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Registered: ‎02-19-2011
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invoking the blackberry map app from browser

hi, everyone. I just one to know if it is possible to invoke the map app of blackberry from the web browser.  I have a web app and need to show the user his location, i don't want to use the google map api, i want to show the map in the native map app of the device. I know that is possible to do this within a webworks app, but you need to add the permission to invoke apps, and is not possible to add permissions for a web app running in the browser, is it?

 

thanks,

fred

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Registered: ‎02-11-2011
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Re: invoking the blackberry map app from browser

You  can not invoke the blackberry map app from the browser

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Posts: 128
Registered: ‎08-01-2008
My Device: Bold 9900, 9810, 9780, 9650 and so many others
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Re: invoking the blackberry map app from browser

I have never tried it myself but I believe that is incorrect. As of OtS 5 and higher you can use blackberry.launch.newMap() .

Please see http://docs.blackberry.com/en/developers/deliverables/18446/blackberry_launch_971534_11.jsp#blackber... for more info.
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Re: invoking the blackberry map app from browser

Thank you very much for answering that quickly. I will try blackberry.launch method, it looks like the one i was looking for.