BlackBerryCentral's App Picks of the Week

Welcome to BBCentral's App Picks Of The Week!

Each week, we'll let you know all about our top favourite BlackBerry 10 apps, and how to get them.

Have an app you'd like to suggest? Are you an app developer and would like to see your app here? Drop us a comment below, or Tweet us @TheBBCentral and let us know what apps we should check out next!

This week, we're taking a look at:

  • xFit WOD
  • Torque Pro OBD2
  • Contact X
  • BProfile


xFit WOD

If you're looking for simple way to log and track your CrossFit® workouts (WODs), xFit WOD for BlackBerry 10 will be a great tool for you!

By: bsmInnovation.com

Price: $1.99

Install Size: 6 MB

In-App Purchases: No

Built for BlackBerry Certified: Yes

Current Rating: 5 Stars

BlackBerryCentral Rating: 5 Stars


Review

If you are into CrossFit and BlackBerry then this is the native app for you! Very user friendly and the Dev is very responsive to feedback. Scott here at BlackBerryCentral has been using this app for quite some and absolutely loves it.


Description

Keep track of the total number of WOD's, your PR's, your RX's, your favorites, track related WOD's and seamlessly share your accomplishments via the powerful BlackBerry 10 share framework. xFit WOD will gives you the ability to log your max weight achievements, track your body progression, track your daily WODs and view your favorite box/gym's RSS feed. If that isn't enough, you can also create your own custom WODs and pick them for future use!


Features

  • A beautiful cascade, intuitive user interface, making it simple to enter all your key data on a day-to-day basis.
  • Share your completed WODs on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, BBM, via Email or SMS.
  • Search feature easy tracking of past WODs.
  • Add custom movements and track max weight achievements.
  • View related WOD's and compare your progress achievements.
  • Quick view of your summary data, numbers of PR's, number of RX, total training & total training time.
  • Graphing to see your progress over time.
  • Over 180+ preloaded common WODs!
  • Create your own custom WODs for future use.
  • Track and compare your body progression.
  • Add your gyms RSS/ATOM feed and access your daily WODs directly.
  • Imperial and Metric settings.
  • Weight lifting percentage and bar distribution calculator.
  • Timers: Stopwatch, Counters, Intervals & Tabata.
  • Supports light and dark theme.

Download xFit WOD for BlackBerry 10 Here

Torque Pro OBD2

Torque for BlackBerry® 10 lets you see what your car is doing in real-time, get OBD fault codes, car performance, sensor data and more!

By: Ian J Hawkins Ltd

Price: $4.99 USD

Install Size: 6 MB

In-App Purchases: No

Built for BlackBerry Certified: No

Current Rating: 3.5 Stars

BlackBerryCentral Rating: 4 Stars


Review

If you are into automobiles or even want to stop paying garages $90 for fault code scanning then you need to check out Torque. Despite it being an Android port the app is available through BlackBerry World and runs extremely smooth. For the auto enthusiasts it gives the ability to track all aspects of your vehicle, and for those who just want to start working on their on vheicle then you will not be disappointed.


Description

Torque is a vehicle / car performance / diagnostics tool and scanner that uses an OBD II adapter to connect to your OBD2 engine management / ECU. Layout your own dashboard with the widgets / gauges you want! It can use the GPS to provide tracker logs with OBD engine logging so you can see what you were doing at any point in time. It can also show and reset a DTC / CEL / fault code like a scan tool. Helps you fix your car and helps keep repair costs down!


Features

  • Dyno / Dynamometer and Horsepower/HP & Torque
  • Can read Transmission Temperatures (vehicle dependent)
  • 0-60 speed timings - more accurate than just using plain old GPS - see how fast your car is (or truck )
  • CO2 emissions readout
  • Customizable dashboard & profiles
  • Video your journey using the Track Recorder plugin with onscreen OBDII data overlay - a black box for your car/truck!
  • Automatically send GPS tagged tweets directly to twitter (for example if you are going on a road trip)
  • Massive fault code database for lookup of fault codes from different manufacturers
  • Theme support (choose from different themes to change the look of your dashboard)
  • Send logging information to web or email CSV/KML for analysis via excel / open office reader
  • Heads up display / HUD mode for night time driving
  • Compass (GPS Based) that won't suffer magnetic interference
  • GPS Speedometer/Tracking and real-time web upload capability - see what you were doing and your engine, at a point in time
  • Turbo boost feature for vehicles that support MAP and MAF sensors (VW & Golf / Audi / Seat etc supported)
  • Alarms and warnings (for example if your coolant temperature goes over 120C whilst driving) with voice/speech overlay
  • Graph data
  • MPG
  • Able to share screenshots
  • AIDL API for third party apps, A simple Telnet interface for developers to talk to the adapter, and an OBD scanner.

Download Torque Pro OBD2 For BlackBerry 10

Contact X

Contact X is a very handy tool for BlackBerry® 10 users who need help in managing their contacts.

By: Viet Hop Software

Price: FREE

Install Size: 294KB

In-App Purchases: No

Built for BlackBerry Certified: N/A

Current Rating: 4 Stars

BlackBerryCentral Rating: 4 Stars


Review

The contacts app is a source of frustration for many BlackBerry 10 users. If you do not have the time to go into your email accounts and fix the core of the problem then Contact X is a solution for you. It can quickly merge your duplicated contacts into one for you saving you time and headaches. The app gives you the ability to merge, export or delete, which can be handy for multiple reasons. However, its limitation is the lack of ability to tidy up individual contacts which have multiple identical entries in it. For example, a contact who has their home address show three times.


Description

Who should use this utility:

  • Who has duplicated entries in their contacts and want it cleaned. Who wants to simply backup all contacts to a single file for importing to other device, new device or other platform device which supports vCard v3.0 standard.
  • Who has a backup vCard file (contacts file type) or many vCard files and would want to restore/import into BlackBerry® 10 device.
  • Who wants to delete all contacts without doing any complicated ways.


Features

  • Support vCard v3.0 only, this is the best way to deal with contacts since it supports contact photo and flexible for different kinds of contact fields. Simply to say, your exported file will contain photo of contacts if there are.
  • Export all contacts to a single vCard file and user can choose device memory or SDCard for storing.
  • Import contacts from a single vCard file or many vCard files
  • Merge contacts by name. All contacts which have same name will be linked into 1 contact. User can unlink anytime later if they want. User can merge manually or let Contact X does automatically.
  • Merge contacts by number (Not recommend). All contacts which contain at least 1 same phone number will be linked into 1. User can merge manually or let Contact X does automatically (Please be careful with this feature because in case user has many colleagues who all have same company phone number, Contact X will link them all into 1 contact)
  • Delete all contacts.

Download Contact X For BlackBerry 10

BProfile

 If you want to have some fun with your profile pictures for any form of social media then BProfile is a great way to do so.

By: TMC Devs

Price: FREE

Install Size: 4MB

In-App Purchases: Yes

Built for BlackBerry Certified: Yes

Current Rating: 4 Stars

BlackBerryCentral Rating: 4 Stars

 

Review

The UI is smooth, options are plenty and fun factor can be high (if you are into this type of thing). As well, the pay features only cost $0.99 so it won’t break the bank if you want the full experience. Heck, it even has the BlackBerryCentral logo so it has to be good!


Description

BProfile is a free app which allows you to place a BlackBerry 10 Style Text-Block onto your profile picture. You can choose an existing picture from your gallery or you can take a new photo with your camera. After that you can add a text you like (21 characters max) and move around the Textbox. Add some symbols you want, drag them the place you want, change the color of the text block and save it!


Features

  • Create stunning Profile Pictures for BBM, Twitter, Facebook etc.
  • Add/Change Text
  • 5 Color modes available
  • 3 Box sizes available
  • Set your own Color for Text and Box separately
  • Set the Box-Transparency
  • Hide Text Box completely
  • Customize your Font
  • Add different Symbols
  • Add BBM Emoticons
  • Add Flags
  • Buy more Symbols to support us!
  • Move Text block / Symbols around with your finger
  • Change Picture on the fly
  • Share Pictured direct into BProfile from Share Menu
  • Automatic Image rotation based on EXIF Data
  • Picture size will be 500x500 to fit Profile-Pictures

Download BProfile For BlackBerry 10