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With SATtracker for BlackBerry 10 you can track the ISS (International Space Station) and almost 1000 other satellites, see their current orbits and locations, calculate their visible night time passes over any location.

Features:
supports ISS and 920+ other satellites which can be quickly selected from the built-in database and changed anytime
automatically downloads current orbit data for highest precision, stores previously downloaded data for use without Internet connection
track the ISS and two other freely selectable satellites at once
see on map current satellite location and orbit path within the next hour with 5 minute steps
get a detailed list of all upcoming visible night time passes over any location (date & time, duration, azimuth and elevation of approach, transit and departure)
supports both GPS and manually entered coordinates of your location.

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PanoRIMio is a native (BB10 Cascades), feature rich Panoramio viewer for BlackBerry 10, providing you easy and quick access to tens of millions of Panoramio pictures from around the world, easier and quicker than on Panoramio itself. Countless images of any location are at your disposal within seconds and can be viewed in a multitude of ways.

Multiple location input options (address or place of interest, coordinates in either decimal or DMS format, map, current location from GPS) let you easily select the exact place you want to see pictures of, and you can even choose a range in kilometers around the selected point to include images from.

Don’t want to browse by location? There is also a “Tag / Keyword” option that shows images by tags or subject – just type e.g. “HDR” to view tens of thousands of beautiful HDR pictures, or “sunset” to see countless sunset sceneries, or even “Car crash” for images of car accidents from all around the world. Or anything else you’d like to see.

Select from four gallery types to view the images in your preferred way: filmstip-like vertically scrollable list, tile grid, slideshow with configurable interval, or the classic map layer.

The application is also integrated with Google Maps and Street View, showing you the exact location an image was taken at.

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Sailfish OS now supports HERE’s mapping and positioning technology. Jolla announced an agreement to license positioning services and map technology from HERE, a Nokia business, to be used in Sailfish OS. This will provide users with up-to-date map data and rich location information, such as restaurants and hotels, from over 190 countries around the world.

Enabling fast and accurate retrieval of positioning information anywhere in the world, these services are essential for any mobile maps experience. A global map and location content offering also brings Jolla one step closer to achieving a fully equipped mobile operating system. The mapping asset is an integral part of Jolla’s complete user experience.

“We are excited that HERE is providing its leading positioning services for Sailfish OS and that our maps application will be powered by HERE cloud services. This will help us deliver the optimal mobile maps experience to our customers,” says Jolla CEO, Tomi Pienimäki.

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Jolla has fixed some small issues and the Jolla Harbour has been relaunched today. Dry dock and slipway for Jolla developers – Jolla Harbour is home for developers with all the engineering tools needed to launch apps to Jolla Store.

At the moment it only supports free applications but Jolla has been working hard on adding support for commercial applications in near future.

If you are developing apps for Sailfish OS, simply go to https://harbour.jolla.com/ and be ready for the upcoming launch of the Jolla phone!

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It looks that what’s been done to Symbian and MeeGo so far still isn’t enough for those who destructed Nokia’s own operating systems and the company itself.

Now, starting from January 1st, they’re cancelling support for Symbian and Harmattan applications in the Nokia Store. A message stating so has just been sent to all Nokia Store publishers. The existing content will remain available, but neither new applications nor even updates to the existing ones will be accepted. They are going to focus SOLELY on Windows Phone and the Asha series, i.e. only on what they sold to Microsoft.

It looks that Nokia continues to do EVERYTHING it takes to support Microsoft, even if it is harmful to Nokia itself. Or else, what other company (especially in THIS financial condition) would be just giving up like this on yet another revenue source, and probably quite a good one considering that only in September Symbian and Harmattan users have downloaded nearly 700 copies of my applications (and I surely am NOT the most popular Ovi store publisher), which shows that there is an ongoing demand for Symbian and MeeGo software.

And it makes me wonder what has happened with Nokia’s PROMISE to support Symbian until 2016. A company that doesn’t keep their own promises should get what it deserves, and I hope that Symbian and Harmattan users will not forget how they’ve been cheated and misled.

Hopefully by that time someone else will decide to launch a ’3rd party’ appstore supporting Symbian and Harmattan.

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In the light of the recent news about Nokia and Microsoft, those who remained loyal to Symbian have created a PETITION to Nokia and Microsoft, calling them to release full source code, including the latest builds, and make it fully open source to preserve the platform and let the community go on with it. The petition has quickly reached over 2,500 signatures, and counting.

If you still care about Symbian OS, please sign the petition here.

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EasyStreetView is a Google Maps client focused on, and optimized for, quick StreetView access and usage. You don’t have to switch back and forth between the map and the street view, no need to drag and drop the Pegman, either. Both the map and street view are shown on one screen. Simply enter an address, then just tap on a street/place you want to see and that’s it – a marker will be shown on the map and street view will be displayed. The map and street view are integrated with each other – you can switch to a different street/place anytime just by tapping on different area on the map and street view will change instantly. As you move on the street view, the marker moves on the map, too, always showing you the current, exact location. The map and street view can be zoomed in/out and panned independently.

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ISSTracker for Symbian Anna & Belle (also available for MeeGo Harmattan) tracks satellites and predicts their visible passes over your location. It supports ISS (International Space Station), Hubble Space Telescope, and any other satellite listed at CelesTrak.com defined by the user. ISSTracker automatically downloads current orbit data (TLE) and shows realtime-updated satellite location now and within the next hour on a Nokia Map (street, terrain, satellite) zoomable from world map to street level. Prediction of visible passes includes appearance and departure times and azimuths, visibility duration and highest elevation. Supports both GPS and manually entered coordinates.

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GeoCoder lets you quickly find any location and get LOTS of information about it, which would otherwise require browsing multiple resources. For any place / address / coordinates / map position or for the current location you’ll get: its exact address and postcode, exact elevation, road distance and travel time (for driving, bicycling or walking), sunrise/sunset times and day length, dusk/dawn times and daylight duration, moonrise/moonset times, timezone/DST information, current weather and 7-day weather prediction, 360° panorama of the exact location, Nokia Map and fullscreen Google Map with Street View, related Wikipedia entry, and more – all that with one tap.

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I’ve just finished porting MoonCalc Pro and Biorhythms from MeeGo/Symbian to BlackBerry 10 (Z10) and got them approved by RIM for distribution in the AppWorld store. The remaining applications will be released for the Z10 within the next two weeks, followed by Sailfish OS versions for the upcoming Jolla smartphones.

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