Sunday, July 30, 2006

07/30/06 Update - Apple and Blackberry Modem Project

Greetings all to fellow Mac users!

Well I hope everyone had a great week. Next week begins another week of challenges/Changes.etc. Well onto the meat and potatoes. Your reason for being here is to get an update on what we posted earlier last week in regards to our team creating a application that will allow Macintosh users to Utilize their Blackberry as a modem. We made a few moves in regards to the project. First was contacting one of colleagues who looked at the project previously and said that he could do it. At this point he has not returned any messages to get this great venture off to a great start. This in itself sadden our team, but we have not given up in our conquest to give the users want they a want " Utilizing their Blackberry as a modem via a Macintosh" So listed below are the next steps that we will plan to put in place in trying to move forward with this project.

1) Contacting existing gru/expert that we know to move forward on this project
2) Contact/Locate other Apple Developers that might be interested in this project
3) Talking with "you" some of the end-users on of ideas/concerns/wants with the project

As always if you guys have ideas/comments/questions. Please feel free to contact us at anytime in regards to this project. Please be assured that we are taking steps to move this project forward and we're hoping for results just as much as you are. From time to time we may ask for help from "you" the end users and the help you provide is very much appreciated.

Anybody know any good Developers out there?

P.S Actually if we could get this application off to a great start. This will be a GREAT and EXCITING start to building the MACINTOSH applications for Blackberry. These are our thoughts : ) - Got a thought to entertain us with?

Many Thanks

The Shark Team
" Taking a bite out of Development" - Jaws can't even compare to us! (Blackberry Online Store - Feature application - The Shark Modem) (Blackberry App/Software Development and Web design studio) Lunch: 07/31

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Madd Blackberry User Gone wild for Utilizing his Blackberry as a modem with his Macintosh

Lately we received several emails in regards to the Utilization of a Blackberry as a modem using a Macintosh. Before we entertained this thought about 2 months ago, but to no avail.. nothing was done. Since then users have been on a RAMPAGE , because they really would like to see this application. We have one MAC user who has posted a BOUNTY (that's what I call a TRUE MACINTOSH FAN) to see what was said please view > Now that everybody's "Standing on the ROOFTOP" - Scream your heart out > "We want an application and we want it NOW"

Also there's another famous post on this topic : Here will find our latest 2 post will reads as:

*** Post #1 Greetings Mac Friends, It's Mediabb from Mobishark - (SharkModem) > . We've been meaning to write something on this thread for some time now. We looked into doing something for the MAC USERS. I had a MAC developer friend of the team investigate this, and of course to implement something on the lines of what we have (mac side.. porting..etc) it's not a easy task.. but it's doable! Problem is .. I guess getting some numbers as to the ROI is the mean question of concern. Please let us know your thoughts.

**** Post #2 Okay - Okay - I'll try and contact our developer again between this weekend and next week to see what we can come up with. But the key is finding time. I know this is an application the MAC users would love to see the most. Let's see what happens Note: This is an attempt not a promise... but we will gave it a try!!!

But of course the BOUNTY MAN comes back with a response to our post #1 ...

Wanna know what he said?

The Bounty I started is up to $475, with little publicity and folks having to trust a stranger with their money - so that should tell you something.Mac users are definitely a small market share, but they tend to be much more "active" with their computers and are willing to pay for good 3rd party software, etc. which explains the lively small developer community.My take: you'll be selling to a smaller market, but you'll have an opportunity to sell to a larger segment of that market.With a $50 pricetag and some good press on the Mac sites, I think you'd get a lot of takers.I sure would love to send you that bounty money!

So let's see what happens this week............... STAY TUNE.