This Week in BlackBerry World – Episode 3

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Here we are with another blog post to showcase four great applications developed by top members of our developer communities. We have some amazing apps this week, I highly recommend to check them out.

Among the four apps above, Bolt Fast Reader really caught my attention. Consuming a lot of information on your device (news, emails, documents etc.) is usually a task that could take a lot of time, in particular if you are a business professional or work for an enterprise and need to go through lots of emails or documents.

Bolt Fast Reader has been developed by Refocus Technologies, an indian company that has developed lots of high quality apps for BlackBerry.

“ Bolt is the best way to engage with content in the digital age. The app delivers a completely focused reading experience and helps readers get their content faster – with less effort and across any device or screen size keeping the BlackBerry 10 experience in mind”

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We asked Puneet Kohli, one the members of ReFocus Technologies, a few questions to know more about the app.

Where does the idea come from?
We got the idea when we ourselves faced the problem of reading slowly on our mobiles. As avid readers, we always noticed that reading a novel is much faster on paperback than on the mobile. A lot of research has been done in the field of fast reading for mobile, and we decided to build a fast reader for BlackBerry 10. Our main focus was ease of use and functionality.

How long did it take to develop the app?
Bolt took around 2 months total, including the time taken for research, design and algorithm development.

What are your ideal customers?
Ideally we would like Bolt to be used by enterprise users. That would include people that get long emails they need to read through quickly, lawyers that have big legal documents to read, and just people who want to get done with the reading and get into the actual action required.
It’s a great app to have even for regular BlackBerry users, wherein a novel, mail or small document can be read easily.

Why should our customers buy your app?
Bolt is beautifully designed with ease of use in mind. Users can directly share text to Bolt, and instantly get it read in the fast reader mode. Time is of essence, and that’s what we’re saving here.

If you read a lot of content from your BlackBerry, please go to BlackBerry World and grab your copy now.

Missed the previous episodes? Check them out to discover more high-quality apps for your BlackBerry:

About Luca Filigheddu

I currently manage the developer ecosystem and developer communities globally for BlackBerry. Engineer, developer since 1992, spent the past few years evangelising developers about the BlackBerry 10 platform. Previously I worked for a few startups and companies within the telecommunication industry in various management roles. Very active on Twitter (@filos), I love gadgets, playing piano and taekwondo. Husband and father, too

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