Coffee and blackberries, yum. Starbucks has an app that converts your BB into your Starbucks card. Good move Starbucks, good move.
Note: If you don’t have a Starbucks card, this app is semi-useless as its only non-card feature is a store locator; which didn’t work last time I tried it, event though I was standing in front of a Starbucks, but I’ll give the app the benefit of the doubt and say that it probably works. Most of the time.
The Starbucks app isn’t available through BB app world (hmmm), but that’s probably another good move on Starbucks’ part because there is a large possibility it could get terrible reviews, and that’s just not good PR.
Well this news is by no means official, but those are the whisperings in the tech world. Google’s Android, a mobile phone operating system, offers a software development kit for app developers specifically to be run on Android-based phones (says my super knowledgable source, Wikipedia). Why Android? Well, I was alluding to this earlier, but RIM’s library of apps is pretty, well, pathetic in comparison to the rest of the smartphone world. In fact, Android has 130,000 apps available to RIM’s 20,000. Access to Android apps would “make the RIM platform attractive to consumers as it lacks the strength of the rivals from an apps perspective.”
Listen. If RIM does this, I’ll buy a damn PlayBook.. otherwise, I’m going to wait a year or so. What’s the point of having a shiny new toy if you can’t even play with 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).