Microsoft Releases Bing Maps iOS SDK

Microsoft today announced the release of Bing Maps iOS SDK. The new SDK allows developers to use Bing maps in their applications in various ways. From Bing blog,

Today, we’re excited to announce a new Bing Maps iOS SDK. This new SDK gives developers a set of Objective C classes to develop iPhone and iPad applications within Xcode, along with documentation and several sample projects to help them get started quickly. The iOS map control 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.

Bing team at Microsoft is ready to deliver the Bing experiences to literally all the platform in the world. With Partnership of Nokia-Microsoft, RIM-Microsoft, awesome Bing apps for iOS and fully integrated Bing on Windows Phone, The Mobile Search War has just begun..

  • deng mam

    Microsoft releases yet another thing (even its an SDK) for iOS? It just announced Bing Maps for Blackberry, and a real nice Bingapp for the iPad… and guys… which update have you given to your WP7-people since the release?

    I still miss to search for pictures on my Omnia7. I have to use the mobile Google site to find ’em an its a real pain in the a**. And oh, I dont have to mention anything when it comes to navigation, you’ll probably know about. But hey, i have to mention some positive aspects: Location based search is great, it really makes it more easy to find stuff… execpt you live outside the United States or the UK and some other (few) countries! For me, the only thing it displays is ‘no results’. But i can live with it.

    And i’m still waiting to run Zune properly when my region on the pc is set to Luxemburg! Then (perhaps -.-) my Mastercard will be accepted an i can enjoy paid apps! Or the ZunePass… that would be awesome!!

    Dont get me wrong, i’m mostly statisfied with my Omnia7 and i love the look&feel of WP7, but i feel like the different developer teams arent working together…. In your position i would be worried if your Apps look better on an iPhone than on a WP7 device, or arent even available on your handsets! Look at Photosynth: simply a beautiful and useful app that, if used the right way in a commercial, would certainly convince some people to buy a windows phone if they had to chose between several phones! (if it only were released for wp7, or at least with more extras! )

    But probably posts like these wont change anything…