Get some augmented reality assistance with Track My Car for BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 29 Aug 2013 05:24 am
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Track My Car may not be an application that we will use everyday, but it will certainly come in handy for certain situations - such as parking at airports or when visiting unfamiliar towns/cities. There's also two good other reasons to have this one on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. First up - it is free and secondly the app is 'Built for BlackBerry' which ensures it has fulfilled certain criteria within BlackBerry World. 

Once you open up Track My Car you are presented with two boxes on-screen. The top one you simply press to store your current location when parking. Then when you need to return to your vehicle you tap the locate car box. You will first off be shown a map - which has your current location and the route to your car. At the base of the display are two other tabs. 

The first of these is directions and you just get the route in plain old text. Where things get clever is with the AR tab. The developers have clearly taken advantage of the Wikitude API as you can use the camera lens to track your car using augmented reality. As you pan around you will get a yellow arrow on the display pointing to either left or right until you come across the icon for your car. Just keep on heading towards it and hey presto - you will be reunited! 

As I said - I probably won't use the app very often myself but it sure is staying in my GPS apps folder. I lost my car at an airport once and at 3AM in freezing conditions it wasn't a load of fun as you can imagine. 

More information/Download Track My Car for BlackBerry 10

33 comments

Adolfo Redillo

Awesome I've so been so waiting for this app on blackberry I will be using this often as I always forget where I park oh and finally first lol ;)

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Bor Navas

I'll try it for sure, the one I'm using now doesn't work everytime I need it..

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kunamvahees

Used it first time today, before reading this article . Downloaded it long time back.
Thanks to CB.

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djraz_official

James how in goodness name do u lose a car? I travel the world a lot and I've yet to lose a car :P. Not counting all the rental cars I could never find where I parked them but that's not the case here. :) lol I've never lost my car. Wooooooo. Ok time to download this. Maybe it'll save me some rental recovery fees

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ezrunner

I'll be using this! I have a few social gatherings coming up and we'll you know I'll be obligated to party like hell.

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djraz_official

Oh and totally unrelated. During the maintenance of BlackBerry World. They deleted one nice feature! Whenever I checked an app while scrolling to the bottom of the info I was able to see more apps by that developer. What the heck did they remove that for? Ya like i said NOT related but still had to rant!

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deltact

They put it in the overflow menu, but I agree, it's annoying and is not good for the dev's business. It needs to go back on the main page.

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djraz_official

Thanks, it should have been more forefront. Or at least when they make changes they should list every single one of them especially when i'm accustomed to finding something one way. Ahhh needless to say I didn't even look at that menu till u mentioned. Thanks :)

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djraz_official

Haha this is cool so i tries it on my own driveway. It pointed me right to my car and was within 3 metres. Nice

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BB Adict

+ 100. Funny

Addict for 10 years, but it may be time to get off this drug.

ferre_kun

One question, on the app description it said exclusive on BlackBerry 10 for 12 months. Does it means after 12 months it will no longer free or after 12 months it will be available on other platforms?

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djraz_official

I assume it'll be available on other platforms. The way it's been written. It didn't say exclusively free it said exclusive. If it becomes a paid up good luck with updates as all others seem to have issues updating when it's free to paid. Such ad FaceFlow!

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deltact

The dev's other app (object measurement) is also BB10 exclusive for 12 months. Looks pretty cool and useful.

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rhdy

This will come in handy in large, crowded parking lots when you're not totally sure of which row and how far out you had to park. Currently, when I get somewhat close, I hit the lock button twice on the fob to make the horn sound.
@djraz - perhaps the listings for S4BB created an overflow error. ;-)

djraz_official

Hahaha ya all those apps they have. Lol

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Genghis2k3

"Built for BlackBerry" and you need Google maps to enable map feature? Hmmmmm

Seems like BFB criteria should include full functionality without the need for non native apps.

timboalogo

Totally agree. Nice app, but why not use the BlackBerry maps?

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Bilaal

Sounds like the kind of app my iOS taunting brother likes to talk about. Good addition to BlackBerry World

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greenberry666

So it's not just to track a car? It can be used to find any previously tagged point? So, for example, a hotel, or a pretty fountain. Yea?

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BBrickk

A pretty fountain, yes.

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xiaohuaxing

Guessing it doesn't work in garages?

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Devil

I don't know how apps like these work in basement parking or multi level parking :(

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BBrickk

Are you sad that they work?
Or sid you mean they don't work?

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bbkeystone

Used it yesterday. It told me my car was 100 meters away from where it actually was. :(

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Gearheadaddy

Sounds good.

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1magine

James? WTH are you doing? This isn't a game. Were you confused somehow. ;)

djraz_official

This is a newer style game that involves you and your object of desire. Lol

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mmcpher

I will give it a ride! But really, when if ever is BB going to be able to get itself together enough to have its Blackberry World Web portal function, other than to produce an endless loop of sign-in screens and server errors? How hard is it?

19GhostRider71

I will try this one out when I am at the mall. The one issue brought up was now you can't see what other apps the developer has by a quick link below in BlackBerry World. Well since a week ago the story broke about one developer having 47,000 apps, BlackBerry had a maintance update to the World and viola no more quick links to the authors other apps. This to me does two things. One limits a developer's broadcast of the other apps they have in the World and two makes it harder to scrutinize the type or amount of apps a developer has on BlackBerry World.

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greenberry666

Thanks for that info. Put it in forums?

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cletis

Not to denigrate your insight, but I just have to say that your use of "viola" is seriously one of the most entertaining typos I've ever seen, thanks!