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  • Blog Post: Map-Driven Search in Windows Store Apps

    The Bing Search API gives developers the ability to incorporate search results powered by Bing into applications and websites. In addition to web search results, we can also retrieve images, videos and news results, and embed them in apps based on query terms, location information and other filter criteria...
  • Blog Post: Capture Addresses from Artifacts Using Bing Maps and Bing Optical Character Recognition Control

    One of the most intriguing capabilities that Bing offers for empowering always-connected devices is the ability to visually recognize and understand artifacts in the real world. This is made available to developers via the Bing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) control for Windows 8.1 store apps. This...
  • Blog Post: How to Extend Your App with Talking Maps

    In a previous blog post we had a lap around the new support for Custom Geospatial Data in the Bing Spatial Data Services (SDS). This time around we will build upon that tutorial and extend the app so that we can talk to it and have it talk back. Check out the video to see and hear what we’re...
  • Blog Post: Clustering Pushpins in Windows Store Apps

    Clustering of pushpins in Bing Maps consists of grouping together nearby locations into clusters. As the user zooms in, the clusters break apart to reveal the individual locations. The goal of this process is to reduce the number of pushpins that are displayed on the map at any given time. This results...
  • Blog Post: Updated Bing Maps SDKs for Windows Store Apps, for Windows 8.0 and 8.1

    Today we are announcing the availability of updated Bing Maps SDKs for Windows Store apps for both Microsoft Windows 8.0 and 8.1 in the Visual Studio Gallery. The Bing Maps SDK for Windows Store Apps update for Microsoft Windows 8.1 , which consists of the Bing Maps SDK for JavaScript (for JavaScript...
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