Results 1 to 19 of 19
Like Tree4Likes
  • 1 Post By PedroBorgas
  • 1 Post By pacoman03
  • 1 Post By warren_walker
  • 1 Post By Mellfee
  1. BobNG-2's Avatar
    CrackBerry Newbie

    Posts
    5 Posts
    Thread AuthorThread Author   #1  

    Default Google Maps 6.12

    I downloaded Google Maps 6.12 from GoodeReader and I'm very impressed with some of the features. I was able to download and save offline maps for an upcoming trip and I also was able to drive around town and "follow the blue arrow". But I can't get the Navigation to work. Has anyone else tried to use all the Google Maps 6.12 features on their Playbook, and if so, what works / doesn't work versus a native Android device. Thanks !!!
    Thanked by:
    astro49 (10-12-2012) 
  2. PedroBorgas's Avatar
    CrackBerry Master

    Posts
    1,284 Posts
    #2  

    Default Google Maps 6.12

    It requires an internet connection to use the Navigation feature!

    You can Bridge to it using and BB or Tether with a BB or another phone with Wifi Hotspot.

    But, no offline navigation on 6.12...

    Try OsmAnd.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
    Im sexy and i know it! ("Music? What music?")
    russ2903 likes this.
  3. pacoman03's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    3,113 Posts
    #3  

    Default Re: Google Maps 6.12

    Quote Originally Posted by PedroBorgas View Post
    It requires an internet connection to use the Navigation feature!
    No it doesn't. Well at least 6.2 doesn't and I'm pretty sure earlier versions didn't either. What it needs is to be online in order to calculate a route, after that it will follow the route so long as you have the proper maps cached.
    PedroBorgas likes this.
  4. Ishaq786's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    347 Posts
    #4  

    Default Re: Google Maps 6.12

    Is this an Android application and does it need to be sideloaded?
  5. djenkins6's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    1,787 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,803 Global Posts
    #5  

    Default Re: Google Maps 6.12

    Quote Originally Posted by Ishaq786 View Post
    Is this an Android application and does it need to be sideloaded?
    Yes
  6. warren_walker's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    140 Posts
    PIN
    Go ahead & ask
    #6  

    Default Re: Google Maps 6.12

    Well to put this on a tangent..i can't get. Bar files to install on the 2.1.0.1032 OS..any tips?
    I am trying to use localbar2
    Blackberry Z10 & 64 GB Playbook
    chiniki likes this.
  7. #7  

    Default Re: Google Maps 6.12

    Localbar2 was too complicated for me. PlayBook Tools works like a charm everyone though.
    Quick Help BLACKBERRY HELP 101 | Direct load Android (APK) Apps : BB10 10.2.1|Sideloading apps: BB10/PlayBook | Update/Reload Software: BB7.1- - PlayBook - BB10 | Debrick: BB7.1- - PlayBook - BB10 | Backup 3rd Party Apps: BB7.1- - PlayBook & BB10: Just use BB Link | Battery Saving: BB7.1- - PlayBook - BB10

    Got a question? diego.nei@mobilenations.com | My Apps: Papo GP | Papo GP 10 | My Channel: Project Management BBM Channel

  8. clowrym's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    267 Posts
    Global Posts
    269 Global Posts
    #8  

    Default Re: Google Maps 6.12

    Mine works quite well as long as my playbook is upside down in my vehicle mount.... Right way up i have issues with lost GPS signal. I do find when switching back to the map screen it will close automatically... I cant say i like the fact that it doesnt keep the screen alive.... but its a minor inconvenience!!
  9. adi_vastava's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    122 Posts
    #9  

    Default Re: Google Maps 6.12

    I installed with chrome extension and it installed fine.
  10. onlyifuknewme's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    Posts
    32 Posts
    Global Posts
    58 Global Posts
    #10  

    Default Re: Google Maps 6.12

    I recently installed it and it would just force close. I tried to reinstall but same results.
    Blackberry Curve 8300 OS 4.5.0.162
    Blackberry Pearl 8100 OS 4.5.0.180
    Blackberry Bold 9000 OS 5.0.0.314
    Blackberry Bold 9700 OS 5.0.0.296 > 5.0.0.421 > 5.0.0.423
  11. ma678's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    211 Posts
    #11  

    Default Re: Google Maps 6.12

    I installed recently and it force close every time.
    Blackberry Bold 9900 on Wind Mobile Canada.
    Blackberry Playbook running OS 2.1.840 beta.
    Amazon Kindle Fire running Jelly Bean CM10.
  12. ma678's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    211 Posts
    #12  

    Default Re: Google Maps 6.12

    Quote Originally Posted by adi_vastava View Post
    I installed with chrome extension and it installed fine.
    what is chrome extension?
    thanks.
    Blackberry Bold 9900 on Wind Mobile Canada.
    Blackberry Playbook running OS 2.1.840 beta.
    Amazon Kindle Fire running Jelly Bean CM10.
  13. qwang's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    519 Posts
    #13  

    Default Re: Google Maps 6.12

    I like the 6.11 verison more
  14. rkennedy01's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    664 Posts
    #14  

    Default Re: Google Maps 6.12

    Quote Originally Posted by qwang View Post
    I like the 6.11 verison more
    I second that! I've found the 6.12 version to be buggy. Not only does it start up at the wrong screen (Local vs. Map), I couldn't for the life of me get it to pick up the GPS signal on my new PB. By contrast, my old PB running 6.11.1 picks it up within 30-45 seconds.

    Of course, neither version allows you to access the Settings page (this hasn't worked since 6.02). But with the offline caching function available from the main UI it still makes for a viable "live" compass and positioning mechanism when disconnected - more than adequate for basic "where the am I?" type navigation.

    RCK

    Sent from my BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps using Tapatalk 2
  15. adi_vastava's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    122 Posts
    #15  

    Default Re: Google Maps 6.12

    Quote Originally Posted by ma678 View Post
    what is chrome extension?
    thanks.
    Playbook App Manager

    PlayBook App Manager
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...ljnelbpblnikkp
  16. adi_vastava's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    122 Posts
    #16  

    Default Re: Google Maps 6.12

    Quote Originally Posted by rkennedy01 View Post
    Not only does it start up at the wrong screen (Local vs. Map), I couldn't for the life of me get it to pick up the GPS signal on my new PB. By contrast, my old PB running 6.11.1 picks it up within 30-45 seconds.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps using Tapatalk 2
    I think it does not start at wrong screen. earlier one was latitude, and this one is local. And they both behave same in Android as well. (in term of first screen).

    About not able to get GPS signal(it does work on mine). You can install both the version at same time. So may be you can have them both on same playbook and check how they compare?
  17. kdeckels's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    284 Posts
    Global Posts
    285 Global Posts
    #17  

    Default Re: Google Maps 6.12

    Mine calculates route fine when bridged, but quickly says GPS signal lost. I was so hopeful.
    If I'm posting from my laptop ...... it's only because the PlayBook's charging. TheBlackLabEdge.com
    Thanked by:
    bruteforce037 (11-19-2012) 
  18. Mellfee's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    198 Posts
    Global Posts
    207 Global Posts
    #18  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by adi_vastava View Post
    earlier one was latitude, and this one is local.
    I side loaded 6.3.0 and it installed perfectly well but pretty much force quits after a few minutes of using it. It shows on the PB desktop as Latitude which confused me at first. Before it for quits it looks like it would be good but I want to un-install it and try something more stable.

    I'm still new to the PB. Can someone tell me how to un-install please? Do I just delete it?

    Then, where is the best place to find other versions that I can side load?

    Which one are we saying is the best?


    From the App world I bought "GPS Maps and Directions for Google Maps +" It's ok, I haven't really used it much because when I bought it I thought I was buying Google Maps. On my Bold 9790 I have Google Maps v.4.5.3 and it works really well. Very stable and always finds my location quickly. What I really want is the same thing on my playbook. It's one of the few things I assumed would be a given on the PB.
    I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure....

    Blackberry Z10 STL100-2 10.2.1.537
    pasalerno likes this.
  19. Blackman91's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    954 Posts
    #19  

    Default

    Is there any way to use the street view on google maps 6.2 on the playbook?

Similar Threads

  1. can't get google maps to work
    By ferritt in forum BlackBerry 8800, 8820
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-16-2007, 03:47 AM
  2. Google maps on Pearl = sadface
    By looloopoo in forum BlackBerry OS Apps
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-17-2007, 09:07 PM
  3. google maps works great on the 8800!
    By tomabraham63 in forum Introductions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-07-2007, 09:50 PM
  4. BBerry Maps or Google Maps: GPS
    By legaleye2005 in forum General BlackBerry Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-13-2007, 06:21 PM
  5. Google Maps with GPS support
    By kasperapd in forum BlackBerry OS Apps
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-02-2007, 09:17 AM

Posting Permissions