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Bing Maps App SDK Goes Live

Anthony Marshall
Anthony Marshall
14 Jun 2010
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It’s something of a milestone week for Microsoft’s Bing Maps with the launch of its Map App SDK (Software Development Kit) at Microsoft’s <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/events/techednorthamerica/">TechEd</a> convention in New Orleans.

<a href="http://www.bing.com/community/cfs-file.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Blogs.Components.WeblogFiles/maps.metablogapi/2678.MapAppsAnnounce_5F00_0_5F00_0F67622C.jpg"><img style="margin: 5px 10px 5px 0px; display: inline; border-width: 0px;" title="Bings Maps App Gallery" src="http://earthware-website.azurewebsites.net/Content/images/wp-images/2010/06/clip_image001.jpg" border="0" alt="Bings Maps App Gallery" width="299" height="102" align="left" /></a>Developers can now download the Bing Map App SDK and start building, testing and submitting applications which if approved by the Bing Maps team, could feature in the Bing Maps App Gallery.

<a href="http://www.earthware.co.uk/"></a><a href="http://earthware-website.azurewebsites.net/Content/images/wp-images/2010/06/clip_image003.jpg"><img style="margin: 5px 0px 5px 10px; display: inline; border-width: 0px;" title="Bing Maps World Tour app" src="http://earthware-website.azurewebsites.net/Content/images/wp-images/2010/06/clip_image003_thumb.jpg" border="0" alt="Bing Maps World Tour app" width="193" height="154" align="right" /></a>Earthware has already developed three map apps on behalf of Microsoft: the <a href="http://bingmapsupdates.cloudapp.net/">Bing Maps World Tour</a>, <a href="http://www.bing.com/maps/explore/#5003/0.50270=&amp;o=&amp;a=0/5872/style=auto&amp;lat=47.625999&amp;lon=-122.333&amp;z=14&amp;pid=5874">Foursquare Everywhere</a> and <a href="http://www.bing.com/maps/explore/#5003/0.50280=myappname:oodle:p_amenities:0:p_baths:0:p_beds:0:p_category:466:p_pets:0:p_photos:True:p_keyword::p_page:0&amp;o=&amp;a=0/5872/style=auto&amp;lat=47.625999&amp;lon=-122.333&amp;z=11&amp;pid=5874">Oodle</a> property apps. These provide great examples of what Bing is calling “truly compelling map experiences”.

Speaking about the launch of the Bing Maps App SDK, Brian Norman, Earthware’s Technical Director, said: “The public availability of the SDK opens the door to <a href="http://www.bing.com/maps/explore/#5003/0.50270=&amp;o=&amp;a=0/5872/style=auto&amp;lat=47.625999&amp;lon=-122.333&amp;z=14&amp;pid=5874"><img style="margin: 5px 10px 5px 0px; display: inline; border-width: 0px;" title="Foursquare Everywhere Bing Maps App" src="http://earthware-website.azurewebsites.net/Content/images/wp-images/2010/06/clip_image005.jpg" border="0" alt="Foursquare Everywhere Bing Maps App" width="205" height="147" align="left" /></a>some groundbreaking new Apps which will really show the potential for businesses in providing rich visual web experiences by harnessing the power of mapping. Here at Earthware, we’re working on some exciting new Apps for the Bing Maps Gallery to complement the ones we’ve developed so far, including Foursquare and Oodle. Watch this space!”<a href="http://www.bing.com/maps/explore/#5003/0.50280=myappname:oodle:p_amenities:0:p_baths:0:p_beds:0:p_category:466:p_pets:0:p_photos:True:p_keyword::p_page:0&amp;o=&amp;a=0/5872/style=auto&amp;lat=47.625999&amp;lon=-122.333&amp;z=11&amp;pid=5874"><img style="margin: 5px 0px 5px 10px; display: inline; border-width: 0px;" title="Oodle Bing Maps App" src="http://earthware-website.azurewebsites.net/Content/images/wp-images/2010/06/clip_image007.jpg" border="0" alt="Oodle Bing Maps App" width="199" height="143" align="right" /></a>

To access the Bing Map App SDK, login to Microsoft Connect at <a href="http://connect.microsoft.com/bingmapapps">http://connect.microsoft.com/bingmapapps</a> (you’ll need a Live ID).

Please feel free to <a href="http://www.earthware.co.uk/contact-earthware.aspx">contact us</a> if you are looking to explore how <a href="http://www.earthware.co.uk/client-stories/bespoke-mapping/microsoft-bing-maps-world-tour.aspx">Bing Maps</a> or any other interactive web based mapping, can help your business.

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