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 are pleased to let you know that we have just released our newest app: MESSAGE PREVUE.
You´re receiving messages throughout the day but you can´t always stop what you´re doing. Message Prevue simplifies connecting with a discrete pop-up that tells you who´s emailing or texting you and why.
o When you receive an email or SMS, a small pop-up appears on your screen showing name of sender and subject line.
o See who´s emailing or texting at a glance so you decide who gets a response now and who´ll just have to wait.
o The information won´t clutter your screen because the pop up slowly fades after you´ve seen who´s reaching out. Read and *poof*. Gone.
o You never have to access your message folder to see who´s contacted you. Senders and subjects of incoming texts are right in front of you. Sweet.
o When you see the Message Prevue pop-up, click your trackball/pad or press the pop-up with your finger (for touch screen devices) to open your message folder for quick viewing of your incoming message(s).
o The Message Prevue pop-up box is fully customizable by size, background colour, and how long the pop-up box stays on your screen.
CLICK HERE to get Message Prevue at the introductory price of $1.99 at BlackBerry App World.
Please leave a comment and let us know what you think of Message Prevue.
If you are sending an email and you definitely want to know it was received by a BlackBerry on the other end, then here is a quick tip:
This is a great feature for one-off emails that are important, that you know will be received on the other end by a BlackBerry, and can give you peace of mind.
Is confirmation of receipt for your emails an important feature for you? Let us know.