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Old 10-10-2009, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to post on my blog TechMamas.com with a listing of BlackBerry apps for parents. My parents i know use lots of iPhone apps - and i have a BlackBerry so I wondered what other types of apps other BlackBerry users would recommend for parents. If you have an app, great to also include link so I can get it myself.
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As a parent (both children also have BlackBerrys), I find the most useful apps are e-mail, SMS, BlackBerry Messenger and the phone. The calendar is very useful for making sure I am where I am supposed to be for soccer games, picking up, the mall, etc.

It's not an iPhone. It's a BlackBerry.
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The best application I have used, as a parent of a teenager with a BlackBerry, is the Report Card application.

If the report card application doesn't receive the correct positive information, it makes the BlackBerry disappear.

Seriously, I ditto NJB's response, in all respects.
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The best application I have used, as a parent of a teenager with a BlackBerry, is the Report Card application.

If the report card application doesn't receive the correct positive information, it makes the BlackBerry disappear.

Seriously, I ditto NJB's response, in all respects.
Ooh...I have to get that app! My kid is only 5 and thus no BB yet but what the hey!

Btw, when is too soon/young for a BB? lol
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Although it's only a web page, SchoolNotes is a great resource for parents if your child's teachers use it. Anything that keeps parents in the loop and involved with their kids' education is a good thing.
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The best application I have used, as a parent of a teenager with a BlackBerry, is the Report Card application.

If the report card application doesn't receive the correct positive information, it makes the BlackBerry disappear.

Seriously, I ditto NJB's response, in all respects.
Will I find this app in App World? Or do I need to check out a site like Mobihand?
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Will I find this app in App World? Or do I need to check out a site like Mobihand?

Its not a real app, just tongue in cheek for no good grades, i take away your BB.
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Its not a real app, just tongue in cheek for no good grades, i take away your BB.
Yea, he knows, he's just joking
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Hi Techmama,

I'm a mom of 3 and I just released a contraction timer app for the BlackBerry, BirthBerry. My app will time your contractions with just a click. Plus, you can send email/text message updates to your contacts about the progress of your labour. When your baby arrives, you can even send a birth announcement (with photo attached) to your contacts right from BirthBerry. Check out my website (in the signature below) to purchase it or try a demo.
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