Free GPS app TopoExlorer now available for the BlackBerry Storm

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TopoExplorer

TopoExplorer Touch is a free GPS app for the BlackBerry Storm that allows you to discover your surroundings on topographic maps even in remote areas. The touch version of TopoExplorer includes full rotation capabilities which adds to the user mapping experience.

Features:

  • Free of charge: TopoExplorer is available for free – download.
  • Moving map navigation: Easy map navigation with sophisticated trackball control.
  • GPS location on map: The device’s current GPS location is shown on the map and can be visualized in three coordinate formats for professional usage.
  • Automatical map selection: The best map for your location is selected automatically.
  • On-Device maps: Map packs are stored on the device’s memory card only. No internet connection / data plan is required.
  • Download TopoExplorer for the BlackBerry Storm.

    • mike pags

      NOT FREE!

      the app is free, but the map packs are ~$30 each (unless I’m missing something)!

    • mike pags

      NOT FREE!

      the app is free, but the map packs are ~$30 each (unless I’m missing something)!

    • mike pags

      NOT FREE!

      the app is free, but the map packs are ~$30 each (unless I’m missing something)!

    • crew best

      This app is bogus and not free. The maps used to be $50 (per state). They have lowered their price and give you a useless global map to ‘test’ their product. These guys should be ashamed of themselves for calling this worthless app, free.

      There are quite a few free alternatives out there, if you want to use your own topographic maps. A good one is trekbuddy which allows you to build your own maps, save them on the SD card, and BTW, it’s FREE!!!

    • crew best

      This app is bogus and not free. The maps used to be $50 (per state). They have lowered their price and give you a useless global map to ‘test’ their product. These guys should be ashamed of themselves for calling this worthless app, free.

      There are quite a few free alternatives out there, if you want to use your own topographic maps. A good one is trekbuddy which allows you to build your own maps, save them on the SD card, and BTW, it’s FREE!!!

    • ronr

      App does not work on the storm (at least mine)! loads fine but does nothing!

    • ronr

      App does not work on the storm (at least mine)! loads fine but does nothing!

    • http://twitter.com/thephoneboy/statuses/1728833534 thephoneboy (Steve Mason)

      Free GPS app TopoExlorer now available for the BlackBerry Storm … http://tinyurl.com/cgphvq

    • http://twitter.com/thephoneboy/statuses/1728846521 thephoneboy (Steve Mason)

      Free GPS app TopoExlorer now available for the BlackBerry Storm … http://tinyurl.com/cgphvq

    • clayton

      Agreed! This is crap. Nothing comes up on the storm. Hey Blackberry Cool I’m going to think twice about checking out anything you recommend from now on! Shame on you and shame on that crap company you are pitching.

    • clayton

      Agreed! This is crap. Nothing comes up on the storm. Hey Blackberry Cool I’m going to think twice about checking out anything you recommend from now on! Shame on you and shame on that crap company you are pitching.

    • clayton

      Agreed! This is crap. Nothing comes up on the storm. Hey Blackberry Cool I’m going to think twice about checking out anything you recommend from now on! Shame on you and shame on that crap company you are pitching.

    • Motoprof

      DO NOT BUY THE TOPOEXPLORER PROGRAM IF YOU HAVE A STORM!

      I downloaded the “free” program and the two free maps. Whenever I opened the program, it would take me off the coast of Africa to coordinates 0,0. I contacted support about this problem and was assured that it would work on my Verizon Storm. Support was very quick in responding……….. until I purchased the maps of New York State. The program still takes me to 0,0. I wrote support. No response. I wrote support again. No response. I am still waiting for a response from support but do not anticipate hearing back from them anymore. They received their money and I received 4 GB of useless files.

      I am using TopoExplorer version 1.0.77 and noticed version 1.0.72.0 at the BlackBerry app store. I tried the other version with the same results. The phone has the latest operating system authorized by Verizon as of 6-3-09 (v4.7.0.148 platform 4.0.0.181). Google Maps, BlackBerry Maps, and Nav4all work great using the GPS. I checked the coordinates from Nav4all against my handheld GPS and found them to be the same. I wanted to make sure the coordinates were not coming from cell towers. So, the GPS works fine in three programs, but not in TopoExplorer. Sounds like a glitch on their end, not on mine. I can open a map manually (from the Maps folder), but as soon as I press down on the screen, it goes to 0,0. Hello, I do not boat in the area. I cannot load the optimum map since my maps are not from the Atlantic Ocean.

      If this problem is fixed and the program works as advertised, I will gladly let everyone know and upgrade my rating. It is advertised as being compatible with the Storm, but I don’t think so. Verizon does not lock the GPS on the Storm like they did with other phones. If anyone has this program working on their Storm, please e-mail me at smallengrep@yahoo.com and let me know how you did it.

    • Motoprof

      DO NOT BUY THE TOPOEXPLORER PROGRAM IF YOU HAVE A STORM!

      I downloaded the “free” program and the two free maps. Whenever I opened the program, it would take me off the coast of Africa to coordinates 0,0. I contacted support about this problem and was assured that it would work on my Verizon Storm. Support was very quick in responding……….. until I purchased the maps of New York State. The program still takes me to 0,0. I wrote support. No response. I wrote support again. No response. I am still waiting for a response from support but do not anticipate hearing back from them anymore. They received their money and I received 4 GB of useless files.

      I am using TopoExplorer version 1.0.77 and noticed version 1.0.72.0 at the BlackBerry app store. I tried the other version with the same results. The phone has the latest operating system authorized by Verizon as of 6-3-09 (v4.7.0.148 platform 4.0.0.181). Google Maps, BlackBerry Maps, and Nav4all work great using the GPS. I checked the coordinates from Nav4all against my handheld GPS and found them to be the same. I wanted to make sure the coordinates were not coming from cell towers. So, the GPS works fine in three programs, but not in TopoExplorer. Sounds like a glitch on their end, not on mine. I can open a map manually (from the Maps folder), but as soon as I press down on the screen, it goes to 0,0. Hello, I do not boat in the area. I cannot load the optimum map since my maps are not from the Atlantic Ocean.

      If this problem is fixed and the program works as advertised, I will gladly let everyone know and upgrade my rating. It is advertised as being compatible with the Storm, but I don’t think so. Verizon does not lock the GPS on the Storm like they did with other phones. If anyone has this program working on their Storm, please e-mail me at smallengrep@yahoo.com and let me know how you did it.

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