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Archive for March, 2013


4.3 of Magellan Compass Released for Z10

Magellan CompassThe z10 (BB10) version of Magellan Compass has been released and should be available to users withing a few days.  A lot of new things have been added to this release, including:

  • 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

Keep on Swimming update

icon114We 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.


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.