09-17-10 12:19 PM
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  1. cadzilla74's Avatar
    Noticed while trying out BBM 5.0 between my Storm and wife's Curve 8330 that there was a BB Button Menu Item during the chat that says Send My Location. Tried it and it showed a progress bar and then errored out saying it couldn't find my location. I'm assuming it is GPS locating and would have sent my wife Lat and Long coordinates or maybe opened BB Maps if it had worked.

    Anybody tried this? Does it work? I have all options set to Allow and have 6 different apps on my Storm that require GPS enabled and they are all working so it's not an OS or Radio setting causing it to fail. Could find nothing in BBM Help about this.
    10-08-09 12:56 AM
  2. Josh K's Avatar
    I'm running a Tour and I'm having the same issue. My brother has a 8330 and was able to send me his location.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-08-09 12:59 AM
  3. mexiken's Avatar
    This requires your GPS to be enabled AND Blackberry Maps to be installed. If you uninstalled to save space (like me) it will not work properly for you.
    10-08-09 01:01 AM
  4. Josh K's Avatar
    I have gps enabled and maps installed and it still won't work!

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    10-08-09 01:06 AM
  5. cadzilla74's Avatar
    Have both Google Maps 3.02 and BB Maps installed. Options>Advanced Options>Maps setting is Blackberry Maps as the Default. Guess I need to go outside and try it. Just opened BB Maps and told it to find my location and it's stuck on Searching for Satellites. Google Maps of course finds me by cell-site location almost immediately ... LOL.
    10-08-09 01:17 AM
  6. Josh K's Avatar
    I tried it outside and still doesn't work.

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    10-08-09 01:29 AM
  7. cadzilla74's Avatar
    I tried it outside and still doesn't work.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I'm stuck in work. Were you able to get BB Maps to get a satellite lock and find your current location?
    10-08-09 01:35 AM
  8. Josh K's Avatar
    I didn't try and now I'm in bed lol gonna have to wait for the morning

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    10-08-09 01:38 AM
  9. cadzilla74's Avatar
    LOL ... I'll give it a try when I can get a smoke break over here. Check back tomorrow.
    10-08-09 01:42 AM
  10. Josh K's Avatar
    I didn't try and now I'm in bed lol gonna have to wait for the morning

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    10-08-09 01:43 AM
  11. joshiro's Avatar
    im having the same issue =(

    storm 9530 .148 version

    have bb maps installed, worked fine in old bbm
    10-08-09 05:58 AM
  12. joshiro's Avatar
    still not working...lol
    10-08-09 01:08 PM
  13. Akokonas's Avatar
    guys i dont think this feature will work until we are on OS 5.0
    10-08-09 01:25 PM
  14. Josh K's Avatar
    on .08 it worked. Did you hear from anybody on 5.0 that is IS working? What bbs do you guys have? I'm wondering if its Tour thing like Google Maps which doesn't work on Sprint Tours.

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    Last edited by ylk1981; 10-08-09 at 02:33 PM.
    10-08-09 02:30 PM
  15. joshiro's Avatar
    friend has a bold for at&t and works for her...
    10-08-09 06:32 PM
  16. rfdesort's Avatar
    On the Tour and having the same problem. Glad I'm not the only one
    10-08-09 06:59 PM
  17. glinc's Avatar
    I'm on a Tour and having same issue, can't send my location indoors or outdoors.
    10-08-09 07:54 PM
  18. ashbeexoxo's Avatar
    Same here. Google maps located me via gps, bb maps is installed and default and send location won't work for me on new bbm 5.0.

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    10-08-09 08:02 PM
  19. QuezXLV's Avatar
    The only way I was able to send my location to my wife's 8330 was to open BB maps, then start navigation to find my location, then menu>send location>messenger contact. But, when I try to do it directly from BBM, I am also having an issue. It worked fine with the old BBM.
    10-08-09 08:36 PM
  20. cadzilla74's Avatar
    OK, was chatting with my wife, opened BB maps and was able to lock onto satellite OK ... tried to send location from within BBM5 and it failed. Did a "Send Location to BBM Contact" from within BB Maps and she got it right away. Looks like they got a little internal link bug to work out there.
    10-08-09 09:34 PM
  21. joshiro's Avatar
    yea, im able to send my location through BB maps but when i try straight through bbm i get an error
    10-09-09 01:14 AM
  22. PDR447's Avatar
    Myself and my sister both have VZW Tours and 33 killed the send location function for both of us. It worked on 4.7 and the leaked 5.0 BBM's but the official one doesn't work.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-09-09 10:49 PM
  23. Trisha_S's Avatar
    Hello

    I have a BB storm with my google maps, BB maps as default GPS on.. but the send location feature on BB messengers keeps saying "unable to retrieve current location. My daughter has a BB Bold and she can send me her location via BB messenger 5.0 ... it works for her ... sigh ... anyone know of a solution?
    10-10-09 12:30 AM
  24. Josh K's Avatar
    For all those Sprint Tour users with this problem:
    I just upgraded my OS to .57 and now the send location feature works like a dream!! As does the GPS on Gmaps!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-13-09 04:57 PM
  25. PDR447's Avatar
    For all those Sprint Tour users with this problem:
    I just upgraded my OS to .57 and now the send location feature works like a dream!! As does the GPS on Gmaps!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    hmm, I'm updating to 57 right now(VZW Tour). I'll report back if it fixes the issue.

    *EDIT* Doesn't fix it on my VZW tour
    Last edited by PDR447; 10-14-09 at 03:40 PM.
    10-14-09 02:54 PM
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