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BlackBerry Developer Success Stories: Million Download Milestones and More

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We hear it all the time for iOS and Android: “so and so has passed a million downloads”. We don’t hear these stories as much as we should be on BlackBerry and RIM has highlighted a few of them after talking with developers themselves. It’s incredible to see companies making solid businesses of the BlackBerry platform and it’s even more incredible that they’re willing to share their success stories. One of the reasons we think a lot of developers aren’t sharing their stories is because they don’t want more competition. There’s a barrier to entry for BlackBerry these days and it helps that a lot of BlackBerry developers aren’t swamped with competition. The last thing they want is the plethora of other developers out there to realize how much money can be made with BlackBerry and encroaching on their turf. That being said, here are some awesome developer success stories:

Jingu - In a very short time, Jingu has surpassed a million downloads.
Spice Labs Pvt Ltd. – More than 16 million downloads of their paid and free applications, which include Hangman and HangmanKids.
WeatherEye HD for the PlayBook has seen more than 50,000 downloads.
Doodle Blast on the PlayBook has had almost 50,000 downloads since launch.
Crystal Balls from ingames is almost at one million downloads now.

Read more over at the official Dev Blog.

App World Gets Website Redesign with 3.0 Approaching

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App World 3.0 is about to go live and it looks like RIM has updated the desktop App World site. App World 3.0 doesn’t seem to have anything all that new from the consumer side, but does help developers with larger image submissions (for PlayBook), as well as other description changes in the vendor portal. The desktop redesign is really awesome though and has a more “zen” feel to it. As you can see from the screenshot, or heading there yourself, the site has a featured carousel as well as smaller carousels with the Top Free, Top Paid and Newest items. Perhaps the homescreen of the app version of App World should be designed this way too.

Check out the App World homepage at this link.

Free Binary Clock Application Now on App World

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Binary Clock is a clock app with a creative display, its now available for free on App World. This app displays the time as a binary coded decimal, with the hours, minutes and seconds of the day displayed in the colour of your choice.

A binary coded decimal can be read with each column added up with each light worth (from top to bottom) 8, 4, 2, and 1, and the column on the left being worth 40, 20, and 10. For example the time in the above image would be 16 hours, 9 minutes, and 25 seconds.

This app support BlackBerry OS 4.6 and above, download it today at BlackBerry App World

Unsubscribe.com Launches on BlackBerry App World

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Unsubscribing yourself is not always the easiest of processes, users tend to procrastinate managing the marketing emails that they’ve signed for by deleting the message immediately. Unsubsribe.com is an app that uses a menu option to help properly manage email you no longer wish to receive. The app solves this problem by adding an “unsubscribe” option in the BlackBerry menu. When you find an email that you no longer want updates to, select it and then hit unsubscribe in the menu. Unsubscribe.com will use their database to properly inform the company of your wishes. They also put pressure on offenders who do not have an easily accessible unsubscribe option or who don’t conform to CAN-SPAM laws.

In a world where BACN is the new SPAM, Unsubscribe.com is the new SPAM blocker. The app is available for free if you just want to use the service 5 times a month. if you need more you can choose from a number of unlimited-use subscription plans, $5 monthly, $20 annually and $100 for a lifetime subscription.

Download the Unsubscribe.com app from App World.

BlackBerry Traffic App Out of Beta and Available in App World

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RIM’s BlackBerry Traffic app provides you with an ETA as well as crowd-sourced real-time data and/or historical traffic information to accurately predict the duration of the journey for all users. For areas where no data has been captured through crowd-sourcing, historical traffic data is used to predict the ETA. The Traffic app will also let you check alternate routes, get more information on incidents and check out local promotions while en route.
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MasterCard Launches MoneySend Service for BlackBerry

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MasterCard has launched a free money transfer service app in App World that lets US citizens transfer money from person-to-person from their BlackBerry. The app works by allowing the user to send or request money via their BlackBerry through participating banks and credit unions or when they create a virtual prepaid account through Bancorp Bank. Users can then link their existing debit or credit cards or bank checking account to the new virtual prepaid account and begin sending money via their BlackBerry. The designated account funds the MoneySend transaction, and users can manage and trigger the exchanges through the app.
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