App Review – Telmap Navigator
April 27, 2012
Sat Nav on BlackBerry is a pretty useless application as it shows your location on a static map, thus needing user input to keep moving the map to see where you are.
An application called Telmap is currently on offer for free on the BlackBerry App World.
Telmap set up is easy – you just scroll through the usual agreements and then let the software log your current location. It takes some time for the satellites to locate you initially, but having done so we were soon able to get cracking.
Telmap offers real-time traffic information and the ability to re-route you should the need arise. Directions are on clear, uncluttered maps that move with you, rather than showing you as a moving target on a near-static Google Map. Directions are displayed as a single line in the same way as the preview messages you get on your BlackBerry email. An arrow literally points the way.
This application also gives the ability to choose whether you are walking or driving giving walker’s shortcuts. The layout is very easy to understand. Using small square icons as links you can also save your own icons such as McDonalds which will take you straight to the nearest McDonalds, which we thought was quite useful.
Planning a route was very easy. Select navigate, enter post code or choose from the map, then select driving or walking and then you’re on your way with clear directions.