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New Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-11-2013
My Device: Q10
My Carrier: Rogers

App for broadcasting my location to friends

I am going on a sailing trip next week and I am looking for an app that will allow me to broadcast my location to my friends. I have found a few apps but when I go to Blackberry World to download them, it says they are not available for my device, the Q10. Can anyone tell me a) why they are not available and b) an app that I can use for this purpose?
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Posts: 59,102
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: DTEK50 (AAI82), PRIV (AAI795), Z10/Z30/Q10 (, Playbook (
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: App for broadcasting my location to friends

Hi and Welcome to the Community!


zgall1 wrote:
a) why they are not available

Each app must be specifically ported to every BB model number and major OS level combination. That's a lot of porting, and for BB10, it's even harder for the developers who came from the BBOS world as they cannot just port their app, but they actually have to re-write it from scratch. Many developers choose to not support all platforms. But, in all cases, the best place to lodge an inquiry for any apps you desire that are not available to you is the actual app developer, for it is their responsibility to write their app for your platform (if, indeed, they elect to...they are not required to).

zgall1 wrote:
 an app that I can use for this purpose?

No idea, but I'll ask the mods to move this to the proper forum board for proper attention for that.

Good luck!

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Super Contributor
Posts: 255
Registered: ‎07-01-2013
My Device: Q10
My Carrier: Telus

Re: App for broadcasting my location to friends

Some thoughts....

  • is there cell coverage where you are sailing?
  • will battery consumption be higher than normal?  Does the boat have a 12v accessory plug for you to use?
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-11-2013
My Device: Q10
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: App for broadcasting my location to friends

a) There will likely be cell coverage for most of the trip. 

b) The phone can be charged with an on-board plug