Popular and Free Jared Company Screen Grabber App Now Available for Android

We are happy to announce the release today on Android the free Screen Grabber app, a flexible screen-capture app that allows users to share screen shots of anything on the screen with just a couple of clicks.

The screen shots are automatically sent to a new picture file called Screen Grabs, ready to be emailed, tweeted and posted to Facebook easily and quickly. Screen Grabber reduces file size for quick sending, and allows users to opt for high-resolution screen shots.

The Jared Company’s Screen Grabber for Android operates free of watermarks, advertising and upgrade reminders.

JaredCo founder and CEO Steven Kader said that the app was designed with productivity in mind, as sharing the screen shots is much easier than with other screen capture apps.

“No matter what is on your screen–pictures, icons, maps, tools, contacts, addresses, tweets, posts, web pages, and more—Screen Grabber for Android stores it in one place, making it easily found and shared,” he said. “It makes the Android device more versatile and functional.”

Not only that, the app syncs seamlessly—download and it’s ready to go.

Screen Grabber also is available for Blackberry and iOS devices.

Download The Jared Company’s Screen Grabber for Android at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jaredco.screengrabber. It is currently available for Samsung S3 and Galaxy Tab 2 with OS 4.0.

 

One Touch Flashlight App is Now Available for BB10

JaredCo’s One Touch Flashlight, rated a top five Blackberry app by Fortune Magazine, is now available for the new Z10 smartphone.

One Touch Flashlight uses BlackBerry video light, instead of the dim LED screen light, to deliver more light quickly. With more than 4,000 reviews, One Touch Flashlight is the most downloaded flashlight app of all time on Blackberry® World™, said The Jared Company founder and CEO Steven Kader.

Other features of the app include:

  • · It uses less power than other flashlight apps.
  • · A one-touch on/off icon for the flashlight allows for easy access to the light fast.
  • · It also works on the Blackberry Playbook.

Download One Touch Flashlight for free at Blackberry® World™: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/9081

We recently announced that our exceedingly popular free wallpapers are available for BB10 and the Blackberry Playbook and that the highest-rated free weather app on Blackberry World, WeatherTrax,is now available for BB10.

 

 

Highly Rated WeatherTrax App is Now Available for BB10

JaredCo’s WeatherTrax, the highest-rated weather app on Blackberry® World™, is now available for the the new Z10 smartphone.

WeatherTrax is a free app with new features for the Blackberry 10 OS, including faster speed, smoother searches and the optional function to update BBM™ personal messages with current weather.

For up-to-the-minute forecasts, WeatherTrax uses Weather Online, a very accurate weather reporting service. Other features include:

  • The display shows a detailed forecast for the current day and the weather forecast for the next five days.
  • WeatherTrax can use the BlackBerry® GPS for real-time weather reports for the user’s current location.
  • The user has the option to switch from Celsius to Fahrenheit.
  • Locations can be stored and easily deleted later.
  • A convenient drop-down menu provides current weather conditions for locations world-wide.

WeatherTrax is available for free at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/12603.

We also recently announced that our exceedingly popular free wallpapers are available for BB10 and the Blackberry Playbook. We will soon be announcing numerous other BB10 apps.

JaredCo Gears Up for Launch of Blackberry 10 OS by Announcing Free Wallpapers for BB10 and Playbook

We are gearing up for the launch of the new Blackberry 10 OS in a few weeks, today announcing that our exceedingly popular free wallpapers will be available for BB10 and the Blackberry Playbook.

Research in Motion has said it will launch at least six BB10 devices this year. Our recent survey of 6,000 of its customers using our Blackberry apps revealed that nearly 70 percent of the survey respondents said they plan to buy a BB10 when they are ready to replace their current BlackBerry smartphone.

Our unique free wallpapers automatically scale the wallpaper for each device. Our free wallpaper app for the current Blackberry smartphones is among our most popular.

With mobile devices an essential part of daily life, more and more people seek to personalize them as an extension of their personalities.

With The Jared Company wallpapers, select a “look” from dozens of options, and it can be completely customized—including pattern and color. New wallpapers are added frequently.

“We are putting the design in designer smart phones,” said JaredCo CEO Steve Kader said. “We are excited to make this popular app for BB10, as our survey also demonstrated that Blackberry users consider the availability of apps important in purchasing a new BB10.”

Other features of the wallpaper:

  • Thumbnails are low resolution to minimize data transfer for those who pay for data.
  • It doesn’t change shape or distort the image like other BlackBerry wallpaper apps.
  • It syncs with a couple of clicks and a tap in just minutes.

Visit Blackberry App World to download the free app.

JaredCo Releases Free Android App that Emails Location of Lost Phone with Low Battery

We have just released what may be the most useful free app for the forgetful Android user—Last Ditch Beacon sends an email with the last-known location of the Android smartphone, even if the power is down to 10 percent.

According to JaredCo, around one-third of lost or misplaced smartphones have dead batteries. Until now, there was no way to communicate with the device.

Using the Android phone’s GPS, Last Ditch Beacon sends an email with the last known location of the device when the phone is down to 10 percent of the battery left—complete with a Google map link showing the exact location.

Other features of Last Ditch Beacon:

  • No syncing is required. Last Ditch Beacon configures itself with the GPS app.
  • Last Ditch Beacon works on all Android models.
  • Even though Last Ditch Beacon is FREE, JaredCo provides total support.

Last Ditch Beacon is now available on Google Play, along with many other useful JaredCo apps like UnfollowID for Twitter and One Touch Flashlight.

 

JaredCo Releases New Kindle App!

JaredCo has released its first Kindle app, a fun version of the classic word game Hangman, that is now available on Amazon.

Hangman features five increasing levels of difficulty and thousands of words, making it appropriate for kids and adults. The JaredCo Hangman even helps when asked, filling in a blank if the player is stuck.

The Hangman app works on the Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle DX and Kindle (2nd Generation.)

It is available on Amazon for only 99 cents.

 

New Free JaredCo Blackberry® App Emails Location of Lost Phone with Low Battery

The Jared Company, a leading creator of smartphone apps, has released what may be the most useful free app for the forgetful Blackberry® user—Last Ditch Beacon sends an email with the last-known location of the Blackberry, when the battery is down to 10 percent.

According to JaredCo, 30 percent of lost or misplaced Blackberry smartphones have dead batteries. Most tracking apps need to communicate with the device in order to find them, which is impossible once the battery is drained.

Using the Blackberry GPS, Last Ditch Beacon sends an email with the last known location of the device, even if it’s low on juice—complete with a Google map link showing the approximate location.

Other features of Last Ditch Beacon:

  • Last Ditch Beacon works on all BlackBerry models.
  • Even though Last Ditch Beacon is FREE, JaredCo provides total support.

 

 

New JaredCo Survey Reveals BlackBerry Brand Loyalty

We just released results of a survey of nearly 6,000 customers using our apps for BlackBerry® smartphones. The responses show a high degree of loyalty to the BlackBerry brand.

Those surveyed include customers who have downloaded and purchased one or more of his company’s apps for BlackBerry smartphones and are subscribed to the JaredCo mailing list.  Most are from the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as other countries where the BlackBerry App World™ storefront is available.

“At The Jared Company we design apps to make BlackBerry and other smartphones more powerful, indispensable tools in people’s lives,” said JaredCo founder and CEO Steven Kader said. “We believe the results of this survey of our customers demonstrate we’ve been on target in creating BlackBerry apps that provide BlackBerry customers improved functionality, productivity and utility in their devices.”

Nearly 70 percent of the 5,732 survey respondents said they plan to buy a BlackBerry® 10 smartphone when they are ready to replace their current BlackBerry smartphone.

About 54 percent of those who said they plan to buy a BlackBerry 10 smartphone when they are ready for a new phone said they prefer BlackBerry over other platforms, and another 19.5 percent said they would buy a BlackBerry 10 smartphone because of “appealing features.”

Of the respondents, 39.74 percent have been using a BlackBerry smartphone for the past three to five years, and 27.41 percent for more than five years.

A great majority – 68.3 percent – of those completing the survey said they prefer using a keyboard to an all-touch device, and 88.03 percent said they expect that their current apps will be available on the BlackBerry 10 platform.

Survey respondents said the most valued features of BlackBerry smartphones are email/short message service (25.01 percent), BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™) (23.09 percent) and ease of use (20.05 percent).

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JaredCo Releases Three New Blackberry Playbook Games

We have released three new game apps for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to challenge and entertain children and adults – two video games, Box Blaster and Hungry Snake™, and a word game, Wordzle™.

“All three are perfect for passing time while waiting for a plane or appointment, on long car rides or just for the pure entertainment they provide anywhere you happen to be,” said Steven Kader, chief executive officer of The Jared Company.

The new game apps sync instantly after download, so they are immediately ready for play and are simple to learn. Each game challenges users to increase their skill and advance to new levels. The first three levels of Box Blaster are free. An upgrade opens access to 15 additional levels. Hungry Snake and Wordzle each cost 99 cents.

Box Blaster, with 18 levels of difficulty, helps children develop eye-hand coordination as they use the game’s slingshot to knock down wooden crates from platforms. The game keeps older players’ minds sharp as they calculate arc, speed and other knock-down strategies.

Players choose from varying skill levels, enabling younger and beginning players to ease into the game as they learn and master the game. Players play against the clock to earn valuable time bonuses and increase their scores as they knock down the crates in less time.

In Hungry Snake, a player’s snake grows longer as it eats each bite of food. But if the snake hits the edge of the screen or nips its own tail, the game is over. However, a quick tap of “New Game” starts the player on a new quest to improve his score.

Hungry Snake becomes more challenging and entertaining at each level, and players win time bonuses as they improve their game play. Players may choose to play at various skill levels to vary the challenge.

Wordzle offers varying levels of difficulty, appealing to young players just learning their ABCs and all the way to the most seasoned word game aficionados.  The game tracks players’ progress, helping  young and old alike expand their vocabulary or even practice English as a second language.

The game features a simple player interface. Players tap the screen to create their best words, earning bonus points for faster times, longer words and moving letters to lengthen words.

BlackBerry App World Hits 3 Billion Downloads

By Angela Moscaritolo, PCMag.com

In spite of all its troubles, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has something to celebrate — its app store, the BlackBerry App World, has passed 3 billion downloads.

"BlackBerry smartphone and PlayBook users around the world have downloaded over three billion apps since BlackBerry App World launched!" RIM said in a blog post Friday. "Three billion app downloads averages out to over 2.5 million downloads each day."

It took BlackBerry users just over three years to hit that mark, installing apps for devices such as the BlackBerry Bold 9930, Torch 9860, and the PlayBook tablet. The BlackBerry App World launched in April 2009, and currently has about 90,000 apps available for BlackBerry smartphones and the PlayBook tablet.

RIM said that the number of daily app downloads continues to increase. BlackBerry users downloaded the first billion apps in just over two years. About seven months later, the App World reached 2 billion downloads. Users downloaded the remaining billion apps in the past six months.

Apple's App Store, in comparison, hit 3 billion downloads in less than 18 months and reached the 25 billion app download mark in March. Google's Android Market reached 3 billion in about 27 months, and Microsoft's Windows Phone marketplace has yet to hit that mark.

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