Free Calculus I Application Now Available on BlackBerry World For All OS 10 BlackBerry Devices

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Our free Calculus I app is now available for direct download from BlackBerry World for all OS 10 devices. The app reviews a first course in Calculus. We’d love your feedback as we make changes to this beta-release. Do we need to add topics? Are you happy with the UI? Does it work on your device ? Do we need to make other changes?

Get it here:

http://t.co/sor3hV5j4c

  • Required Device Software
  • Tablet: 10.0.0 or higher
    BB10 Smartphone: 10.0.0 or higher

Instructions

Welcome to  “Calculus I”. This app at this time, is available for all QNX based devices running OS 10.0.0 or higher: Dev A, Dev B, Dev C, Z10, Q10, Q5, Z30. It is intended to review a first semester class in College Level Calculus. The “Review” tab will provide you with a list of topics to study. The “Gaming/Quiz” tab will provide you with gaming and quiz options (coming soon in the paid premium version of the app). The “Highscore” tab will provide “Score-Loop” data (coming soon in the paid premium version of the app) on the high scores in the “Gaming/Quiz” options.  The “Live Tutor” (sm) tab will connect you  (coming soon in the paid premium version of the app) to our exclusive BBM Channel: “PFC Calculus I” pin C00123F0F where you can chat live with other students and also obtain live tutoring. This application for BlackBerry World  is Copyrighted, all rights reserved, 2013 by PFC Systems, Inc.  No parts of this application, computer code, images, or other details may be used, ported to other platforms or otherwise distributed without the express consent of PFC Systems, Inc. No representations are made with regards to improved scores with the use of this application. The app is provided and accepted as is with download by the end user. This free app is a beta-version to be used as is as we make changes and improvements to the content and UI. PFC Systems, Inc reserves the right to limit availability of this free app, and remove it at will.

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Side Loading Netflix and Calculus I

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[Update: November 12, 2013.  The Calculus I app can now be directly downloaded for all OS 10.0.0 devices or higher OS: Dev A, Dev B, Dev C, Z10, Q10, Q5, Z30. Point to the following link on your device web browser: http://t.co/sor3hV5j4c]

You can side load our Calculus I application while we submit a version update to allow download for BlackBerry devices with any version of OS 10. Right now it is available for all OS 10.2.1 devices and higher OS. Check out (click on the link below and go to  the bottom of the page) how easy it is to side load apps. Netflix works wonderfully on my Z10 and DEV C.

If you have/are a student please/ have them try the Calculus I app to help review/study. Do they/you get the examples? Do they/you like the topics covered? Do they/you like the UI. What topics are they/you covering in school that we should include for a first class in Calculus?

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Our FREE Calculus I App Is available For Download on BlackBerry World

Calculus I (v1)

By PFC Systems, Inc.

[Update: November 12, 2013.  We’re celebrating availability of the Z30 on Verizon on November 14, 2013! The “Calculus I” app can now be directly downloaded for all OS 10.0.0 devices or higher OS: Dev A, Dev B, Dev C, Z10, Q10, Q5, Z30. Check it out for FREE on a new Z30!  Point to the following link on your device web browser: http://t.co/sor3hV5j4c]

Welcome to  “Calculus I”. This app is designed for all BlackBerry devices from OS 7 to 10, and, at this time, is available for QNX based devices: PlayBook and OS 10 phones (we are updating it to allow QNX OS 2.1 and all OS 10.0 devices, right now it is available only for the Z30 and devices running OS 10.2.1 or higher–Check out below how to side-load it on ANY OS 10 device if you want it now and get NETFLIX on your Q10,Z10,Z30 while you are at it!). It is intended to review a first semester class in College Level Calculus. The “Review” tab will provide you with a list of  topics to study. The “Gaming/Quiz” tab will provide you with gaming and quiz options (coming soon in the paid premium version of the app). The “Highscore” tab will provide “Score-Loop” data (coming soon in the paid premium version of the app) on the high scores in the “Gaming/Quiz” options.  The “Live Tutor” (sm) tab will connect you  (coming soon in the paid premium version of the app) to our exclusive  BBM Channel: “PFC Calculus I” pin C00123F0F where you can chat live with other students and also obtain live tutoring. This application for BlackBerry World  is Copyrighted, all rights reserved, 2013 by PFC Systems, Inc.  No parts of this application, computer code, images, or other details may be used, ported to other platforms or otherwise distributed without the express consent of PFC Systems, Inc. No representations are made with regards to improved scores with the use of this application. The app is provided and accepted as is with download by the end user. This free app is a beta-version to be used as is as we make changes and improvements to the content and UI. PFC Systems, Inc reserves the right to limit availability of this free app, and remove it at will.


  • Required Device Software
  • Tablet: 10.2.1 or higher
    BB10 Smartphone: 10.2.1 or higher

Instructions
 
To get the app; go to BlackBerry World or:
1)Point your browser here on your phone:
2)Scan the QCR
[Update: November 12, 2013.  The Calculus I app can now be directly downloaded for all OS 10.0.0 devices and higher OS versions. Point to the following link on your device web browser: http://t.co/sor3hV5j4c]
If you are running a Dev B or Dev C or a Z10, Q5, Q10 not running OS 10.2.1 or higher, you can download the app from the link above onto your MAC or Windows PC and side load it:
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Here are the instructions, if you want to try out your side-loading skills:
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Oh…Get NETFLIX on your Z10, Q10, Q5, or Z30 while you are connected to side-load! Check it out in (II)!
[Update: November 12, 2013.  We’re celebrating availability of the Z30 on Verizon on November 14, 2013! The “Calculus I” app can now be directly downloaded for all OS 10.0.0 devices or higher OS: Dev A, Dev B, Dev C, Z10, Q10, Q5, Z30. Check it out for FREE on a new Z30!  Point to the following link on your device web browser: http://t.co/sor3hV5j4c]

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Download the FREE “PFCSystems” app on BlackBerry World:

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/24419891/?countrycode=US

BBM Channel, PIN C0007F38F.

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Our “Calculus I” Application Has Been Approved

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The release ‘1.0.0.1’ of our product ‘Calculus I (v1)’ has been approved by BlackBerry. It should appear in BlackBerry World for all countries within 24h. This version is free for a limited time as we build our Built for BlackBerry UI, and add quiz scoring/gaming, ‘Live Tutor'(sm), and other social elements. We’d appreciate your feedback with this beta version. Please, share with students who may be studying Calculus and preparing for exams/review.

[Update: November 12, 2013.  We’re celebrating availability of the Z30 on Verizon on November 14, 2013! The “Calculus I” app can now be directly downloaded for all OS 10.0.0 devices and higher OS versions; check it out for FREE on a new Z30!  Point to the following link on your device web browser: http://t.co/sor3hV5j4c]

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Calculus I Application Coming Soon to BlackBerry World

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[Update: November 12, 2013.  We’re celebrating availability of the Z30 on Verizon on November 14, 2013! The “Calculus I” app can now be directly downloaded for FREE for all OS 10.0.0 devices (Z10, Q10,Q5, Z30) and higher OS versions; check it out for FREE on a new Z30!  Point to the following link on your device web browser: http://t.co/sor3hV5j4c]

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We’ve signed, sealed, packaged and delivered to BlackBerry World our Version 1.0.1 of our 1st course in college Calculus review application. It will be available for free, in this version, for a limited time, until we add the built for BlackBerry UI and some unique social aspects. In the meanwhile, we hope it helps students prepare for their exams.

[Update: November 12, 2013.  We’re celebrating availability of the Z30 on Verizon on November 14, 2013! The “Calculus I” app can now be directly downloaded for all OS 10.0.0 devices and higher OS versions; check it out for FREE on a new Z30!  Point to the following link on your device web browser: http://t.co/sor3hV5j4c]

Verizon Will Offer The BlackBerry Z30 in November

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In the USA, Verizon will offer, in November, just in time for the holidays,  BlackBerry’s latest cell phone offering, the all new 5″ super AMOLED,for $199 with a two year contract. We previously provided details on the new hardware, and 10.2 software:

https://pfcsystems.wordpress.com/?s=z30&submit=Search

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New Z30 (right) shown next to the Samsung Galaxy S4 (left)

One cool feature of OS 10.2 is the “Adaptive Share” where the software on being requested to “share” something, learns your favorite “share” sites like BBM friends, BBM Channels, FaceBook and presents the top share selections as top suggestions with larger icons and top line placement of a users favorite sharing habits.  For a recent media interview see the story below.

BlackBerry introduced the BlackBerry 10 platform in January, and in September showed off the Z30, its final smartphone for the year and one that completes the BB10 portfolio with now two touchscreen-focused options and two QWERTY hybrids, Vivek Bhardwaj, BlackBerry’s head of software, told journalists during a briefing Oct. 28. BlackBerry is hoping to stir up a bit more user interest in several ways. There’s that large, vibrant display; a battery that, in mixed-use scenarios, can last more than 24 hours, according to Bhardwaj; and new antenna technology from BlackBerry-acquired Paratak. “They have a very unique solution we’re using for the first time,” Bhardwaj explained. “Most antennas in phones are fixed, or calibrated for a few conditions. But what the Paratek solution does is re-tune on the fly, depending on the conditions. If you’re in a low-coverage area … it recalibrates the antenna so it’s optimized for that lower-coverage area.”

BlackBerry also gave the Z30 six microphones, which circle its exterior. On a conference call, “you can actually tell where people are sitting, it gives you such a strong spatial awareness,” said Bhardwaj. Called BlackBerry Natural Sound, it can better capture audio in a video at a concert, say, but also drown out ambient noise during a call to someone in a busy place.

On the software side, BlackBerry upgraded the Z30 to BB 10.2. One major change in the OS addresses a challenge so many apps are lately out to solve: sorting through too much email. In the Hub, 10.2 features a Priority Hub. The OS learns, as you use it, what’s a priority to you, though it’s easy to also designate contacts or conversations as Priority.

Also new are notifications that run at the top of the device, enabling a user to see a communication that comes in—a text, or an email, for example—while doing something like taking photos or reading in the browser. Without ever leaving the app, one can also respond.

Another little time-saver is on the locked screen. Where before a user could see, without unlocking the screen, that she had new emails and Tweets, now she can even read them, or parts of them.

They’re nice improvements, but are they enough? And why another touchscreen-focused device, when BlackBerry’s last earnings report made clear the Z10 isn’t selling? (The company sold 3.7 million smartphones during the quarter, the majority of which were running Blackberry 7, and posted a quarterly loss of $965 million.)

“It’s about the complete portfolio, and being able to offer it as a choice,” Bhardwaj said again. Maybe a customer goes into a store for the Z10 but decides he likes the Z30 better, or vice versa. “We’d rather we cannibalized by our own products.”

While he wouldn’t talk about the company’s pending sale, Bhardwaj suggested it was nothing that should keep buyers away.The average buyer, he said, just wants a great phone, he or she isn’t asking about the company’s financial standing. The idea that people are looking beyond product shelves into the details of companies is wrong, he said. “We have to break some of that distortion.”

 

Source:http://www.eweek.com/mobile/blackberry-z30-exclusive-to-verizon-wireless-coming-in-november.html

BBM Could Be Worth Billions

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BBM Quick Facts:

 

More than 60 million monthly active users on BlackBerry devices with more than 20 million new iOS and Android users  in the last week

More than 51 million daily active users who are connecting with friends or colleagues an average of one and a half hours every day.

BBM users send and receive more than 10 billion messages each day, nearly twice as many messages per user per day as compared to other mobile messaging apps

Almost half of BBM messages are read within 20 seconds of being received; indicating how truly engaged BBM customers are.

More than 60 million monthly active users

A positive article (not even considering the Channels Playcard!)  on Forbes states:

“BBM Could Be Worth Billions if BlackBerry Can Copy The Line PlayBook” –Tero Kuittinen, October 25, 2013, Forbes.

It is difficult to get a handle on what the early success of BlackBerry’s messaging service on Apple’s AAPL +0.47% iOS and Google’s GOOG +0.49% Android platforms might mean. By Friday 3 PM, BBM has become the #1 app in 80 countries. It hit the 10 M user mark on iOS and Android platforms in 24 hours, yet continues performing remarkably well on its fourth day. It seems that the early wave of super loyal BlackBerry users and curious rubberneckers is segueing into sustained interest in the app. But how to value a free download app that currently offers no paid add-on features or advertising that would create cash flow? The best comparison here is probably LINE, the wildly popular text-messaging service that is now closing on the 300 M download mark.

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Here is the tricky part: LINE, one of the most successful monetization cases in the messaging business, only launched its game service in July 2012. At that point, it had hit 45 M users. It seems possible that BBM could build a similar pool of fresh  iOS/Android users in a matter of months. After launching the game service, it took just 9 months for LINE to hit 100 M game downloads. By spring of 2013, LINE’s game and sticker revenue was topping $100 M a quarter. LINE’s strategy of leveraging a free messaging app to build a wildly profitable game marketing platform took just 12 months to execute. The approach is still so novel that it’s hard to evaluate whether it can be copied by other vendors and how the revenue growth patterns might look after two or three years. But it is clear that at least in Asia, possessing a popular free messaging app is the most effective way to promote games. Right now, 19 out of Top 20 highest grossing apps in Korea belong to the KakaoTalk messaging app platform.

By Friday afternoon, BBM still clung to #2 position in the US iPhone download chart – and remained the #1 app in major markets like Turkey, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, UK, Switzerland, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia. It is particularly interesting that BBM is performing so well in markets where BlackBerry never broke through as a smartphone. It is a Top 10 app in countries like Hungary and Italy. It has hit Top 30 even in Sweden and Finland, the European markets that used to be the most hostile towards BlackBerry devices, never even yielding 2% market penetration for BB.

It took LINE 400 days to reach 100 M registered users. BBM currently has around 60 M users on BlackBerry devices and perhaps 15 M on iOS/Android. The BlackBerry user base is likely set to erode relatively rapidly – but the strong early iOS and Android momentum seems to indicate that hitting 100 M users across all platforms could well happen by next summer. Of course, it is far too early to make solid projections for BBM growth. But its success in several key markets in its first week has already eclipsed anything LINE has managed. For example, this past summer LINE could only crack the US iPhone download chart for a single day, peaking at #18. App download market is utterly dominated by games – messaging apps very rarely crack the Top 10 chart of any market and often tend to achieve this in a very narrow spectrum of countries.

In contrast to LINE, WeChat and Kakaotalk, the early traction of BBM is surprisingly even across Latin America, North America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East and South East Asia. The only major markets where it is really striking out are Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. This is to be expected – LINE dominates Japan absolutely, Kakao rules Korea and WeChat has a lock on China. But in markets like USA, UK, Brazil, South Africa and Indonesia, BBM has been able to rack up massive early download volumes even against rival services with very high established market penetration. It looks like BBM has a decent chance of vaulting clearly ahead of rivals such as Tango, Kik and Nimbuzz in coming months.

If BBM hits the middle tier between behemoths like LINE and WhatsApp who are closing in on 100-300 M active monthly users and smaller rivals like Tango and Nimbuzz, how would the service be valued? That depends entirely on whether BlackBerry can build an effective content distribution/marketing system on top of BBM. If it can copy the LINE playbook and start offering social games once it has 45 M iOS/Android users, BlackBerry could be hitting the game platform stage already next spring. BBM currently has strong traction in some of the most lucrative mobile game markets in the world, including USA , UK and Germany.

Expecting BBM to match LINE’s $100M  a quarter game/sticker revenue by end of 2014 is a stretch, because BlackBerry has no prior experience in managing this type of business and Japanese consumers are more willing to pay for extras than their Western peers. But a successful BBM network across the globe is a potential marketing platform that could reach revenue of tens of millions a quarter in short order. What BlackBerry needs right now is a clear, effective strategy of rolling out LINE-like content offerings and tailoring them to each major market. If the company can manage this, BBM alone could have a substantial valuation by next summer. LINE is planning a Tokyo IPO right now and its market cap is being tentatively estimated to be in the $8-10 B bracket.

Creating a service that could reach just one quarter of LINE’s success should be in BBM’s grasp – and  could be a major reversal of fortune for BlackBerry. Much is now riding on how the company handles its BBM content delivery strategy.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/terokuittinen/2013/10/25/bbm-could-be-worth-billions-if-blackberry-can-copy-the-line-playbook/