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  1. rohitharsh's Avatar
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    Hello,
    i am not sure if this is a bug in 8X or Windows Phone 8 or a limitation.
    If I pin a location on my front screen or click on an address from calendar I get a screen which says About and "directions - from my location" option. But when i click on 'direction from my location' I get 'Search app in store?'.
    Now when I do a search it does not find any app.

    Earlier 'Direction from my location would just launch the Maps app.
    Anyone experience same issue?
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    It's a WP8 thing. It allows 3rd party apps to plug in, like Nokia Drive or Navigon. Unfortunately they did it in such a way as to prevent the built in maps from working correctly. You have to search the address to get the directions to work or something. There are a lot of weird changes and decisions made with WP8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaethos View Post
    It's a WP8 thing. It allows 3rd party apps to plug in, like Nokia Drive or Navigon. Unfortunately they did it in such a way as to prevent the built in maps from working correctly. You have to search the address to get the directions to work or something. There are a lot of weird changes and decisions made with WP8.
    Wow, I had no idea WP8 works this way. I don't know if I can think of a worse way to allow third party apps to open an address.

    Why not do it the way Android does? Pop up a window with a list of apps that you can use to open the address, with the option to set a default. That would be the sane way to handle it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaethos View Post
    It's a WP8 thing. It allows 3rd party apps to plug in, like Nokia Drive or Navigon. Unfortunately they did it in such a way as to prevent the built in maps from working correctly. You have to search the address to get the directions to work or something. There are a lot of weird changes and decisions made with WP8.
    Thanks for the info. I hope they fix this.
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    Picked up my 8X yesterday @ T-Mobile; love the phone but I'm experiencing the same bug with Maps. This is not acceptable.

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