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Unyvers Becomes Upvise – Worth Another Look

UnyversepearlI know we mentioned Unyverse back in December but some serious changes have been made since then which warrant mention. First of all they changed their name to Upvise after they started courting business customers. My favorite feature that I am trying right now is the ability to create a shopping list on their website and then access it from your BlackBerry. You can also import your contacts from your BlackBerry into the application and their website. Pretty cool stuff!!!

You can pick up a copy of the application by pointing your BlackBerry to www.upvise.com

Some of their features from their website:

Access Wikipedia on your mobile phone
Imagine having the entire knowledge of the largest collaborative encyclopedia in the world at your fingertips, anytime, anywhere. Just type in any word on your mobile and download instantly the entire Wikipedia article specially formatted for your mobile device. You can also bookmark any article to a create a list of favorites in your account.

Read RSS News
Sitting in another useless meeting? Just pick up your phone and start reading the latest news feeds on the spot. With the Upvise RSS News app, you can add your favorite RSS feeds from your web account and download them instantly on your mobile. You can also bookmark any interesting article to your list of favorites.

Mobile Contacts
Manage your contacts from your web browser and get them automatically on your phone. Type in some contact information in your mobile when you meet someone, and it is automatically uploaded to your web account. With the Contacts app, your contacts are always in sync between your mobile and your web account.

Notebooks
Send a quick note from your desktop to your mobile. Type in some information you want to remember in your mobile and retrieve the note later on from your web account. With the Notebooks app, you can store and classify your notes by creating personal notebooks, and access all your notes on-the-go.

Shopping Lists
Manage your shopping lists on your desktop and your mobile. You can maintain several lists, for different types of shops or items, i.e. one for groceries, for healthcare items, for household items,…

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  1. Against my better judgment from what I expected, I installed Upvise, and I’m actually pretty impressed. I easily created a new Upvise account from my BB, imported my BlackBerry contacts to my Upvise account, added some RSS feeds, and went through all the settings and options. Pretty slick! I already have the Wikipedia link (supplied from BerryReview’s OTA links) so the Wiki part of Upvise isn’t that useful, but it’s interface for getting are reading Wiki articles is actually very nice, and in time I think I’ll prefer it. Well done!

  2. Oh, I remember this application. It was called Unyverse. I was really interested in it, but it didn’t work on a BIS connection. And still doesn’t. :-(

  3. No BIS? That’s just plain stupid!

    How does the RSS reader compare to Viigo?

  4. Hi guys,

    We just released a new Upvise build v1.7 which supports BIS.
    You can download it here from your phone :

    http://beta.upvise.com

    You feedback is welcome.

    Thierry Brethes,
    Upvise

  5. Can anyone completely disable all other possible connections and confirm that this new beta can connect through BIS? It isn’t working for me. It still tells me:
    “The device could not initialize the connection”

  6. Hi Luciano,

    Just found another potential bug with BIS connection with Upvise. And corrected it.
    Could you remove Upvise on your phone and redownload again from: http://beta.upvise.com ?
    Please let me know if it works this time.

    BTW what it your carrier and phone model?
    Thanks in advance
    Thierry

  7. Alright! After a little exchange with Thierry, Upvise finally works over my BIS-only connection.
    This application has a number of rough edges, a lot of room for improvement, but so much potential I could spend the whole day talking about it. These guys have something really smart going on here. Everything still very incipient, but clearly there. Let’s see where it is heading and how much it will deliver.

  8. Hi Luciano,

    Good news! I would be happy to know more what you would like to see improved in Upvise for Blacberry.
    You can reach me at : tbrethes [at] gmail.com

  9. For anyone reading this and clicking on the beta.upvise link in the comments, it won’t work for you on your BlackBerry.

    Just head straight to http://www.upvise.com with your blackberry browser.

    Lewis

  10. We just released a new version of Upvise for Blackberry, v2.5
    It is now compatible with the Storm.
    And it also contains a nice new Sales application for managing the enture sales process : leads, opportunities, quotes and products.
    Learn more at : http://www.upvise.com

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