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SumiGhosh
Posts: 435
Registered: ‎09-20-2011
My Device: Z10 LE, Playbook, DevAlpha C, 9900, 9380

GPS support for BB10 DevAlpha

Hi all,

Is DevAlpha supports GPS.

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mwhiteman
Posts: 159
Registered: ‎11-21-2008
My Device: BlackBerry 10

Re: GPS support for BB10 DevAlpha

Hello,

 

Yes, the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha supports GPS.

 

Cheers

 

Matt Whiteman
Product Manager, Android, BlackBerry Java & Simulators
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satpal2006
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-27-2012
My Device: BB 10

Re: GPS support for BB10 DevAlpha

Is there any API to check GPS available or not ?

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mzex
Posts: 368
Registered: ‎06-30-2012
My Device: Playbook, Z10LE, DevAlpha C

Re: GPS support for BB10 DevAlpha

Since you are asking this into Android player section of forum, i assume that you are asking hot to work with GPS in Android for BB. There are numerous examples on net hot to use and read GPS on Android, and that is all working on Playbook or BB10.

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neilhogg69
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎05-11-2012
My Device: Bold 9900

Re: GPS support for BB10 DevAlpha

I'm having problems with the GPS. When I run my code on android the location is found every time via triangulation but when I run it on BB10 it works like 1 out of 10 times or less. Does anyone know if this is a device issue or a software issue on the Runtime Environment?

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iLect_1
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎12-19-2011
My Device: 9300

Re: GPS support for BB10 DevAlpha

I also have the same problem..i did a GPS based BB10 app but it doesnt show the map!

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neilhogg69
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎05-11-2012
My Device: Bold 9900

Re: GPS support for BB10 DevAlpha

This is because google maps aren't supported by blackberry. You'll have to use Bing maps or Blackberry maps. Still doesn't explain why I can't get my location via the android location api. It works at times but almost never finds my locatioin...

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INTELLECTG
Posts: 29
Registered: ‎03-01-2012
My Device: BB10 Dev Alpha

Re: GPS support for BB10 DevAlpha

I used the default map view sample app so i expected it to work as i wasnt using google maps

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yannerz
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎11-28-2012
My Device: Playbook

Re: GPS support for BB10 DevAlpha

Same for me, works great on the Playbook but not on DevAlpha. My apps from Port A thon are all being refused because of this.. Playbook asks permission for location but not the DevAlpha

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INTELLECTG
Posts: 29
Registered: ‎03-01-2012
My Device: BB10 Dev Alpha

Re: GPS support for BB10 DevAlpha

Well now am not sure if i shud submit my app whilst am not sure if it will show the maps correctly