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App not starting

If you have an installed app and suddenly it stopped launching on your BB10 device, then you will have to re-install the app.  BlackBerry knows this is an issue and are working to resolve it.


GPS marker not showing in 4.2 PlayBook version

Magellan CompassIt looks like the “My Location” layer is not being initially selected in the 4.2 version of Magellan Compass (PlayBook).  4.2 allows the user to save which layers are initially selected at the start of the application.  It was suppose to have this layer (as well as some other default ones), when the app is first launch, but it appears this slipped by in testing.  We will resolve it for the next release and you can set the initial layers (including “My Location”) under Preferences / Layers.


Magellan Compass 4.2 for PlayBook

Some users have reported issue’s downloading Magellan Compass 4.2 for the PlayBook.  We’ve been told by BlackBerry that this has been resolved.  If you are still experiencing the issue, please “Refresh” you “My World” list and try again.  If you still have an issue, please contact us via the normal support channels.


Magellan Compass for BB10 approved for “Built for BlackBerry”

Magellan CompassWell, 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.


Magellan Compass for BB10 Released

Magellan CompassV4.2 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).


US Sectional Maps

It appears that the provider of the US Sectional Aviation map data has discontinued to provide that service.  We are making an effort to reach out, but there is limited information about them.  We will attempt to provide an alternative data source and update the software as soon as we are able to secure a reliable source.


Magellan Compass 4.2 for PlayBook Released

Magellan Compass4.2 version of the PlayBook of Magellan Compass has been released to BlackBerry World (aka App World).  It will probably be a few days before users have the opportunity to download this update since this week is a busy week for RIM.  But once it is available, users will now have:

  • Ability to save which layers are initially started when the app starts.
  • Measure layer that allows the user to pick points on the map and obtain distance and bearing to each point along the polyline.
  • Map scale layer shows a scale on top of the map.
  • Enhanced KML features to manage more KML files.
  • GPS Zoom layer that will dynamically adjust the map level based on the speed of the GPS sensor.  So at slower speeds, the map is zoomed in, and higher speeds, the map zooms out.
  • Enhance German translation.

Update to BB10 will either occur later this week or in two weeks based on information and updates we receive from RIM in the next few days.


Talk Clock 2 Released for PlayBook

Talk Clock IconVersion 2 of Talk Clock has finally been released.  BB10 development placed this app on hold for way too long, so we’re very happy to make it available to PlayBook users.  This release has a lot of requested features including:

  • Choices of voices including those in different languages. Including: English, British English, Australian English, Spanish, Italian, French, French Canadian, Turkish, Dutch, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Greek, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Korean, Arabic, Hungarian, Finnish, Czech, Japanese, and Danish (plus a few variations).
  • RSS feeds displayed along the bottom.  RSS feeds can be spoken and is really nice to hear the news instead of reading the news
  • Weather can now be displayed from any location. Simply enter an address (city, state, postal code, etc) and it will do a search to locate that information and display the weather for multiple days.

Papillon Currency Converter now “Built for BlackBerry”

built for BlackberryA third of our five initial apps for BB10 has bee certified “Built for BlackBerry”.  We are very excited about this and we hope the remaining two apps will be approved prior to BB10 launch.


Two apps approved for “Built for BlackBerry” certification

built for BlackberryWe received two applications certifications from BlackBerry today for Tipster and Papillon Converter.  This certification shows that these apps are top-tier apps for BB10 devices and will provided additional marketing opportunities for us.