01-21-2011 10:47 PM
I'm trying to display a Google static map image within my application and I'm having some difficulties. Whenever I attempt to show the image in the simulator it works fine, but on an actual device I see the image indicating I've exceeded the query limit for map image requests. This occurs on wifi as well as on the cell network. I'm wondering if anyone else ran into the same issues and if there is a solution. Below is the URL I'm using to fetch the image.
Any help is appreciated.
02-06-2011 10:09 PM
Have you registered for a Google APIs id for use with your application and including it in the request? I'm wondering if it is tracking the IP address of the device and seeing the BlackBerry NOC's IP address.
02-09-2011 02:40 PM - edited 02-09-2011 02:40 PM
Thanks for responding. I didn't try it with a google maps API key yet as the latest google maps static API doesn't require one. I'll give it a try and report back with my results.
08-02-2011 05:17 PM - edited 08-02-2011 05:18 PM
The google static maps api does not need a key!
It has a max limit usage pr IP though. If the users clicks on the link in an email it will go through RIM and easyli hitting the max limit (due to about 1000 developers doing the same :-x ) Have you tried building the url from within your webworks and use it as an image url? In that way the users personal IP will be the google static maps api user and you should be safe. It works for me, that way.