AT&T Launches Child Locator Service with Virtual Earth

AT&T just launched a great new service to keep an eye on your little ones when they’re not with you. The new application dubbed “FamilyMap” allows parents to track their child’s whereabouts anytime via AT&T’s location framework. Parents will give their children an AT&T device, then login to the FamilyMap web site for viewing where…

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iSynth – The Photosynth Browser for iPhone

A few months ago I posted about the Seadragon browser that was published for iPhone allowing users to browse Photosynth and Virtual Earth on the Apple mobile device – Virtual Earth Via Seadragon on iPhone. Well, now there’s a new iPhone application made just for browsing Photosynths call iSynth and it’s available for download from…

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Virtual Earth + SharePoint = Business (Location) Intelligence

In many of my discussions with customers I talk about the value Virtual Earth plays in data visualization, especially around business intelligence and visualizing that information on maps for analysis. Now, even the iPhone is making its way into enterprise applications hosted by SharePoint with IDV Solution’s new Visual Fusion Contribute application (see below). We…

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Developing Mobile Applications with Virtual Earth Web Services

Richard Brundritt and Robert McGovern from Infusion Development just got their “Developing a Mobile Application Using Virtual Earth Web Services” technical article published on MSDN and it’s available for your reading and plagiarizing pleasure. Excerpt: “The constraints of mobile device applications are very different than the traditional web or desktop applications. Unlike a desktop or…

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Live Search for Mobile Updated

The Live Search team has published a significant update to their Live Search Mobile client application which leverages Microsoft Virtual Earth quite heavily. The new release has some exciting features including Walking Directions, Collection import and Bird’s Eye photography! Location is so critical for mobile applications and Virtual Earth being a core piece of our…

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MSDN Article: Use GPS & Web Maps For Location-Aware Apps

Christopher Mitchell authored the article “Use GPS And Web Maps For Location-Aware Apps” for MSDN Magazine and it’s now published on the site. The focus of the application is for Windows Mobile devices, their onboard GPS and mapping out location information using MapPoint Web Service. I wanted to ensure Virtual Earth readers were alerted to…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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