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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
Visit Blackberry App World to download the free app.
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:
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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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.
We have recently upgraded WeatherTrax, our free weather app for the BlackBerry to version 1.94.
Use WeatherTrax on your BlackBerry to find out the weather anywhere in the world. Check out some of these benefits that will keep you dry when it rains, warm when it’s cold, and cool all of the time:
o Easy, drop down menu provides current weather conditions for locations world wide.
o The WeatherTrax icon always shows current weather and temps at a glance. No click required.
o The display shows a detailed forecast for the current day and the weather forecast for the next five days.
o WeatherTrax can use the BlackBerry GPS to give you up-to-the-minute weather reports wherever you are.
o WeatherTrax updates regularly throughout the day so you´re current on precip, temps and sun block.
o Or You can choose to refresh the weather for any city on your list at any time.
o Set a city of your choice as your “Default” city, and then whenever you open the app your defualt city’s weather will appear on the screen.
You can download WeatherTrax for free from our free app site at:
or from BlackBerry App World:
Please let us know what you thing of this new version of WeatherTrax.
We have just released a new upgrade to FriendChat – Free Chat App For Facebook. The latest version is 1.99.5. Here is what the newest version includes:
You can get FriendChat version 1.99.5 at:
Also, our free app IMpics is a great addition to FriendChat. IMpics lets you send pictures in FriendChat and any other Instant Message/Chat/SMS/Email app you may use.
You can get IMPics for free at:
Let us know what you think of the new FriendChat, and also let us know if you are using IMpics.
We have heard from many users that want easy access to download our top free apps. Many people have trouble getting apps from the various app stores, and there are several countries that do not even have access to app stores.
In response to this demand, we created a web site where you can easily and quickly download our top free apps. Click on the link below from your BlackBerry, or scan the QR Code at the top of this post, click on the icon for the app you want, download. How simple is that?
Here is the link:
Please let us know what you think of this new free app download site? Do you like how easy it is to download our free apps?
The most common email we get to our support desk is from people that have lost apps they purchased and they want to have them replaced without having to buy them again. This happens sometimes when you upgrade the device Operating System without a back-up of the 3rd party apps, or you get a new device entirely.
There are ways to get replacements for your apps that you have purchased without buying them again.
If you purchased your apps form BlackBerry App World, then open up App World and go to “My World” (the button on the far right of the App World main screen), click your device Menu button and select “LOG IN”. After you LOG IN (using your paypal log in information), all the apps you purchased should be there for re-installation.
If you bought the app from another site, log into your account on that site, if necessary update your new device information which will include your new device PIN number, you will then be able to get your apps re-sent to you for download and installation. Most sites have policies on the number of times you can get your apps sent to new devices you get.
If you have difficulty with this process then you should contact the support team at the site you purchased the apps from.