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BlackBerry PlayBook Hockey DrillBook App for Coaches

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I am dying to catch a picture of some real coaches using a BlackBerry PlayBook as an actual PlayBook. A new BlackBerry developer, Joey, let us know about an update to his Hockey DrillBook app for coaches. It turns out that this latest update was based on suggestions from a thread in our forums which provided Joey an unbiased look and suggestions for improving the app. I think this is a perfect example of how developers take a look at your comments and forum threads and take that feedback seriously if you write it in a constructive way.

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The updated version of Hockey DrillBook is not up in App World for me as of now but here is a brief description of the app and the additional new features which should be live at this link soon:

Now with over 50 drills in over 15 different categories, this app will help your team on their way to victory! Each drill is presented in stunning high quality on your BlackBerry PlayBook, and you can quickly and easily display different drills to your players.
NEW FEATURE: Hockey News! Keep up to date with all the latest news, stats, and scores in the Hockey News section! See who’s stepping up, who’s falling apart, and how each team is being coached to victory!
NEW FEATURE: Draw-A-Drill! This heavily requested feature will now let you draw drills in real time to so you can show all your players, fellow coaches, or even teammates how to dominate the opposition! With the HDMI out included with your PlayBook, you can hook up Hockey DrillBook to your HD TV and give your team the ultimate advantage!
Note: More drills are on their way, including lots of new features that will give you the edge on your competition! Everyone needs a PlayBook in their life, and Hockey DrillBook is your PlayBook to victory!
Cost: $1.99

PS: What really warms my heart was what Joey said in his email:

As you can probably guess, I’m the developer of this app and have just included some pretty big updates. As a first time developer, it was scary to think of what people might say, and the BerryReview forum was the first place where my app got an unbiased look at it. Based on feedback I had read on your forum, I structured and modified my update schedule to address concerns that had been raised.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and thank you for the great and positive feedback on your forum!

9 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. Awesome! Nice work on the updates Joey. Thanks for checking out the forums and responding to our feedback.

  2. It’s good to see more “Playbook” applications. They need these for more sports.

  3. Hey guys, I just wanted to give a thanks for the great feedback. I hope you guys like what I’ve included and I look forward developing more Playbook apps in the very, very near future!

    • Hi @Jffurlan.

      Alex from RIM here. Glad to have the updated Hockey DrillBook application for PlayBook available on AppWorld! It’s great to hear that community feedback helped you throughout the PlayBook app development process. Any hints as to what future apps you’re considering developing? For all other developers out there, we’ve extended the free PlayBook (http://bbry.lv/fWu6ge) incentive for developers whose apps are accepted before March 31.

      Feel free join the conversation over on the Inside BlackBerry Developer’s Blog (http://bbry.lv/bsbpYQ).

      Cheers,
      Alex, RIM Social Media Team

  4. nice app..

  5. That is Wicked. I wonder if they will have some for different sports

  6. maybe with this, they will finally let RIM bring the Coyotes to the LOO

  7. An app similar to this for football would kill.

  8. They should made this app for various sports! :D

    It would be interesting to see coaches sporting a tablet during the game.

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