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5 GPS Games to Play With Your BlackBerry

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I just read a cool article over at PCPro about 5 GPS-based games you can play with your BlackBerry. While most of the newer devices have GPS, the ones that don’t can use cell-tower triangulation which in urban centers is just as reliable.

1. Geocaching

Geocaching is probably the best GPS-based game you can play with your BlackBerry. It has a huge community and you can get involved at geocaching.com. The idea is simple, drop a package, log its coordinates, and someone else will find it. Blackstar for BlackBerry is the app to check out for this game.

2. Geodashing

Geodashing is a game about points not prizes. The goal of the game is to visit as many randomly selected locations as possible, which are chosen by the Geodashing computer. To score points, you must come within 100 meters of the coordinates, and be able to describe the location or prove you’ve been there with a picture.
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Free GPS tracking app for BlackBerry

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livetracker

LiveTracker is a free application for BlackBerry that is currently in the BETA stage. The LiveTracker mobile client can be installed on any BlackBerry and sends out location data to the Skylab GPS server. This app could be really useful for anyone interested in a cheap way to get involved in geocaching. Try it out and let me know what you think.

Features:

  • Free Download: LiveTracker Mobile is available for free non-commercial use – download.
  • Background Tracking: Start LiveTracker and it sends the GPS location to our tracking server.
  • Free Tracking Server: For storing tracking data we maintain a tracking server – for free.
  • Share Location: Send EMail, PIN, SMS, MMS message to your location’s map representation.
  • BETA TEST: Due to the early stage of this application please report any bugs to us. Thank you.

Download your free copy of LiveTracker here.