Hi CrackBerry Nation! What an eventful week it has been here in New York. From baseball games to never-ending meetings, I’m thankful it’s finally over so I can get back to what I love, bringing you this week’s BlackBerry app roundup as well as some of the best news from the seven. last days. We started things off with another episode of BerryFlow Upstream Podcast – Bide which discussed John Chen’s interview at Code / Mobile, followed by learning that users can now sign up to receive the latest Priv by BlackBerry information. . Finally, since we all love a good contest, be sure to enter to win $ 200 worth of shopping at ShopCrackBerry.
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.
Bojan Komljenović’s Bluetooth terminal
While browsing the App Announcement forums, I came across this useful productivity tool for anyone looking to run their own Bluetooth server. The Bluetooth terminal offers several features, including the ability to discover, pair and communicate with other BT devices directly from your BlackBerry, send commands to other devices via serial port protocol, create , edit and delete pre-defined commands per device, file upload and actual background database support. In addition, the developer points out that it is the perfect companion for developing with Arduino, Raspberry Pi or other boards. It offers a simple and user-friendly interface to quickly connect and communicate with all your devices. You can purchase a Bluetooth device for $ 1.99 in BlackBerry World for OS 10.3.1 and higher.
Find out more / Buy a Bluetooth terminal
Emoji Pack by Azuware
When it comes to choosing apps, I take suggestions from all sources, even links shared in BBM groups. For those looking for non-original emojis to pop into various messages and apps, this one will do the trick. The free version offers 200 emojis in five different categories: people, nature, objects, places and symbols. Upgrading to the Pro version for $ 0.99 will unlock additional packs. Emoji Pack works best with those running OS 10.3.1 and above.
Find out more / Download the Emoji pack
Tunable: tuner, metronome and recorder by AffinityBlue
Recently, I decided to take the violin again. Since I used to play years ago, but forgot about my training, I’m basically starting from scratch. That being said, the instructor urged me to download a metronome app to practice at home. As the only metronome I had was my mother’s from the 60s, an update was in order. We’ve seen some tuners before, but I decided to go with the all-in-one toolkit from the Amazon Appstore. Tunable is a chromatic tuner, tone / chord generator, metronome and recorder from the same developer behind NodeBeat. It offers a plethora of features in an intuitive interface. Musicians can view the tuner and display note, octave and frequency, play and hold chords, adjust tempo, beats by measure and subdivision, and record and save an unlimited number of recordings. To see the rest of its capabilities, please refer to the app description. You can find this one stop shop for all your performance needs for $ 1.95 in the Amazon Appstore and Amazon Underground (US, UK, Germany, and France only) for free.
Learn how to install Tunable from the Amazon Appstore
Journey to the heart! by dream.make.play
Another of the forums, this next pick is an arcade game by an independent developer. Journey to the Core is a fun space shooter game for everyone. The story behind this game is that your ship must descend a living volcano and navigate treacherous lava-filled tunnels to fight its way to the heart with only a gravity gun to protect you. This adventure comes with simple onscreen controls and the only thing to watch out for is that your gravity gun can actually destroy your ship if it hits you. The downside is that it is extremely easy to do. Journey to the heart! can be downloaded for free from the Amazon Appstore.
Learn how to install Journey to the Core! from the Amazon Appstore
Term48 by Todd Mortimer
Are you looking for a terminal emulator for your BlackBerry? Look no further than Term48. It grants users access to the local shell on your device using various commands. Additional features include support for Unicode, color, preferences for font and meta keys, and support for Bluetooth keyboards and virtual keyboard. I had no problem entering different commands, although I was careful with what I entered. Being a novice in this field, I will leave it to the most knowledgeable people to use it. Unleash your inner geek and download this fully functional native device emulator for free from BlackBerry World.
Learn more / Download Term48
What you might have missed
Read Out adds additional language support and fixes bugs in the latest update
This week, the popular text-to-speech app Read Out! received an update. This included an array of bug fixes and improvements to improve your experience. If you are unfamiliar with Read Out, it basically translates text to an audio file so that you can listen to your messages and various other forms of text hands-free. It’s as simple as that. Text can be shared from other apps or you can type text directly into Read Out. Once the audio is generated, users can share the mp3. Be sure to check out our quick review of Read Out if you haven’t already. Reading out loud! can be purchased from BlackBerry World for $ 0.99.
Learn more / Buy Read! (TTS, Text to MP3) from BlackBerry World
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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