Rick Segal, formerly of JLA Ventures and the BlackBerry Partners Fund, is going beta with his new mobile utilities startup Fixmo and has elicited the help of BlackBerry user blog Crackberry.com.
I first met Kevin Michaluk of Crackberry fame over the Internet when the BlackBerry Partners Fund was first started. Kevin came up with a zillion ideas for contests, giveaways, and just about anything that would promote the developer community around RIM’s BlackBerry devices. When I met Kevin at the first developer’s conference it was pretty clear that he had the admiration and respect of developers, rabid BB users and the vast majority of RIM employees. Memo to self: when doing anything on the BB platform, involve Kevin.
Fast forward to today. Our little adventure we call Fixmo is ready to roll out some beta code and there isn’t a better place to do this then inside CrackBerry Nation.
The beta version of Fixmo is a set of utilities designed to make your smart phone smarter. Segal and his team have uncovered a bunch of places where they think that by adding functionality to your BlackBerry, you get an even more satisfying experience with your smart phone.
Among the utilities for this current beta release of Fixmo are “Undelete” which allows you to undelete email, pin messages, calendar events, tasks, and memos you accidentally erase and “Phone Silencer” which keeps your phone quiet during meetings by intercepting called based on calendar appointments.
Pretty cool stuff if you’re a long-time BlackBerry user. If you’re interested in kicking the tires of Fixmo, head over to Crackberry now.