New Code Sample & Map App: Washington Real-time Transit

Real-time bus schedules takes the uncertainty out of riding the bus. Sometimes a bus arrives early and you have to choose whether to chase after it or wait for the next one. Other times the bus arrives late and you have to wait at the bus stop, looking down the road wondering when the bus will appear. If the weather is bad or you’re alone at the bus stop in the dark, you need to know exactly when your bus is coming – at the...
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“Destination Maps” for Your Holiday / New Year’s Parties

Over the next few weeks, there will be many holiday and New Year’s parties across the globe as we spend time with our families and welcome in 2011. I wanted to briefly re-visit a previously released Map App that is very timely for this time of the year – “Destination Maps”. When planning your party, this Map App lets you create custom mini-maps that you can save, print, or share via URL. These maps can either help people...
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New Map App: OnTerra’s “RouteSavvy” Route Optimizer

Inefficient driving routes between multiple waypoints waste time, money, and wear on people’s patience. Beginning today, Bing has set out to help reduce the stress and wasted time caused by inefficient driving routes with the launch of the “RouteSavvy” app in Bing Maps. With this route optimization map app from OnTerra, people can enter up to 100 addresses into Bing Maps and receive the optimal route between their destinations...
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New Map App: “Shout!” Along with Our Partners In Learning

Bing Maps continues its commitment to empowering educators and students with the “Shout!” map app.  The Shout! program invites educators and students to take an active role in global environmental issues and connects experts in the field to share ideas and collaborate to solve environmental challenges. This map app displays the participating schools and the Smithsonian Tree Research Centers associated with the Shout Learning...
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The Architecture for Bing Education/Waiting for “Superman” Map App

The following is a guest post from Steve Milroy of OnTerra Systems, the developer for the Bing Education Map App, on the architecture and design of map app using Azure and Bing Maps. He also recently developed the DonorsChoose.org and Teach Here map apps. – Brian Recently the Bing Education Map was launched in the Bing Maps app gallery in conjunction with the Waiting for “Superman” movie from Participant Media. This map app integrates data...
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And, The King of Bing Maps is…

After the judges deliberated the winners were selected. This was so big, we did a video on MSDN’s Channel 9. The King of Bing Maps is…Ricky Brundritt, Taxi Fare Calculator The Grand Prize-winning Map App helps locals and travelers alike by estimating the total fare and showing the quickest route. The app covers major metro areas in the United States as well as 18 more cities worldwide. Brundritt won $1,000 for his creativity. Second...
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Following Tweets Along The Tour de France

 Exciting news of digitally showcasing the renowned Tour De France happening in real time this summer. Bing Maps and Team Radioshack are proudly teaming up to make social media a big part of this year’s Tour De France. If you are a Tour De France fan and love this event, you need to check this out. This summer, everyone will be able to get live tour updates via geo-tagged tweets straight from the course in France and around the world on...
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New Bing Map App: Imagine Cup 2010

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 judges; green pins are captains...
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Bing Map App Development Resources

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 in our solar system are at any given time. This...
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Become The 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. Here&rsquo...
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