Are you developing a location-based Windows Store app using web or managed programming languages? Do you need help with how to get started? A new eBook entitled, Location Intelligence for Windows Store Apps, is now available for download.

Written by Ricky Brundritt (EMEA Bing Maps TSP at Microsoft), the eBook delves into location intelligence and the different options for creating location-aware apps for Windows 8.1. The first half of the book focuses on the inner workings of Window Store apps and the various location-related tools available (e.g. sensors and the Bing Maps SDK). The second half walks you through the process of creating several useful location-intelligent apps. All code samples are provided in JavaScript, C#, and Visual Basic.

According to Brundritt, 70 - 80% of all business data has some sort of geospatial context, making location intelligence one of the fastest growing industries in recent years. Location Intelligence for Windows Store Apps sets out to offer guidance to developers who are just starting out with location-aware solutions by providing a working knowledge of the tools available and demonstrating how to create complete end-to-end apps.  

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Getting Started
  • Chapter 2: The Sensor and Location Platform
  • Chapter 3: Bing Maps JavaScript API
  • Chapter 4: Bing Maps Native API
  • Chapter 5: Bing Maps REST Services
  • Chapter 6: Bing Spatial Data Services
  • Chapter 7: Working with Spatial Data
  • Chapter 8: Drawing on the Map
  • Chapter 9: Creating an Augmented Reality App
  • Chapter 10: Creating a Templatable Compass Control
  • Chapter 11: Cross Platform Development

You can download the free eBook at:

The code samples for the book can also be downloaded here.