Monthly Archive for January, 2013Page 4 of 7

Strong Canadian Brands Jump on BlackBerry 10 with Launch Day-Ready Apps

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Iconic Canadian brands Air Canada, Tim Horton’s, Loblaw’s, Manulife, The Toronto Maple Leafs, and The Weather Network have developed BlackBerry 10 apps in time for the next-generation mobile platform’s launch on January 30th.
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BlackBerry World Web Storefront Revamped But It Looks Broken

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The BlackBerry World site has been recently revamped but as far as we can tell it seems broken. Now, it could just be our browser but it’s the only site that seems to have these problems. Yesterday, RIM’s PR messaged out to say the site had received a redesign and it’s very likely that this redesign has some bugs in it. Here at BlackBerryCool, we know that redesigns can cause huge headaches. We’ve been through them. Keep reading to see the errors we’re getting.
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Cell Phone Trackers Can Do A Lot!

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There are a lot of applications that you may now access and utilize to make your everyday tasks easier. Tracking systems like BlackBerry cell phone trackers allow you to do a number of things in a snap. Trackers basically function the way GPS does.
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RIM Rebrands BlackBerry World Conference as BlackBerry Live

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Having undergone significant changes in the past few years, RIM has decided to rename their yearly flagship technology conference to BlackBerry Live.
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Donate to Doctors Without Borders With “Reaching New Heights with BB10″ #BB10AppVenture

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A group of BlackBerry developers are currently climbing to the summit of Kilimanjaro and will be developing a charity app for BB10 in “the most strenuous hackathon ever”. It’s an awesome idea that’s raising money for a good cause – Doctors Without Borders. Check out the pics and follow along with the Twitter hashtag.

Donate to “Reaching New Heights with BB10″ at this link.

Check out pictures from Luca Sale after the break.
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Developers – How Will You Leverage Analytics for Your BlackBerry 10 Games and Apps?

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One of the most critical elements of creating a great app or game is the ability to analyse what your users are doing, and be able to respond and iterate accordingly. Are a lot of users getting stuck with a particular UI element? Time to recode it and make it easier. Are your players finding a particular level too easy? Time to make it harder. It’s through a variety of analytics tools that developers are able to do this. Companies such as Flurry, Google and Kontagent are all available to developers on iOS and Android, but what will BlackBerry 10 developers use? If you’re a developer making apps or games for BlackBerry 10, tell us what tools you’re using or considering. Keep reading for more details.
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