Hello CrackBerry Nation! It’s been a busy week and not just because the kids are back to school and everyone is back to work. But enough of my post-vacation woes, it’s time to update you on what has happened since our last outing. BBM’s latest beta has brought it several new features, including the all-new BBM Sticker Club, BlackBerry OS 10.32.2639 has started rolling out across multiple regions and devices, John Chen will be speaking at Code / Mobile in October, and there was another edition of the BerryFlow Upstream podcast.
Now is the time to introduce you to this week’s picks for all your BlackBerry enthusiasts. You can find every app and game I’ve created for you by clicking on the gallery below. If your favorite was missed this week, remember that you can help by offering your suggestions at the end.
Advanced Tic Tac Toe – Online Multiplayer Game by FincoApps
While browsing the app announcement forums, I came across an article about our first game. We all know about this simple game that we used to grow up to, but a BlackBerry developer decided to add that extra twist to it. Rather than competing for three, players are now asked to connect 5x or o in a row on a grid. The game is pretty straightforward when it comes to graphics, but it does offer the option to play with other players online. Additionally, players can play against the computer, adjust AI difficulty, and load a saved game. This native game is free to download from BlackBerry World.
Learn more / Download Advanced Tic Tac Toe
Quicket – Your travel companion by Kwiket GmbH
As someone who has traveled frequently in recent times, including last minute trips, it is important to be able to book deals on the go. This week, such an app appeared in BlackBerry World, optimized for frequent and last-minute travelers to streamline the travel experience. Users can purchase a ticket in one minute or less from over 700 airlines, explore the best and worst seats even in offline mode, view detailed seat maps, mobile check-in for over 300 airlines, get flight status, gate number and departure time. departure and arrival, and see who else is on your flight with social media check-in. There is also an option to explore other transportation options in the event of a flight disruption. This Android port is available for free download from BlackBerry World.
Find out more / Download Quicket
AM Call Log Extender
For those of you looking to organize your call logs or history, this handy little app is here to help. This native app stores call history records indefinitely, gives the ability to export history to DocsToGo, the ability to add short text notes to history records and allows users to browse or filter the stored history and even refine their searches by date. The call log extension is $ 1.99 in BlackBerry World.
Find out more / Buy a call log extension
Slydris by Radiangames
While walking through the Amazon Underground, I came across Slydris. This addicting puzzle is free on the subway, as it normally costs $ 1.99. As someone who grew up addicted to Tetris, launching my passport and downloading this game was a no-brainer. The principle is simple, but it is not an easy task to accomplish. Your objective is to drag the falling blocks from the top to create full rows of blocks at the bottom to clear them. Players can create combos, create a single-color row for a burst, and even use other special blocks (including bombs) to enhance gameplay. There are three modes to choose from: Infinity, Zen Mode, and Survival. Just clear 25 lines to go to the next level. You can find it in the Amazon Underground app.
Learn how to install Slydris from the Amazon Appstore
KeepTrack Pro by Zagalaga
On another search of Amazon Underground (normally priced at $ 1.99) I came across this simple yet flexible tool to track just about anything you can think of. Whether you want to track your weight, exercise, books read, medication, coffee amount, or any other kind of information, you can all use this app. It is designed to track numeric values, text, yes / no questions, mark specific times, preset values, and duration. Once a tracker is created, you can set an initial and default value, set a goal value, and enter units and increments. What I find interesting is what happens once you start tracking. KeepTrack Pro creates reports based on your entries. You can view the results as a list or as a graph, which is a good way to visualize your progress. There is also a statistics page for even more detailed information. You can download it for free, at the time of this article, in the Amazon Underground app.
Learn how to install KeepTrack Pro from the Amazon Appstore
What you might have missed
Free and pro Brain Coach by Inspiro Software Sp. Zoo
For those who want to work their brains out, this week saw two different versions of Brain Coach. This app seeks to train your memory, concentration and reaction time. There are several different games in different categories to improve your cognitive skills and help you develop the skills you need the most. The games designed include cards (concentration and reaction training), arrows (reaction training), envelopes (memory training), match times (memory training, finding an object ( memory training), numbers (memory and concentration training), segregation (memory, concentration, and reaction training) and Stripes (memory and concentration training). This native BlackBerry 10 game offers two purchase options, a $ 2 per month subscription or a free version with a $ 7 in-app purchase to unlock the pro version. You can find both in BlackBerry World.
Learn more / Download Brain Coach for free
Until next week…
That’s it for this week folks. For more apps and games, don’t forget to head over to the CrackBerry Forums where you’ll find even more hidden gems to choose from, whether it’s for BlackBerry 10, BBOS, or the BlackBerry PlayBook. Of course, you can always find the latest and greatest picks from top editors in the CrackBerry app gallery. Are there any apps or games you would like to see? Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments.
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