PS. I like how RIM quotes Crackberry twice, as though they’re some kind of legitimate authority on all things Blackberry. I get that they’re a huge BB blog/forum/review/site, but “crack” “berry” really? Their name insinuates bb users with cocaine. Um, I’ll pass.
Moving on. RIM is waiving its normally $200 vendor certification fee for app developers. Apparently just a couple months ago it would cost a user $200 + a long wait of a few weeks to find out whether or not they had been approved as an app developer. Now it’s free and turn around time for hearing back from RIM is a few days’ time. (I found this out from pouring through pages of developer forums on blackberry.com). Under this deal you can submit up to 10 apps before you have to reapply. Risk-free.
I wonder what other freebies RIM will offer in the coming weeks…
Is this RIM’s solution to their app-less PlayBook problem? First we heard that RIM was looking at making the PlayBook compatible with Android’s more than 130,000 apps in an effort to boost PlayBook sales & create a bunch of hype pre-launch. Now RIM is offering free PlayBooks (through mid-March) for app developers who create a “quality” PB app. Once you submit it, if RIM likes it, bam! Free PlayBook for you.
It’s that easy. Or is it?
Are debt collectors constantly harassing you? Do the words “out-call” or “in-call ONLY” describe your profession? Or maybe that cheating ex you dumped after you whipped the SpyBubble app on won’t stop calling you & wants your
crazy totally sane ass back. Well, the PrivacyStar app, launched by First Orion, does a couple of neat tricks.
The much hyped, long-awaited for Blackberry “PlayBook” Tablet (ps. whatever happened to calling it the Black Pad?) Black Pad sounded a little too “ipad” for my tastes anyway. Can RIM please stop obsessing over all things Apple (they even did a video comparing ipad to the new playbook). It’s becoming a little sad.
Moving on. There are a couple of things to note here:
Now here’s a simple photo upload app. Above is a screenshot I grabbed from my BB. Photobucket is a standard BB app, and you should be able to find it in your “downloads” folder, but that’s just a shortcut which will take you to the mobile site where you can upload the actual app.
The particularly great thing about this app (that I like anyway) is the automatic upload everytime you take a pic on your BB. Snap a photo, it instantly uploads on photobucket – you don’t even have to think about it (although make sure your privacy settings are adjusted accordingly; “public” is the default setting).