Bing Arrives on Windows 8 Apps

The most interesting but still underdeveloped apps that arrived with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, is a little program called Maps. It uses Bing technology to offer mapping tools for the operating system. Though unfinished, it is still a smooth app.

However, Microsoft has some other plans for its users, as the Redmond-based software giant is aiming to offer developers the world around use Bing’s mapping abilities in their apps. For this purpose, the company has publicized a new SDK for third-party developers. Remember the fact that the future of company’s brand is largely based on the success of its Windows Store, so one can hope to see more released in the coming days, with the company aiming to move ahead with developers to enter into the new race.

The new SDK offers a new JavaScript that will assist developers to address issues that were common with the normal Bing tools had with Windows 8’s Metro Style app format. In simple word, the Redmond-based company is trying making its core products more simple and hoping to integrate it into a host of third-party apps, so as to make them relevant on the new platform. Download the new SDK here.

In addition to additional features, Microsoft is offering “free and unlimited use of Bing Maps controls and APIs within your Metro style apps for the duration of the Windows 8 pre-release period.” In order to get it licensed, you need to have a code available here.

Comparing the wider Bing horizon, Bing Maps has considered as one of its best feature. It is certainly a positive sign to see it driving its way into Windows 8, as a native feature. We will get back to you with more updates as they become available.

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