Compass for PlayBook Updated to v2.0.6

Compass By mappau OG has been updated to v2.0.6 in the BlackBerry App World. This is the first magnetic compass written natively for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™. It does not use GPS (no movement necessary to get a correct direction), instead the Magnetometer is used.

Try it!


  • Real magnetic compass (no GPS and/or movement needed)
  • 5 different stunning Themes
  • Swipe-Down to change Themes or manually calibrate
  • Remembers selected Theme at Application start
  • Automatic recalibration after three days of not calibrating to ensure correct values

ATTENTION: Keep the PlayBook™ out of range of any metallic object, as this can interfere with the compass! Compass may not work properly if any case or mini-keyboard is attached to the PlayBook™!


What’s new in version: 2.0.6

  • added Swipe-Down Menu
  • added 4 new Themes
  • calibration at start only performed, when needed
  • Compass now shows correct values when starting the Application holding the device upside down
  • fixed typo in calibration screen
  • several bug fixes

Download Compass for the BlackBerry PlayBook