Google Maps & Screen timeout

shovelheadhd

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Has anyone figured out how to get google maps to keep the screen from timing out while the gps is locked on. I have been using google maps with latitude for a while now on blackberries and I am used to the screen staying on when the app is launched.

The reason I am asking is that when the screen times out the gps lock goes to cell tower triangulation. I hate having to go into options and adjusting the screen timeout to never time out only to have to change it back when I have reached my destination.

Any ideas would be a huge help!
 

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Has anyone figured out how to get google maps to keep the screen from timing out while the gps is locked on. I have been using google maps with latitude for a while. now on blackberries and I am used to the screen staying on when the app is launched.

The reason I am asking is that when the screen times out the gps lock goes to cell tower triangulation. I hate having to go into options and adjusting the screen timeout to never time out only to have to change it back when I have reached my destination.

Any ideas would be a huge help!
options/sound and display/screen time out. Set it so it doesn't.
 

shovelheadhd

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I have been using that method so far and it works good but if I forget to set the screen to timeout again I'm afraid I will use up my battery at work when my phone is in my pocket. Many times today I would check my phone and it would be on the unlock screen in my pocket b/c the keyboard would be slid open slightly.
 
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Has anyone figured out how to get google maps to keep the screen from timing out while the gps is locked on. I have been using google maps with latitude for a while now on blackberries and I am used to the screen staying on when the app is launched.

The reason I am asking is that when the screen times out the gps lock goes to cell tower triangulation. I hate having to go into options and adjusting the screen timeout to never time out only to have to change it back when I have reached my destination.

Any ideas would be a huge help!

A car dock would eliminate this issue.
 

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I've got the car dock and with the screen timeout set to one minute... having it docked changes nothing. Driving along with it to the first time, I got pretty annoyed at having to change the setting.

Dumb...

if anybody knows a workaround, or a simple tweak/app that can change this behavior, let us know!
 

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