12-27-2011 07:17 AM
I am using the SimpleLocationAPI (http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Java-Develo
I am using the SimpleLocationAPI in OPTIMAL mode and getting a single fix when I need to get the location.
BB Maps application and Google Maps application give me a more accurate location on the same devices (upto 100-200 meters accurate).
Can anyone help me on this ?
12-27-2011 12:22 PM
It sounds like your initial fix is using cell-tower location to determine an approximate location of the device. This is very quick, but not very accurate. It is still useful to get an approximate fix on the device for the purpose of locating POI's, etc, expecialayy when you are indoors and cannot get a true GPS fix.
For a more accurate fix you'll need to request stand-alone GPS mode, where the GPS chip actually obtains a location from the satellites. This takes longer (perhaps 2 minutes for a first-fix) but is much more accurate.