BeMaps 10 Pro updated with new features

By Adam Zeis on 6 Aug 2013 12:42 pm EDT

BeMaps 10 Pro has only been out for a short while but is already becoming a favorite of maps lovers everywhere. The native app uses Google Maps to give an awesome experience on BlackBerry 10. While it was choc-full of features at launch, it has been updated today and added more fun to the mix. 

The new version adds a cool share feature for other apps, better load times and other various tweaks. 

Updates in this version:

  • Added tap and hold to buttom search result bar, shows shortcut menu including directions, turn-by-turn and share address
  • Tapping directions bar at top of map will reopen the directions details entry page to edit start/end/travel mode
  • Tapping a direction step in the directions step in the directions bar at bottom of the map opens the full directions list and marks that step
  • Support for ‘Share’ command from any other app to search text in BeMaps 10
  • Improved initial map loading time
  • Added multiple help screens
  • Increased touch responsiveness for buttons in search bar/directions bar at top of map
  • Showing world view until GPS location is found
  • Info dialog before launching Blackberry Maps for turn-by-turn can be turned off
  • Added small scrolling animation hint to search results and directions steps to show these can be traversed by swiping
  • Fixed pin being dropped on pinch-to-zoom gesture
  • Fixed crash on BlackBerry Z10 when zooming in landscape mode

BeMaps 10 Pro is available for BlackBerry 10 devices for $3.99.

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BeMaps 10 Pro updated with new features


I live in an unsupported country for bb maps, does this app let me " share my location" through social apps?

Also, does this app allow offline usage?

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I think James from CrackBerry did a video review of it and he is the UK. As well it should be fine as it is using google maps data.

The only thing that I can think of right now to make it better is in streetview I would like to be able to zoom in and out like I can with my other Google maps app.
As of right now it doesn't as far as I can tell... And I would like a Terrain layer also.


I have Google Navigate sideloaded on my Q10 and it works very well.

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I'm on 10.2 Z10 Verizon 100-4. Got a notice to update the app, but when I tried, got an error message which wouldn't allow me to do it. I then in installed (through bbworld) and attempted to reinstall. Got the same error message and it won't allow me to reinstall it.

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still need Google maps on BB,sometimes i think why they are not supporting bb strongly,in gmail also they are just supporting for the sake of it????

Is there a way to sign into your google maps account? I have a ton of starred places and I cant seem to find them on my sideloaded GMaps

Any know what permissions this app requires. Hate finding out after I buy it. I don't allow any requests for permissions. Wish they would require it in app description. Thanks

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You can share the location of a pinpoint that you drop, so you could drop a pin where you are (the app finds you no problem) and share that location via the share menu into whatever app you want.

Sorry, I didn't make myself clear enough. I live in a country that is currently not supported by BlackBerry maps. So, when I want to share my location, nothing shows up on the map.

So, with this out of the way, does this app ley me share my current location?

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Not sure what exactly you mean,

1. Do you want to share your current address in text form to someone else?
2. Do you want to share your location to someone else you is also running BeMaps, so your location is shown there?

This has to do what exactly with an article about a mapping app?

Posted via CB10 on my white Z10 & lovin' it!

Can you download the maps offline just like you can with the sideloaded version? (useful when i go abroad and avoid roaming charges)

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We would love to add that feature but the Google Maps terms & conditions for 3rd party developer explicitly prohibit developers to store maps for offline use.

Thanks for the reply. I brought the app anyway to support your team. If you can add a feature where you can rotate the maps using two fingers, just like you can on the iOS googlemaps. Thanks

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Either tap and hold a search result (the white bar at the bottom) to bring up a context menu, then select 'Turn-by-Turn' or calculate directions via BeMaps and then go to the directions list and select 'Turn-by-Turn' in the action bar.

Is there some manual for this app? The app isn't even mentioned on the Bell share website. I hate just playing around with it trying to discover things. I'd like some documentation.

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Be maps 10 is truly awesome and much better than the native map app... well worth the pennies...

Sent by Bbry Z10

Glad we have some map alternatives in BlackBerry 10. The stock maps app is appalling. I found this to my cost when i was trying to walk to an interview location using BlackBerry Maps. Good thing I was just trying to find the way there before the actual interview. It's quite unintuitive and crashed quite a few times.

The stock maps app is pretty poor. I think I'll definately be trying out BEmaps.

National Rail Times App for BB10 (Native Q10 and Z10) -

Stock maps app has never crashed on me. For driving it works quite well, accurate, and fast. Even finds my location from the 32nd floor of my building. Nice integration with contacts and Foursquare as well.

I'm on 10.2 and want to buy this app. Can't go past PayPal payment screen. I enter PayPal info I get email that I authorize RIM (they forgot to change their name there) to withdraw money at any time. Can't go next repeats this step. Fix your BUG

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Is it possible to compute directions between 2 points with one not being "My location".
I mean by touching a point A, and then a point B, not by entering their exact adress.
I' ve been unsuccessful so far.

You currently can only set the end point by touching. A start point different from 'My Location' has to be entered as an address.

Be maps pro for BlackBerry 10 is it better than Google maps apps for iPhone and Android ?

I want a true answer please !

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Am I the only one who gets a compass interference indicator every time I open this app? I have to "shake" my phone to calibrate the compass. I'm on Q10 running 10.1.

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Why is it that the app puts my location in Hamburg every time I try to use it? How can I fix that?

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