Although BlackBerry 10 comes with BlackBerry Maps, it is still lacking in many places and that's where I find that BeMaps 10 Pro with Google Maps comes in handy. The app has been updated with a selection of enhancements - including some nice keyboard shortcuts for Q10 and Q5 owners.
If you are wondering why to check out BeMaps instead of the native BlackBerry Maps I'd urge you to take a look at our initial review which you can find here. While BlackBerry Maps suits me perfectly for navigation, BeMaps offers a ton of extra features and if you travel a lot I would highly recommend it.
New in this update:
- Added rating and price level details to search results
- Improved GPS update frequency while moving
- The map now zooms out to reveal all search results
- Added support for verbatim search (searching as text as entered)
- Added option to hide controls to provide maximum screen real estate
- Added many keyboard shortcuts for Q5 and Q10 (open result/directions list, hide controls, clear result/directions, move next/prev in result/directions
- 3rd party apps can now integrate with BeMaps