March 19, 2013

Viira for BlackBerry 10 Update + Screenshots

Filed under: Viira, blackberry10 — admin @ 9:08 am

Viira for BlackBerry 10 is complete and currently waiting to be approved by BlackBerry World (a.k.a App World). And while we eagerly await for the approval (hurry up, BlackBerry World, it has been almost a month since we submitted!) we decide to share some screenshots with you.

Viira for BlackBerry 10 is a complete port of Viira 4.0 and provides the familiar dashboard interface as well as the ability to organize your to-dos and commitments in the familiar five dimensions: projects, contexts, days, next actions and an in-basket. And here are some screenshots:

BlackBerry World is apparently quite backlogged because of the large number of submissions that they have received over the last couple of months so we can’t say for sure when it will be our turn to be approved. We are hoping it will be within days now as the folks at BlackBerry have made an official commitment to clear the backlog by the end of the month and have all apps approved by early April. So stay tuned!

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  1. Viira is my most important app! The best ! Will the Blackberry 10 version of Viira support the BB Q10 (keyboard) right away? Let me know thanks.

    Comment by Kevin — March 21, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

  2. Hi Kevin,

    We are very glad to hear that you love Viira on your BB! Yes, Viira for BB10 will be supported on the Q10 and provide full support for the Q10 keyboard - so stay tuned!

    Comment by admin — March 27, 2013 @ 5:04 am

  3. Will Viira Outlook Suite also be released for BB10?

    TIA - R.

    Comment by Rooster99 — April 3, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

  4. Yes, the Viira Outlook Suite will definitely be available for BB10! We will first offer it with cloud based sync and then later on we will add support for BES sync as well, once BES data sync support gets more “fleshed out” on BB10.

    Comment by admin — April 4, 2013 @ 12:36 am

  5. Can Viira be synced with ACT! by Sage? Which versions? How is that accomplished?

    Comment by gj — April 13, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

  6. BB10 has no time specific reminders, only due dates. I didn’t realize how organized I was throughout the day with Viira until I got my new BB10 with out Viira. Will your BB10 update have reminders capable of being set for a specific time of day? For example creating a Viira Task from an email reminding you at 2:45pm to deal with it? Currently with BB’s Remember App it will remind you the next day at a predetermined time… (Along with every other email you flagged)!

    Comment by John — April 18, 2013 @ 7:55 pm

  7. John, we hear you on the BB10 reminders - they are not as full-featured and fine-grained as they used to be on older BlackBerry models. Our engineers are working on providing a full reminders imlpementation and very soon you will be able to set date *and* time-specific reminders in Viira - so stay tuned!

    Comment by admin — April 21, 2013 @ 6:05 am

  8. I have installed the new BB10 version and think I see a bug: after creating a new item in the in basket the app abruptly terminates when the Save button is pressed. This repeatable. The item is actually saved and is present upon restarting the app.

    Comment by allan — April 21, 2013 @ 8:07 pm

  9. More detail: the above happens after entering the edit screen, making changes and then hitting Save.

    Comment by allan — April 21, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

  10. Thanks for updating Viira for BB10. I hope to use it as I have been for my Bold. I love how Viira takes an email and can turn it into a task, but I don’t see how to do that with Viira for BB10, at least on the trial version. Can you help me with this?

    Comment by Jay Park — April 21, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

  11. Jay, as of right now you can’t create a task from email with Viira for BlackBerry 10 like you can with Viira for BlackBerry OS. The reason for this is the difference between the underlying OS and the integration capabilities it provides.

    We are actively working on this though and it is at the top of our to-do list so we hope to be able to provide this capability over the coming weeks. So stay tuned!

    Comment by admin — April 21, 2013 @ 11:53 pm

  12. Allan, thanks for letting us know about this but I wasn’t able to reproduce the problem on our BlackBerry 10s. Adding a task in the In-Basket and then editing it works without a problem on the current version 5.0.5.

    What version of Viira are you using and what BB10 OS are you running? We just published a couple of updates containing fixes over the past week, try downloading and installing them from BlackBerry World. It is possible that the problem has been fixed already.

    Comment by admin — April 22, 2013 @ 12:01 am

  13. Here are steps to replicate failure:
    1/ Start program by tapping on program icon
    2/ Tap In-Basket
    3/ Tap in blank “Enter new task name” field
    4/ Enter some text
    5/ Tap +Add button
    6/ Long press on item just created
    7/ Select pencil icon on right (edit)
    8/ Tap Context: icon and select At Home
    9/ Tap Save button
    10/ Program abrutply terminates.

    Phone is AT&T, Model STL100-3; OS Release:; OS Version:; Build ID: 472185

    Viira version:; Size: 453.7; Released: 2013-04-18

    Comment by Allan — April 22, 2013 @ 10:15 am

  14. All, I use Linenberger’s method and actually reached out to Vivek at BlackBerry to implement various features into Remember like Start Date, turning off pop up reminders (since they are distractions), etc to be able to use Remember in a seamless way when leaving Outlook in the Master Your Now system. He said that this wouldn’t be an issue and says they have plans to continue to provide additional and useful functionality to Remember.

    Comment by Gary — April 22, 2013 @ 11:50 am

  15. Thanks Allan!

    The problem has now been fixed and the hotfix is avaiable in version 5.0.6 of Viira for BlackBerry 10. Version 5.0.6 has been vetted by App World and is now available for download.

    Comment by admin — April 26, 2013 @ 12:50 am

  16. Creating tasks from Emails and setting time based reminders, combine this with the other functions of Viira and you have magic. By not having those features I can’t pay 19.99 without that functionality. I would gladly pay double that if you could make that happen. Good Luck!!!

    Comment by John — May 8, 2013 @ 8:09 am

  17. Thanks for giving us your feedback John!

    We are working on making both features happen, we know many people consider them critical so expect to see them very soon in one of the follow-on software updates that we will release. Stay tuned!

    Comment by admin — May 8, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

  18. On a Q10 It is impossible to read any text, as it is in a very light grey color…
    Please fix…

    Comment by Allart van Holten — May 21, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

  19. Hi Allart, we just released a version of Viira for the BlackBerry Q10. You should be able to download it over the next day or two, as soon as BlackBerry World has completed the release approval process.

    Here is more info on the release:

    Comment by admin — June 13, 2013 @ 1:35 am

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