2012
08.04

Caveman Cricket

I don't know much about the game of Cricket, but I suspect it's nothing like this game.

Publisher's description:  "The game of cricket is one of the most passionately followed sport in today’s world. But do you know its origin and the way it was played earlier. Let’s go back in time to find out"

This game uses the number keys so you need to lock the keyboard in number mode on QWERTY phones:

On CDMA QWERTY phones:  lock the keyboard in number mode by pressing the Fn key twice.
On iDEN QWERTY phones:  lock the keyboard in number mode by doing a long press on the  Fn key.

Keys:  arrows, 2, 8 = up and down in menus; 5 = hit the ball, OK; # = pause, menu

Type: Ad-supported
Vendor: Synqua Games
Data Connection Required: Yes
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 2.0
Screen Size: 176x220 (but playable on smaller and larger screens)
iDEN Compatible: (tested on Motorola i776): yes
Boost CDMA Compatible: probably, (tested on Motorola Rambler): yes
Reported working on: Motorola i776, Motorola Rambler
Reported NOT working on:  

The app "Caveman'sCricket" (127 KB) is ready to download or send to your phone as filename: "CaveManCrik".

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Go to http://boostapps.com with your phone's browser, click the "Enter jump code" link and enter this jump code: 6518

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2012
08.02

PicoMail 3.0

PicoMail, the fast, free (ad-supported) POP, SMTP, IMAP email program for Java phones that works with most email providers  has been updated to version 3.0.

New features in this release are:

  • JavaScript support
  • Share using Twitter, SMS, Email
  • Improved user interface
  • Numerous bug fixes

PicoMail features simple account configuration. For major email services including Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo Mail, you just need to enter your email address and password and PicoMail takes care of all the complicated POP or IMAP settings. For email servers PicoMail doesn't know about you can manually configure POP, SMTP or IMAP settings.

I setup a new Outlook.com email address today and PicoMail worked with it too, including automatic account configuration.

PicoMail provides unlimited email accounts, viewing of Word, Excel, PDF, WordPerfect, video and image attachments, HTML email (reformatted as a single column) , images, including PNG, GIF, JPEG, BMP and TIFF formats, security via SSL, keyword search and automatic spam filtering.

Type: Ad-supported
Author: PicoWireless, User Guide
Data Connection Required: yes
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 2.0
Screen Size: All
Reported working on: Motorola Rambler, Motorola i776
Reported NOT working on:
Please let us know in a comment if it works or not on your phone.

The app "PicoMail" (103 KB) is ready to download or send to your phone as filename: "PicoMail30".

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Go to http://boostapps.com with your phone's browser, click the "Enter jump code" link and enter this jump code: 6511

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2012
07.31

Tetris

Tetris

I've published quite a few Tetris clones on BoostApps but Tetris fans are a picky lot and have their favorites. Developer Jordan Kiang wasn't happy with any of the of Java ME Tetris games he tried on his phone so he built his own. His primary goal was to reproduce the look, scoring and game play of the 1989 Gameboy version.

Features include a choice of levels 0-9, high scores, adapts to all screen sizes, no ads, doesn't use data.

Keys: press any number key to start the game (use Fn + number on QWERTY phones).

Up = rotate block; OK (Call on iDEN phones) = drop block fast

Type: Free open source
AuthorJordan Kiang
Data Connection Required: No
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 1.0
Screen Size: All
Reported working on: Motorola Rambler, Motorola i776
Reported NOT working on:
Please let us know in a comment if it works or not on your phone.

The app "Tetris" (19 KB) is ready to download or send to your phone as filename: "Tetris".

Download to your Phone

Go to http://boostapps.com with your phone's browser, click the "Enter jump code" link and enter this jump code: 6505

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2012
07.28

Facebook 2.9.1

Facebook has released a new version of the official Facebook Java app.  Facebook didn't bother to post a changlog so I have no Idea what new features, if any, are included.

Facebook bills this app as "Facebook for Every Phone" .  In spite of the name it doesn't work on many phones including my Motorola Rambler and Motorola i776. It installs and starts on both but the submit button on the log in form doesn't work. so there is no way to log in  The previous 2.3,  2.5.1 and 2.8.1  versions didn't work on my phones but they did on the Incognito, Juno, Factor, Rant and Seek, so I suspect this one will too.

Type: Freeware
Vendor:  Facebook
Data Connection Required: Yes
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 2.0
Screen Size: All
Reported working on: Nokia C1-01, LG Rumor Reflex (one person says it doesn't work, one says it does but is unstable), samsung corby gts3653, Samsung gtc3530
Reported NOT working on:  LG-A290, LG c105, LG ke990, Motorola Rambler, Motorola Theory, Motorola i776, Motorola i465, Nokia x2-02, Sanyo Innuendo, Nokia X2-01
Please let us know in a comment if it works or not on your phone.

The app "Facebook" (132 KB) is ready to download or send to your phone as filename: "Facebook291".

 

Download to your Phone

Go to http://boostapps.com with your phone's browser, click the "Enter jump code" link and enter this jump code: 6495

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2012
07.26

Pomodoro

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management system for desk and computer bound workers that  is supposed to help you avoid procrastination and be more productive and healthier. It was invented in the 1980's by Francesco Cirillo who wrote a book explaining the technique and the philosophy behind it in detail. The book, titled "The Pomodoro Technique" is a free download from the author's site.

The technique is actually quite simple. You set a kitchen timer to 25 minutes and work really hard and without interruption on your chosen task until the timer goes off. Then take a short break of 3-5 minutes where you move around and rest your mind. Every fourth break should be longer, Cirillo recommends 15 minutes. If you a Pomodoro is interupted, you need to reset the timer and start over.

The name Pomodoro means tomato in Italian and comes from the timer that Cirillo used which was tomato shaped.

This app is a simple timer that counts down 25 minutes and then rings a bell.

Type: Free open source
Author: Pablo Seminario
Data Connection Required: N0
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 2.0
Screen Size: All
iDEN Compatible: (tested on Motorola i776): no hangs on startup
Boost CDMA Compatible: probably, (tested on Motorola Rambler): yes
Reported working on: Motorola Rambler
Reported NOT working on: Motorola i776

The app "Pomodoro" (209 KB) is ready to download or send to your phone as filename:"Pomodoro".

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Go to http://boostapps.com with your phone's browser, click the "Enter jump code" link and enter this jump code: 6488

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2012
07.24

Return 1945

Return 1945

Shooting game with an air warfare theme. Shoot down enemy planes and avoid bullets missles and bombs. The game is rather easy and you can survive for a long time. It plays well on both my test phones (Motorola Rambler and i776)

The only problem I've seen is with high score screen which has key mapping isssues and won't let you save your score and get back to the game. If this happens, press the red end call key to exit the game.

This game uses the number 9 key to drop bombs so you need to lock the keyboard in number mode on QWERTY phones:

On CDMA QWERTY phones:  lock the keyboard in number mode by pressing the Fn key twice.
On iDEN QWERTY phones:  lock the keyboard in number mode by doing a long press on the  Fn key.

Keys:  arrows, 2, 4, 6, 8 = move; 9 = bomb.

Type: Ad-supported
Vendor: GameMobile
Data Connection Required: Yes
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 2.0
Screen Size: 176x220 (but playable on smaller and larger screens)
iDEN Compatible: (tested on Motorola i776): yes
Boost CDMA Compatible: probably, (tested on Motorola Rambler): yes
Reported working on: Motorola i776, Motorola Rambler
Reported NOT working on:  Sanyo Juno

The app "Return1945" (128 KB) is ready to download or send to your phone as filename:" Return1945".

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Go to http://boostapps.com with your phone's browser, click the "Enter jump code" link and enter this jump code: 6479

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2012
07.21

Opera Mini 4.4

I recently started seeing an "Update your browser, a new version of Opera Mini is available" message every time I started Opera Mini 4.4. The update appears to be a minor one, it's still 4.4 but the the full version number has jumped from 4.4.26736 to 4.4.29467.

I don't see any obvious changes in the new version, so it's probably just bug fixes. Opera normally only nags you to update when there's a major jump in versions like from 4.3 to 4.4 so maybe this one fixes some really major bug. Plus it gets rid of the nagging "Update..." message.

Type: Freeware
Author:  Opera Software - Product Page, Online HelpForum
Data Connection Required: Yes
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 2.0
Screen Size: All
Touch support: Yes
Reported Working On: LG Rumor Reflex, Motorola Rambler, Samsung Seek (rendering issues), Sanyo Innuendo (freezes), Sanyo Mirro
Reported Not Working On:

The app "Opera Mini 4" (133 KB) is ready to download or send to your phone as filename: "Mini44a".

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Go to http://boostapps.com with your phone's browser, click the "Enter jump code" link and enter this jump code: 6461

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2012
07.19

Magic Woman

Side scrolling arcade game with nice graphics, good game play and working sound on my iDEN and CDMA test phones.

This game uses the number keys:
On CDMA QWERTY phones:  lock the keyboard in number mode by pressing the Fn key twice.
On iDEN QWERTY phones:  lock the keyboard in number mode by doing a long press on the  Fn key.

Keys:  arrows, 2, 4, 6, 8 = move; 9 = bomb.

If you get stuck on the "Enter high score" screen press the red "End call" key and then choose "No" at the "do you want to exit" prompt to return to the main menu.

Type: Ad-supported
Vendor: GameMobile
Data Connection Required: Yes
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 2.0
Screen Size: All
iDEN Compatible: (tested on Motorola i776): yes
Boost CDMA Compatible: probably, (tested on Motorola Rambler): yes
Reported working on: Motorola i776, Motorola Rambler
Reported NOT working on: Sanyo Juno

The app "MagicWoman" (165 KB) is ready to download or send to your phone as filename: "MagicWoman".

Download to your Phone

Go to http://boostapps.com with your phone's browser, click the "Enter jump code" link and enter this jump code: 6449

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2012
07.17

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Memory puzzle  game based on the Alvin and the Chipmunks animated cartoon musical group and movies. Uncover matching squares to solve the puzzle and win the game.

This game uses the number keys:
On CDMA QWERTY phones:  lock the keyboard in number mode by pressing the Fn key twice.
On iDEN QWERTY phones:  lock the keyboard in number mode by doing a long press on the  Fn key.

Keys: 4, 2, 6, 8 = move cursor; 5 = turn square over, select in menus; 0 = escape from the non-working "Enable Sounds"  screen.

Type: Ad-supported
Vendor:
Data Connection Required: Yes
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 2.0
Screen Size: All
iDEN Compatible: (tested on Motorola i776): yes
Boost CDMA Compatible: probably, (tested on Motorola Rambler): yes
Reported working on: Motorola i776, Motorola Rambler
Reported NOT working on: Sanyo Innuendo

The app "Alvin and the Chipmunks" (230 KB) is ready to download or send to your phone as filename: "AlvinChipMu"

Download to your Phone

Go to http://boostapps.com with your phone's browser, click the "Enter jump code" link and enter this jump code: 6437

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JAD JAR ZIP

2012
07.14

Bomber 2

Bomber 2

A free, open source air warfare game.

Publisher's description: Fly a WWI plane to take out targets on the ground and in the air with destructable terrain and other goodies. A port of While True d.o.o.'s award winning game for Nokia Series 60 phones to the MIDP 2.0 standard for J2ME-capable devices.

Runs well on a Motorola i776 iDEN phone. Installs and runs on a Motorola Rambler but crashes soon after startup

Type: Open Source
Author: Kevin Yank
Data Connection Required: No
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 2.0
Screen Size: All
iDEN Compatible: (tested on i776): yes
Boost CDMA Compatible: probably, runs but is unstable on a Motorola Rambler
Reported working on: Motorola i776, Sanyo Innuendo (crashes if paused)
Reported NOT working on: Motorola Rambler, LG Rumor Reflex, Sanyo Juno

The app "Bomber 2" (142 KB) is ready to download or send to your phone as filename: "Bomber2".

Download to your Phone

Go to http://boostapps.com with your phone's browser, click the "Enter jump code" link and enter this jump code: 6323

Download to your PC

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