Evo Conference Musings and A Woman’s Touch

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This weekend I attended the Evo Conference – a new conference dedicated to “The Evolution of Women in Social Media.” It wasn’t like any conference I’d ever been to and since my dear friend Kelly Olexa invited me to be on her panel, I agreed and made the trip out to Park City, UT for the weekend…I know, life’s rough. The panel was dedicated to “The Future of Location and…

New Bing Map App: Imagine Cup 2010

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In coordination with my post last night about the Imagine Cup, 2010 Apps Focus on Location, my friends at Soul Solutions have created a Bing Map App to pinpoint the finalists, judges and team captains from around the world. The new map app dubbed Imagine Cup 2010 has different colored pins to represent the different types of people associated with the competition – blue pins are finalists; red pins are…

Imagine Cup, 2010 Apps Focus on Location

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 The Imagine Cup, 2010 is in full swing and at least 16 of the applications are using Bing Maps to represent their focus on visualizing location information. Open to students around the world, the Imagine Cup is a serious challenge that draws serious talent, and the competition is intense. The contest spans a year, beginning with local, regional and online contests whose winners go on to attend the Worldwide Finals…

Bing Map App Development Resources

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As part of the King of Bing Maps contest, I wanted to share some resources available to help you rise to the crown. First, download the SDK from Microsoft Connect. Bring it down into Visual Studio 2010 and ensure you have Silverlight 4 installed. Second, Ben Lemmon, Bing Maps Developer, posted a code sample on the Bing Developer Blog outlining how to create a map app illustrating where the planets…

Become The King of Bing Maps!

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We’re searching for someone to worship. Someone to lead the way in Bing Map App development. Someone who will set the bar for what a Bing Map App should be. We’re looking for a King of Bing Maps. You think you’ve got it? Let’s see it. Leave your college computer class coding in the dorm and bring something awe-inspiring to the Bing team. Be the best of the best and…

(Bing) Mapping Your Friends with the Facebook Map App

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The newest Bing Map App to enter the Bing Maps Gallery uses Facebook APIs to pull in your friends from Facebook. Also, effective today, the Bing Maps preview I discussed in my blog post, “Bing Maps Adds Map App Ratings, Map Overlays and More” is no longer a preview, but is fully supported greatness for the world to see. All the features such as Bing Map App ratings, ICE Photosynth…

Follow the Soccer Madness Anywhere with Bing Maps

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As the world gets ready to celebrate the most popular sport in the world, Bing has you covered. We’re providing you with a unique view into the world of futbol and right in Bing Maps. Spatial Search capabilities continue to be a focus for Bing and these applications are the latest example of how we’re bringing information to maps to make more informed decisions. As teed up in a blog…

Announcing the Bing Map App SDK…and 3 New Bing Map Apps

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Today is a big day for Bing Maps fans who have been eagerly awaiting their chance to strut their stuff in the Bing Map App Gallery. Beginning today, developers can download the Bing Map App SDK and start building, testing and submitting applications to Bing Maps to be featured in the gallery. "OMG! Where do I go to get it??" To access the Bing Map App SDK, login to Microsoft…

Bing Maps Adds Map App Ratings, Map Overlays and More

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The evolution of Bing Maps continues with another round of improvements. For the June 2010 release we’re focusing on Bing Map Apps, improving the user experience and exposing some new content layers. You can check out the new features in our Silverlight site which has continued to be an incredible test bed for innovation. And, speaking of Silverlight, with this Bing Maps release we’ve built everything on Silverlight 4, so…

REST Easy; Bing Maps Has You Covered

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It was just 6 months ago that the Bing Maps Platform team officially launched support for the Silverlight control. This was in addition to the Bing Maps SOAP Service (via Windows Communication Foundation) and the AJAX Control that have been in use for years now. Today, we’re announcing a REST interface into those wonderful maps, aerial images, and geocoding and routing systems for your grubby coding hands to get all…