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RIM shows off BlackBerry 10 Cascades MapView

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RIM shows off BlackBerry 10 Cascades MapView
Developers, RIM wants “maps in your apps” for BlackBerry 10. To facilitate that, RIM updated the SDK for BlackBerry 10 which includes MapView for Cascades.

For users, MapView allows applications to show map interactions and map tiles. Granted, these are features we are accustomed to in the other operating systems, but from what we can see in the demonstration below, the execution in BlackBerry 10 is pretty sharp, especially the “tilt” feature.

For developers, these APIs ensure their applications are on par with companion products that are made for the other platforms. With the updated SDK, developers can use tilt and rotating features, drop push pins and provide information “bubbles.” Those last two can be customized with developer-specific branding.

We like what we see in the demo video, the fluid motion of the maps is quite impressive. We are looking forward to seeing this work in real-time in our hands.

source: BlackBerry Developer Blog via Berry Review

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posted on 17 Jan 2013, 03:22 1

1. steelicon (Posts: 318; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)

Cool! Go BlackBerry 10!

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 03:46 4

2. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 417; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

this feels like a compass in ur hand,BB10 has some serious innovations

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 06:59 2

4. abecedef (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

Nokia Maps on Symbian have this feature for quite some time

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 04:24 2

3. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

That is nice. I predict seeing this on other platforms in the near future...

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 20:04 1

6. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

read above, symbian has this!!

and im pretty sure iOS and Android will copy this!

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 02:09

7. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

Genius.... Android and ios already have it

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:19 2

5. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

Extremely cool!!!

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 18:45 1

8. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

is this BlackBerry Maps that RIM created with tomtom? because i heard before that they will make their own mapping solution as well to compete with google and nokia (even apple)

lol its hilarious that apple maps is a complete disaster even though its also made from tomtom!

BlackBerry FTW!!!

new quote: "apple today will sue you all the way, but BlackBerry today will keep us happy everyday!"

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