Google Maps on Z10 + Navigation
For those interested here's the bar file.
1. Download DDPB installer (link can be found somewhere in crackberry)
2. Put your device on developer mode from Settings > Security
3. Connect Z10 to your computer and start DDPB installer, wait until BB is fully recognized by computer
4. Press detect device and type your pass and press connect
5. Add your app to DDPB installer and press install
Here's google maps + navigation.
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01-31-2013, 04:08 PM #6Hater of all things APPLE.... Innovation, really? iphone = itouch with a phone, ipad = bigger itouch... give me a break!
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- 01-31-2013, 04:28 PM #7
Can Googlemaps keep the screen lit in BB10? Android apps couldn't do that on the PB OS, and that was a huge problem for using sideloaded navigation apps. So is the app just 'working' or is it actually properly usable as navigation?
It's usable as navigation. I'm not sure I'm going to use it as a navigation since BB maps is working perfect for navigation. But for other maps features I may use Google maps. I just loaded it to have an alternative. You can also use Osmand (can be downloaded from AppWorld) and it offers offline navigation.
Just for the record: All major Weather apps are working perfect and they're all native.
- 01-31-2013, 05:09 PM #12
- 01-31-2013, 07:29 PM #17
That's the big deal. If it can't keep the screen lit, it doesn't matter that Google Nav is sideloadable, because I can't actually use it as a car GPS. Its the same reason that I couldn't run TelMap off my playbook on a recent exceptionally long journey; because the android player in the PB can't override the screen time out. The app sideloaded great, it even worked perfectly via bridge. Then it turned the screen off every five minutes, and lost GPS lock every time it did.
So, hopefully for the last time: Will sideloaded Google Maps keep the screen lit while navigating or not ?
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02-01-2013, 03:19 AM #18
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Curious to see the answer to this. Yet another potential solution to all the people griping that they can't do without Google Maps.
Aside: I don't think most people have any clue about the kind of resources necessary to develop an app like Google Maps. How many other organizations have a fleet of hundreds or thousands of cars driving all over the world taking pictures of every public street? Google is now even apparently talking about deploying a frigging "flying drone fleet" to take airborne pics with greater detail than the satellite pics..
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02-01-2013, 03:25 AM #19
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Re: Google Maps on Z10 + Navigation
Any chance someone could upload a video of how smooth out works? This app is basically why I left and I saw one video that showed a ported app that was really slow.Moto Rokr E1 > Moto SLVR > Pantech Duo > HTC G1 > Blackberry Bold 9700 > Bold 9900 > HTC G2 & BB 9000 > Z10
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03-05-2013, 05:45 PM #23Z10STL100–3 – OS 10.1.0.1880
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03-05-2013, 10:08 PM #24
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Yeah it works kinda on playbook and z10, but turn by turn navigation always loses his signal this has been reported many times.
So u can open navigation set a destination, it tells you turn right or left and whatever, then two min later gps signal lost, np's close app restart it navigates again for two min or so and gps signal lost, ok the map us still there and u can manually look at it and drive and look at it and drive.
Just saying turn by turn not work 100% or heck may as well say not at all.
I am wondering if it's cause of sided loading an android app that of course Google not support BlackBerry in North America so signal gets lost.
Again thus is on playbook and z10 using latest Google maps program.
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