BlackBerry App World Release Notes
This page gives some notes and further information specific to the BlackBerry version of TMJ-Mobile, available for download from this site and also from the BlackBerry App World storefront.
BlackBerry App World Version Info
Version v0.8.2 (13 Feb 2013)
Changes as for v0.8.1 with minor additions for BlackBerry release.
Version v0.8.0 (23 Nov 2011)
Changes as noted here. Please note that phones running BlackBerry OS 7 (eg Torch 9810, Bold 9900 etc)) may need the Menu/GPS/GPS Options/Force 1 Sec Refresh option ticked.
Version v0.7.9 (27 Jan 2011)
Interim release due to changes to the webserver.
Version v0.7.8 (4 Jan 2011)
Changes as for v0.7.7.
Version v0.7.6 (29 Sep 2010)
Changes as for v0.7.5.
Version v0.7.4 (15 Feb 2010)
Changes as for v0.7.3 with minor additional changes to BlackBerry Help menu and addition of Shortcut Menu/Start-Stop Routing function.
Version v0.7.1 (29 Sep 2009)
See this thread for release notes on v0.7.0 - the App World version is essentially identical but with a new version number.
Please see the FAQs, User Guide, Tutorials and Forum for general troubleshooting problems. Also, the following pages give further information regarding BlackBerry-specific GPS and Internet connection issues:
- TMJ-Mobile GPS Connection Problems
- TMJ-Mobile Internet/Web Connection Problems
Since a QWERTY-based BlackBerry handset offers a different keypad layout from 'conventional' phones, operation of TMJ-Mobile is slightly different. The BlackBerry MENU button brings up the TMJ-Mobile Main Menu in the usual way, but further menu screens are then displayed using the TMJ-Mobile menu system, providing Check-Boxes, Selection Lists and other items not available in the standard BlackBerry interface. The P key can also be used to open the Main Menu.
The BlackBerry BACK button is mapped directly to the TMJ-Mobile Context Menu, allowing quick access to these functions. This is rather unconventional compared with other BlackBerry apps, but works quite well once it becomes familiar. (If preferred, this option can be disabled in
[P] and [DEL] are directly mapped to the Main Menu and Context Menu. (These are not really needed now that the MENU and BACK keys are also mapped to these functions, but are preserved for consistency with previous versions of TMJ)
The TrackPad, [*], [#] and - work the same as on other phones, for scrolling, selecting, zooming and screen selection.
Full QWERTY-keypad BlackBerrys (eg 8300, 8500, 8800, 8900, Curve and Bold series) have several other key shortcuts mapped to common functions. These can be altered via the
I/M/J/L/K keys are also mapped to Up/Down/Left/Right/Fire which is occasionally useful for precise control of the view panning (sometimes difficult with the trackball alone).
N=Toggle Night Colours
[Enter]=Add New Waypoint at Current Location
$=Select Nearest Waypoint
U=Enable Web Upload
O=Update 'Temporary Location' Waypoint
G=Start/Stop Routing (when a route is loaded)
TMJ-Mobile's builtin geotagging functions are limited to a low resolution and have no control over the focussing, flash, etc. Therefore in the BlackBerry version the 'Capture Geotagged Photo' function simply invokes the standard BlackBerry Camera Application, since (on recent BlackBerrys at least) this automatically adds geo-EXIF tags to the JPEG file and so does a better job than TMJ anyhow!
- invokes the standard BlackBerry keypad lock, rather than the (more fiddly) TMJ functions.
- allows the connection settings to be customised.
- allows the Vector and Raster map cache to be stored directly on the memory card, rather than within TMJ-Mobile's 'private' memory store. This allows for a virtually unlimited cache (dependant on memory card size) and can marginally speed up map loading.
After installing TMJ-Mobile check the phones Permissions settings so that the app doesn't persistently prompt for permission to access the memory card, location data, etc. Under the BlackBerry Options/Advanced Options/Applications/TMJ-Mobile/Edit Permissions, ideally set all options to 'Allow', or at least these ones as a minimum (if available):
- Connections (Bluetooth, Location Data, Internet, Wi-Fi): Allow
- Interactions (Recording): Allow (to enable Geotagged Audio Recordings)
- User Data (Files): Allow
Upgrading from Previous Versions
In general, when upgrading from an older version the previous versions settings should be maintained (note that the Track and Route will be cleared). Occasionally upgrading can result in all settings being reset, so in general it is recommended to follow these steps before upgrading:
- use the function to save all settings to a file on the memory card.
- use the functions to ensure that all Waypoints are stored on the website.
- ensure that TMJ-Mobile isn't running when installing the upgrade.
- reboot the phone immediately after upgrading.
- if the settings have been reset, then use the to restore the previous settings, and the Waypoint Synchronisation functions to re-download the Waypoints.