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jorgeperalta
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎07-22-2011
My Device: play book 64
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Use of Google maps

I want to use google maps, My PB dont let me to type the adress in the combo box. Does someone knows how to solve this?
JSanders
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Use of Google maps

Are you using the Google Maps app?

I don't understand what you're saying "dont let me type the address". If you touch in the upper left search box, does the keyboard not pop-up?




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jorgeperalta
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎07-22-2011
My Device: play book 64

Re: Use of Google maps

That's exactly the problem, no keyboard response, no pop up.
???????

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JosephI
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎04-20-2011
My Device: BB Playbook/Z10

Re: Use of Google maps

Yes, maps.google.com is a bit flaky. Somebody suggested a workaround before...

Lookup the address/search terms using google then click on the Maps link to filter the search results. That should bring send you to maps.google.com. Pinch-to-zoom doesn't work so you have to use the slider instead.

Also, using a fresh session and clearing your cache first before doing the search helps when things become unresponsive.
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Xandrex
Posts: 18,404
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z30, Playbook, 9320BES
My Carrier: B&You _ SFR

Re: Use of Google maps


jorgeperalta wrote:
That's exactly the problem, no keyboard response, no pop up.
???????



after clicking in the text box, can you try invoking the keyboard by sliding your key from the bottom left corner of the PlayBook bezel to the center ? It works for me.




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JSanders
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Re: Use of Google maps

I'm using the Google Maps app in the Playbook AppWorld, the search function with keyboard pop-up and the pinch zoom on the screen works great. You might want to try using it.




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Xandrex
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Re: Use of Google maps

do you have the exact name of that application?



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jtegen
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Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10

Re: Use of Google maps

Try Magellan Compass.
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peterb222
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎04-29-2011
My Device: Playbook & Torch

Re: Use of Google maps

is there any more info regarding Google Maps on Playbook? Am I not allowed to use it because of an agreement Rim has with Microsoft?

I cant get things working at all. ie: no map control in the playbook browser.

 

help?