Optimizing Bing Maps Platform Sessions and Transactions Usage

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As many developers using the Bing Maps Platform know, some Bing Maps API calls generate billable transactions while other Bing Maps API calls don’t. The Bing Maps Platform team has documented which Bing Maps API calls are billable vs. non-billable (and when) here. As a side note, understanding and accessing your Bing Maps usage reports was previously discussed in the Bing Maps blog post here. Please refer to that blog…

What’s New in the AJAX Map Control

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Today we are officially introducing three new modules and several new features for the AJAX 7.0 map control.  The new modules add some very handy features, and they really show off the dynamic module loading capabilities of the AJAX 7.0 control by adding functionality when you need it, and getting out of the way when you don’t. The new modules help you: Calculate driving directions using the new Microsoft.Maps.Directions module.…

See AJAX 7.0 in action with the new interactive SDK

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As many of you know, we recently rolled out some updates to the AJAX Control 7.0 (and we apologize to those of you who experienced problems with that, if you are still seeing issues please visit our developer forum to find solutions and report issues).   We’ve also just launched an interactive SDK for our AJAX Control 7.0. This handy developer resource is a great way to check out features and easily find…

Bing Maps Android SDK available on Codeplex

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InKnowledge has launched an open-source Bing Maps SDK for Android. This new SDK now gives Android developers a choice in terms of map controls and provides greater flexibility as a result of having direct access to the code base. You can find the SDK at: http://bingmapsandroidsdk.codeplex.com/ Built using the latest Bing Maps AJAX Control 7.0, the Bing Maps Android SDK has all JavaScript wrapped with native Java calls. As a result,…

Free webcast to showcase what’s new with Bing Maps, March 1st

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Bing Maps developers from Earthware, OnTerra and Infusion will discuss Bing Maps’ latest features and development tips and tricks in a free webcast at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST on Tuesday, March 1. In this 40-minute webinar we’ll discuss the new Bing Maps AJAX Control 7.0, how to evaluate and improve the performance out of your Bing-powered mapping applications, and new tools for working with SQL databases. Earthware’s Brian Norman…