Tag: podtrapper

Feature Packed VersaTool All-in-One App With 20 Giveaways


VersaTool is a collection of features that help make your BlackBerry more useful. We recently covered a similar app, FixMo Tools, and it will be great to see how the two products develop and compete for features.

VersaTool has a ton of features and small apps built into it, and it’s only in version 1.0. The first iteration of the product includes 10 enhancements, that provide a range of features such as canned responses and shortcut key popup menus. Continue reading because we have giveaways!
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Podtrapper developer on BlackBerry development, pricing and marketing



This article attempts to relay my experiences and lessons learned in the making of PodTrapper, my first mobile application for BlackBerry. It will cover development, pricing, marketing and sales in addition to other items I thought were relevant.

It all started in November of last year. I’m an avid podcast listener during my commutes, and at the time the only viable way to listen was to tote around my iPod. But I still needed my BlackBerry for work, so I was stuck with two devices. I had been toying with the idea of writing a podcast player for BlackBerry and with the announcement of the App World it was now or never. I’m hoping that the success of the iPhone App Store will enable other platforms to follow suit. Afterall, BlackBerry currently has more users and is shipping twice as many phones, albeit to users that may not know apps are available for their phone… yet. Plus the whole project sounded like a lot of fun.

I’ve read all the stories about iPhone developers making fortunes selling apps, how that may not really be the case, or even that people don’t even use the apps they download. I assumed that the truth was somewhere in the middle, but at the very least I wouldn’t have to carry two devices anymore.

So I bought myself a set of signing keys ($20) and went out to RIM’s developer site to grab their SDK. That’s when I ran into my first problem.
Continue reading Marcus Watkins’ experience developing for BlackBerry

Podtrapper Podcast download manager reviewed



PodTrapper Podcast Manager by VersatileMonkey is a really decent podcast solution, and they’ve just released their best update yet! With one of the most intuitive media playback systems on Blackberry, and so many functions it’ll make your head spin, this application is a must have for anyone who really wants to be entertained on the go.

Adding podcasts is quick and easy, as PodTrapper pulls directly from Apple’s available podcast database when you do a search. If you want to add a podcast that’s not listed, you also have the option of entering the URL. Podcasts are downloaded directly to your device or removable storage, for playback even with no service coverage.

Here’s a quick rundown of the features before we hit the highlights:
• Automatic downloading of new episodes via Wifi, Cellular and Desktop
• Keeps track of last played podcast
• Remembers where you left off in every episode
• Reliable pause and resume of downloads when connectivity changes
• Built in keylock to allow for control of audio in your pocket
• Pauses for phone calls and resumes when completed
• Built in large file downloader
• Bookmarkable playback of any file on your device
• Support for video podcast (if supported by device)

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Podcast software for BlackBerry PodTrapper 2.0 – 10 free copies!


podtrapper 2.0

PodTrapper is a podcast download manager and player for BlackBerry and it has recently gone 2.0. Version 2.0 continues to expand PodTrapper’s features and usability with a totally new user interface and comprehensive built-in help.

As the premier podcatcher for BlackBerry, PodTrapper opens up the world of podcasts to any media card enabled BlackBerry device. Users can download episodes over the cellular network, WiFi, or even through their PC. Automated intelligent downloading ensures that podcasts are only downloaded when the user wants, and only using the mechanisms the user allows.

Automatic management of users’ episodes ensures that more time can be spent listening to their media and not managing it. A built in playlist manager allows users to set their preferences so that PodTrapper can prioritize playback as episodes become available.

PodTrapper plays and bookmarks any media on a user’s device, remembering where it left off in every file.

PodTrapper features:

* Automated downloading of new episodes in the background
* Support for both audio and video media
* Compatible with all media card enabled BlackBerry devices
* Full touch screen support
* Built-in podcast browser
* Customizable download mechanisms and time frames
* Desktop application for downloading through a PC
* Bluetooth output support
* Support for podcast artwork
* Send podcast and episode links to other users
* OPML and manual url entry for importing podcast subscriptions
* Built-in large file download utility
* Comprehensive help system

Download PodTrapper for free for 30 days. After the 30 day trial it retails for $9.99.

We’re giving away 10 free copies and all you have to do is comment your favorite Podcast.