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  1. sdmcwilliams's Avatar
    Now that beats all. Deleted and reloaded seems to have fixed the problem so far. Thanks for your help.
    That's great!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-06-10 08:34 PM
  2. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Just updated to googlemaps 4.2 on my storm2 9550 .607

    Now it appears that googlemaps is set to be my default map. By that I mean if I go to my contacts and look up an address, the menu gives me a choice of getting directions or locating on a map using googlemaps.

    But I want BB Maps to appear in my contact choices.

    When going to options, advance, maps, it shows the BB maps is my default (and it doesn't even give me a choice of chosing googlemaps, which I don't want anyway.)

    I've done a battery pull.

    Any idea how to get BB Maps to show up as the default in my contact app?

    TIA
    Anyone? Anyone?
    TIA
    06-08-10 06:19 PM
  3. MADBRADNYC's Avatar
    Anyone? Anyone?
    TIA
    OK. I don't have a Storm, but I believe the options should be the same for BB maps on 5.0.

    From what I am reading you are selecting the incorrect option from the menu while viewing your contact addresses. Depending on how many mapping services you use, you will have individual options for all of them. Just pay attention to which one you are requesting. On my device, I have options to "Open in Telmap 5", "Poynt from here" (which I have set to use Google Maps), , "View home map & View work map", "Show on Google maps", and "Get directions with Google maps".


    Go to the contact and highlight the address you want to look up. Hit the menu key, and if you have BB maps installed, you should see an option to "View work map" or "View home map". These are the commands for BB maps. Select which one you want to work with and BB maps will open at the location specified if it is listed in their database. You Just need to select the correct service.

    Hope this helps.
    06-08-10 07:23 PM
  4. TurboTiger's Avatar
    OK. I don't have a Storm, but I believe the options should be the same for BB maps on 5.0.

    From what I am reading you are selecting the incorrect option from the menu while viewing your contact addresses. Depending on how many mapping services you use, you will have individual options for all of them. Just pay attention to which one you are requesting. On my device, I have options to "Open in Telmap 5", "Poynt from here" (which I have set to use Google Maps), , "View home map & View work map", "Show on Google maps", and "Get directions with Google maps".


    Go to the contact and highlight the address you want to look up. Hit the menu key, and if you have BB maps installed, you should see an option to "View work map" or "View home map". These are the commands for BB maps. Select which one you want to work with and BB maps will open at the location specified if it is listed in their database. You Just need to select the correct service.

    Hope this helps.
    Tks MADBRADNYC,
    That worked.
    Good Luck
    06-08-10 08:01 PM
  5. MADBRADNYC's Avatar
    Tks MADBRADNYC,
    That worked.
    Good Luck
    No problem my friend. Enjoy.

    Brad.
    06-08-10 08:12 PM
  6. jfriend33's Avatar
    how in the heck do you share your location with facebook? all it lets me do is bring up a blank text message or send a link by email...
    06-12-10 12:08 PM
  7. mookish's Avatar
    how in the heck do you share your location with facebook? all it lets me do is bring up a blank text message or send a link by email...
    I have the same question...
    06-12-10 01:00 PM
  8. MADBRADNYC's Avatar
    There are different features supported for different platforms. Unfortunately sharing a location via FaceBook is only supported on Android. For the BlackBerry platform, only email & SMS is supported.

    See here:
    Google Maps for BlackBerry Gets Biking Directions, Sharing, and New Search Results - Official Google Mobile Blog

    The sharing via SMS issue has been reported numerous times; but I have yet to receive a response, or see a fix posted by google on their forums.
    06-12-10 03:48 PM
  9. shinbone's Avatar
    Originally Posted by shinbone
    "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...
    Originally Posted by shinbone
    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.
    Hey MADBRAD . . . have you ever heard back on this issue?
    06-12-10 11:29 PM
  10. MADBRADNYC's Avatar
    Emphatically, NO! And, not for a lack of trying...

    I have reported this now numerous times via email in the integrated bug reporting system. I know Google is is an 800lb gorilla, and it is hard to find every single flea to pick off, but I think this kind of borders on the truly ridiculous.

    As I stated in the post just prior to yours, I have not received any response from them, nor do I see any fixes (or ETA's for such fixes) posted in their forums.

    The ONLY reason I am upset (although I really should not take it so seriously), is.... Why bulk up the app more to add a bug reporting system which is not monitored or responded to?!?!?! What a waste.

    But to Google's credit, other than this issue, it does work flawlessly for me.

    Brad
    Last edited by MADBRADNYC; 06-13-10 at 12:45 AM.
    06-13-10 12:41 AM
  11. shinbone's Avatar
    I know Google is is an 800lb gorilla, and it is hard to find every single flea to pick off


    .... Why bulk up the app more to add a bug reporting system which is not monitored or responded to?!?!?! What a waste.
    ^^ Agree ^^

    But to Google's credit, other than this issue, it does work flawlessly for me.
    ^^ Also agree ^^

    Thanks for trying
    06-13-10 08:44 AM
  12. docsmody's Avatar
    On my brother's phone, it shows a black version of the icon (to match OS5 i think) and on mine it doesn't. How can I get it to show the cool new icon?
    06-13-10 03:11 PM
  13. MADBRADNYC's Avatar
    On my brother's phone, it shows a black version of the icon (to match OS5 i think) and on mine it doesn't. How can I get it to show the cool new icon?
    What kind of phone does your brother have? What OS? What theme is he using? Can you expand a bit more than just indicating that the icon is black? What is the description of your icon? The difference you see between his and yours?... More information would be helpful in determining the answer for you.

    As far as I know, Google Maps ONLY comes with a semi-folded white map with a black backround, along with a single orange directional line & red GPS pin stuck into it. The map unfolds when it is in focus. This is standard BB wide.

    If your brother (or you) have something different, it may be a theme issue rendering it's own colors. That's all I can think of without any more info. But, then again I am no expert. Do you have this newest version installed?

    Hope this helps...
    Last edited by MADBRADNYC; 06-13-10 at 05:11 PM. Reason: Spell Check
    06-13-10 05:09 PM
  14. docsmody's Avatar
    Same theme -- Precision Zen Tweaked 2 with weather

    Both using Nathanix Hybrid 5.0.438 (version 8)

    Both have Sprint Curve 8330 (non-m).

    My icon is as you described. His was black map with electric blue street line.
    06-16-10 02:53 PM
  15. MADBRADNYC's Avatar
    OK. It seems that he may possibly have a different (older) version of Google Maps installed, can you verify your brother's version? It may not be updated to this latest release. As I stated, the icon I described is the current standard Google Maps icon as it is today.

    If he has this version (4.2), I can see no other reason for it to be different than yours since you are running identical BB systems & themes...
    06-16-10 03:41 PM
  16. Glenn J's Avatar
    I like google maps. My only issue is there's no way to change the direction of the map itself when you're driving. With BB Maps, I select "track up" and what ever direction I'm heading, is "up" on the map.
    06-17-10 06:52 AM
  17. MADBRADNYC's Avatar
    I agree that an option for this function would be nice for those who would use it. I also think that if comparing functions, Google Maps wins hands down IMO. There are numerous additional functions that Google Maps has that BB Maps still does not. So, for my use, I cannot see any benefit to using BB Maps over Google just for the feature of pointing "up".
    06-17-10 07:10 AM
  18. sdmcwilliams's Avatar
    I like google maps. My only issue is there's no way to change the direction of the map itself when you're driving. With BB Maps, I select "track up" and what ever direction I'm heading, is "up" on the map.
    Nope. It works that way on my wife's iPhone but the map will not rotate on a Blackberry. You have to turn your phone if you want it to match which way you are going.
    06-17-10 07:53 AM
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