New Bing Maps Application: Local Events

No plans this Friday? Make some. Bing Maps newest application Local Events allows you to search for what’s happening around where you plan to be. Or, even better, where you may not plan to be but will end up! Load the Local Events application and navigate to your favorite destination to see events pinned to the map. If you’re looking for a specific type of application such as music or dancing you can filter the results on the map be changing the category in the navigation pane. 

And, next to location what’s the most critical element of events? When! You can further filter your search results by specifying when you’re looking to have some fun. You can specify today, tomorrow, this weekend, this week, next week or specific dates. If you dig arts and crafts on Wednesday nights between January 13 and March 3, we’ve got your search query for you.

Plus, use the cool pin feature to pin the event to the map. Then, you can view just “your pins” at any given time. Also, get directions, share the event information or save the event to Your Places easily with built in features to do so. Go find something to do!

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9 comments
  1. marlincreek

    Who else besides Zvent is going to be feeding event information to the app?

  2. meetingwave

    MeetingWave may feed its invites for networking meetings to the app.  We'll need to check it out since our invites are proposed meetings and not confirmed until all agree to meet so not really "events".  

    I imagine eventful, eventbrite and others might feed their events.  Depends on whether this gains traction.

  3. xxdesmus_modxx

    I wish you'd add subway line information and/or subway route planning. That's the single thing that keeps me using Google Maps instead.

  4. Chris Pendleton

    @MarlinCreek – Just ZEvents for now.

    @Meetingwave – That's news to me (and it sounds like good news).

    @xxdesmus_modxx – That would be cool, wouldn't it? ;)

    CP

  5. mike debenedittis

    Chris – Great feature. Our team at Meetup.com would love to see local meetups integrated. Any interest? We've already got feeds and APIs in place!

    Mike DeBenedittis

    meetupblog.meetup.com/mike-d

  6. Chris Pendleton

    @mike – Thanks. I've forwarded your information along to the right people.

    CP

  7. andy007

    I love the new Silverlight-powered mapping site adds “apps” that let people check out newspaper headlines around the world, see roadside attractions across the United States and map local blog posts onto a city.

  8. Inktpatronen

    If I'm right, this app only works for the USA. Will this also become available for Europe? Because I like it a lot.

  9. Chris Pendleton

    @inktpatronen – THIS app only works for the US. Since we've officially opened the Bing Map Apps SDK to anyone, I'm waiting for a European company to create their own events map app. Any takers out there?

    CP

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