Just like we told you before Union planned to bring their entire line-up from BlackBerry PlayBook over to the BlackBerry Z10. And today they added 5 more titles: AirAttack, Fractal, Gravity Lab, Psychoban & Roboto. With each coming in at just $0.99 each. You can grab the whole lot for under $5.00!
We previously reviewed each one of these titles and loved them all. Union brings high quality and addictive gameplay simultaneously. Grab each game from Union currently on sale for just $0.99 below.
AirAttack for BlackBerry Z10 here: https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/61904/
Fractal for BlackBerry Z10 here: https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/128242/
Gravity Lab for BlackBerry Z10 here: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/122230/
Psychoban for BlackBerry Z10 here: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/64379/
Roboto for BlackBerry Z10 here: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/64498/
[Review] Critical Wave for BlackBerry Z10 by Grannies Games – $0.99 well spent
In the shuffle of BlackBerry Live, receiving the new BlackBerry Z10 a couple months back and all the accessories we’ve been reviewing some of our favorite new games/apps for BlackBerry 10 didn’t get their proper reviews. One of those games is Critical Wave for BlackBerry Z10 by Grannies Games. It’s $0.99 and one seriously awesome action-shooter!
Critical Wave v2.1 Features:
- Bosses that keep growing each level
- Many enemy types and mini bosses
- Upgrades and powerups
- Scoreloop integration
- Varied and intense gameplay, guaranteed to give hours of fun!
Update – Hours after this post went up, a couple well known BlackBerry developers reached out to us and let us know there was a issue (See CB Forum post here) where Moog Music would delete documents in the BlackBerry Z10 device storage. This issue was resolved quickly thanks to the developer, BlackBerry and the magic of the CB Forums. The new version v18.104.22.168 cab be purchased/updated in BlackBerry World here. Likewise at the end of this post.
Animoog for BlackBerry 10 was featured during the BlackBerry Jam keynote at BlackBerry Live in Orlando, FL. Popular with many major musicians, the Animoog app enables users to create and sculpt music using a variety of sounds, timbres and effects—all in the palm of their hands.
New Berryfication BBM Channel – Now Open!
Tuesday morning at BlackBerry Live, BlackBerry announced a great new feature for BBM called BBM Channels. It’s much like a collection of mini-mobile blogs within BlackBerry Messenger. The new feature is an extension of BBM and is compatible with devices running OS 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 7.1, BlackBerry 10 & BlackBerry 10.1. Get the full scoop on BBM Channels here. You can download BBM Channels to your BlackBerry at www.blackberry.com/beta
Once you’re all set up with BBM Channels, should you prefer to give the new beta a spin you can then join our Berryfication BBM Channel here: C00045DA1 or simply scan the barcode in the image below.
We will be bringing lots of great news, giveaways, product news and much more via our BBM Channel starting tonight. If you follow either Berryfication @berryfication or myself at @rezn you know that I tend to share links to products before anyone else. There’s a couple reasons why I do this one is because developers let us know about new products, many we test via sandbox, as well I still have a couple tricks up my sleeve. So we can’t stress the importance of joining our channel to get in the know right away. I will be limiting my personal Twitter account to information after we’ve shared it on the BBM Channel. That way we can keep it a treat for our fans and avoid being uncredited on other sources.
So what are you waiting for? Join up! And enjoy!
Files & Folders v6.3 for Z10 and Q10 is now available in BlackBerry World
I can’t express how happy I am to see Innovatology is finally able to release their much anticipated Files & Folders for BlackBerry 10. I picked up the BB10 version when it originally launched but some issues with BlackBerry 10 caused the app to be pulled by Innovatology. This bug rendered the app inoperable on some OS’s. If you’re still having an issue with Files & Folders it is recommended that you first uninstall it, reboot your device, reinstall and make sure you’re running 10.0.10.822 (Z10) or 10.1.0.1055 (Q10).
Files & Folders Version 6.3 for BB10 Features (May 7th, 2013)
Note: a bug in older versions of BB10 may prevent apps from opening. Uninstalling and reinstalling the app, or upgrading to 10.0.10.822 (Z10) or 10.1.0.1055 (Q10) should fix this.
Changed in Files & Folders v6.3 for BB10:
- NEW! Support for BlackBerry Q10′s smaller screen and standard shortcut keys.
- NEW! Trial version now available too
- NEW! Support for BlackBerry Link Remote File Access!
- Requires BB10 version 10.1 or newer.
- Install BlackBerry Link on your PC, and configure Remote File Access.
- Enable BlackBerry Link in your phone settings, then tap Goto in Files & Folders.
- Your remote folder should appear in the list.
- If the folder is empty, tap Refresh.
- ENHANCED! Improved media player:
- Plays music and media per folder, with next & prev track buttons
- The media player continues playing when Files & Folders is in the background
- Added portrait/landscape rotation support
- Added support for hardware play/pause button
- Added support for Now Playing popup
- Files & Folders now pauses playback if another app needs to play media
- ENHANCED! Huge performance improvement for thumbnails of pictures on the device
- ENHANCED! Support for BB10 minimized operation:
- Files & Folders now continues uploads/downloads even if mimimized
- Tweaks to optimize battery usage when minimized
- FIXED! Worked around many OS bugs
- FIXED! Many other improvements, tweaks, bug fixes
- NOTE: Temporarily disabled zip and unzip while we upgrade to a new, much better mechanism
If you find a bug, please contact us by e-mail (email@example.com). If you just post a review in BlackBerry World, we are unable to reply and offer support.
BlackBerry New-App Wednesday – May 15th, 2013
BlackBerry let us know that the New-App Wednesday is officially out! With lots of great new products in multiple categories. A big standout for many users familiar with EA were excited to see Dead Space for BlackBerry 10. Priced at just $2.99 and maybe more fun the second time around. Dead Space is currently available for BlackBerry Z10.
Some of the other highlights that we’ve had time with include the game Little 3 Kingdoms, as well as the apps Bonfire Reader and Art Camera Native. I went through the Wednesday release and downloaded quite a few others. Check out the full scoop below.
BlackBerry Live is currently underway in Orlando, bringing together BlackBerry enthusiasts, business leaders, IT decision makers, developers and partners from around the world. Whether you’re at the show or have been streaming from home, we wanted to share the latest in BlackBerry 10 apps. Don’t miss out on this week’s latest BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 apps in BlackBerry World:
BlackBerry Z10 Apps:
Navigation & Travel:
BlackBerry Q10 Apps:
News & Information:
- · News24 (24.COM ONLINE STUDIO)
Photo & Utilities:
Lifestyle & Entertainment
- · CineTrailer (DDM Srl)
- · E! Online (E! Entertainment Television Inc.)
- · Cineplex (Cineplex Entertainment)
Navigation & Travel:
- · Sports Tracker for Q10 (Sports Tracker)
*Also available on BlackBerry Q10
BlackBerry Dev Picks of the Week:
Here are the top 5 ‘must-haves’ apps according to our developers here at BlackBerry:
- 1. Little 3 Kingdoms “Safe to say I am addicted to this game”
- 2. Who Am I: Hidden Object Adventure “My kids really enjoy this, neat clues and also has 3D graphics”
- 3. iChangi for BlackBerry 10 “Love this! Perfect for travelling”
- 4. Bonfire Reader “A must have for lovers of eBooks”
- 5. Art Camera Native “The filters on this are stunning”
Latest App News: Keep an eye out for BNL Mobile Banking, Wikitude, H&M and Endomondo apps which will be available on the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 in the upcoming weeks. Also coming soon to the BlackBerry Q10: BBVA, LFP, Zara, and CNBC Alarm Clock apps!
Finalists for the Best Built for BlackBerry App Awards will be this week at BlackBerry Live!
For a look at all BlackBerry 10 apps, head to BlackBerry World.
For the latest BlackBerry news, press releases and headlines follow @BlackBerryNews on Twitter.
Union is bringing their entire catalogue to BlackBerry 10 starting this month
Multiplatform developers Union let us know today that they will be publishing their entire catalogue of games to BlackBerry 10 this month. This is awesome news for anyone that loves high quality games. Union games have continued to impress us since they first started porting to BlackBerry PlayBook.
The first wave of games to hit have already begun to show up on BlackBerry Z10.
Pick up Samurai II: Vengeance for $0.99 here: https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/62107/
Pick up CreaVures for $2.99 here: https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/18561213/
Pick up Dark Nebula: Episode One for $0.99 here: https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/135864/
New BBM Channels Announced – Available in BlackBerry Beta Zone
Well it’s not exactly BBM updated. But BBM Channels does add new layers of social communications, news, interaction and so much more.
I’ve had a little bit of time to play around with BBM Channels, added most of the featured channels, even accepted a couple private invites. I’m already preparing our own channel. And my excitement lies in the ease of use. From a channel creation process this looks like it will be easier than building even a web application for your blog. Just add a couple images for your channel and away you go!
As for interacting and being involved in other users channels I admit I love this new addition to BBM! They’ve even made it available to the older BBOS devices running 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 7.1 & now BlackBerry 10 and 10.1.
So far as a follower to a BBM Channel you can get direct news the moment the Channel admin posts it. You can add a thumbs up/like as well as leave a polite comment. Hopefully BlackBerry users can keep their trolling attitudes clear of this new environment, as BlackBerry has already made it clear that foul language and/or innuendo will not be tolerated. As long as you can abide by that simple request we think this will be a wonderful new place to get great content and share our own! Get the full scoop below.
[Now Available] harmon.ie Office 365 Client Apps for BlackBerry 10
harmon.ie let us know recently that their Office 265 Client Apps were now ready for BlackBerry 10 smartphones today. Including both Q10 & Z10 models. We couldn’t be more excited about these products, so I figure it best that you read everything their is to know about harmon.ie. Get the full skinny below.
Users demand the same productive experience from their applications wherever they are, and on whatever device they are using. With these newest smartphone apps, harmon.ie and BlackBerry are targeting the busy information workers who want to actually “use” their device and not just “bring” it to work. Now, these workers can securely and efficiently access, edit and share documents from the cloud and collaborate in real-time in a social environment.
Key harmon.ie for BlackBerry Benefits:
- Access to SharePoint on the go – Access and navigate SharePoint sites from your mobile device. Anytime, anywhere.
- Improved project management – Get real-time updates as colleagues edit important documents such as proposals and contracts.
- Reach out to the last document contributor with one click. No more need to call or email to check on project progress.
- Significant productivity boost – No need to wait till you are back at the office. Accessing the information you want and share it with colleagues from the road.
- Drive adoption of SharePoint social networks – Users can access their social network by locating colleagues from their SharePoint and local mobile device contact lists.
Key harmon.ie for BlackBerry Features:
- Document sharing, browsing and managing
- Real-time collaboration
- Social features such as searching for people, viewing social profiles and an enhanced view of colleague profiles
- Authentication and security including Windows and Form-based authentication support and passcode lock support.
Skype Preview now available on BlackBerry Z10 (OS 10.1 Only)
Well we’re almost there now. BlackBerry promised the best apps for BlackBerry 10. And this morning I noticed the Skype Preview was available on my BlackBerry Z10 running an OS10.1. Which is a leaked OS. We don’t usually recommend installing leaked Operating Systems. However for those users like myself that are willing to take that risk, Skype’s new preview for BlackBerry 10 will now be available to you on Z10 too.
One of the best treats to go along with the Skype Preview is a FREE 3-Month Unlimited World Subscription from BlackBerry! If you have a Q10 or Dev Alpha C you’ve likely already taken advantage of this deal. With this voucher users can make calls to up to 60 countries worldwide. So what are you waiting for? Z10/Q10 users on 10.1 go get your Skype on!
BlackBerry New App Wednesday
BlackBerry continues to build BlackBerry World with some incredible apps & games. Paw Print Games brought one of their classics Kami Crazy. Rock N Roll Games brought Fly Kiwi Fly! – Classic the original and Gameloft introduced us to The Dark Knight Rises.
My favorite of the bunch has been out for a while and on my Z10 for a bit over a month now, PicFrames by Active Development Limited. It’s a simple app that let’s you sort out some nice collages. An Android port actually but very well done.
Check out the full list plus a nice list of BlackBerry Dev’s favorites too below!
Happy Wednesday! BlackBerry 10 continues to welcome top app partners from around the globe. Here are some of the latest BlackBerry 10 apps you won’t want to miss:
- Harmon.ie: Office 365 and SharePoint Client (Harmon.ie Corporation)
- The Dark Knight Rises (Gameloft Inc.)
- Kami Crazy (Paw Print Games Ltd.)
- Fly Kiwi Fly! – Classic (Rock N Roll Games)
Photos & Video:
- PicFrame (Active Development Limited)
Navigation & Travel:
- KLM for BlackBerry 10 (Air France-KLM)
BlackBerry Dev Picks of the Week:
From inside the walls at BlackBerry, here are the top 5 apps our developers deem ‘must-haves’:
- 1. Hairy Tales (Arges Games SRL)
“If you love solid puzzles with great graphics, this is up your alley”
- 2. Guess the Icon- Iconmania (SolverLabs)
“A simple ‘Guess the Word Based on Icon’ game but with loads of celebrities, places and logos to keep you guessing”
- 3. Bike Rental (o2 Interactive)
“A must-have for bike aficionados everywhere”
“This app has saved me a TON of headaches”
- 5. PicFrame (Active Development Limited)
“Amazing photo effects—neat shapes, borders, frames etc”
Latest App News: Keep an eye out for Real Soccer 2013, Six Guns, Modern Combat 4, Tuenti and KOOORA apps which will be available on the in the upcoming weeks.
Nominations have closed for the Best Built for BlackBerry App Awards. Stay tuned to find out the finalists!
For a look at all BlackBerry 10 apps, head to BlackBerry World.
Poynt makes it’s way to BlackBerry 10 [Q10 & Z10]
Ever since point was originally released on BlackBerry smartphones most BlackBerry users have come to expect it will always be there. I even found myself adding 2 to 3 other applications to make up for what Poynt did for me previously. The option to sideload this Android version hasn’t been tough to find in the past, but it’s to see they’ve added it to BlackBerry World now themselves and of course it’s still FREE.
- Movies – search by theater, movie, top 10 or genre; sort by name or rating; view trailers; view Rotten Tomatoes rankings; add to calendar; send details to contacts; buy movie tickets
- Restaurants – Search by name, cuisine type or nearby; click-to-call; get directions; view website; view hours and prices; reserve a table
- Gas Prices (US/UK/Canada ONLY) – view best prices by grade or stations nearby; click-to-call; get directions; view station amenities; send details to contacts
- Events – search by category, venue, performer, event or nearby; get directions; send details to contacts; add events to calendar
- People – lookup by name or reverse lookup by phone number or address; click-to-call; get directions; send details to contacts
- Businesses – search by name; get directions; click to call; add
details to contacts
- Offers (US ONLY)- Find Offers nearby or by keyword
Poynt is free and available in India, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, Australia and Germany Happy Poynting!
Like I said so far it’s nice having access to Poynt from BlackBerry 10. It is however the Android port which makes sharing to BBM, Blaq, Twitter for BlackBerry, Facebook for BlackBerry all not possible. Hopefully the company will built a native application in the future. They did get their start and popularity from BlackBerry. No matter grab the FREE download below.