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Old 07-16-2005, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am just switching to a blackberry.
Any doctors who currently know a program similar to epocrates available for the blackberry.
Secondly, when I travel I rarely eat without consulting my Zagat to go , now that I have switched to a Blackberry, can someone tell me how I could get this type of service?

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I am just switching to a blackberry.
Any doctors who currently know a program similar to epocrates available for the blackberry.
Secondly, when I travel I rarely eat without consulting my Zagat to go , now that I have switched to a Blackberry, can someone tell me how I could get this type of service?

THanks
I am a Paramedic and used epocrates on a Palm try these, they are good:

MCS Health:

http://www.mcshealth.com/index.php

MedicineNet's Pocket Guide to Medications for BlackBerry"

http://blackberry.beiks.com/showprod.asp?prodid=502
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I have the PocketPC version of Zagat; one reason I still keep my PocketPC with me. I contacted the company that makes the software through the Zagat site and was told they are releasing a version for the blackberry but it is a few months away. I hope it will store data locally like on the PocketPC and not need to get online for information which would be too slow.

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I work in health care and our business folks love Blackberry's but our clinicians still need Pocket PC's for the clinical apps. If they want, we suggest they can at least do away with their current cell phone and get the advantage of e-mail on a Blackberry/cell phone.
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ZAGAT TO GO for Blackberry will be released this month. Look for a post announcing the release on this website. It will not store data locally because of the limited available memory on Blackberry devices and the lack of expansion storage cards.
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I just downloaded the 14-day free trial of Zagat to go for BB:

http://mobile.zagat.com/blackberry.htm

I tried several cities and there doesn't seem to be any information available. Anyone else?

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i use zagat to go, and it works great
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I've had this program on my PocketPC and now have it on my BB 8700c. Since the database is on the server, I don't know if I'd be happy with the performance on my 7290. With the 8700 it is reasonably quick. All the information seems to be there for the NJ and NYC area. My only suggestion is when you get a list of restaurants, I'd like to see the town name or miles from my location. It is a pain to keep opening and closing screens trying to find a place close by.

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I am a Paramedic and used epocrates on a Palm try these, they are good:

MCS Health:

http://www.mcshealth.com/index.php

MedicineNet's Pocket Guide to Medications for BlackBerry"

http://blackberry.beiks.com/showprod.asp?prodid=502
Thanks for pointing out the applications above. I am a physician, too and have played around with BBs and Palm handhelds. Presently using BB8700r and a Treo 650. I carry around the Treo (use it as a 2nd line phone) because of all the medical apps available for it. I use my BB as my primary phone/email/IM gadget and am delighted to see some medical apps now available for it.
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I would love to add one of these programs to my 7520, but the limited space is a deterent. I think I will wait till Nextel ges a bigger memory phone. The BEIKS program is very nice. I used to use Epocrates for Palm prior to the BB 7520, and the limited space is a bummer, but I always have my Tungsten E2 somewhere for Epocrates and My Bible software for now.
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Yes, that is why I love my BB8700r because of the added memory. I now have the Beiks medical program as well as the NIV Bible in it. I still carry my Treo 650 in my bag because of the other medical references I have in there. I know that there is another thread out there about external memory for BB...pros and cons...I, for one, would vote for availability of external cards so that the BB can be so much more than just an email phone.
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i use zagat to go, and it works great
I wonder what I'm doing wrong. Installation went fine and I'm not really getting messages that are clearly error messages, such as "not connecting to the server."

Every request in every city returns a similar message, "The XXX list in the YYY guide does not yet contain any establishments." I tried Los Angeles, New York, and Boston. I'm pretty sure there are restaurants in those cities.

Any ideas would be great. I'm using the 1-day free trial, if that helps.

Many thanks.
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Yes, that is why I love my BB8700r because of the added memory. I now have the Beiks medical program as well as the NIV Bible in it. I still carry my Treo 650 in my bag because of the other medical references I have in there. I know that there is another thread out there about external memory for BB...pros and cons...I, for one, would vote for availability of external cards so that the BB can be so much more than just an email phone.

which bible program are u using? the olive tree one? let me know, i'm interested in installing a bible program in my 8700c
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I am using the one from Laridian (makers of MyBible for Palm, PPC). I like the NIV version which they have. I also like the fact that I can put in notes when I am reading the Bible.
The one from Olivetree is free, though, so it really depends on what you like.
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which bible program are u using? the olive tree one? let me know, i'm interested in installing a bible program in my 8700c
If you do a search for old treads, I believe it was Dawg that pointed the Olive tree bible is missing parts. I think a chunk of Paul's letters are missing.
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Wuberry, I'm having the same experience as you: downloaded without a problem, seemed to connect just fine, but the same "...does not contain any establishments" message. One thought why this might be happening: I'm using a VZ 7250, and on the compatibility list posted on the Zagat site http://mobile.zagat.com/devices.htm#Verizon Verizon is the only service provider that doesn't show any RIM devices as being compatible. Which BB/service provider are you using?
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Wuberry, I'm having the same experience as you: downloaded without a problem, seemed to connect just fine, but the same "...does not contain any establishments" message. One thought why this might be happening: I'm using a VZ 7250, and on the compatibility list posted on the Zagat site http://mobile.zagat.com/devices.htm#Verizon Verizon is the only service provider that doesn't show any RIM devices as being compatible. Which BB/service provider are you using?
Thanks, Charles!

I'm using a BB7290 through Cingular on a BES. That's on their compatibility list.

I deleted the Zagat application, downloaded it again, and installed it again. Sometimes it works. At least I don't get the "... no establishments" message any more. However, I frequently get a message that says, "This Express channel message is missing the following parameters -- login_id (lgid),password (p) or (ep). Please try again or visit http://express.handmark.com."

I went to that Web site and it looks as if they're trying to sell some additional service to push information to wireless devices. I admit I didn't really understand it.

P.S. I installed and regularly use bbSpell, Berry 411, PicoNews, and a stopwatch program. Zagat to go is the first and only application to give me any trouble.
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I'm a Zagat subscriber (on line), tried to download this and to an OTA install. I got as far as a link, but the BB browser complained that it couldn't read the file.

I've never had this kind of problem with any other product for my BB. What am I doing wrong?
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Maybe I'm expecting too much, but ...

I've traded a couple of e-mails with the Handmark folks trying to get the Zagat to go program to work on my BB7290 through Cingular.

Their responses have been rather generic and not helpful. Their first response was to send me a couple of pages of instructions on how to install the program on "your Palm," even though I clearly told them I was trying to make it work on a BB7290. I did the best I could, trying to adapt their instructions to the BB, but it's still not working.

I'm still in the 14-day free trial. I can only wonder how responsive they'd be if they already had my money! Other experiences?
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Steer clear of the Zagat To Go software for Blackberry--I bought it, it's very buggy, and Handmark is completely unhelpful with support. As noted by others, it's either no reply or a generic response that has nothing to do with the issue being reported. FYI, I have it loaded on a 7250VZ.

It will do one search successfully, but if you try a second search the following error message appears every time: <<< "This Express channel message is missing the following parameters -- login_id (lgid),password (p) or (ep). Please try again or visit http://express.handmark.com." >>> If you wait a while--minutes, possibly hours, I'm not really sure yet--it will allow you to do one search again.

A great idea, poorly executed, and sold by a company with no concern for customer support.
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