When I first heard about RIM’s release of Websignals I was excited. The idea was that you could push a icon to users homepage to let them know to check out a website. After waiting a few months after launch to see if anybody did anything cool with it I was disappointed so I decided to do something about it instead of just complaining. Together the dedicated BerryReview team with some great help from RIM has delved into Websignals and created our very own BerryReview Websignal.
You can sign up for the BerryReview Websignal Beta at:
This new Websignal notifies you with a icon when there is a new article to check out on BerryReview. You can preview the title and then easily click on the homescreen icon to launch the article in your browser. While setting up the Websignal I was saddened to learn a few limitations of the system. For example, the Websignal can take up to 5-8 minutes to update on your BlackBerry. You also need to send a link to your device using our signup form and then click on the link from your BlackBerry and accept the RIM legal agreement to register for the Websignal.
The BerryReview Websignal is currently in beta but our private beta testers had no issues with the push updates. We plan on releasing the source code for the WordPress plugin we wrote to implement Websignals in WordPress but right now the code is quite raw. I am slowly creating a simple backend management page for WordPress that I hope to get done before unleashing it on the public. If you know your way around PHP and WordPress just send us an email using the Contact Us form and we will send over the code. Keep in mind you will need to register for a Websignal from RIM which may take a few weeks to get approved and setup. I am trying to work with RIM to simplify the signup process.
Please let us know about any issues or comments you have by using the Contact Us link at the top of the page! Keep in mind the Websignal will only show up after a new article has published on BerryReview. Also you may find the Websignal originally hides in your downloads folder in some themes.