June 1st, 2009
We really cannot thank Brightkite user Chris Hallgren enough for choosing to create a Blackberry application by himself, using our public API. BrightBerry , which is available here, has been quite the hit with our community — offering most of the basic functionality that makes Brightkite on the go so much fun.
Currently, you can use the app to:
- View and navigate your streams (Friends, Nearby, Universe, Mentions, and User)
- Post a Note to your current location
- Check in to Placemarks
- Send and receive Direct Messages
- View and post comments on a post
You can also check-in via GPS and via Place Search, but both of those still need some tweaking. This is a big undertaking for one person, so Chris has decided to make the app open source and we’re hoping that there might be a developer or two out there with some free time that would be willing to contribute.
In addition to GPS and Place Search check-ins, the following things are still being worked on:
- Posting photos from camera capture and media viewer
- Sending and responding to Friend Requests
- Creation of Placemarks
- Viewing a Place Stream
- Improving load times on streams
- Creating a better GUI based on the iPhone app
We would love to see this become a full-featured application and we are reaching out to you, one of the best communities out there, to lend a hand to one of your fellow Brightkiters.
Again, a big thanks to Chris and all the hard work he has put into BrightBerry, he has certainly made a lot of our users happy.
Here are a few links with more information about the app:
Main Website – http://bbhn.mobi
GitHub Repository – http://github.com/challgren/brightberry
Brightkite Profile – http://brightkite.com/people/BrightBerry
Posted by Lesley Yarbrough at 8:20 PM in API, Apps, Blackberry, Community
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- 386 weeks ago
I can't download it on my Curve 8900. I go to http://bbhn.mobi and just see the webpage. Clicking the OTA link just reloads the page.
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- 386 weeks ago
I just forwarded your issue on to Chris, he will be able to help you out. :)
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