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Old 11-20-2006, 01:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently bought a Bluetooth GPS and when using bbMaps and clicking "start GPS" the app feezes and gives me a java uncaught exception error and then closes. When using Telenav (trial) the GPS works great but I need bbmaps to work since telenav is $9 monthly. Do you think an update to the new OS would fix this? Thanks.

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Make sure that your Bluetooth is ON before you start the bbMaps application.

This has cured most of my instances of the Java UEE.
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I am upgrading to the new OS and I will try what you said as well and will get back... Thanks.
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Shoot...I used bbmaps and I now have telenav. I'm never going back!!
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Shoot...I used bbmaps and I now have telenav. I'm never going back!!
You will find yourself using both BBMaps and Telenav. I even use Google Maps as well.

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You will find yourself using both BBMaps and Telenav. I even use Google Maps as well.

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Nah, I like Google Maps better than BBMaps. Telenav, Berrry 411 and Google Maps make a wonderful team.
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yeah, but you can't use google maps with a gps system, can you?
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Nope, that's why I have telenav. That's for driving and google maps is for walking. I see your point though.....you want to see yourself and the paths you cross.
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Each application does something specific that the others do not. Be nice to have them all rolled up in one app.

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yeah, but you can't use google maps with a gps system, can you?
My prediction - Google will implement GPS navigation, but the question is will they upgrade their GUI to take advantage of it. If that is free, then that will pit them head on with Garmin's forthcoming release for the BB and Telenav since they all use Navteq for data.

On the other end RIM and Wayfinder use TeleAtlas for maps (but not POI's).

It can only get better for the consumer, but for now BBMaps is great for the price and so long as the party is in your address book, it's great.
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Default Airports etc on BBMaps

Anyone find a way to enter airports on BBMaps.
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Heyyyyyyyy......for some reason my bbmaps is super fast. Hmmmmmm....did I miss out on something that was auto updated? I'm not even using gps.
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Anyone find a way to enter airports on BBMaps.

I don't see an option other than posting the whole address.
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Awesome review! I learned a lot!
Also, after upgrading the OS to .64 my bbMaps is working fine with GPS.
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Yeah.....Stinsonddog is tha man! I wonder if he does any work when he's on the job or just fiddling around.
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Awesome review! I learned a lot!
Also, after upgrading the OS to .64 my bbMaps is working fine with GPS.

exactly. in fact, the .64 os dramatically increases performance in bbmaps, gps or not. but most importantly, bbmps with gps running doesnt slow down anymore! it woks great with the new os, a huge improvement. no need to look into those other costly options
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My prediction - Google will implement GPS navigation, but the question is will they upgrade their GUI to take advantage of it. If that is free, then that will pit them head on with Garmin's forthcoming release for the BB and Telenav since they all use Navteq for data.

On the other end RIM and Wayfinder use TeleAtlas for maps (but not POI's).

It can only get better for the consumer, but for now BBMaps is great for the price and so long as the party is in your address book, it's great.

I hope you're right, because Google Maps has by far the best data for Canadian users (and I presume Telenav, but for whatever reason, they aren't interested in the Canadian market).

In fact, I'm a little frustrated now: there seems to be no decent GPS solution for Canadians:

- Google Maps: best app but no GPS.
- Telenav: not interested in Canadian market.
- BB Maps: only useful GPS program and the vector graphics are lightning fast, but no voice prompts, not even text based prompts. Hopefully this will be improved (seems very easy to implement). Also, data for Canaqdian cities is lacking (many street names, including mine, are actually spelt wrong).
- WayFinder: slow raster graphics (Google Maps are much faster, for whatever reason), same poor Canadian data, and poor, slow WAP interface. Furthermore, I can't enter my province under "State or Country". I am limited to their pre-defined list of states and countries. Silly.

Not sure why I posted this here. Buit there: it's done.
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Yeah.....Stinsonddog is tha man! I wonder if he does any work when he's on the job or just fiddling around.
In reality - it takes only a short time to update my page. I think I spent about a 1/2 hour on the update today and about 1 1/2 hours on the weekend for the original. It's fun and I like supporting the community.
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Oh yeah, definitely! I've learned a lot just from your page alone.
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