Travel & Mapping

TripAdvisor Goes Augmented Reality With Free BlackBerry Smartphone App

TripAdvisior has travelled into augmented reality land this week with a new app powered by Wikitude. The free new app allows BlackBerry OS 7.0+ owners to explore the world around them using TripAdvisors data. It requires you to have Wikitude installed since it uses their engine to show you the ratings and reviews for restaurants,…


Free GeoMinder Utility Lets You Set Reminders Based on Location

The developer of one of the more innovative BlackBerry GTD apps, Wise Tasks, just released a new app called GeoMinder. While Wise Tasks lets you set location based contexts for tasks GeoMinder is more for people who just want simplistic location reminders. For example, it will let you set a reminder to pick up food…


Foursquare 5.0 Released for BlackBerry With UI & GPS Improvements

Foursquare has been on a roll with their app updates recently. The latest makes a huge jump from v3.9 to v5.0 with a revamped new user interface. I tried getting a screenshot of it for you but my App World account is acting up. Either way you should be able to test it out for…


Free LiveTracker BlackBerry Tracking App Gets PlayBook App

  We have mentioned SkyLabs LiveTracker app a few times in the past as a way to track BlackBerry smartphones for personal or business use. They let us know about their latest release of a LiveTracker Monitor app that lets you monitor the location of smartphones with LiveTracker installed. The free version lets you track…


Runtastic App Update v3.2.1 Change Log Details Improvements

I use Runtastic to track practically all of my runs and I absolutely love the service. They pushed out an update in late May to v3.2.1 but sadly did not include a change log so we didn’t mention it. They happened to send out an email to users about the update now and detailed the…


Free Planets Gives You a 3D View of the Sky on Your PlayBook

Dana Peters has brought his hugely popular Planets app from iOS to the PlayBook. The app is free and gives you a 3D view of the sky making it easy for you to spot planets and constellations. This is the perfect tip sheet for aspiring astronomers who want to understand what they are seeing at…


Free FlightAware Flight Tracker Comes to the PlayBook

FlightAware has a pretty useful and free flight tracking app for BlackBerry smartphones. Now they have released a version that runs on the BlackBerry PlayBook. It allows you to track flights in real time and even map them. The PlayBook version is not shown on FlightAware’s website yet but it is available in App World….


Wikitude 7 Now Available for BlackBerry 6.0+ Devices

  Wikitude let us know that they have launched v7 of their augmented reality browser for BlackBerry. This new version has a revamped user interface offering you a new way to interact with the world. They take advantage of the screen layout and other improvements. They call out specific changes to: Favorites: Organize your Worlds…

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