How the BlackBerry “Family” of Devices Helps You Celebrate Family Day


Go Canada! On Monday February 18th, nearly two-thirds of our country will celebrate “Family Day” – a day off to spend with – you guessed it – family. As a Canadian company, BlackBerry is also celebrating. For our friends down south in the U.S., you have President’s Day off, so you can also spend it with your family. Since we’ll all have a day off from work, make the most of your family time with these great apps:

If You’re…Seeing a Movie: Download a movie app that allows you to browse new releases, view trailers and read reviews all in one place. An app like Flixster by Flixster, Inc. is terrific, and because it’s integrated with, you can even buy your tickets from your mobile phone. If you see your movies at a Cineplex theatre, you can buy tickets directly from your smartphone by downloading the Cineplex app by Cineplex Entertainment.

If You’re…Spending Time Outdoors: A weather app is crucial. While I’ve mentioned weather apps previously here on the Inside BlackBerry Blog, I’d like to name a few more now that BlackBerry 10 has arrived. The Weather Network is among the favorite apps in BlackBerry App World. I also like using AccuWeather because it’s awesome for sharing weather updates with the friends and family you want to meet up with. If skiing is your preferred wintertime sport, an app like Ski Maps by Aztux Ltd. can help you, since it houses a comprehensive list of resorts and trails from all over North America.

If You’re…Cooking as a Family: Use Your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to find amazing recipes, watch cooking demos and photograph your final creation. I love getting my whole family together to cook, so I put together an Inside BlackBerry Blog post in November on tips on how the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet helps make cooking fun.

Of course, not all “days off” need to be spent relaxing. If you’ve got kids at home, download an educational app like the BlackBerry Mobile Learner, by Blackboard, Inc., which gives both students and teachers access to their course material on BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry PlayBook tablets.

What will you be doing for Family Day? Tell us which BlackBerry apps help bring your family together.

About Donny Halliwell

Donny is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at BlackBerry and Former Editor-in-Chief for the Inside BlackBerry blogs. There's no disputing, #TeamBlackBerry is awesome. I'm pumped to have the opportunity to talk with you and bring you the latest and greatest from Inside BlackBerry every day. In my spare time, I can be found helping entrepreneurs and startup companies grow their business. I spend the rest, obsessing over the auto industry, or enjoying music. Follow me on Twitter or Google+

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