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Telmap the First to Offer BBM Integration in a Location App

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RIM has been working on the BlackBerry Messenger SDK so developers could leverage the mobile social platform. BBM boasts 35 million users and has been gaining momentum as a platform ever since it launched in early 2006.

Telmap was the first to integrate BBM into their real-time location app since RIM’s announcement of the platform last September.

Telmap uses BBM to manage friends and permissions, then the Telmap Mobile Location Companion app displays the location. The Location Companion app allows users to navigate to their friends’ location either by car or walking.

Visit Telmap.com for more details.

WES Exhibitor Spotlight: Telmap

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Telmap logoTelmap offers a bunch of GPS apps, though Telmap Navigator is their flagship product. Navigator has all the usual features of GPS-based map services: maps, directions, points of interest, and so on, but with a few cool features. They offer moving, 3D maps and spoken or written directions, and a really neat pedestrian-centric direction model that can ignore vehicle turning restrictions and includes public transportation to ambulate your way there as quickly as possible. It also alerts you to traffic and safety cameras and much more. Can’t wait to see what they’ll be showing off at WES.

Carphone Warehouse gets navigation software, launches on 8310

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8310 with NavigatorEurope’s biggest phone retailer is now bundling navigation software with their BlackBerry 8310s, hosted by Telmap. No doubt the branded app will find its way onto other GPS-enabled handsets on The Carphone Warehouse’s catalogue, both BlackBerry and otherwise. If you’re interested, you can nab one over here.