Favourite Travel Apps: Blackberry?

Discussion in 'Travel Technology' started by CdnFlier, Feb 6, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. CdnFlier
    Original Member

    CdnFlier Silver Member

    Messages:
    217
    Likes Received:
    1,076
    Status Points:
    685
    Can't imagine Android and iPhone/iPad have all the cool apps! What do people find useful travel app wise on Blackberry?

    I tend to focus get a fair bit of value out of TripIt and occassionally the Air Canada and SPG apps. Always looking for new apps that I won't need to uninstall the next day...
     
    joesmoe likes this.
  2. joesmoe
    Original Member

    joesmoe Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,521
    Likes Received:
    3,788
    Status Points:
    1,945
    TripIt
    Google Maps (Ability to place pins on my google maps account from anywhere in the world).
    AIM (Does FB Chat as well).
    JaJah
    Wikinvest
    PodTrapper
    Sprint Navigator (TeleNav)
    KeyPass (password vault + sync - I store all my sensitive info here, CC#'s, bacnk acct #'s, etc)
    XE (currency converter)
     
  3. ArizonaGuy
    Original Member

    ArizonaGuy Silver Member

    Messages:
    490
    Likes Received:
    603
    Status Points:
    645
    I no longer rock a BlackBerry as a primary device but only gave it up a few weeks ago. But here's what I used:

    I prefer WorldMate Live to TripIt.
    Trillian - My IM client of choice
    AP News Mobile or Reuters news apps
    Google Voice - text messaging anywhere with a Google Voice #, no high international roaming required.
    SocialScope - best FB/Twitter/FourSquare feed client in my opinion. I wish they had an Android version.
    CrunchSMS - customizable SMS replacement that works more efficiently than BB SMS app. Does not do MMS, however.

    I'll dig it out of the drawer and check what I had installed, I know I'm forgetting a few.
     
    joesmoe likes this.
  4. Lufthansa
    Checkmytrip mobile companion
    DB Railnavigator
    Swiss (not yet used)
    M&M Memberscout ( [​IMG] forgot my password:oops:)
    Tagesschau
     
    joesmoe likes this.
  5. joesmoe
    Original Member

    joesmoe Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,521
    Likes Received:
    3,788
    Status Points:
    1,945
    DB Railnavigator is great when in Eu.
     
  6. Muerl
    Original Member

    Muerl Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,253
    Likes Received:
    2,656
    Status Points:
    1,445
    I am a big fan of Kayak though as for actual usefulness i am not sure. Its good for quick off the cuff estimates.

    I also love Blackberry Traffic, its estimates are pretty good, and its good at finding backways around traffic.
     
    joesmoe likes this.
  7. joesmoe
    Original Member

    joesmoe Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,521
    Likes Received:
    3,788
    Status Points:
    1,945
    I'll have to give the traffic app a try too, i've always used good maps and spring navigation for navigating, I don't even have bb maps installed right now. Will give it a shot next time i'm in traffic though.
     
  8. studio253
    Original Member

    studio253 Silver Member

    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    70
    Status Points:
    280
    I've upgraded my 9700 to OS6
    Foursquare
    Socialscope (Twitter/Facebook/Foursquare)
    Youmail, visual voicemail application
    Dropbox (cloud application)
    Tether
    Flashon, flashlight application. Very bright.
    Google Maps
     
  9. Elizabeth Smith
    Original Member

    Elizabeth Smith Active Member

    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    21
    Status Points:
    95
    BlackBerry 9650 with Verizon, OS6: Tripit, Kayak, Pageonce (financial & account management app), Poynt, Foursquare, Gowalla, Loopt, and the usual social media apps (Facebook, Twitter, UberTwitter, Snaptu).
     
  10. Muerl
    Original Member

    Muerl Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,253
    Likes Received:
    2,656
    Status Points:
    1,445
    I forget tether. ****ing great app. One of my "Free Apps in exchange for drinking with other engineers" I have gotten over the years ;)
     
  11. TRAVELSIG
    Original Member

    TRAVELSIG Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,942
    Likes Received:
    5,509
    Status Points:
    4,145
    How were you able to do that? I want to do the same and have not been able to figure out how.
     
  12. Art234
    Original Member

    Art234 Milepoint Guide

    Messages:
    793
    Likes Received:
    931
    Status Points:
    795
    I use Worldmate Live and really like it. I have the Gold membership, but it's worth it-and if you book hotels through them it extends membership 2 months with each booking.
     
  13. joesmoe
    Original Member

    joesmoe Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,521
    Likes Received:
    3,788
    Status Points:
    1,945
    I prefer tripit.
     
  14. Art234
    Original Member

    Art234 Milepoint Guide

    Messages:
    793
    Likes Received:
    931
    Status Points:
    795
    I think each has its fans, Joesmoe...
     
  15. joesmoe
    Original Member

    joesmoe Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,521
    Likes Received:
    3,788
    Status Points:
    1,945
    Have you played with TripIt much?

    I only used worldmate when it was in its beta a few years back, and it didn't recognize alot of the hotel and airline emails i'd forward it.

    What do you prefer about Worldmate?
     
  16. Coathanger
    Original Member

    Coathanger Silver Member

    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    73
    Status Points:
    245
    My two main travel apps on the BlackBerry Bold 2 are WorldMate Live and Kayak.

    WorldMate Live is to keep itineraries organized and great to have one-click updates for weather and exchange rates.

    Kayak is great for quick price comparisons on the go, but I make the booking directly through the airline website.
     
    joesmoe likes this.
  17. unavaca
    Original Member

    unavaca Gold Member

    Messages:
    8,547
    Likes Received:
    11,224
    Status Points:
    14,495
    FYI, it looks like Kayak isn't supported on OS6 and XE doesn't work properly.

    TripIt works fine, though you have to install it from their site as opposed to AppWorld.
     
    joesmoe likes this.
  18. studio253
    Original Member

    studio253 Silver Member

    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    70
    Status Points:
    280
    If you've never upgraded your OS on the phone before please do some research before attempting. I suggest Crackberry.com. You can find the files there in the forum section. You download the new OS file and run it. You then remove the vendor.xml file. This is all explained at length on the site. You then use desktop manager to put the new file on. I also suggest getting a program(pc) like bbsak(blackberry swiss army knife) to back up your applications before you also use that program to wipe your device clean and do a fresh install. ALWAYS back up your information before attempting any of this.
     
  19. joesmoe
    Original Member

    joesmoe Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,521
    Likes Received:
    3,788
    Status Points:
    1,945
    Depends on the phone for XE. It works fine on my Style running os 6, but no on my 9650.
     
  20. unavaca
    Original Member

    unavaca Gold Member

    Messages:
    8,547
    Likes Received:
    11,224
    Status Points:
    14,495
    It's hosed on my 9700.
     
    joesmoe likes this.
  21. unavaca
    Original Member

    unavaca Gold Member

    Messages:
    8,547
    Likes Received:
    11,224
    Status Points:
    14,495
    FWIW, I prefer to load new OSs with Loader as opposed to the Desktop Manager. I've had all sorts of issues with BDM loading OSes.
     
  22. joesmoe
    Original Member

    joesmoe Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,521
    Likes Received:
    3,788
    Status Points:
    1,945
    I love XE too, one of my favorites.
     
  23. studio253
    Original Member

    studio253 Silver Member

    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    70
    Status Points:
    280
    I agree, but for someone that has never done it before DM is an easy way. I usually do it through BBSAK after a full wipe. That is why I cautioned for them to do research on how it's done and be sure to back up before attempting.
     
  24. unavaca
    Original Member

    unavaca Gold Member

    Messages:
    8,547
    Likes Received:
    11,224
    Status Points:
    14,495
    If anyone has figured out how to get XE to work properly, I'd appreciate some tips. It installs and works, but the menu/blackberry key doesn't do anything, so you can't change the default list of currencies.
     
  25. Muerl
    Original Member

    Muerl Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,253
    Likes Received:
    2,656
    Status Points:
    1,445
    I know that atleast the 9700 leek had some serious issues that caused app people alot of headaches.

    Of course I grabbed it for my 9800 and got a class not found error ... Time to upgrade on my end too.

    Did anyone try BB Travel? Its a white label of Worldmate, with some of the gold features supposedly.

    But I got a different verify error.

    *sign*

    oh Blackberry :(
     
    Skyvillager likes this.

Share This Page