2012
03.01

When I launched BoostApps 2 1/2 years ago most Boost users were using the iDEN network. The Send to Phone feature made it easy to send apps to the iDEN phones. Today most of you are using CDMA phones or non-Boost phones which means you have to download the apps from the mobile version of the site using your phone browser.

I'm working on a series of changes that I hope will make the mobile site easier to use. The first new feature, "Jump Codes for All Apps" is now available. This is for anyone who ever used their PC to find an app on BoostApps and then had trouble finding the same app on the mobile site. To make that process easier, all games and apps on BoostApps now have a Jump Code, which is displayed on the app's page in the desktop version of BoostApps.

Here's how to use the new feature:

Enter Jumpcode Page Enter Jump Code Link

1. On the BoostApps PC site find an app you like and look for the Jump Code. It's at the bottom of the post (circled in the image above).

2. Go to boostapps.com with your phone browser and click the "Enter Jump Code" link just below the page header (image near left).

3. On the next page enter the Jump Code in the text box (image far left) and press the "Jump" button which you take you to the app's download page.

4. Click the JAD link near the bottom of the app page to download and install the app.

Unlike the Jump Codes generated by the Universal App Loader, which expire in one hour, these new Jump Codes for permanent apps on the site do not expire. So you can share the jump codes with your friends and in emails, texts and online.

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  1. I need to play a game in my phone

  2. I have been using a GPS tracking software program on my Boost IDEN phones. I used a Java uploading program from Motorola's website to install the tracking program directly to the phone from my PC via a USB cord. Now that Boost is cutting off the IDEN phones I am transitioning to Boost CDMA phones but don't want to pay for the data plan but just for the $10/mo gps usage plan. I think that means I won't be able to surf the web and download the java files that way, so I will need to load them manually to the phone. I have the JAD/JAR files, how can I load them to the CDMA phone manually? The phones I am considering are not smart phones, they are the Samsung Array, the LG Rumor Reflex and the Sanyo Innuendo. Many thanks for any help in how I can upload the Java program to one/all of these phones.

    • Boost's CDMA phones don't support side loading apps from a PC only over the air. You would need to switch to either the $2/day unlimited plan or PayGo with the 50¢/day data add-on temporarily to download the apps. However you are going to run into a couple of other problems. Boost CDMA phones block 3rd party apps for accessing the GPS plus tracking requires data to upload the tracks. AFAIK the $10 Boost Navigator subscription just lets you use the Boost app which either pre-installed or a free download from Boost even without a data plan.

    • Thank you Dennis. Have a question though about it blocking 3rd party apps to the gps. The accutracking.com site, in their FAQ states that the Boost LG Rumor Reflex and the Sanyo Innuendo both have tested out and use the accutracking software successfully. How does that figure in to the 3rd part apps picture... maybe they are not considered a 3rd party app? thx

    • at Accutracing.com click on FAQ along the top, then on the 'Is my phone supported' link, then see the Supported Models column entry across from the Boost Mobile entry line. thx

    • Accutracing says they have tested those two phones, I haven't, but other Boost CDMA models I've tried blocked 3rd part apps from accessing the GPS. It sounds like those two phones will work. If you try Accutracing let us know if it works.

  3. thanks for helping me.

  4. i want to play any games on my phone

    • Have you tried the ones on this site?

  5. Dennis does not make these apps , and you need to use the Android App Store . There have been too many security breaches on the Android to be trusting third party apps , take the pirated version of angry birds for example . That was nothing but a trojan horse that worked a lot like a key logger .

  6. Yea most people were on the iDen network which is a horrible option... CDMA is better but sometimes doesn't man the cut on some feature phones... Dennis in the future can you find a way to make these Android Compatible since I have my Samsung Admire and android apps take alot of space and the games on boostapps are low space ideal well games... Android is complicated And I'm a Android Nerd but I want to put some games from this website on my Android (Reply here, email, or @TechHelp2012 on twitter)