Want to add an application to your BlackBerry that tells you the weather locally as well as other parts of the world? There’s an app for that! Want to upload photos to Facebook and manage your Facebook communications from the Blackberry? There’s an app for that! In fact, there are a whole host of applications for your BlackBerry, some free and some paid for, some business related and some personal. The best way to browse the available applications is with the BlackBerry App World application available at http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/appworld/ (type the URL on your BlackBerry). You can also download the app directly to your BlackBerry by typing http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/1.
Once the app is loaded, there are icons at the bottom of the window which allow you to search for applications by category, to see the top 25 applications, to search directly for an application and to create your own AppWorld account. With the AppWorld account, your Blackberry is automatically notified if any new applications are posted.
For each application offered, there are the options to Review the application, Recommend it to others and see screenshots of the application. Some applications are free and some have a nominal charge. Software programs are rated by users from 1 to 5 stars. You can download and run the app directly on your BlackBerry.