- Universal Search – Universal Search integration for OS 6.x devices, Xobni results will show up in your native BlackBerry search! (Pro only)
- Contact Sharing – Share full contact details, emails/phone numbers via email or SMS (OS 6.x). Xobni users will see a notification dialog in Xobni.
- Export To Adress Book – Now users can export contact details from Xobni to the native BlackBerry Address Book (Pro only).
- Search by Company/Title – Leveraging the social and Outlook contact details from Xobni, search for Company or Title (Pro only).
- Free Version! – Xobni for BlackBerry can now be downloaded for free, which will include Xobni Pro upgrades with a few feature limitations (up to 3 compose screen lookups per day).
Xobni for BlackBerry, one of the top ten applications installed on my BlackBerry, is currently on sale for just $1.99, 80% off the regular price of $9.99. Xobni, inbox spelled backwards, is the best contact management application for the BlackBerry that I’ve ever used.
Xobni for BlackBerry features include:
- Automatically created profiles. Ranked by importance.
- Lightning fast search by name or company.
- Instant access to your Xobni Contacts in the BlackBerry compose screen.
- Connect Xobni on your BlackBerry with Outlook to recover 10x the contacts.
Download Xobni for BlackBerry from the RIMarkable store, on sale for $1.99…
Off the glowing recommendation of RIMarkable Robb, I decided to install the evaluation version of Xobni. If you look at just about any top 10 BlackBerry application list, Xobni, in many cases, ranks close to the top. I am, actually, kind of shocked by this considering that, although, I see some value in Xobni, there are glaring areas where the app fails miserably. I know that Xobni is one of those applications where the value is a bit more subtle and you need to use it a few times before you really realize it’s power, however, that being said, there are areas, in my opinion, where Xobni simply doesn’t work and is unreliable.
Xobni for BlackBerry, one of our favorite BlackBerry applications, and, arguably the third party BlackBerry application that I use the most, has been updated to version 188.8.131.52.
Xobni, inbox spelled backwards, is the ultimate address book organizing your contacts in order of importance based on the how often you interact with them. New features in the latest version of Xobni for BlackBerry inlcude:
- A user can now use the convenience keys for launching the Xobni compose screen (in options)
- A user can choose to add a Xobni signature to outgoing emails
- Updated LinkedIn Login process
- New menu item labeled “Activate” allows a user to activate manually after purchasing a license
Head after the jump for a full list of enhancements…
We’ve just received word that Xobni for BlackBerry is now available in BlackBerry App World. Xobni is an address book on steroids. It builds its contact list based on the email, text messages, and phone calls that you send and receive and ranks them in order of importance.
Xobni for BlackBerry features include:
- Automatically created profiles for every person with whom you’ve ever communicated.
- Ranked by importance – The people you email the most are at the top.
- Lightning fast search by name or company name exposes each person’s profile. Complete with photos, contact info, recent emails, calls, texts, info from LinkedIn/Facebook and more.
- Instant access to all your Xobni Contacts in the BlackBerry compose screen.
Xobni for BlackBerry cost $9.99 and there is a free trial. Check it out in BlackBerry App World…
I know that just before Xobni was officially released, I gave it a little flack about taking so long to come out, however, since it has, it arguably has become one of, if not the most used 3rd party BlackBerry applications on my device. A new beta version of Xobni for BlackBerry has recently been released which includes LinkedIn integration allowing you to view profile information from a contacts LinkedIn account directly from within Xobni.
Back at the end of March Xobni received $3 million in series B financing from Research in Motion via the BlackBerry Developers Fund. Barely a month later, Xobni executives were showing off the app at a Mobile Meetup in San Francisco.
The app was working, and could be released sometime this summer, according to my source. The photo above shows the app on a Blackberry Bold, and appears to be showing off its contact search functionality. You type in a few letters, and it returns the contact information for every match in your inbox (even people who you haven’t necessarily added to your address book yet). I wonder what else it can do.
I actually use Xobni on my laptop and will be very interested to see how it runs on the BlackBerry.