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  • Blog Post: Live Search for Mobile Updated

    The Live Search team has published a significant update to their Live Search Mobile client application which leverages Microsoft Virtual Earth quite heavily. The new release has some exciting features including Walking Directions, Collection import and Bird’s Eye photography! Location is so critical...
  • Blog Post: YellowPages.com’s Mobile Efforts with Bing Maps

    For the past years, I’ve worked closely with Yellow Pages (owned by AT&T Interactive) getting Bing Maps onto their Yellow Pages.com web site; however, they’ve also been working on some mobile applications that use Bing Maps. You can see the applications from your mobile browser at http...
  • Blog Post: SLAMming with Virtual Earth

    What happens when you mix mobile, social and maps? You get Microsoft Research's new SLAM application, a cool new social networking application that let's you create and communicate with groups, even viewing the members' locations (with full privacy controls for individuals to expose their locations as...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Via Seadragon on iPhone

    Perhaps you’ve heard that the Live Labs team launched a free version of the Seadragon browser for iPhone …perhaps not. While the viewer is awesome and provides a killer photo viewer (arguably better than what comes with the iPhone) it also has Microsoft Virtual Earth included natively in the application...
  • Blog Post: Live Search Mobile - Shipped

    Live Search for Mobile Browse (point your mobile browser http://m.live.com ) If you’ve used this product before, then you’ll definitely notice the improvements. If not, we think it’ll earn a spot on your bookmark list.  A Single Search Box: Tell us what and where, if applicable and you’ll get...
  • Blog Post: iPhone Navigation with MotionX and Bing Maps

    Don’t like the native iPhone navigation application? Good. :) How about a little something with Bing Maps ? Fullpower just had their iPhone application, MotionX-GPS Drive released into the Apple iStore and it is smokin’ hot! The application has a ton of hot features including a base map...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth and iPhone

    Who says Google gets all the love from Apple's iPhone? If you saw or read about the introduction of the new version of iPhone at The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, perhaps you caught Sam Altman, Loopt CEO, demonstrating Loopt's new application on the device for finding friends. And, if you saw...
  • Blog Post: Weather Central and Virtual Earth on the iPhone

    Tomorrow, Weather Central is launching their new MyWeather application for the iPhone and it is pretty darn slick. Okay, sick! The application will provide you with weather updates in tabular format ( iPhone tabular format is like candy), but more importantly it will also include weather overlays atop...
  • Blog Post: Building Virtual Earth Applications for iPhone

    Ok, so let's just jump in with both feet here. I have a post for "Getting a Map with the Virtual Earth Web Service" to tip your toe in the water, but with all of the emails I'm getting about this I better go ahead and just write it up and get it out there so I can just point people to it. This...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Goes Mobile - For Free

    More and more developers are choosing Bing Maps, and today there's great news for all of you - the new Windows Phone 7 SDK features Bing Maps as its default map control. But it's not just about Windows Phone - we've made Bing Maps free for you to create consumer-facing mobile applications on any platform...
  • Blog Post: XBox Live for Windows Phone 7 Will Feature Bing Maps

    With the impending release of Windows Phone 7, I’ve been working with both the Windows Phone and XNA teams on creating experiences that will involve Bing Maps. As a preview, Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst is the first game to be shown and announced to use an XNA control with Bing Maps for Windows...
  • Blog Post: iSynth – The Photosynth Browser for iPhone

    A few months ago I posted about the Seadragon browser that was published for iPhone allowing users to browse Photosynth and Virtual Earth on the Apple mobile device – Virtual Earth Via Seadragon on iPhone . Well, now there’s a new iPhone application made just for browsing Photosynths call iSynth and...
  • Blog Post: Yelp Launches Blackberry App with Bing Maps

    Yelp just launched their new application for RIM Blackberry which uses Bing Maps to help users find themselves and interesting places around them. Sounds like therapy. I should get this application since if you knew me personally you would know I have issues finding myself from time to time. Anyway,...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Globally Sponsors NAVTEQ’s 2010 LBS Challenge

    Up for a challenge? Got a killer idea for the next great mobile or web, location-based application? Wanna win some killer prizes to propel your application into the spotlight? For the first time, Microsoft’s Bing Maps is sponsoring the developer-focused NAVTEQ LBS Challenge a location-based contest...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth + SharePoint = Business (Location) Intelligence

    In many of my discussions with customers I talk about the value Virtual Earth plays in data visualization, especially around business intelligence and visualizing that information on maps for analysis. Now, even the iPhone is making its way into enterprise applications hosted by SharePoint with IDV Solution...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Speed Trap Mapping with iPhone

    The newest app in the Apple iStore just may save you some cash. Njection Mobile (NMobile) allows users to find and report current and historical locations along the roads where our friendly law enforcement officers tend to hang out before stopping us for our autographs. NMobile uses Microsoft Virtual...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps on Your Verizon Android

    Bing Maps was previously available as a mobile device application for multiple platforms: Windows Phone Blackberry iPhone Today Bing Maps as part of the Bing Mobile Platform was also launched on the Verizon Android. Read here to find out more. Technorati Tags: Bing Maps...
  • Blog Post: Developing Virtual Earth iPhone Applications with Objective-C

    You’ve been waiting for this post. If you’ve tried doing any iPhone development with Virtual Earth you’ve probably been swearing up a storm, beating down your computer, and lost hours of sleep wondering how Loopt , Weather Central and now NMobile got their iPhone apps working. Well, Colin Cornaby from...
  • Blog Post: National Geographic Launches iPhone Atlas Using Bing Maps

    National Geographic has been hard at work getting their atlas of maps into your grubby little hands. And as such, they’ve released their newest mobile application for iPhone – World Atlas ( iTunes link ). The application allows you to view 7 different levels of cartography, 3 maps styles...
  • Blog Post: Stream Video and Location Together with GPS-Enabled Mobile Video

    Inca Mobile is rolling out some interesting technology to simultaneously stream video from a mobile phone while leveraging the onboard GPS to track position of where a user is and is moving to and from. The software, called Live Media GPS , currently in beta, runs on Windows Mobile 5 and 6 on phones...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Article: Use GPS & Web Maps For Location-Aware Apps

    Christopher Mitchell authored the article “ Use GPS And Web Maps For Location-Aware Apps ” for MSDN Magazine and it’s now published on the site. The focus of the application is for Windows Mobile devices, their onboard GPS and mapping out location information using MapPoint Web Service . I wanted to...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone and Bing Maps

    Last week at Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona, Spain I sat in the overflow room watching Steve Ballmer and Joel Belfiori announce Windows Phone 7 Series – I tweeted many atweet via Twitter, so feel free to check out my tweets for more information there. It was standing room only and the...
  • Blog Post: Developing Mobile Applications with Virtual Earth Web Services

    Richard Brundritt and Robert McGovern from Infusion Development just got their “ Developing a Mobile Application Using Virtual Earth Web Services ” technical article published on MSDN and it’s available for your reading and plagiarizing pleasure. Excerpt: “ The constraints of mobile device applications...
  • Blog Post: Web Cast: Building Location-based Applications with Bing Maps for NAVTEQ’s LBS Challenge

    Planning on entering NAVTEQ’s LBS Challenge ? Planning on using Bing Maps ? You should probably tune into my session to get the skinny on how the heck you’re going to do that. See my blog post, “ Bing Maps Globally Sponsors NAVTEQ’s 2010 LBS Challenge .” Register for my...
  • Blog Post: Bing Unveils iPhone Application with Maps

    Last night the world was abuzz with the release of Bing’s iPhone application . The application is fully described on the Bing Search Blog, “ Bing for Mobile Comes to the iPhone ;” however, I wanted to go a bit deeper on the Maps part of the application for my fellow geospatial peeps...