Microsoft Pushing Bing Maps Integration for iOS Apps With New SDK

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As noted by Business Insider, Microsoft earlier this week quietly introduced a new Bing Maps Control for iOS software development kit, making it easier for developers to integrate Bing maps directly into their applications.

The Bing Maps iOS Control is an Objective-C control for embedding maps directly into native iOS apps. With a rich, gesture-based UI provided by Seadragon, the Bing Maps iOS Control provides support for adding pushpins and other overlays to the map, allows your device location to be displayed, and provides the ability to retrieve contextual information for a given map location.

More details on the SDK, which Microsoft will help it eat into Google's dominance in maps integration on iOS, are available in a Microsoft blog post.

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124 months ago
I'll use whichever app is faster.

I notice bing tends to load more "crap" when using their map program. This might not seem like a big deal on a desktop but on a smartphone every bit counts.
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124 months ago

I typically expect Microsoft to fail miserably at most things they do, and certainly WP7 has proven to be no exception. For once I sincerely hope that is not the case, because anything that might interfere with Google's attempts at world domination sound good to me. If someone uses it in their app, I would be interested in trying it out on my iPad. Hopefully it's not buggy.


Proven? :confused:
Reference to your proof please.
The phone OS has only been out for 6 months and you're already calling it a proven failure?
Sorry bud, but such statements are the trademark of a true fool. :rolleyes:
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124 months ago
Sorry Microsoft, this is all I can think about now whenever I see the word "bing":

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GM4Lt5k24s
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124 months ago
Interesting. I might have to give this a try!
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124 months ago

Hah, that's funny. The code sample pictured in this post is a direct clone of Apple's MapKit (Google Maps) sample, "MapCallouts."

I'm sure that's the whole point: to demonstrate the same implementation can be carried out with their code.
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124 months ago
This will be handy because google maps have a lot of limitations for developers...
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