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ankur_siwach
Posts: 146
Registered: ‎09-28-2012
My Device: Blackberry Developer

How to use Google map in the application

hi,

 i am devloping an application which find out your current location using latitude and longnitude, but when i am running this apps i need to install google map on my simulator than the apps works fine. i want to know that..when this application run or any blackberry device than google map should be install on our Blackberry device or my apps will work without installing google map....

If there is any other method to use google map api which i can import in my apps...

Please let me know..if some one know about this... 


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jtegen
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10

Re: How to use Google map in the application

What OS and development environment is this referring to?
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ankur_siwach
Posts: 146
Registered: ‎09-28-2012
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Re: How to use Google map in the application

backberry  min os 5.0 with java development..  


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jtegen
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Re: How to use Google map in the application

Best to ask in the Java forum. Answer varies with each type of SDK.
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dcharya
Posts: 74
Registered: ‎03-04-2012
My Device: developer

Re: How to use Google map in the application

Yes Ankur you need to install google maps application in your device to access google maps with your app. Alternative is available.
Deepak Charya
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developer_aman_arora
Posts: 354
Registered: ‎06-05-2013
My Device: Blackberry Z10

Re: How to use Google map in the application

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if u like to get images from google map of current location u can get it through google map URL

 

http://maps.google.com/maps/api/staticmap?center="+_lattitude+","+_longitude+"&zoom=6&markers="+_lat...

this url will give you image of location from google map

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ankur_siwach
Posts: 146
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Re: How to use Google map in the application

can you tell me what are the alternate available..


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developer_aman_arora
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Re: How to use Google map in the application

You can use google map url, by making http connection you can display image from google map
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peter_strange
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Registered: ‎07-14-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: How to use Google map in the application

I presume you question follows on from the answer from dcharya in which he said:

"you need to install google maps application in your device to access google maps with your app. Alternative is available"

 

In this case I think the alternative he means is BlackBerry maps, which I would recommend you use because you can integrate with it better - for example it is possible to put up a Blackberry map screen, have the user select a location, and then you can get that location in your application.  This integration is not possible, as far as I know, with Google maps.

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