If you are a beta tester to BBM Channels, we have created two channels for you to join. Right now, you can only search by Channel ID, so here you go:
o2 interactive : C0001E297
Magellan Compass: C00012EFA
We recently updated Magellan Compass to fit on the Q10 devices. So a new version should be available to download shortly for both devices. We appreciate the continued support of our users. Please provide positive reviews to help with the product placement of the app in BlackBerry World.
Please welcome Antonio and Alessandra voices to Magellan Compass. Both voices are Italian. Antonio is free to download and Alessandra is just $0.99 US. Just go under the application’s settings, then Voices. Press “Update” to get the current list of voices. Antonio and Alessandra are near the bottom of the list.
We have received several email support questions that their app does not launch anymore. This is a known problem with the operating system and BlackBerry has resolved it in a new Os update. However, it seems that everyone is waiting for each carrier to release it to the devices. There is nothing we can do on our end, and it appears that BlackBerry cannot do much either. We suggest to contact your carrier to find out when the next OS will be made available.
Minor update to Magellan Compass has been released to BlackBerry World. It allows for greater invocation from other apps and a fix to allow tracks to continue to be recorded when another map tab is selected. It should be available to download in a few days.
We are pleased to confirm that Bike Rental has been released for Z10 devices to BlackBerry World. It should be available for download in about a week. Bike Rental is a worldwide bike rental monitor application for the many cities that provided automated bike rentals for tourists and local travelers. Bike Rental allows the user to quickly locate bike rental stations, receive notification when their favorite station has a change in availability, quickly map stations, and share that information with others via BBM, Facebook, Twitter, etc. And because Bike Rental utilizes Magellan Compass map foundation, the user has a choice of map providers (e.g. Google, Bing, MapQuest, ArchView, OSM, MapBox, etc.) and map data can be stored on the device for off-line use.
See full details at http://www.o2interactive.com.
- Map data storage has changed. For many, this might be bad news. We were forced to change how map data is stored on the device to allow for faster access and to allow for more map data to be stored. The previous method worked well, but some user’s that had GB of map data started to see performance issues. The new storage method has reduced the issue a lot and we hope this is the last time we have to make adjustments to how data is stored on the device. We were not able to convert large amounts of existing data on a user’s device with the new version, so it is easiest and best to simply delete the application and re-install the app to properly clear out existing map data.
- New Aviation maps including Hybrid VFR, Sectionals, WAC, Low IFR and High IFR.
- New settings layout to access setting more easily
- New setting on route change behavior (move to start, fit to screen, nothing)
- New setting to control how opaque the map buttons are
- New Spanish turn-by-turn voice (one free)
- Magellan Compass can be invocated just like BB Maps can from other apps
- Ability to share a route via BBM, Email, etc.
- Ability to share a POI via BBM, Email, etc.
- Ability to share your location via BBM, Email, etc.
- Ability to share a track via BBM, Email, etc.
- Ability to open Magellan Compass from other apps and file system, including routes, GPX tracks and KML files.
- New terrain view for some map providers.
- Expanded KML import capabilities
We released a minor update to Keep on Swimming (swim management application) to deal with an issue with the Operating System that kept on changing the database file permission to read-only. Associated files are now kept with the application (and not in the documents directory). User’s can import and export associated files and if you have your swimmer information in the current version, you are recommended to import those from under the Setting’s page.
Well, it took some time, but we received notification today that Magellan Compass for BB10 has been certified as “Built for BlackBerry”. This is good news in that it will receive greater exposure and help the continued support and development of the application. This is the forth of five apps that have been certified for us.
V4.2 of Magellan Compass for BB10 has been uploaded to BlackBerry World for review. BlackBerry seems to be having a bit of a backlog in processing application updates, so we really do not know when it will be available to users. This release includes those described in the PlayBook version, the removal of US Aviation Sectional maps (looking for replacement), and tested the phone functions within the application.
We are still seeking information from BlackBerry so that it can be launched in the same way as BlackBerry Maps, but that information is being hard to extract from them. As soon as we are able to test the way the application can be launched, we will release an update (BB Maps does not seem to work on our device right now).