Michael Hong (http://www.michaelportfolio.com) created an excellent timer application called Chronograph which he released free of charge (and I blogged about earlier in my top 5 apps), however in the recent weeks his website has gone offline – leaving a whole bunch of people stranded while trying to download the application.
My BlackBerry 8800 kicked the bucket earlier this week, and before the charging port completely died I was able to backup all my data and third-party applications from my device and have created a working desktop .ALX installer for the popular Chronograph application for all of you who can’t find a working OTA install anymore. So to start, Click here to download the file chrono.zip. It’s not an OTA install (haven’t spent any time figuring out how to do so) but you can install the application by using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager’s Application Loder. Plus, since it’s not an OTA installer – this is great for those of you who use a BlackBerry but don’t have a data package. So, if you’re new to installing applications through the BlackBerry Desktop Manger software – here’s how to do it.
First, with your BlackBerry connected to your computer, select the Application Loader from the Main Menu of the Desktop Manager software:
Next, select Add/Remove Applications and click Start:
At this point, it is going to connect to your BlackBerry to determine the already installed applications. Select the “Browse” button and Navigate to where you unzipped the chrono.zip files and select the Install.alx file and click Open to begin the installation process.
You’ll see that “Chronograph” is now slated to be installed, simply click the Next button to complete the process
… And you’re done!
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