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Old 12-07-2005, 10:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

We have released a new Google Local clone for the Blackberry platform. I'm pretty sure you know when Google launched Google Local Mobile they didn't offer it for the Blackberry so we did something about it. bbLocal contains all the same features as Google Local but we have added to it with our own Business Directory, where you will be able to see business and services placed right on the map. Highlight a business and you can click on more info for additional contact and background information.

The OTA download site is: http://mobile.bblocal.com

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Desktop Manager install: http://www.bblocal.com/downloads/bbLocalAll.zip

Screenshots and more information can be found on our website at http://www.bblocal.com

One downside is that we had to limit bbLocal to certain cities to make bbLocal run faster. We currently have 16 cities in US and Canada but plan on adding more in the future.

Please let us know if you have any feedback ...
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice app but when will more cities be added to this list?
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Old 12-07-2005, 12:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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We should have a lot added by the new year. Our goal is to have all cities with a professional sports team listed. You can download the program now because it will automatically check for new cities when they are added.
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Old 12-07-2005, 12:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Columbus, OH on the list? (I would think so...Bluejackets, The Crew)
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Old 12-07-2005, 12:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's not on the list yet, but we will be adding it in the future. Hopefully by the new year.
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Old 12-07-2005, 01:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It asks for a username and password...did I miss something or should I use my gmail account info
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Old 12-07-2005, 01:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It asks for a username and password...did I miss something or should I use my gmail account info
Click the trackweel and go to new user.

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Old 12-07-2005, 01:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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This is the third BlackBerry compatible Google Local clone I know of --

One of them is HelloWorld at www.freek.ca which suports North America wide -- and scrolling horizontally and vertically (using the thumbwheel much like dragging a map around on a PC). That one allows you to enter a city and it goes there and then zooms into it; no need for a list, it uses the Google Local search engine to find the cities; so by default it supports all the cities Google Local supports. So at the moment, I consider the www.freek.ca software superior to this one at the moment if you need North America wide flexibility -- but with all the competition going on, you never know, and yours is free and has different features that the others do not have. Ultimately it seems like this software would be offered for totally free because so many are starting to offer mobile Google Local.

Seems like Google Maps on a BlackBerry is going to be a popular thing on the 8700 with its EDGE speeds!
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Old 12-07-2005, 03:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If there a performance advantage of this software over others for those that are in one of the cities listed (I am assuming that Toronto is on the list)?

Feedback from those that have experimented with this and others similar would be great!

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I just found out www.bblocal.com and www.freek.ca are both affilated.

Apparently, the creator of HelloWorld is one of the developers of bbLocal. Just wanted to inform you all that two of the Google Maps programs have the same developer.
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Old 12-07-2005, 03:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm getting a Java exception: Max connections opened. using Direct TCP on a 7100i (iDEN)
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Old 12-07-2005, 04:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That's something that pops up every once and awhile on Nextel/Telus devices. Can you tell me if it happens all the time, or just sometimes?
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That's something that pops up every once and awhile on Nextel/Telus devices. Can you tell me if it happens all the time, or just sometimes?
I only tried it for a few minutes and gave up. I'll try again later and report back. BTW, do you have plans to support GPS?
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I only tried it for a few minutes and gave up. I'll try again later and report back. BTW, do you have plans to support GPS?

Still happening. I get the same thing with HelloWorld. I am on a 7100i (iDEN) with Nextel. Am I screwed?

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Do a hard reset on your Blackberry and then retry. Let me know if that works or not.

Also we do plan on adding GPS but that's not until we have added the majority of the major cities in North America.
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would be nice if Atlanta was listed
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Old 12-07-2005, 07:40 PM   #17 (permalink)
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every screen i switch to in the program, the sure type gets turned off. FIX that
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dawg, i just noticed this thread was opened elsewhere and I asked about Atlanta too.... bblocal replied that Altanta will be available, hopefully by the new year... as will all cities with a professional team. not sure if you saw that....
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Old 12-08-2005, 02:28 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I asked about Atlanta as well. It is a major market city and has the worlds busiest airport...
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Old 12-08-2005, 02:48 PM   #20 (permalink)
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We will try to get Atlanta up by the weekend seeing how there's so many of you!
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