02-06-2013 08:14 PM
I found what looks like a good easy solution that is working for me with Google Maps.
Do the following on your Z10.
Log in to Google under your user account. If you do not have one, then register. You can use a PC to do the registration part.
On the Z10, do a search for Google Maps, or use the link below. Then log in to the maps.
When map site loads, you may get a banner warning about the font size. Tap on "dismiss".
I would have preferred if I can use the two finger pinch for zooming, but the + - must be used.
You can then save the link to the Z10 Desktop. Now it will work very much like the map program. I tried it for traffic, and the various other layers. It worked well for me. I have not yet did the location, but I have a feeling it will work when I am outdoors.
03-25-2013 01:08 AM
Thanks for the info. Although it isn't as intuitive as the Google maps I had on my torch, it will work. And the two finger pinch works on mine. The BB maps looks good, but I can't get it to do anything.
03-25-2013 03:24 AM
I found with the web based Google maps that works with the Z10, the pinch for zooming is working now. I suspect Google did some kind of update. Also, I no longer see a text size warning.
If the Blackberry maps are loaded one time only with Accept and allowed to run the next time without the Accept confirmation, the Google maps GPS feature should work when the user is signed in to the Google maps with the phone.
What I found annoying with the web based Google maps is if the user closes the app or link, he has to sign in again. For some reason the sign in is not written to a cookie, or this app is not written to remember the user sign in.
03-25-2013 10:45 AM
There are lots of other options available in Blackberry World.
I bought Magellan Compass on my Playbook, and it was ported to BB10 - and I didn't have to pay for it again! It is complex but very full featured, and now that I have learned most of its functions I find it pretty darned complete.
Waze is also another I have been playing with a bit.
There are also others available to you. Go to the BB World app, chose "Apps" from the bottom left menu item, then click the "Categories" Icon and chose "Navigation and Travel" and then finally "Maps and Navigation" There is lots to enjoy.
Of course I am sure we will see lots of improvement in Blackberry Navigation in the near future as well.