Today, we’re excited to announce a new Bing Maps Android SDK. This Bing Maps Mobile SDK gives developers a native Android SDK to create applications that can include all of the great features Bing Maps has to offer, along with documentation and several sample projects to help them get started quickly. The Bing Maps Mobile Android SDK supports Bing’s road, aerial and hybrid aerial map styles, and includes the ability to add pushpins to the maps and access the user’s location via the GPS to locate the phone on the map.
In keeping with our focus on performance across the Bing Maps platform, we have separated the Bing Maps Controls from the Bing Maps services to lighten the load. This means you can use the Bing Maps iOS Control in conjunction with the Bing Maps REST Service (Geocoding and Routing) to build a fully featured mobile map application. Additionally, you can hit Bing search services to pull local listing information.
Offering a feature rich Android SDK goes a long way toward rounding out Bing’s toolset for mobile developers. In addition to the Android SDK, developers can also use the Bing Maps SDK for iOS development. Add to these our long list of tools and services for web development and it equals a mapping service with the scale and scope to support a wide range of mapping projects.
The Bing Maps Team