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Archive for December, 2012

14
Dec

Twitter Connection

Blog postings are now connected to our Twitter account.  Keep up to date on our latest information at @o2interactive at Twitter.

14
Dec

Papillon Converter Updated for BB10

Papillon ConverterPapillon Converter (easy to use unit conversion application) has been updated and will be available for BB10 device within a few days.

14
Dec

Tipster for BB10 Updated

TipsterUpdated version of Tipster has been provided to App World for review.  It should be available in a few days to try on currently available BB10 devices (if you are the lucky few).

14
Dec

New Icon for Magellan Compass

Magellan CompassIf you have not noticed, we slightly changed the icon for Magellan Compass.  It is slight, but we wanted to give the notion the location is a vital part of the application.  Magellan Compass is not just a mapping application, it is about what is around you that is just as important as where it is on a map.  You will continue to see location based information being added to the application.

14
Dec

New Website, New Blog

We are in the process of moving our server to a new hosting service and updating our blog site to provide everyone with the latest information.  So things will be in flux for a few days.

13
Dec

Magellan Compass 4.0 for PlayBook Released

Magellan CompassVersion 4.0 of Magellan Compass has been released for the PlayBook.  A lot has changed to this version, so when it has been approved by BlackBerry, you will get in this release:

All new map providers: The map provider interface has been completely redone.  We had to break backwards compatibility in how map tiles are stored on the device, so previous map data will not be accessible with this release.  It is best to clear the map cache so that the old tiles just don’t sit around.  Map providers now include:

  • Map Quest (existing)
  • Open Street Maps (existing)
  • Google Maps (only map provider that is not allowed to be cached to the device because of licensing)
  • Bing Maps
  • ESRI ArcGIS
  • MapBox (2 standard styles available, plus you can create your own from www.mapbox.com)
  • Stamen map series (kind of cool)
  • Open Cycle
  • Open Transport
  • Open Landscape
  • U.S. Aviation Sectional (not at lower map levels)

New places provider: Version 4 now includes Yelp, MapQuest and CitySearch.  Search changed to be able to obtain low density areas better.

Improved Map Caching: As mentioned above, how data is stored changed, but not only can you cache a lot more map providers, but those map providers that provide satellite and hybrid maps can be cached as well.

Route map tiles: Much improved performance in obtaining map tiles along a route.

Long Press: The map can be pressed for about a minute to show a context menu.  The menu allows the user to navigage easier, show POIs, etc.

New Layers: New map layers have been added and existing one enhanced.

  • Weather points (display worldwide weather icons and temperature on map)
  • Display GPS Tracks
  • KML import

More Import and Export: User can now import and export POI date from GPX  files.

All the above features and more will be in the BlackBerry 10 version as well.