YellowPages.com’s Mobile Efforts with Bing Maps

For the past years, I’ve worked closely with Yellow Pages (owned by AT&T Interactive) getting Bing Maps onto their Yellow Pages.com web site; however, they’ve also been working on some mobile applications that use Bing Maps. You can see the applications from your mobile browser at http://m.yp.com. I was able to commandeer a video from them that illustrates all of the offerings from the mobile side of the house. Sorry, it...
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Bing Maps Globally Sponsors NAVTEQ’s 2010 LBS Challenge

Up for a challenge? Got a killer idea for the next great mobile or web, location-based application? Wanna win some killer prizes to propel your application into the spotlight? For the first time, Microsoft’s Bing Maps is sponsoring the developer-focused NAVTEQ LBS Challenge a location-based contest for developers to strut their stuff and vie for the opportunity to go big on their ideas with funding from some of the biggest names in the...
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iPhone Navigation with MotionX and Bing Maps

Don’t like the native iPhone navigation application? Good. How about a little something with Bing Maps? Fullpower just had their iPhone application, MotionX-GPS Drive released into the Apple iStore and it is smokin’ hot! The application has a ton of hot features including a base map using Bing Maps for visualizing location information. Check out the full list of navigational features: Driving Directions &ndash...
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Yelp Launches Blackberry App with Bing Maps

Yelp just launched their new application for RIM Blackberry which uses Bing Maps to help users find themselves and interesting places around them. Sounds like therapy. I should get this application since if you knew me personally you would know I have issues finding myself from time to time. Anyway, the application is pretty dang slick using location aware technology to determine a user’s current location, then allows them to search for...
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AT&T Launches Child Locator Service with Virtual Earth

AT&T just launched a great new service to keep an eye on your little ones when they’re not with you. The new application dubbed “FamilyMap” allows parents to track their child’s whereabouts anytime via AT&T’s location framework. Parents will give their children an AT&T device, then login to the FamilyMap web site for viewing where their children are on a Microsoft Virtual Earth map. The portal has a number...
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iSynth – The Photosynth Browser for iPhone

A few months ago I posted about the Seadragon browser that was published for iPhone allowing users to browse Photosynth and Virtual Earth on the Apple mobile device – Virtual Earth Via Seadragon on iPhone. Well, now there’s a new iPhone application made just for browsing Photosynths call iSynth and it’s available for download from the iStore now. iSynth brings all the eye candy of Photosynth to the user experience...
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Virtual Earth + SharePoint = Business (Location) Intelligence

In many of my discussions with customers I talk about the value Virtual Earth plays in data visualization, especially around business intelligence and visualizing that information on maps for analysis. Now, even the iPhone is making its way into enterprise applications hosted by SharePoint with IDV Solution’s new Visual Fusion Contribute application (see below). We have a whole partner ecosystem that can help our customers build out this...
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Developing Mobile Applications with Virtual Earth Web Services

Richard Brundritt and Robert McGovern from Infusion Development just got their "Developing a Mobile Application Using Virtual Earth Web Services" technical article published on MSDN and it’s available for your reading and plagiarizing pleasure. Excerpt: "The constraints of mobile device applications are very different than the traditional web or desktop applications. Unlike a desktop or web application, the screen real estate...
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Live Search for Mobile Updated

The Live Search team has published a significant update to their Live Search Mobile client application which leverages Microsoft Virtual Earth quite heavily. The new release has some exciting features including Walking Directions, Collection import and Bird’s Eye photography! Location is so critical for mobile applications and Virtual Earth being a core piece of our mobile product only further justifies that it should be a core piece of...
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MSDN Article: Use GPS & Web Maps For Location-Aware Apps

Christopher Mitchell authored the article "Use GPS And Web Maps For Location-Aware Apps" for MSDN Magazine and it’s now published on the site. The focus of the application is for Windows Mobile devices, their onboard GPS and mapping out location information using MapPoint Web Service. I wanted to ensure Virtual Earth readers were alerted to the article (a great read), but also realized that what is being discussed in this article...
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