Vodaphone Releases Pocket Life Mobile with Virtual Earth

The beta release of Vodaphone’s Pocket Life is now available for free download. Pocket Life is a web and mobile service that offers a seamless, integrated experience for communication, social networking, location based services, street and satellite mapping. Pocket Life was designed around your group of friends, allowing you to communicate and interact in ways never before possible. Seamless synchronisation of the information across web and...
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Virtual Earth Via Seadragon on iPhone

Perhaps you’ve heard that the Live Labs team launched a free version of the Seadragon browser for iPhone…perhaps not. While the viewer is awesome and provides a killer photo viewer (arguably better than what comes with the iPhone) it also has Microsoft Virtual Earth included natively in the application. The application lets you navigate the world in Road, Aerial and Hybrid modes (sorry, no Birds Eye). You can set your location using...
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Developing Virtual Earth iPhone Applications with Objective-C

You’ve been waiting for this post. If you’ve tried doing any iPhone development with Virtual Earth you’ve probably been swearing up a storm, beating down your computer, and lost hours of sleep wondering how Loopt, Weather Central and now NMobile got their iPhone apps working. Well, Colin Cornaby from Consonance Software may just be your new best friend. He’s the one who build the NMobile application I posted to the blog...
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Mobile Speed Trap Mapping with iPhone

The newest app in the Apple iStore just may save you some cash. Njection Mobile (NMobile) allows users to find and report current and historical locations along the roads where our friendly law enforcement officers tend to hang out before stopping us for our autographs. NMobile uses Microsoft Virtual Earth to map out where these speed traps are, specifically with regards to your position. The application ties into the every-so-useful GPS on the...
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Building Virtual Earth Applications for iPhone

Ok, so let’s just jump in with both feet here. I have a post for “Getting a Map with the Virtual Earth Web Service” to tip your toe in the water, but with all of the emails I’m getting about this I better go ahead and just write it up and get it out there so I can just point people to it. This will be an architectural overview to get you started. I haven’t written the code, my iPhone is on order, and my Objective-C...
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Stream Video and Location Together with GPS-Enabled Mobile Video

Inca Mobile is rolling out some interesting technology to simultaneously stream video from a mobile phone while leveraging the onboard GPS to track position of where a user is and is moving to and from. The software, called Live Media GPS, currently in beta, runs on Windows Mobile 5 and 6 on phones (with GPS and camera) and is available for free download. You can then watch the video in real time, tracking the position of the camera on Microsoft...
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Hurricane Gustav Coverage with Virtual Earth

I found a couple good sites using Virtual Earth to visualize information about Hurricane Gustav (in addition to the Texas Natural Resources Information System Launches Emergency Resource Site). See below. MSNBC – Shows the path, points along the path with additional information, timeline intensity, plus additional storms from the pull down. The Timoney Group (GulfImpact.com) – Shows the impact of Hurricane Gustav and the effect...
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Weather Central and Virtual Earth on the iPhone

Tomorrow, Weather Central is launching their new MyWeather application for the iPhone and it is pretty darn slick. Okay, sick! The application will provide you with weather updates in tabular format (iPhone tabular format is like candy), but more importantly it will also include weather overlays atop of Virtual Earth maps. You wanna know the temperature in San Diego…well, that’s an easy it’s 70 degrees. Easiest job in the world?&...
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Virtual Earth WAP Maps

Yesterday’s demonstration of Loopt’s social networking application on the iPhone with Virtual Earth maps has inspired me to write about another mobile effort that Target Corp. launched just a couple weeks ago. The Target WAP mobile store locator using Virtual Earth is now live and allows you to find the nearest Target stores on your mobile device. The simplicity is acute which is a requirement for mobile devices since all you need to...
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Virtual Earth and iPhone

Who says Google gets all the love from Apple’s iPhone? If you saw or read about the introduction of the new version of iPhone at The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, perhaps you caught Sam Altman, Loopt CEO, demonstrating Loopt’s new application on the device for finding friends. And, if you saw that perhaps you looked at those rounded pushpins on the map and assumed it was a Google Map, but you know what happens when you assume&...
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