While BlackBerry devices don’t come with a built in compass, like the iPhone 3GS, the on-board GPS does provide enough data to calculate true North once a heading has been determined.
Compass Lite is an app for the BlackBerry Storm that has this basic functionality but differs from the other apps in that it uses a clean UI and graphics.
Blue Solutions Inc, the makers of Compass Lite, will be releasing an updated version to their compass software for BlackBerry. Features you’ll find in the update include:
- The ability to store WayPoints (specific points of interest where the user can record a meaningful description about the particular spot).
- A ‘Guide Me Back’ feature that will point the way from your current location to the WayPoint you choose. This is ideal for finding your car in that enormous parking lot.
- The ability to change backgrounds: 5 stunning new backgrounds are in the works.
- Multi-language support.
- The ability to change the format of the Line of Travel and the Lat/Long.
- Additional header graphics showing satellite signal strength.
- On the Storm, the ability to change from portrait to landscape format and back.