Friday, 17 June 2005

Berry411screenBerry 411 is a cool Charityware app you run on your Blackberry handheld. I've been using it for a sort time, and it's already super-useful.

Berry 411 installs an icon on your start page that gives you quick access to yellow pages, white pages, Google, movie times, weather, encyclopedia, and Froogle results.

You can dial any phone number directly from the display or add it to your phone book. The results are formatted to fit the Blackberry screen.

Skip the web browser and clunking around entering addresses to find information - this is a power tool for anyone with a Blackberry. Not sure how I missed this one over the past few months, but sure am glad I found it.

Phillip Bogle (blog), the author of Berry 411, has some other useful apps vailable for download, too. I'll need to see if Scott knows about AddToPath. And BerryBloglines is cool.

What you can do with Berry 411:

To find something, type what you are looking for and click the trackwheel. You can select from the following types of searches:

  • Yellow Pages let you find local businesses by name or category.
  • White pages searches residential listings.
  • Google searches Google, with results conveniently formatted for the Blackberry.
  • Encyclopedia searches reference information at mobile
  • Movies displays local movie times. Enter the name
  • Weather displays the local weather forecase.
  • Shopping displays Froogle shopping results. Eventually I will add online reviews and local shopping results where available.

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