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  1. MADBRADNYC's Avatar
    I just found out that Google Maps was updated to have biking & trail routes included amongst other things.

    Check it from you BB browser at:

    Google Maps
    06-02-10 12:31 PM
  2. chewbocka's Avatar
    awesome, thanks
    06-02-10 12:35 PM
  3. Pi Guy 3.14's Avatar
    Niiiiiiiice. Thank you for the heads up!

    I wonder why they went from 4.0.2 to 4.2...
    06-02-10 12:42 PM
  4. MADBRADNYC's Avatar
    Niiiiiiiice. Thank you for the heads up!

    I wonder why they went from 4.0.2 to 4.2...
    NP.


    4.0.2 to 4.2.0
    I think the version numbers work like this...

    4=major overhaul to new version

    0=added feature sets

    2=bug fixes

    So, for a jump to 4.2.0 from 4.0.2 indicates added feature sets and bug fixes (since the last digit was reset to 0 again).

    Unless someone else can correct me, this is what I have noticed during all of the previous upgrades. Also Google is notorious for not providing change logs, so who really knows? lol.

    Brad.
    06-02-10 12:50 PM
  5. Pi Guy 3.14's Avatar
    That makes sense.

    I just installed it and within seconds of opening it, it locked on my location almost instantly

    This seems to be a much more solid build already
    06-02-10 12:54 PM
  6. shinbone's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up. Does google maps have a website where they post a changelog for the new updated versions?
    06-02-10 12:56 PM
  7. MADBRADNYC's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up. Does google maps have a website where they post a changelog for the new updated versions?
    No. Sorry, as I stated before, they never provide change logs. But, you can go to their forums, and discuss what is new in this release.

    BlackBerry Devices - Google Mobile Help
    06-02-10 01:01 PM
  8. shinbone's Avatar
    No. Sorry, as I stated before, they never provide change logs. But, you can go to their forums, and discuss what is new in this release.

    BlackBerry Devices - Google Mobile Help
    Cool. Thanks again!
    06-02-10 01:04 PM
  9. MADBRADNYC's Avatar
    Actually, there seems to be support for the biking trails, as well as SMS and FaceBook forwarding of locations as well. Hmm...

    Here's a write up from BlackBerryCool...

    Google Maps Updated to 4.2.0 with Biking Directions and Sharing | BlackBerry Cool

    Hope this helps.
    06-02-10 01:09 PM
  10. Pi Guy 3.14's Avatar
    When are you they going to add turn by turn directions
    06-02-10 01:16 PM
  11. MADBRADNYC's Avatar
    When are you they going to add turn by turn directions
    Now you're talkin'!!!
    I think they added it for the "IBone", but it would be a killer for BB users to have it as well. It would knock all of the paid/subscription GPS services out the box! Hopefully one day.
    06-02-10 01:23 PM
  12. shinbone's Avatar
    When are you they going to add turn by turn directions
    ^^ Patiently waiting as well . . . . ^^
    06-02-10 01:34 PM
  13. webmastir's Avatar
    thx for the heads up. wish they'd actually put an update out for their mail app
    06-02-10 01:57 PM
  14. chrisvee's Avatar
    Awesome! Thanks! I love me some Google Maps!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-02-10 02:00 PM
  15. decypher44's Avatar
    ^^ Patiently waiting as well . . . . ^^

    ^^^Waiting impatiently!!! Time for RIM to buy out a Nav company!!!
    Last edited by decypher44; 06-02-10 at 02:13 PM.
    06-02-10 02:00 PM
  16. decypher44's Avatar
    Working pretty well. First time I ran it after the update, the GPS wasn't working. I closeed the app, then reopened it. Now it works. Cool new layers!
    06-02-10 02:13 PM
  17. Robert Calhoun's Avatar
    ^^^Waiting impatiently!!! Time for RIM to buy out a Nav company!!!
    +1 and add voice search! I was going to buy Garmin but no voice search = lame!
    06-02-10 03:23 PM
  18. shinbone's Avatar
    Has anyone tried the "Share this place" feature to send a location??

    I get 2 options:
    1. "Send Short Message"
    2. "Send Email"

    "Send Email" works fine . . . "Send Short Message" brings up a blank SMS page and does not seem to work. . . location did not post into SMS message.

    Anyone get "send short message" to work?
    Last edited by shinbone; 06-02-10 at 03:36 PM.
    06-02-10 03:29 PM
  19. Pete6's Avatar
    My guess is that they are reserving turn by turn for their own phones and OS.

    RIM could do turn by turn on BlackBerry Maps if they put the effort in but that would take resources away from other projects. I guess that Google and Apple would like that to happen.
    06-02-10 03:31 PM
  20. H_D's Avatar
    Just downloaded...Thanks!
    06-02-10 03:57 PM
  21. MADBRADNYC's Avatar
    "Send Short Message" brings up a blank SMS page and does not seem to work.
    I can confirm this. I see this too, but you can hit the menu key and select "show recipients". This will at least allow you to send the text.

    But, as you stated...
    location did not post into SMS message.
    Yeah, this would be good to pre-populate into the SMS message. I reported the problem within the app itself (the option just below sharing), which is new/good, but won't hold my breath for a reply. lol.
    06-02-10 04:26 PM
  22. shinbone's Avatar
    Yeah, this would be good to pre-populate into the SMS message. I reported the problem within the app itself (the option just below sharing), which is new/good, but won't hold my breath for a reply. lol.
    Cool... let us know if you get a reply. Thanks
    06-02-10 04:31 PM
  23. doctorlove316's Avatar
    Sweeet!!

    And it looks like it doesn't do that stupid thing where it loses .1MB every time you open and close it (maybe just a S1 problem) no matter how many times you do it. I tried it a few times and it seems to be working alright.
    06-02-10 04:33 PM
  24. Roscopcoletrain's Avatar
    Didnt RIM purchase a navigation company not so long ago?

    Dash Navigation wasnt it?
    06-02-10 07:03 PM
  25. Yell0w's Avatar
    I just found out that Google Maps was updated to have biking & trail routes included amongst other things.

    Check it from you BB browser at:

    Google Maps
    thanks for the update!!
    06-02-10 07:39 PM
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