World for free.

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PhoneSheet Call Management Solution App With Free Trial


PhoneSheet is a call management app that lets you avoid lost messages and forgotten follow-ups. The app is integrated into the BlackBerry call process and address book to let you manage, organize and track calls. Users can access their tracked calls on their BlackBerry as well as access a web-based portal at The universal access keeps users in constant contact with their team and up-to-speed with client communications in real-time
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