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New Developer
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-09-2009
My Device: Not Specified

launch google maps from web browser

Hi all,

I have a mobile web application that is integrated with maps.  On the iPhone we can specify the url: maps://maps.googl.com and it will launch the google maps iphone application.  Is there a way to do the same thing on Blackberry?  Many of our clients use the blackberry and have the google maps app installed.


New Developer
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎12-22-2009
My Device: Bold 9700

Re: launch google maps from web browser

You could launch the Google Maps app from your java app. This url contains a sample: http://www.blackberryforums.com/developer-forum/143263-heres-how-start-google-maps-landmark.html. You can also invoke Google Maps through KML files.

Rodrigo Bravo
Posts: 1,382
Registered: ‎07-02-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9900
My Carrier: Bell

Re: launch google maps from web browser

The BlackBerry browser is not currently integrated with the Google Maps application.  If you wish to submit a feature enhancement please do so using the developer issue tracker: https://www.blackberry.com/jira/secure/Dashboard.jspa.  Doing so enables other members of the developer community to vote on and provide their feedback about this request.  Having enhancement requests like this in the DIT system also helps our product management teams prioritize the addition of new features.


Please note you can invoke the BlackBerry maps application from the BlackBerry browser.  The following page describes how to do this:



Finally if you are building a BlackBerry Widget application, you can use the Invoke API to launch (and provide parameters to) any 3rd party application including Google Maps.





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