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Old 01-08-2007, 10:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been getting a few emails a week for months about an old solution i started.

Here's a new complete elegant solution: Blackberry Web Shortcuts

with customisable icons!! - please read the instructions on the site - this software is not supported and it's free.

It'll run on any blackberry running 4.1 firmware or later (all 8700's and pearls will be fine).




Edit 02/1/2008: New version released here:

Web Shortcuts - at last
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Old 01-11-2007, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Great! It works awesome. Do you know if there is a way to rename the shortcuts, so they dont always display as "Shortcut1, Shortcut2, etc..."?
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No. This app will not do that.
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Old 01-12-2007, 02:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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afaik it's not possible to do this programatically.
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Old 01-12-2007, 03:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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One thing about the Pearl that bugs me is that there aren't separate icons for the Blackberry Browser and the Internet Browser.

So I installed the web shortcuts program and created a shortcut to mobile.blackberry.com, which always loads in the internet browser. My browser default is set to blackberry browser. Now I have a separate icon for each browser.
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. I have to try this one out.
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new link and updated app: Blackberry Web Shortcuts

New link added to first post, as well.
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:11 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Is that link working? I tried to download it, but meshsystem.net takes me to a strange page with ad-sponsored links which have got nothing to do with bb! 'fencing wire', 'metal mesh' .. !!!
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:17 AM   #9 (permalink)
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read above post:

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new link and updated app: Blackberry Web Shortcuts
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:50 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Jfisher, any chance we can get you to put up OTA files & links?
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
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thanks for reminding me - i've said before i need to get a simple wap site up with ota downloads - i just need to get my web hosts to make some server changes before it'll be possible, i'll email them this weekend,
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I have to say, this is one of my most used apps. jfisher created it a year or so ago after I posted a question about (probably not the first) and I've been using it ever since. I've loaded it on about 20 Blackberries for accessing our Blackberry flight schedule on an intranet site. Everyone loves it. I'm looking forward to the release of the version mentioned in another thread that allows custom labeling, too!

If I could leave a little feedback....

ShortcutHub:
1. The font is kind of small for me. Any chance to make the font adjustable, slightly bigger or the same as the rest of the BB?

2. It would be nice to have it setup similar to the browser where it fills in the "http://www." with the ability to edit it when necessary.

This is far from nitpicking the app (especially when it's free!) Just some suggestions to consider for the next version.

Thanks again, jfisher. This app has been of tremendous benefit to us.

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thanks john, will make the changes in the next version - re: font size, you're right, i make that mistake everywhere, my website included and people do keep mentioning it - it's a habit i need to change.
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:43 PM   #16 (permalink)
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This deserves to be a sticky. Thread stuck!

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Old 03-25-2007, 04:07 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Kewl! Waiting on the OTA since I can't use DM....

Thanks for the app!
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For anyone who makes a shortcut to this forum, I made an icon:



The link text is:

http://library.angeltowns.net/graphics/BBForums.png
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Old 03-30-2007, 02:52 PM   #19 (permalink)
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...and kathryn, hope you don't mind, I made it transparent. Nice icon!



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Old 04-14-2007, 08:30 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Great Application John!!!

I have been looking for something like this for a long time.

If I had to ask for 1 improvement, I would suggest having the ability to edit the text in the ribbon bar when the icon is highlighted (ie instead of saying "Shortcut1" it could say "BB Forums" for example).

Even without this suggestion, I would have to rate this as one of the best applications out there. Simple, and I cannot believe that RIM did not think of it when they wrote the OS.
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