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    Default Navigator: First working Turn by Turn voice Nav

    I have been waiting for ages for a GPS Navigation program for Playbook that not only does offline maps paks but also turn by turn voice navigation. FINALLY!

    Navigator - BlackBerry App World

    It is $6.99 but I figure it's worth it! It works! And it works well, I tested it today, and it works offline as promised as long as you got into settings and set everything to offline mode. And Voice Nav to offline TESTING mode because they say it's being tested, but it worked FLAWLESS for me today after I did a couple of tests.

    Now, this was an Android APK converted to BAR but it is on App World and it is working, and it seems to work GREAT since the 2.0.1 update came up giving more stability to the Android Loader.

    Sorry Magellan, sick of waiting around for your promises of updating to 3.0 back in February. AND even if you had released 3.0, you still don't have downloadable offline maps or voice nav on the fly.

    Try Navigator, works GREAT!
    I personally downloaded the North American > Ontario Map Pak ( 170mb ) and again, flawless!
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    No free trial so I'm not going to risk it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baldo View Post
    No free trial so I'm not going to risk it.
    Well, I don't work for the company that made it, and I risked it and I am MORE than pleased with it. You are welcome to not take my word for it, but I have no reason to lie
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    Strange that its an Android app but its not listed on their app list, maybe it had another name..

    Is it possible come programmers might create playbook apps, through android player as it might be more suited to them?

    Are the maps birds eye view or can you sit behind the Arrow like on a tom tom, also do they have UK maps?
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    I just got a windshield mount for my PlayBook today and I've had the Google Maps Android conversion (Icon displays as Latitude) with Navigation working so I gave it a try today. Worked great and didn't cost a penny. Even used the Bridge Remote to control it and the only problem I had was that the screen would timeout. All it needs is a keep alive setting and it would be perfect.

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    I think this got pulled already lol.
    I waited...It launched...Im still waiting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Luchia View Post
    I just got a windshield mount for my PlayBook today and I've had the Google Maps Android conversion (Icon displays as Latitude) with Navigation working so I gave it a try today. Worked great and didn't cost a penny. Even used the Bridge Remote to control it and the only problem I had was that the screen would timeout. All it needs is a keep alive setting and it would be perfect.

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    did you not find your phone bat burnt out real quick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tunes666 View Post
    did you not find your phone bat burnt out real quick?
    I never noticed because I always have my phone plugged in to a charger when driving. It's in the holder as well so secured and only requires one finger to operate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunes666 View Post
    Strange that its an Android app but its not listed on their app list, maybe it had another name..

    Is it possible come programmers might create playbook apps, through android player as it might be more suited to them?

    Are the maps birds eye view or can you sit behind the Arrow like on a tom tom, also do they have UK maps?
    It is Birds eye I saw nothing like the TOP TOP style. As for UK Maps nothing yet just North America and says COMING SOON for World Wide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Luchia View Post
    I just got a windshield mount for my PlayBook today and I've had the Google Maps Android conversion (Icon displays as Latitude) with Navigation working so I gave it a try today. Worked great and didn't cost a penny. Even used the Bridge Remote to control it and the only problem I had was that the screen would timeout. All it needs is a keep alive setting and it would be perfect.

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    I can't believe you had a flawless victory with Navigator. You are the first. Then again the first time I used it it worked fine, but hasn't worked since, no matter what version. Maybe since the 2.0.1 upgrade, it's working now, I would be kicking myself if that were the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Luchia View Post
    I never noticed because I always have my phone plugged in to a charger when driving. It's in the holder as well so secured and only requires one finger to operate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhinc View Post
    It is Birds eye I saw nothing like the TOP TOP style. As for UK Maps nothing yet just North America and says COMING SOON for World Wide.
    Thanks for the info..
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    Found in Happy Birthday comments:

    "Happy birthday playbook! As the developers,we won't abandon you. A new GPS offline,turn by turn guide app was launched today, navigator. Hope it brings you more fans."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Luchia View Post
    I just got a windshield mount for my PlayBook today and I've had the Google Maps Android conversion (Icon displays as Latitude) with Navigation working so I gave it a try today. Worked great and didn't cost a penny. Even used the Bridge Remote to control it and the only problem I had was that the screen would timeout. All it needs is a keep alive setting and it would be perfect.

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    You can open any apps with keep alive fontion if you want to keep your navigation apps on like antair nightstand or simplebrowser. You just have to open it and return to your gps apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BB-Bmore View Post
    I think this got pulled already lol.
    The offline maps are Canada only, so maybe the app is only available in Canada only as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drashak View Post
    You can open any apps with keep alive fontion if you want to keep your navigation apps on like antair nightstand or simplebrowser. You just have to open it and return to your gps apps.
    It's my understanding that this will only work if the keep alive app is open and maximized or if all apps are tiled and the keep alive app that she displayed somewhere on the screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Luchia View Post
    It's my understanding that this will only work if the keep alive app is open and maximized or if all apps are tiled and the keep alive app that she displayed somewhere on the screen?

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    Not at all, it will still work, just goes into standby without the keep alive, but still works in the background
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drashak View Post
    You can open any apps with keep alive fontion if you want to keep your navigation apps on like antair nightstand or simplebrowser. You just have to open it and return to your gps apps.
    Where is the Keep Alive Function???
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhinc View Post
    Where is the Keep Alive Function???
    I thought an app has to ask the OS to keep it alive. Somebody correct me if I am wrong. I don't think it's a user option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polytope View Post
    I thought an app has to ask the OS to keep it alive. Somebody correct me if I am wrong. I don't think it's a user option.
    That was my understanding as well, and I have seen the app around abut can't remember the name of it for the life of me? Anyone know the app name? And I am not talking bout Silent Noise. There HAS to be something else out there just to allow standby not to kick in for any app
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    Battery Guru has keep awake mode which works in the background IFF you use Showcase operating mode, which I always do.
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    Cant find it on my playbook in the App World, has it been pulled????
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpulley View Post
    Battery Guru has keep awake mode which works in the background IFF you use Showcase operating mode, which I always do.

    Good to know thanks!
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    That's what I'm saying about the keep alive app having to be running game and showing. When I active the keep alive function in battery guru I get this message, and unless battery guru is maximized or tiled and showing, the PB will still go to sleep.

    To the IP, sorry to have hijacked your thread, I'll make a new one about the keep alive feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Luchia View Post
    I just got a windshield mount for my PlayBook today and I've had the Google Maps Android conversion (Icon displays as Latitude) with Navigation working so I gave it a try today. Worked great and didn't cost a penny. Even used the Bridge Remote to control it and the only problem I had was that the screen would timeout. All it needs is a keep alive setting and it would be perfect.

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    I use Google maps 6.03 with navigator it works well. Someone should write a small world program that keeps the screen on or better yet an always on setting in the screen settings
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    Default It's only avail. in Canada, Da**............

    The carrier is Big Red, but only in Canada does/will it work. Not avail/supported down here in the Lower 48.

    Someday??????????????????????

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