Certificate SN: BQC2010000052
Due to quality, innovation and excellence, this product has received BQC (Berryfication Quality Certificate). BQC means that the product is high quality and complies with all standards and meets the criteria for assessment in all groups (structure and navigation, visual design, functionality and overall experience).
Details of the product, the developer and the evaluation are available below.
BQC Rating: 8.8/10
Certified product: BlogBerry
by Walker Themes
BlogBerry is a reinvention of slick. The fun of BlackBerry theme design of the past reinserted into the now. Some users may shy away from a busy homescreen such as the one present in Walker Themes new BlogBerry theme. But it’s no doubt creative, fresh and filled with everything the theme culture is built upon. The culture of BlackBerry and high quality product design. Plus social networks, blogs and that added fun of connecting with friends.
Crystal clear Structure and navigation throughout the many options in the homescreen takes a short time to get used to. One of the judges said “it has more tricks than dogs at the Pedegree shows!” The new “Picture Holder” feature seems to be well loved by our Judges, as a popular new addiction to themes lately, we can only hope BlackBerry 6 still allows for these types of additions. One judge recognized a great deal of programing of the SVG into this product and shares a kudos there. Some complaint at the “select a skin” option at home, a couple judges had trouble finding where there were right away. But it’s not a bug just a preference. Once you realize how to launch and close or hide/reveal this option you will be back on track as were they.
Now visually you have quite a bit to take in here. But as soon as you process all the visual fireworks and options around the homescreen, you will begin to really appreciate this product. The Storm version Judge had more issues with some things that worked fine on 8500, 9300, 9600, 9700 and that’s the Calendar Entires would run off the screen and out of the box. An update can fix this which sometimes we do recognize this can be overlooked during the beta test process.
The functionality most would say is spot-on. The location of the WeatherSpot is not Application spot #1 however and this drew some confusion. The location is spot #5 for Touch an spot #7 for non touch. Most premium themes use spot #1 to stay in somewhat of a consistency. Not a big issue, again more of a preference. As the theme as a whole works better than 90% of the product available in BlackBerry 3rd party themes today.
Overall BlogBerry is a very satisfying release. Walker Themes is still an amateur to Theme Design. But it’s evident he’s done a great deal of homework. With his Chinese heritage and Indonesia culture coming together we’ll look forward to a long future of his products. Now BlogBerry’s one of the most colorful, fun to use and view themes we’ve seen here in a very long time it would be very difficult for us to not shine our Big lights to Walker Themes. Every element of BlogBerry has received high quality attention. From the Home, Applications, SVGs, Menu’s, Text, Call Screens, HotSpots, adding Twitter, Facebook, a WordPress feel, Google [functional search bar at home], iOS feel, Droid feel, and BlackBerry feel we feel this is showing a true excellence in design and creativity.