Monthly Archive for July, 2011

Free TV Guide App with Social TV Listings and Calendar Integration

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There’s a cool new app in App World by InfoStretch Corp. that gives you up-to-date TV schedules as well as the ability to share what you’re watching with your social networks. The app looks a lot like the Miso service which lets you checkin to your favorite entertainment. With TV Guide, you get access to the following features:
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GooseChase for BlackBerry Lets You Create Scavenger Hunts with Friends and Coworkers

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Watch a demo of the Goosechase platform in action

GooseChase is a really cool scavenger hunt platform that lets you set up a “mission” on the web, create teams, and immediately participants can open their app and begin the hunt. The app works for both BlackBerry and iPhone, so you’re sure to cover almost all of your friends and coworkers. The process is simple:

CHOOSE YOUR PLAN – Based on the size of your organization and how much time you have for the event, choose a plan and sign up online.
ACCESS OUR WEB PORTAL – Login and start setting up your hunt using the Web Portal; release yourself from the administrative nightmare of event coordination.
CONFIGURE YOUR MISSIONS – Use our Mission Configuration tool to select missions from our expansive arsenal, or create your very own! Anything goes, from an intense custom-built hunt to a collaborative pre-configured event.
MANAGE TEAMS – With a few clicks, quickly set up teams using our Team Management interface. Generate team names and pass codes online, and quickly deploy to participants.

What we love about GooseChase is that it brings a fun mobile culture to the workplace. There’s a lot of lame corporate team building that goes on and incorporating a mobile component in the scavenger hunt makes a lot of sense for the modern office. The price plan is really affordable too. Prices range from free to $1000 per month, depending on the size of your company.

It would be really cool if GooseChase included BBM Social APIs in this concept. While it’s a great idea to have scavenger hunts with your coworkers for team building, the concept would also be awesome with your friends over BBM. The app could also leverage some form of in-app payment system where you pay based on the number of people playing the service at that time.

Check out more about GooseChase on their site and download the app OTA from blackberry.goosecha.se.

IM+ by SHAPE Updated with Neighbors Service and Russian Support

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IM+ update by SHAPE

SHAPE Services let us know that IM+ for BlackBerry has been updated to version 9.0 and this most recent update brings a lot more features for Russian users. The IM+ app has been a very popular download as it lets you connect all of your favorite IM services and interact with them in a single application. In this most recent update, IM+ features:

  • Neighbors service is out of beta
  • VKontakte & Yandex IM services are now supported
  • IM+ is now also offered in Russian
  • SMS+ service is no longer supported
  • Bug fixes and performance optimization

The neighbors service is really interesting as it offers users the opportunity to find new real life connections and friends with common interests.

Head over to the SHAPE Services site for more information and download.