King of Bing Maps: Who Shall Be King?

King of Bing MapsThe King of Bing Maps competition is closed! We will soon know who is our King of Bing Maps. Below are the applications that were submitted as part of the King of Bing Maps competition and boy did we get some good ones. Check out the apps below – all built with cloud-based data services or KML, Bing Maps and Silverlight 4. I’ll go through deep dives of each application sometime next week; or, if you’re more of a hands on kind of person you can try the applications right now on Bing Maps. We are getting SO CLOSE to the coronation of our King!

KingOfBingMapsSubmissions_TaxiFare Taxi Fare Calculator: Taxi Fare Calculator helps users predict a taxi fare between two addresses.

 

King of Bing Maps: Taxi Fare Calculator

King of Bing Maps: World of Football World of Football: The World of Football has 2 main components: 1) it pulls in recent soccer scores from international leagues through an RSS feed (scorespro.com) and 2) zooms people into the soccer stadiums of teams they search for.

 

King of Bing Maps: World of Football

King of Bing Maps: Random Location Random Location: Random Location simply generates a random set of coordinates (excluding any in an ocean) and takes the user to those coordinates.

 

King of Bing Maps: Random Location

 

King of Bing Maps: Ricky's Data Viewer Ricky’s Data Viewer: Ricky’s Data Viewer provides users with the ability to upload custom or pre-created map-shape files to view information on Bing Maps.

 

King of Bing Maps: Ricky's Data Viewer

King of Bing Maps: Apo-AT Apo-AT: Displays pharmacies in Austria.

 

 

King of Bing Maps: Apo-AT

 

King of Bing Maps: Festivals de Theatre Festivals de Theatre: Displays theatres participating in the Festivals de Theatre.

 

King of Bing Maps: Festivals de Theatre

King of Bing Maps: GeoSalesTax GeoSalesTax: GeoSalesTax overlays a "heat map" over the United States to display sales tax rates around the country.

 King of Bing Maps: GeoSalesTax

King of Bing Maps: Microsoft Regional Directors Microsoft Regional Directors: Microsoft Regional Directors provides a list of all the global regional directors at Microsoft and related information (background, blog/twitter accounts, location).

 

King of Bing Maps: Microsoft Regional Directors

Stay tuned for the coronation celebration. Oh, and today is my birthday. So, Happy Birthday to me. :)

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5 comments
  1. Ricky Brundritt

    For anyone interested I've made a post about my plans for the Taxi Fare Calculator here: rbrundritt.spaces.live.com/…/cns!E7DBA9A4BFD458C5!1196.entry

    Note that I'm waiting until the judging of the apps is done before deploying an update.

  2. Ricky Brundritt

    Happy Birthday Chris =0)

  3. cellhub

    Well Best of luck to all to be the king of bing maps.

  4. jpere165

    Happy birthday Chris.

    Why not a page for readers to vote on their favorite? No official decision, of course, just for fun.

  5. bouka55

    Good luck to all who are in the running!

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