CHAPTER 9

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Bing Maps for Windows Phone 8

Our very first experience at writing Windows Phone applications was a mapping application; in four hours we were able to visualize data from a research server on Windows Phone 7 devices running the Silverlight Bing Maps control for Windows Phone 7. If you have any experience with Microsoft technologies (we didn’t!) you can easily beat our time, especially if you use the all-new control for Windows Phone 8.

In this chapter, we show you how to do just that. We show you the basic APIs for the Bing Maps control for Windows Phone as well as the Windows Phone geolocation APIs, and discuss how they’re different ...

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