Good news for anyone out there stranded on a desert island who might be reading this! Shipwrecked (the essential guide for castaways and pirates) is now available in BlackBerry App World at https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/18512424/.
Shipwrecked is a fairly simple app I made for the Marmalade Free PlayBook offer (which has since been closed due to exceptional demand; more about that at http://opensourcebb.com/2012/10/marmalade-free-playbook-offer-closed-due-to-exceptional-demand/).
So if you're deserted on a desert island (or you're one of those paranoid types who think it just might happen) and need a guide that will help you survive,* head on over to App World and Download Shipwrecked today!
*Survival is not guaranteed; downloading this app will not increase your chances of survival; the developer is not liable for your failure to survive.
Thanks to [url=http://forums.crackberry.com/playbook-apps-games-f243/hulu-app-may-not-needed-608664/]this thread on CrackBerry[/url] I decided a TV app for PlayBook would be awesome. So I made one.
Tablet TV is available at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/95507/?lang=en
The free version, with less channels, is available at: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/95505/?lang=en
I don't want anyone to think that this app does anything the Playbook Browser can't do - it's more of a convenience app than anything else.
Here's a full list of included channels (note that this is highly outdated at this time):
Nat Geo Channel
The Comedy Network
User Submited Content
South Park Studios
Amazon Prime Video (May or may not work)
Hulu Plus (not working)
Netflix (not working)
Streaming Services (from your PC)
Custom URLs (for Apache, TVersity, Ampache, etc.)
Figured I'd make a quick post, it's been a while since I've used this blog.
I wanted to let everyone know that RIM just approved an update for the Donationware Google+ app I have in app world. The update addresses an issue with the app saving your login information, and also adds a new launch screen.
In order to stay logged in in the Google+ app, you need to first click on the login info in the top righthand corner of the screen. You'll enter your login info and and close the app. After that you'll remain logged in.
The Protect Portal app features a new icon, a new launch screen, and navigation icons for forward, back, and home.
You can download them at:
Protect Portal: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/64788/
This morning BlackBerry released a scanner for Skagit County Washington. This scanner streams feeds for:
Skagit County Sheriff
Washington State Patrol, Upper Skagit Tribal Police, and Anacortes Police are enabled from time to time.
Check it out at: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/78685
Formerly I had a scanner for both the West and the South divisions of the Riverside County California Sheriff. The feeds for those two divisions were combined, so I changed the South scanner into Riverside Fire and the West scanner into SouthWest Sheriff.
The update should be available in BlackBerry App World in a few days.
This morning RIM approved a scanner Allegheny County Pennsylvania North Fire, EMS, and Police.
Check it out at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/76947?lang=en
*Note! These are not official eBay or Amazon apps, not sanctioned by eBay or Amazon, and I am not affiliated with them in any way. They're also not as fully featured as an official Amazon or eBay app would be, because they're made FOR FREE by someone not affiliated with or paid by (unfortunately lol) eBay or Amazon.
After 4 months or so of arguing with BlackBerry App World, they have decided that a url is "content" and cannot be used without permission (a legal stance which I disagree with based on my, albeit limited, understanding of IP law). As a result, the apps I submitted for an Amazon.com and eBay launcher (despite containing custom icons and no actual copyrighted content) have been denied by BlackBerry App World.
But that doesn't mean I can't distribute them here. Please note that these .bar files have to be sideloaded onto your Playbook. If you don't know how to do that, you should (1) google it and (2) complain to RIM that these apps weren't approved.
Download original versions (with eBay and Amazon icons):
Amazon: DOWNLOAD LINK
eBay: DOWNLOAD LINK
Download denied App World versions (with custom icons):
Amazon: DOWNLOAD LINK
eBay: DOWNLOAD LINK
This morning after 4 months of delay, RIM finally approved a simple application for the BlackBerry Playbook - Launcher for BlackBerry Protect.
The product description reads:
There's an amazing tool for locating, backing up, and protecting your BlackBerry® Smartphone. It's called BlackBerry® Protect. This BlackBerry® PlayBook™ application is a companion to that awesome application, allowing you to access RIM's online control panel for Protect quickly and easily. Remotely locate your BlackBerry® Smartphone, lock it, display a message on your homes screen, make your BlackBerry® give a loud alert, or in case of emergency lock or wipe your BlackBerry® remotely. *Note: you must have BlackBerry® Protect installed on your BlackBerry® Smartphone to use this BlackBerry® PlayBook™ app.
You can download this app directly fromApp World at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/64788
Also, if you want a version that uses the BlackBerry Protect Logo (which App World wouldn't approve) you can download it directly from HERE (requires side loading).
This morning BlackBerry App World approved updates for scanners for Montreal Quebec and Elkhart Indiana.
Unfortunately the Police Scanner for Quebec was discontinued by RadioReference; the app was switched to scan frequencies for the Montreal Fire Department.
The Elkhart Scanner was also updated, although the Goshen police frequencies had to be removed.
Both apps should be working again after downloading these updates (which are free of charge).
It may take 24-48 hours for the update to show on your BlackBerry device.