Become The King of Bing Maps!

King of Bing Maps 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 we’ll crown you The King of Bing Maps.

Become the King of Bing Maps

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Read about the King of Bing Maps contest at
  2. Download the Bing Map App SDK (Live ID required). If you don’t know anything about it or if you haven’t read my blog post, read my post about the launch of the Bing Map App SDK – “Announcing the Bing Map App SDK…and 3 New Bing Map Apps”.
  3. Start with the template provided in the SDK. The template is our Hello World for Bing Map Apps. Visual Studio 2010 and Silverlight 4 SDK required.
  4. Build a sick ass application. I mean disgusting.
  5. Submit your application to the Bing Maps Portal.
  6. Wait for the judges to determine your fate.

Your application MUST be submitted by July 25, 2010. We’ll announce the winners August 20, 2010.

Plus, we even have consolation prizes for other apps that aren’t quite as good as yours, but you know it isn’t about the prize…it’s all about bragging rights.

Grand Prize:
Winner will get the royal treatment by receiving a $1,000 Bing Travel gift card and be celebrated as King of Bing Maps on the Bing Maps website and blog.

2nd Prize:
$500 Bing Travel gift card

3rd Prize:
$250 Bing Travel gift card

And, hey, I’ll even throw in my own perk – the next time I present at some conference, I’ll demo your map app on stage for the world to see AND drop your name for being the one who built it. I’ll just further promote you and your app. So, go do it. Oh, and for those of your who have data jammed into KML and are wondering what to do with it…yeah, the Bing Map Apps have a template for uploading KML into a map app. Not the most innovative map app, but hey if it’s good data you never know.

Someone become the KING OF BING MAPS! See the official rules.

Follow me @BingMaps, ^CP

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