RIM shows off BlackBerry 10 Cascades MapView

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



1. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

Cool! Go BlackBerry 10!

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 555; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

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

4. abecedef

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Nokia Maps on Symbian have this feature for quite some time

3. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

6. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

read above, symbian has this!! and im pretty sure iOS and Android will copy this!

7. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Genius.... Android and ios already have it Retarded

5. Lwazi_N

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Extremely cool!!!

8. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 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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